How to Get Rid of Acne Scars for Good
With the right acne scar treatments and expert tips, you can finally forget your breakout-ridden past
Good for: Slight craters and uneven skin texture
Don't get us wrong -- the most effective way to treat deep acne scar depressions is in the doctor's office (more on that next), but you can help raise depressions and even out skin texture yourself with regular exfoliation. Use a gentle product, like a chemical exfoliator, so you don't further aggravate the scar. Chemical exfoliators include beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) like lactic, glycolic and citric acid. In the right concentration, these acids exfoliate just the right amount, meaning your skin is left glowing rather than peeling. If you aren't seeing a difference after exfoliating once a day for several weeks, another option is an in-office dermatologist treatment.
We recommend: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $28, First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, $15, or Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula, $16
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