Updated 22 November 2017

What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?

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Acne has left ugly blemishes on my skin. What can I do to reduce or remove them?

We all want perfect, clear skin but few of us achieve it naturally. What’s worse is when the acne has healed but the skin still bears the blemishes.

However, before we get to the solution, let’s have a look at the cause of these pigmentation marks.

The red or brown marks that remain after acne has healed are caused by pigmentation and are known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks − post-inflammatory because they occur after the inflammation has died down.

When our skin tissue is injured – as is the case with pimples – an excessive amount of melanin (responsible for colouring of the skin) can accumulate in one area. This surplus melanin remains after the pimple has healed and leaves its mark on the skin. 

There are many products available to help in the relief of these blemishes. One such product is Eucerin Even Brighter Spot Corrector, which has been tested by dermatologists and proven to reduce the appearance of these unsightly dark spots. Hello brighter skin, goodbye dark blemishes! 

More intense treatments − such as chemical peels and laser therapy − need to be carried out by a dermatologist or a beautician who specialises in this area. If your acne marks are bothering you, consult your doctor or dermatologist who will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your skin.

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