Are acne scars making you self-conscious or embarrassed about your skin?
While some people are lucky enough to have acne or blemishes that just come and go without leaving a trace, others are left with acne scars which can cause an emotional effect on our mental health.
We all know that finding the right product for our skin concerns is not that easy… nobody said it was…. especially if you live with the fear of breaking out from having acne prone skin.
Sticking with what you know works for you can be a good strategy, however your skin might get used to products and they will start losing their effectiveness, so rotating products can be a good option too. If you don’t need to find other alternatives and you just need something that might help you fight your breakouts, this post is for you too.
This isn't news to anyone, but I feel it bears repeating: Acne scars suck. Anyone who has suffered from post-pimple hyperpigmentation knows this. The important thing is that while acne sucks, it's not your fault, if you are reading this I know you're doing all you can. Acne scars or hyperpigmentation can be a pain as they remain for several weeks or months after the acne is gone.
Some people find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. Active breakouts are frustrating enough, but the scars acne can leave behind can feel downright diabolical. The good news is that acne scar can be treated. However, before treatment can start you first have to get rid of acne or try to reduce it as new acne can lead to new acne scars.
Acne scars also have a notorious reputation for being stubborn with no single treatment that is best for everyone. It could take a lot of appointments with dermatologists and several different options to see what would really work out for our skin.
The good thing is that Banish products are targeted for acne scars and acne prone skin! Here are a few recommendations of the best products for your acne scars and which type of scar they work for.
- Microneedling - Banish Kit 2.0
- Vitamin C - Banish Oil
- Aloe and Vitamin C - Vitamin C Creme
- Glycolic Acid - Pumpkin Enzyme Masque
- Aloe - Centalla and Green Tea Extract- Fighter Gel
Banish Kit 2.0
The Banish Kit 2.0 is a microneedling kit that is safe and effective on many kinds of acne scars like rolling scars, boxcar scars, and hyperpigmentation. It also comes with a serum to be applied after use. Use this once a week and sanitize your skin, tool, and hands before each use. Results can take 6-8 weeks on average, and an plumping and glowing effect can be seen the next day.
Banish Oil – The Banish Oil is a Vitamin C Serum formulated without any silicone, artificial fragrance, dyes or preservatives and it is made with the pure form of vitamin c, L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C has been shown to speed up the healing of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), and encourage collagen production skin to help the healing of acne scars.
Vitamin C Creme – The Banish Vitamin C Creme may be used even if you don’t have acne as this cream benefits all skin types. This Vitamin C Creme is an alternative to the Banish Oil that is a bit lighter and ideal if your skin is type oily or combination. It's a lightweight moisturizer with Vitamin C to help fade dark spots faster.
Pumpkin Enzyme Masque - The Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque is an exfoliating mask formulated with natural pumpkin enzymes, and glycolic acid to help improve your skin’s clarity and hyperpigmentation. It smells like pumpkin pie and has a smoothie like texture. Expect a mild tingling sensation upon applying this masque which should alleviate within a minute or two.
Use this masque up to 2-3 times a week or move it to once a week to maintain results. But please do avoid sun exposure or wear SPF while using the product.
Fighter Gel – For acne try the Banish Fighter Gel. This is a skin soothing water based gel which helps relieve inflammation and can also be tried on any areas of redness, new breakouts as well as on eczema and psoriasis because of ingredients like centella or gotu kola. One of the main ingredients is also aloe vera which can help speed wound healing and promote fading of hyperpigmentation, however won't have effect on dipped scars. You can also use this gel to help calm any inflammation from acne. The Banish Fighter Gel provides an instant and long-lasting relief.
The key ingredients of this Banish Fighter Gel include arnica, dimethyl sulfone or MSM, green tea extract, organic gotu kola, horsetail extract and mountain daisy. Apply a small amount of the Banish Fighter Gel on any areas of redness, irritation, dryness or even acne breakouts 1 to 2 times a day and leave on.
If you think there's no hope for stubborn scars, think again. The upside is that many treatments can remove or fade these scars, making them less noticeable and helping you regain your self-confidence. Acne is never ever permanent so don’t lose hope. What’s more you are more than your skin or your acne.