Acne Marks Beware: 4 Products to Help Diminish the Appearance of Acne Marks
Acne is bad enough on the face and body, but even once it’s gone some signs of it may remain. If acne marks are a concern on your list, we’re here to help. Ahead, we share four of the best products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—to help diminish the appearance of acne marks.
Acne, to put it gently, sucks. It can flare up at any age and can be not only painful but hard to keep under control. It’s likely that when you experience breakouts, you reach for a new set of products that target your concerns (think: cleansers formulated with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide spot treatments), but certain acne-targeting products can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. It’s a cruel and frustrating cycle, but it doesn’t even end there.
If having a complexion covered in zits wasn’t bad enough, even once acne makes its highly-anticipated exit, it can leave behind dark, unsightly marks in its tracks. Just when you thought the blemishes were starting to disappear, you’re left with dark spots as a token of their appreciation. Sigh. On the bright side, these spots—not to be confused with acne scars that may manifest as deep indented lesions—can be addressed. Finally, some good news! So, while they’re a pesky woe that afflict many, there are ways to help minimize their appearance. But before you start rejoicing, read on to discover four products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that can help fade the look of acne marks.
This daily dark spot corrector is formulated with an antioxidant complex of PhE-Resorcinol, exfoliating LHA and iridescent pearls. It helps visibly correct the look of dark spots with continued use. Immediately, skin will feel smoother, suppler, and moisturized. After four weeks, skin texture will look refined and its natural radiance and luminosity will appear more vividly. After eight weeks, the look of dark spots will be significantly improved. Apply it twice daily on the entire face as a daily moisturizer paired with a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 15 or more as directed.
Vichy ProEVEN, $45.00 MSRP
KIEHL’S CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SOLUTION
On the hunt for a serum that helps target dark spots and discoloration? Look no further than Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, formulated with a potent complex of activated C, white birch, and peony. It’s clinically-demonstrated to help correct the look of dark spots and discoloration, for visible correction and clarity.
For best results, use this formula twice per day on clean skin as a spot treatment or all-over serum. If you experience dark spots on your hands, neck, and chest, you can apply Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution as needed. As always, apply a broad spectrum SPF as directed before heading outdoors, and be sure to reapply at least once every two hours.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, $49.50 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY PIGMENTCLAR SERUM
Formulated to address visible dark spots and uneven skin tone, this hydrating serum combines LHA with a complex of PhE-Resorcinol, ginkgo, and ferulic acid, and can help significantly reduce the look of visible dark spots and reveal a brighter-looking complexion. It’ll melt onto your face, smooth the appearance of skin’s surface, and. Apply it directly onto cleansed skin during the morning or evening. Make sure to follow up with sunscreen with a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 as directed.
La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Serum, $52.99 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS PHLORETIN CF
This powerful antioxidant-formulated face serum—with a combination of 2 phloretin, pure vitamin C, and ferulic acid—helps to neutralize free radicals that may lead to accelerated skin aging as well as improve the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone. It also helps to make the skin appear more firm, more radiant, and visibly younger-looking. Apply four to five drops to a dry face, neck, and chest in the morning using your fingertips.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, $163.00 MSRP
Editor’s Note: As a reminder, and if you’re not doing so already, be sure to wear broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher every single day as directed. Not only does it help protect skin against sun damage, it also helps ensure that existing on the skin don’t get darker and more difficult to diminish in appearance.