Most of us have experienced acne in some way or another, but what comes after acne can sometimes be worse. When your blemishes finally disappear but you’re left with brown, pink, or red marks - these are acne scars. Acne scars can happen for a variety of reasons including: irritating your skin by picking at your pimples, genetics, timing, hormones, and too much sun exposure to name a few common triggers.
Acne scars can be very frustrating because they can last for months and it can feel like they are permanent and never going away, but fading and getting rid of acne scars is possible. I hope these tips help you make the necessary lifestyle changes needed in order to get rid of your acne scars for good! FYI these tips are meant to be used for both prevention + treatment, so even if you don’t have acne or acne scars these things are important to be aware of for preventable reasons. Read on for my step-by-step guide!
STEP 1: FIGURE OUT THE ROOT CAUSE
People often confuse acne scars with hyperpigmentation or erythema (superficial red or brown spots on the skin), and these areas of discoloration on your skin are NOT PERMANENT. These spots that resemble scars are usually a result of inflammation in the skin and an overproduction of pigment. My first tip is to be patient with your skin and give it ample time to heal - these spots can take anywhere from 1-6 months to heal. On the other hand, real acne scars are permanent and can be more difficult to treat. But, with that being said, using natural, quality ingredients on your skin can most definitely improve the appearance and texture of scars and can be a huge relief.
I always recommend seeing a Functional MD, RD, Nutritionist, or Holistic Health coach to get their professional opinion on lifestyle and diet changes that can drastically help your skin heal from the inside out. If this is not an option for you, I share a lot of lifestyle and diet tips in my book The Golden Secrets To Optimal Health to help get you on the right track.
STEP 2: SPOT TREATMENT WITH HEAL ALL OIL
Our powerhouse oil is your secret weapon for fading acne marks or scars. This secret oil originates from Polynesia, where it has been used for centuries for its anti-aging, beauty, and healing benefits. Investigated to show cell proliferation, wound healing and an increase of collagen production by 10-40%. Regenerates and repairs skin, nails, hair, lips, cuts, scrapes, burns, stings, acne, scars, stretch marks, dry or scaly skin, blisters, diaper rash, eczema, sore joints, neuralgia, sciatica and rheumatism. Valued for its pain-relieving and anti-cancer properties and its ability to counteract damage and oxidative stress caused by over exposure to damaging UV rays. Although higher in oleic acid, also has calophyllic acid and calophyllolides which function as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. It has a comedogenic rating of 2, meaning it's possibly one of the best oils for oily skin, clogged pores and acne.
Use Heal All Oil directly on your acne marks or scars and sleep in it overnight to let the oil really penetrate your skin. This will help target any dark spots or uneven skin.
Fade your marks and scars, while also looking like a golden glowing goddess in our Youth Beauty Face Oil. This is a powerful, nutrient dense, multi purpose, organic face oil that instantly revitalizes the skin, unveiling a youthful golden glow. Ten high performance plant botanicals rapidly adapt to your own skin’s needs, restores the delicate balance of the skin’s natural protective barrier, stimulates cell regeneration, fades hyper-pigmentation, minimizes scars, promotes collagen, deeply hydrates, and visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles within days of first use. Infusing youth and graceful aging with each application.
Use Youth Beauty Face Oil all over your face morning and night after cleansing. With consistent use, you can notice a dramatic change in overall skin texture.
A deeply purifying powder mask with intensely active and potent tonifying ingredients. DMAE, a pore purging beauty mineral that helps reduce sagging, improve elasticity, smooth lines and wrinkles and instantly brightens the skin. MSM, an organic sulfur compound that softens the skin to instantly make it smoother, more hydrated, & plump and raw cacao, which contains over 600 antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Over time it improves firmness, evens skin tone, diminishes hyper pigmentation and age spots. Offering a tingling synergistic, active delivery system that allows your favorite face oils to better penetrate the skin cells. You know it's working because you can feel it.
Use the Instant Glow Facial Mask 2-3 times a week for best results. This can really help to even skin tone and fade hyperpigmentation.
STEP 3: MY LIFESTYLE TIPS
Drink water all day, every day! Make sure you are getting at least half your bodyweight in ounces of water per day. This helps flush out toxins and keeps things moving.
Leave your skin alone
We all know to do this, but it can be very hard especially when there is “stuff” to pick at! I want to say this loud and clear because it is so important: STOP PICKING AT YOUR BLEMISHES! All this does is lead to inflammation, which when built up enough, leads to scarring. It is only doing harm to your skin.
Don’t let your acne build-up
Try to effectively treat your acne as it comes up so scarring doesn’t accumulate. A good skincare regimen is crucial to prevent and combat acne, marks, and scars. Take a look at the “By Concern” tab on our website and look at the products listed under “Acne” and “Dark-Spots-Uneven-Skin-Tone” to see which products I recommend.
My book, The Golden Secrets to Optimal Health is my collection of tips, tricks, and things that have worked for me. I focus a lot on skincare and treating your skin from the outside in because it is crucial for glowing complexion, but this book walks you through the other part of the equation - treating your skin from the inside out.