I have been using 3 new skincare products for a few months and noticed the improvements in my acne scars. It’s so incredible that these 3 products, I happened to pick out at random, are working so good together. I only use them at night by layering them on top of each other. I shared my acne story in this post with my old photos where you can see how my acne scars looked like.
Plus a quick review on each product. So make sure you read more in this post to find out the story and what products I recommend you to try.
I suffered from cystic acne since my teenage years. I would get this type of acne almost every month before my period started. It wasn’t too bad though during that time because I got maybe a few of them on my chin.
But in 2011, it was the worst year of my acne life!! I got them all over my face. I was working late hours at night and super early mornings where I only had a few hours to sleep per day. I ate really bad and wasn’t drinking enough water. About 3 years ago, it’s been slowing down which I was so happy about. I tried to figure out why I got them and found out that it wasn’t the hormone changes that caused this type of acne in my case but it was my unhealthy habit of being so stress, not getting enough sleep and eating unhealthy meals all the time.
After I changed my diet to not having dairy products, eating less meats and trying to balance my work and life routine, things started getting better than ever. The pimples would come once in a while. But I noticed that if I had something unhealthy, in like 24 hours I would get pimples. Weird, right? I now can predict my future pimples when they will pop out on my skin. I think that’s my special power! Lol!
Since the acne problems are gone, the main problem I’m currently dealing with is my acne scars. In the past years, I tried so many skincare products that claims to help with the improvement of my scars, I could see some improvements but they weren’t going away completely. But a few months ago, I tried these three products, Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, 2% BHA Liquid, and Vitamin C serum, and my acne scares are 99% gone. These products are so incredible. I love layering them for better results.
I love using all of these products together at night. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is glowing, super soft and so hydrated. I’m so loving the results that’s why I wanted to share them with all of you.
Btw, I have my old photos at the end of this post so you can see how my skin looked.
Below are my reviews on each products.
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid
I use this Paula’s Choice 2% BHA (Beta hydroxy acid) after cleansing and applying my toner. It helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and even skin tone. It doesn’t dry out your skin and it absorbs very quickly. This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8 which makes it very gentle and suitable for daily use.
I use it two times a day but sometimes I only use at night. I love that it doesn’t burn my skin or give a tingling sensation.
This is what they recommend on how to use it. Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and/or toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
If you’re here all the time, you should know that I’m a big fan of face oils and when I say this face oil is good, it means you need to try it ASAP.
I tried so many face oils and fell in love with almost all of them. But I try using this Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil with the other two products I mentioned in this post and I see the best results for my acne scars.
I love that this oil is a mix of turmeric and evening primrose oil. These two ingredients help to brighten, hydrate and make your skin glow. No kidding!
Turmeric is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties. I have been using turmeric powder in my masks and scrubs for over 20 years and I love how it treated my skin.
Since I found this oil, I wanted to experiment with it and so glad I did because this oil is super hydrating, and gives my skin a beautiful glow.
I use this oil only at night and I layer it after my 2% BHA liquid.
Side note, if you’re not a big fan of a green and oil smell, you might want to slowly introduce it into your routine because it doesn’t have that fresh, sweet or pleasant scent to it.
I wrote a post about “10 Must Try Face Oils“, you can check them out if you are looking for a new face oil for difference concerns.
Boost C15 Super Booster Concentrated Serum
This is the product that can be mixed with your other skincare products like moisturizer or serum. I mix it with my face oil above and I only use a few drops at a time. This serum would last me for at least 3 months. So worth the money spent.
I really love this Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster serum as it contains a highly concentrated form of vitamin C and an assortment of skin-stabilizing antioxidants like vitamin E and ferulic acid and skin-replenishing ingredients.
It helps with the appearance of uneven skin tone, brightens a dull complexion and helps ward off the appearance of environmental assaults.
I can feel my skin is getting smoother, brighter and so radiant in the morning.
If you are looking to try something to get rid of your acne scars that works, try my nighttime skincare routine and see the results for yourself.
Here are my photos for your reference. The first on the left was me in 2011 and the second one one the right was me in 2016. These two weren’t the worse of my acne story but you can see that I had pimples on my chin, nose and cheek in the first photo. I actually had them on my forehead as well that’s why I tried covering them with my bangs. But my worse acne story was the one that I had them on my eyelids, armpits and other parts of my body. Yikes! I’m not planning to welcome them back anytime soon.
My extra tips for you here are to try to change up your diet to see if that would help reduce your acne. Try to avoid eating animal fat, dairy products, and stay hydrated at all time. The water will help flush out all the toxins, instead of pushing it through your skin and coming out with acne. These small changes will help your skin tremendously. But if it’s uncontrollable within your power, just take a trip to see a dermatologist near you to get the right treatment plan in place.
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What’s your secret when dealing with acne scars?
I hope this post is helpful and gets you excited to try to take care of your acne scars in the right direction. These three products are my go-to skincare items I’m using every night. I see benefits thats my skin is getting so I want you to give them a try yourself.
Those 10 years of battling acne has taught me to take better care of myself both mind and body. It was a lot to deal with during those years but I’m definitely grateful to have clearer skin now.
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