If you are dealing with acne scarring, maybe this post will help! Acne scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. During the healing process, the body produces collagen—a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar. Who is at risk for acne scarring? When a person
Has inflammatory (swollen, reddish, and painful) acne. These often include acne cysts and nodules. This type of acne tends to penetrate deep into the skin, which damages the skin.
Delays or does not treat inflammatory acneThe longer a person has inflammatory acne, the greater the risk of scarring.
Picks, squeezes, or pops acneThis increases inflammation, which increases the risk of scarring.
Has a blood relative who developed acne scarsGenes play a large role. Products that are recommended by dermatologists:
Laser skin resurfacing
Microdermabrasion (differs from kits bought for at-home use)Resurfacing works well for treating acne scars that are nearly flat (not too deep). Even dermabrasion, which removes the top layers of skin and some of the middle layers, cannot effectively treat deep acne scars. For deeper scarring, they sometimes use fillers. A dermatologist may fill acne scars with collagen, the patient’s own fat, or another substance. Many fillers give temporary results, which last between 6 and 18 months. Some fillers are permanent. Collagen -induction therapy, skin tightening, electrodesication, and even scar surgery are also used. The takeaway is don’t think that you don’t have options! Definitely give the products I listed a good try. It can take months and months to really start seeing results so you definitely need to be patient. If those do not work for you, your dermatologist has a ton of options ❤️ Remember that no matter your skin, you are beautiful!!!
Oct. 24, 2020
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I used the skin ceuticals Vitamin C holy grail
6 months after I started to take better care of my skin. Here’s some pics non filtered of my routine. 1. I purchased the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum the most recommended from dermatologist and was definitely not sure whether to purchase or no because of its price. Thank god I did 🙏 this is really the holy grail. 2. The OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème this eye cream was gifted to me by cousin over a year ago. I love it. It’s absolutely amazing. 3. Last but no least thanks to Cherie for gifting me absolutely the best eye cream ever used Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Highly recommend these products. The most important is being consistent and using them every morning. 😘
Is it going to be worth the 💸?
I just received this in the mail and I am SO EXCITED! I have heard so many good things about the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum and as I read further about it, the SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF Prevent Serum Antioxidant Treatment seems to be more suited for my oily and acne-prone skin. I will be trying this product and make a review in a month. I hope it is going to be worth the price. 🙃 Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments!
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updated post for Olehenriksen toner 💙
Olehenriksen toner This toner from Olehenriksen has many benefits when it comes to this toner. When using Olehenriksen toner it's prefer using at night because the formula cause the skin to be vulnerable and very sensitive to sunlight and causing higher risk skin damage. The benefits of using include are dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, even skin tone and texture. The ingredients contain lemon, sugarcane, licorice root, chamomile and sandalwood extract. For me when using this toner you get delicious sent of lemony citrus aroma when applying. To apply to my skin I use a cotton pad to evenly apply to my skin, then after I had a little bit of a tingling sensation but over time it went away. Every time I use this toner at night my skin has a very supple texture and glow. Overall I'm happy using this toner would recommend anyone to try and as someone as my self who suffer from dry skin. OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner don't forget to like and follow for more 😘😘😘 you can also follow my Instagram page at @sweet_citrustea
What do you say about this?
OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner I just want to say I like it although I can only use a couple times a week. But I see the brightening right away . I have to admit it’s too strong for my skin...I love the smell and it’s hydrating too. Thoughts?
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getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
Empties - will I repurchase?
I complied them all together, my empties over the last few months, and will split into two posts. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads I love these for the convenience. They are daily treatments pads with lactic and glycolic acids to safely exfoliate the skin, helping it appear brighter and approve texture. I was able to use these daily if I wished but being I use a retinol I didn’t use them on the night I would use my retinol. For me, they didn’t pack enough punch. I’ve been using a lot one my face over the last few years and while I still have to be careful, I find there are products that just don’t do it for me. These would be great for beginners or those with sensitive skin. 60 pads for $34 - again I liked the convenience but I feel you get more bang for your buck with a liquid exfoliate cause I sure get more then 60 uses out of mine. ⭐️No-repurchase CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Solution Set I’ve reviewed this before so I am not going to go into details. Please check my page if you’re looking for more info on it. I really do love the serum but I find I like the results I get from using a vitamin c and exfoliating. I need more than just a brightening solution as I have some scaring. The serum in this set is so very good for its brightening abilities. I went through three sets before giving it up. I do notice my face is not as glowy but I’m not sure if that’s from me being a bit more lazy with my skincare routine or from missing this. We’ll see. ⭐️Possible- repurchase YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi Not my favorite but is a good moisturizer. I’ve also reviewed this before. I prefer their Superfood Whip Moisturizer over this as I just like the texture and it’s a great daytime moisturizer for me. More in-depth review on my page ⭐️No-repurchase YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial I’ve reviewed this twice now so please see my page. Thais will be a forever purchase as of now! Definitely a fave of mine. I use once a week. ⭐️ repurchase YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask same as the last. I’ve purchased three so far. My favorite night time moisturizer. More in-depth reviews on my page ⭐️repurchase Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum this formula has changed as it had an ingredient that was bad. I have went through 3 original minis and loved the results but won’t repurchase due to the formula change. I saw almost instant results in spots being lifted. I have now switched to their Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment and it works just as good. I’m continuing to work on stubborn acne spots and when I am consistent with this and exfoliating, my scars and spots are almost invisible! ⭐️repurchase Invisiscar ❤️🍒
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR ACNE
My favorite acne fighting/treating ingredients 🙌🏼 PC: Me (IG: @skinbymeegan)
Gentle and effective retinol
SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform I’ve been using the Shani Darden Retinol Reform for a few months and I love the results. This product is very hydrating and gentle, and I didn’t experience any irritation. I’ve noticed that my skin is softer and my skin tone is more even. This is definitely a product that you have to keep up with 2 times per week. If you are thinking of incorporating retinol into your routine, this is a great option. This contains 2.2% encapsulated retinol with 2% lactic acid which makes the formula gentle and hydrating. It’s best to patch test and begin with 1-2 pumps of product once or twice per week. Some benefits include reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and acne scars. It does have a tingling sensation, but it doesn’t last long at all.
Smooth Skin loading...
The Dr Dennis Gross - Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula 30 Applications are super hyped and there is a reason for it... These pads are amazing for weekly exfoliation, my complexion is always brighter, my skin is smoother and feels amazing afterwards and of course the travel size is budget friendly 😌 I think for beginners this is a product worth trying out if you are getting into acids and aren’t exactly sure where to start! Or looking to get into chemical peels from a professional but not sure what to expect this is a good build up. I’d recommend these to a friend and recently Sephora had them as a 100 point perk 👀 5/5 review
Dr.Dennis Gross alpha beta universal pads
This product is ❤️! Omg this product is amazing! I’ve only used this twice so far but after the first time I used this, my skin was so smooth! So much smoother than it’s ever been!😊 I bought a box of 5 applications but they do come in a box of 30 and 60!
🌑 i have a ton of dark spots from acne scars, and they usually take a really long time and fade. But this new serum that I got speeds it up to a level even I did not expect! 🌗 the product Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum the active ingredient is 2% hydroquinone, skin lightening agent which can literally bleach your skin 🌖i SPOT apply because I have very tan skin already and I am not trying to bleach my whole face, if you get my drift. my dark spors disappeared in about three days, which is the fastest I’ve ever seen my skin recover! 🌕 $72 for a full size bottle that Will probably last forever because I only use it as a spot treatment. The mini size which is what I have is only $25 and I’ve been using it for about two weeks and you can barely tell!
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
dark spots, scars or hyperpigmentation
Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum this product has changed my skin! i suffer from hyper pigmentation and scarring because i’m of deeper complexion. I put this on once a night with an oil and it really brightens my hyperpigmentation and make my skin all even and gorgeous! whenever i have a scar from any acne marks this will have it faded to almost nothing in a week and a half. sometimes if my skin is looking good i’ll just use it on my spots! such a life savor! the texture is a bit tacky when it’s wet so it really sticks to the skin and as it dries feels like nothing! OBSESSED!
Allies of Skin-Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
Broke me out in painful whiteheads
I got this trial size as a 100 point reward with a purchase at Sephora. I was hoping it will help with some sunspots and an acne scar on my face. I followed the directions by applying a thin layer to cleansed skin. I thought it was weird to not spot treat but did it anyway. Welp, I broke out into painful acne all over my face. Some were red and under the skin but a few were nasty white heads. The whiteheads hurt so I stopped using this and just put up. Since I stopped using it and acne healed up; I went back to my cica sleeping mask and now my skin is pretty much back to normal. I wasn’t able to use it more than 3 times so I’m not sure if it helps fade dark spots but it’s not worth getting painful acne on my face. I am thinking of trying it on my body where I have scars but still nervous if it will cause me to break out. I don’t recommend using this on your face if you are acne prone at all. Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Powerful Hyperpigmentation Solution
Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum This serum is a classic dark spot treatment and one of Murad's most famous products! Unlike night treatments that you apply to your whole face, I only use this on spots I need to be lightened. This is mostly composed of 2% Hydroquinone as it's effective ingredient, as well as glycolic acid which makes the hydroquinone work better. Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent and not for sensitive skin. This is strong stuff and the highest concentration available without a prescription in the US, and you certainly need to use sunscreen with it. It has the texture of an AHA gel - it's clear and absorbs quickly. It does have a bit of a funny (and unappealing) chemical smell that hydroquinone products have. Every month, I get deep cystic acne that is hormonal which leaves a scar and PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). I use this as spot treatment once the acne portion is gone and it's just a dark spot. This isn't a miracle worker, but it has definitely lightened those spots. Normally they take a few weeks to fully fade but I feel if I use this immediately they seem less dark in a few days. The full 30ml size is $72, but I purchased the 10ml travel size for $23, which is about the same price per ounce. It comes in a clear plastic pump. I don't recommend anyone purchase the full size of this since you need so little and this is not something you'd spread on your whole face like a serum. For $23 you can get a lot of uses of this as spot treatment. I give this 5/5 stars. It doesn't smell nice but is very effective if you want to treat a scar or a small darkened area.
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Gentle Retinol Serum!!
Hey Babes!! 👋🏼👋🏼 I’ve recently starting incorporating retinol into my nightly regimen to avoid wrinkles when I’m older LOL. I’ve been using the YEOUTH - Retinol, 2.5% Serum ! This serum contains Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid!! This combination make this serum soothing, hydrating, exfoliating and healing. 🙀 The texture is on the thicker side for a serum because of the Aloe Vera, but dries on the skin quick and nice without a tacky feeling. 👍🏼 If you have used retinol before, it has a very specific smell and this product has that scent, but it’s not over bearing. I think this brand because they are free from many things. (See 2nd pic) I’ve been using this daily in the evening and my skin looks and feels great! Haven’t had any breakouts, my texture is improving and some dark spots on my skin are fading. 😍😍 There is no irritation when applying and it leaves my skin soft. Personally, I feel even those with sensitive skin can use this product. Avoid if you’re sunburnt though or have a compromised barrier just in case. The serum is small, 1oz and retails for an affordable price of $19.95 on the Yeouth website. Xoxo, Blyssey #cheriecreator #retinolserum #antiagingserum
YEOUTH-Retinol, 2.5% Serum
🤔How to Save Your Dark Spots?
Bebes, I'm not gonna lie, dark spots are so hard to deal with. They can be caused by excess sun exposure, acne, or even hormonal changesis - literally one of the most difficult skin problems to get rid of. But babes, don't worry - take a look at these super useful tips on saving your dark spots, and I guarantee you -- these tips work! You got this! @MatthewBorst "First of all, don’t be so hard on yourself your complexion is not horrible at all!! Definitely listen to everyone’s advice about using a daily SPF! It will prevent your current dark spots from getting darker and prevent new ones. It’s also sooo important to wear SPF daily (even when inside) when you’re using strong acids. Also check out the Inkey List’s Vitamin C + EGF serum which will help brighten/even out the complexion (vitamin c) and will also stimulate new cell growth beneath the surface (from the EGF) which is important after using strong acids. Consistency is key - you got this!" @Kim_Seung“For dark spots I recommend using The ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1% this product is really great for oily skin. And it’s specifically for dark spots/Hyper pigmentation. It has niacinamide which helps sooth the skin and also Help brighten dark spots. Zinc is also a really great ingredient if you want to get rid of hyper pigmentation. You can get it at Ulta or Sephora. ($5) Or if you prefer vitamin c serum: Hyper skin Brightening Vitamin C serum. This product uses absorbic acid which is the most stable form of vitamin c. To help with Hyper pigmentation/dark spots. It also contains Aloe Vera to help reduce sensitivity. And a bunch more Plant extracts. ($36) Or if you want a cheaper Vitamin c serum. Naturium: Vitamin C Complex 22% this also contains Absorbic acid whic is the most stable form of vitamin c. It also contains Papaya extract to Gently exfoliate your skin. These are just recommendations that will work for Majority of people. Everyone’s skin is different and unique!💜” Oh and I forgot to add that Getting rid of dark spots takes time. Give it a few months before actually getting the results you want. But if that doesn’t work I would recommend micro needling. But have it done by a Professional because you can mess up your skin if you buy one online. What's your experience of dealing with dark spots? My fellow Cherie users, share your experience and tips below to help each other out. Don't forget to follow your best friend CheriePick, an official Cherie account, to interact with other Cherie members and get the best content in the community. Xoxo.
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