Pimples can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you’re not quite sure what the root cause of your breakouts is, and post-breakout tissue damage, also known as blemishes, can be a real pain. Long after your pimples are gone, dark acne scars and marks can annoyingly linger for long periods of time. The good news is that pimples are manageable and blemishes do fade with the right care. Using blemish creams and spot serums formulated with specific ingredients can help speed up this process.
To begin with, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is essential, because sun exposure can further darken blemishes and marks. When choosing a blemish cream, it is important to look for products that include BHAs and Centella to cut through oils and speed up the healing process, and AHAs, Niacinamide, and Vitamins C and E to help any marks left behind fade as fast as possible.
Resist the urge to pick your spots or to try and physically scrub them away as this will only make your skin angrier and more inflamed, with longer-lasting scars. The key is to nourish and hydrate so your skin barrier can do what it does best.