Thursday, May 5, 2011

Q&A : Acne scars

Question by Hagar : I want to know; I have scars cause of acne...what to do to erase them?

Answer : Acne scars/marks is a very common problem for olive-skinned ladies (Tanned Arabian-skin). There are two types of scarring ;

1- Dark spots at the place of the pimple/acne

2- Irregular skin (groves like) at the place of the pimple  .

Today I'll be discussing the first type : Dark spots/marks .

How to get a clear, dark spots-free skin:
I would like to note that getting visible results when treating any problem related to skin or/and hair takes at least 3 month (so yes you got to be patient ).

Working from the inside :   Feed your skin!
Getting a healthy skin requires a skin-friendly diet for beautiful skin starts from within! :)  

  1. Brewer Yeast Tablets : Rich with B-complex vitamin (B1, B2 ,B3, B5, B6, B9,B7). Recommended dose : 3-4 Tablets daily ( Egyptian Medicated Brewer Yeast Tablets) or as stated on the bottle/container. Please note that it isn't recommended to consume Brewer Yeast if you are allergic to yeast or/and wheat. 
  2. Zinc and Vitamin B12 supplement : the dose/amount of Zinc shouldn't exceed 15 mg daily.
  3. Water! Yup!! at least 1.5 Liters of water everyday.

Working from the outside:

Daily : ALWAYS apply oil-free Sunblock SPF 45 (choose a Sunblock not a Sunscreen ) 20 minutes before going out in the sun.

Alternating days: 
At bed-time : Adapalene gel (Adapalene 0.1% ). To be applied to freshly cleansed skin and only on scar (NOT over the whole face). 

Weekly :
Using a facial scrub specially designed for sensitive skin, scrub (gently please!) your face twice a week after cleansing. Avoid eye area.

Biweekly (twice / month) : steaming/ getting a facial. This step to be done after removing dead skin (scrubbing). A deep cleansing mask could be used after steaming .

Recommended masks : Mud-mask , Clay or Kaolin mask.


  1. With regards to the brewers yeast tablet, I would imagine that you have to note there can be side effects. I myself have wheat and yeast allergies and this I am sure is not allowed for me right?

  2. Thanx Blue Pearl for your comment :)) Yes you are absolutely right! I did include your comment in the post. Wheat allergies aren't common here in Egypt (or in the Arab world) unlike Europe and America , that's why it didn't occur to me to mention this note. Thanx a lot for your help :)