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! :)
- 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.
- Zinc and Vitamin B12 supplement : the dose/amount of Zinc shouldn't exceed 15 mg daily.
- 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.
At bed-time : Adapalene gel (Adapalene 0.1% ). To be applied to freshly cleansed skin and only on scar (NOT over the whole face).
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.