Hello skincare junkies how are you doing? It’s been a hot minute since I posted a skincare related blog post. If you follow my Instagram, which I’d love it if you would just click here. You would know that I contracted chickenpox a few days before Easter. As an adult, chickenpox is worse and in some cases very serious. I won’t bore you with the gory details but let’s just say, I was left pretty scarred head to toe. Anyway, I wanted to share some of the products I am using to clear scars.
Products I am Using to Clear Scars
Long time readers will know that I’m an avid user of vitamin C and am a big fan of Medik8 C-tetra. It’s no surprise that as soon as I could, I resumed using this. Vitamin C helps to brighten your skin and spots. I use it each morning and along with a couple other serums which I will discuss next. This vitamin C is very gentle but you always need to use spf.
The other serum I use on my face is alpha arbutin along with the vitamin C. If you aren’t familiar with alpha arbutin it evens out skin tones and lightens dark spots. It’s recommended that you only use it for 3 months at a time not to damage your skin. Combine it with vitamin C and you have a powerhouse to help with dark marks. The one I use is from The Ordinary which is affordable at £8.60 and contains hyaluronic acid.
This is something new that I am trying from a brand called, 47Skin. One of my lovely friends sent me one of their serums, the Acne and Scar Repair serum. It contains something called, chitoderm which kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and help skin cells to regenerate. This is great especially as some of the scars I have are known as pitted scars. There are 2 serums from this range that I use and so far the results are pretty good.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Finally, I use rosehip seed oil at night as a way to seal all the serums I’ve used. Rosehip seed oil has been proven to help fade dark spots when used twice a day. I only use it at night and include it in my body lotion so all over gets the benefits. It also provides great slip for when I need to use my LED wand every night.
These are the products that I am using to clear scars and whilst they’re helping I will need professional assistance. So for the next few months I will be going to get peels and microneedling. Have you tried any of these before? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for reading and until next time, be well! x