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How to Treat Your Acne Scars at Home

The Doctors logoThe Doctors 6/23/2020
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The Doctors have shown you amazing ways to treat acne scars, but right now you might be looking for methods to treat your scars from the safety of your home.

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Some of our favorite and highly-rated products that can be shipped straight to your door include:

Mederma Gel Scar Treatment - The gel is inexpensive and is said to "reduce the appearance of old and new scars" you can get after a serious acne breakout. The gel claims to soften and diminish scars and is nonirritating, nontoxic, and stain-free. A very pleased user of the product said, "I've had acne scars on my face for a long time and I thought I was just stuck with them. I have been using this product for less than a month now and can already tell a difference."

The Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - This two-step treatment treats and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and pores using glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. The product has over 6,000 4-star reviews and nearly 129,000 customer "loves." 

Terez & Honor Scar Remover Gel - The gel has over 1500 reviews and is a 5-star rated product. The makers say the gel is a powerful scar-fighting solution made with 100% medical-grade silicone and claims it "flatten and minimize the look of scars while repairing the skin to prevent abnormal scarring." The gel is odorless, colorless, self-drying, and is meant for all skin types. 

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The Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream from Caudalie - This cream is said to help with acne scars using glycolic acid for smoothing and vine sap viniferine, which is said to brighten the skin overnight. The cream has over 36,0000 customer "loves" and is rated 4.5 stars. A user said of the cream wrote, "Only been using for a week and my skin completely changed. It has gotten brighter, old acne scars and spots are 70% gone and my skins feels extremely healthy."

Bio-Oil from Skincare Oil - Another great affordable product, which has over 15,000 reviews and is rated 4.5 stars, says it helps to treat acne scars by locking in essential moisture without clogging pores and is made with vitamin E, lavender and rosemary oil.

CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum - This product contains 3 essential ceramides, encapsulated retinol, and licorice root extract - to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks and pores. It claims to improve skin smoothness and is non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. A happy user shared, "This has transformed my skin in just a few days. I use it at night (cleanse, tone, hyaluronic acid, this product, moisturizer) and it has shrunk my pores, lightened scarring and my skin is so smooth."

Check out even more segments from The Doctors about treating acne, including what is fungal acne, if a vacuum device can successfully treat acne, and what your acne may say about your overall health.

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