How to Make Acne Scars Disappear

by Contributing Writer

Troublesome acne can pack a one-two punch, riddling your skin with inflamed red pimples and then when they disappear, leaving behind ugly scars to remind you of them. But you can make those acne scars disappear to. Here’s how:

How to Make Acne Scars Disappear

Step 1

Encourage your body to make new skin to replace the old scarred skin. Do this by exfoliating and literally sloughing off old skin with a fine scrub, turning over newer more vibrant skin.

Step 2

Make a habit of applying a light, non-oily moisturizer to keep your skin conditioned after every face wash and to aid in the skin’s ability to get over a scar by regenerating new skin.

Step 3

Apply a skin lightening or bleaching cream to the scar every morning and every night. This won’t actually turn you skin pale, but it will gradually lighten the area to which it is applied. The over the counter products contain 2% Hydroquinone. You should see visible results in about 2 weeks.

Step 4

Condition your skin every week with 100% cocoa butter. Just rub the hard stick onto your face, and blend with your fingertips. Let it sit for about 20 minutes before wiping away, but don’t wash it off. Coca butter is great for evening out skin tone allover the body. Use it on your knees and elbow, too.