You thought getting rid of your acne would be your biggest battle, only to discover that clearing up the marks it left behind is the real struggle. Even celebs like Proactiv spokesmodel, Julianne Hough, have suffered from acne and its post-breakout scarring. To help fade your scars so you can take more makeup-free selfies like Julianne, we’ve gathered some of the top skin treatments you can buy without visiting the derm. Ahead, find out exactly how to fade acne scars by shopping some of these lotions, serums and spot treatments.
Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel
Avoid future scarring by dabbing this onto the occasional blemish that pops up even after acne is under control. Not only does this help calm redness and irritation as soon as a pimple pops up, but it also helps diminish post-spot scarring.
Proactiv+ Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum
Julianne swears by this gel-like serum, which fades post-acne scarring and those dark spots that show up as a result of sun damage.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant
One of the easiest ways to get an even skin tone is to regularly exfoliate to smooth away dead skin cells. This gentle formula contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid and soothing botanicals to fade acne marks, discoloration and even fine lines.
Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream
This cream works while you sleep to fade acne marks and other scars on the face and body, while nourishing the skin and helping it to fight free radical damage.
Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum
This tiny tube houses a powerful serum that you can apply directly onto your acne scars thanks to its easy-to-use rollerball applicator. Used in the morning and at night, you can expect to notice a difference in as little as 4 weeks.
Paula's Choice Resist 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment
The high concentration of stabilized vitamin C in this treatment helps to give you a more even skin tone by fading brown spots -- whether caused by acne or the sun.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
You can use this all over to prevent post-acne scarring or as a spot treatment to clear your skin up faster.