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What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

 

I have combo/oily skin with occational breakouts


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Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

The Perricone blue plasma peel would be a really good product for you to try, it's a peel but won't be harsh in your skin like a regular peel. Hope this helps!


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Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

Is there a specific reason you are wanting to go the route of a peel?

 

There are many options out there for fading discoloration brought on by an assortment of reasons from acne, scarring, sun damage, and aging.

 

When most people think of peels there's an almost immediate sense of a very potent, very active, highly concentrated method to solve and treat various skin issues. And yes, though peels are generally deemed as such because they're meant to be specialty treatments, that doesn't mean they are quick or even solve-all fixes that can sweep away issues with just one or little use.

 

Discoloration or hyperpigmentation doesn't just develop overnight, so the reversal and treatment process of the issue won't be anything overnight either.

 

Peels rely on powerful, chemical based exfoliants like glycolic acid (fruit sugars/enzymes), lactic acid (milk sugars and proteins), salicylic acid, retinol, vitamin C, beta hydroxy acid (BHA), alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), or even a combination (poly hydroxy acids or PHA). These help promote new and healthy skin regeneration on a cellular level and help by fade discoloration by shedding top layers of skin suffering from the hyperpigmenation at a quicker rate than usual to expose the new, healthy layers.

 

Of course the market has since opened up with a much wider aray of peels at different potency levels, and frankly, if you're unsure of which way to go it's best to consult a dermatologist or skinc are therapist. Do some research on products, bring items in, ask questions during a consultation to see what would best work with your skin, give you results, but not overwhelm or overpower your skin. You don't want to be hasty and overdo it.

 

I would start off actually with using a serum, I've used Ole Heriksen's Truth Serum for my post acne marks and love it. It's very gentle and uses vitamin C to combat the oxidative damage and helps with brightening and evening my skin tone without making it sensitive. It's not sticky or thick feeling and has a nice, light citrus scent.

 

Ole also makes a Lemon Strip Flash Peel that has a combination of the ingredients I listed above that can be used anywhere from 1-2x a month (depending on your skin's tolerance and reaction to the potency level) to further aid the treatment of pairing it with a serum, which is better for everyday use and maintainence.

 

 

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

Lots of helpful advice. Thanks!

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

The Perricone blue plasma peel would be a really good product for you to try, it's a peel but won't be harsh in your skin like a regular peel. Hope this helps!

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

I have tried absolutely everything and the only thing that has worked is the Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion pads. They have a gentle version as well. This practically started working for me overnight. The trick to control acne is benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. These pads have salicylic and glycolic acid and I use a neutrogena benzoyl peroxide wash. Hope this helps. 

 

 

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

The PTR pads are a great product (I commented on that in another thread where you also posted this Smiley Happy); however, to the OP, please note the benzoyl peroxide is used more in the line of treating active acne/break outs as opposed to fading post acne marks.

The combination of BP with SA (salicylic acid) can sometimes be too potent and strong for skin as BP opens up pores with the use of oxygen while SA exfoliates dead layers. This can sometimes overwhelm and dry skin out. If you're looking for something to specifically target post acne marks, you can look into the pads as they contain SA (a beta hydroxy acid) and glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid). These are also beneficial if you have areas of dryness you want to even out, if it's just specific points of discoloration you want to brighten/fad, cut the pads into halves so you don't have to use a whole one all over your face. The reason why I mentioned a serum was because it allows the most direct and targeted form of treatment on the areas you seek. If the area of post acne marks is larger or it's post acne marks and dry patches, then peels and pads are a good way to go. Smiley Happy

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

Like i said in my other reply to your post. I am aware of all the ingredients. What i recommended was the pads for acne marks not the benzoyl peroxide (that is something that I use as a wash and its my preference) everyones skin is different. Smiley Happy thanks.

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

I just wanted to make sure the OP knew that as well. I'm glad there's yet another user on here that likes those pads! Smiley Happy

I found some from the brand Studio Gear that is a near dupe for those and a few bucks cheaper called Total Clarification. They're really gentle, I use those in the winter to help with any dry patches before make up application!

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

Also, to the OP, I posted in a thread about skin brightening with info on many commonly used ingredients in terms of ingredients and forms of protection to also maintain your skin while treating it!

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Combo-Normal-Skin/Whitening-my-skin/qaq-p/408849

Re: What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??

What has been working WONDERS on my skin, which is a battleground of post-acne scares, pigmentation and 'dimples' is the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I do it once-twice a week at night and afterwards, I always moisturize with Tarte's Maracuja Oil mixed with a hydrating serum (you can use any, but I LOVE the one by Sibu Beauty). In the morning, my face is smooth, bright, plump and glowing. Not glowing in the oily sense. My skin has been clearing up in a major way and I know it has a lot to do with this product. Make sure you do a patch test first. I have sensitive skin, but I have no issues with this at all. I leave it on for 20 minutes, which is 10 minutes longer than the suggestion on the box. Good luck!

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