Learn the most effective way to reduce the appearance of red or brown acne marks
If you’ve gotten past a bout of acne, you may feel that the battle is won. However, pimples often leave unsightly red and brown marks that linger long after the pimple has flattened.
Scars left behind by acne can be healed quickly and safely without expensive visits to the dermatologist for treating pimples.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Inflammation occurs when the body increases blood flow to the tissue surrounding a clogged pore¹. It is the body’s natural acne fighting response in fending off bacterial infection.
After the pimple has flattened, it normally takes 8 to 12 weeks for blood vessels to shrink back to its original size. The residual blood and dilated blood vessels cause the red scar and the scar often lingers longer than the pimple itself.
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Getting Rid of Scars Using the Right Tools
Most acne scar spot treatment products use lighteners to target melanin pigment. Such products only work on brown acne marks and does nothing to dissipate residual blood or shrink blood vessels in red scars.
To fade the appearance of red acne marks, use Lighten Up. This unique formulation uses botanical complexes to dissipate residual blood and reduce the appearance of dilated blood vessels: marigold flower, chamomile flower and tea tree oil.
Apply the Lighten Up both morning and evening and you should see a significant reduction within a month. The lotion does not clog pores and does not irritate sensitive skin.
A Different Tool for Brown Acne Scars?
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It is important to fade red scars quickly as it reduces the chance of UV exposure. When red scars are exposed to UV, they can quickly collect melanin and turn into brown marks².
Brown post-acne marks are more stubborn than red acne marks and can last up to two years. To fade a brown acne scar, use the Dark Mark Defense. This formulation penetrates deeper into the epidermis where melanin is buried.
Dark Mark Defense contains potent pigment-regulating agents that fade the appearance of dark marks much faster.
- Vitamin E creates a healing barrier over your skin.
- TXA brightens skin and fades the appearance of brown marks.
- 4nBR creates a lightening effect on your skin.
Dark Mark Defense works on post-acne brown marks, sun spots, age spots and melasma. You will see a significant improvement with three months of continuous use:
Don’t know what type of acne scar you have? Generally red scars linger for only three months so if you have a scar that lasts longer than three months, it is likely a brown acne scar. For a personalized assessment, please click “Send Message” on the Clearly Basics Facebook page and send your photos to our specialists.
What More Can I Do to Prevent Acne Scars?
First, avoid overwashing or scrubbing which can cause irritation and make your scars linger for longer.
Second, make sure to apply sunblock SPF35 or higher whenever you are outdoors as a red scar can easily turn brown with exposure to UV light.
Third, resist the urge to pick at your pimples. Picking at your pimples increases the chances of inflammation, bacterial complications and permanent damage (atrophic scarring) to the tissue surrounding your pores³.
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Win the War Against Acne
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Of course, the best way to prevent acne marks is to stop new acne in its tracks.
Doing this is easier than you might think. You don’t need a six-step procedure involving scrubbing and steaming. (Don’t scrub or steam as it will further inflame your acne and leave deeper red scars)!
You just need a single lotion that is effective at penetrating into the pore to flush out dead skin trapped inside. If the dead skin does not accumulate inside the pore, clogs are much harder to form.
If you look at the algorithm dermatologists use⁴ to treat acne, the first choice in treating acne is a retinoid followed by an AZA lotion. Both ingredients flush out dead skin and are a deadly combination when working together.
The Clear Out combines both pharma-grade retinol and AZA into a single bottle. Most products only have one active ingredient but the Clear Out is unique in having three active ingredients.
Clear Out’s unique combination of ingredients has been balanced to maximize effectiveness. The three active ingredients work together to drive better results with less side effects.
Power Duo is the perfect starting kit for your journey from acne-prone to clear, healthy skin. Packed with quality medical-grade ingredients, it'll clear up spots, bumps, and red post-acne marks in no time.
What People Are Saying About Clearly Basics …
Clearly Basics has helped many people with acne ranging from mild to severe; people with sensitive skin to people with extremely oily skin. For a personalized assessment, please click “Send Message” on the Clearly Basics Facebook page.
If you read the reviews, you will find that most users have tried everything but only Clearly Basics has the power to get them to clear skin.
Clearly Basics is a skincare line exclusively focused on acne-prone skin. We have a 4.9 out of 5-star rating which is rare to see with any acne-related brand.
Here are some of our user’s stories below. These are users who have documented their entire acne journey on Instagram, including products they have used before they started Clearly Basics:
Toni (@xx.tonilumsden), a stylist from Hertfordshire spent over $6500 in acne products and treatments that did nothing for her acne but damage her skin …
Then she discovered the Power Duo and it changed her life…
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“Never in my life did I imagine my skin would be this clear! Clearly Basics has completely transformed my skin!”
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“All I can say is ‘Clear Out’ by @clearlybasics is a Godsend ❤️ It doesn’t leave me overly dry or flaky which most retinol creams did.” “I wish I came across Clearly Basics before starting oral medication as I would have purchased these and wouldn’t have had to put my body through so much!”
Or Ella (@_myskinstory), an aesthetician and a makeup artist who loves using the Clear Out to keep her skin less acne-prone.
“The Clear Out is my favorite and most recommended product to any of my followers who suffer with mild-acne as well as post-acne suffers. The combination of ingredients are unique and work THE BEST in keeping spots at bay as well as improving acne marks & scars.”
Bea (@beas.bareskin), a student from California, who has tried almost everything…
Ranging from prescription medication, chemical peels to a long list of brands (Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Proactiv, St. Ives, etc.)
…which resulted in even more breakouts, until she found Clearly Basics.
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“My skin looks so good now! I’ve had a few of my classmates tell me my skin texture looks so nice and even now. 😊”
Many more reviews from Google …
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1. Deirdre Connolly et al, 2017 : Acne Scarring—Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment Options
2. Paula Begoun : Post Inflammatory PIH
3. Fabbrocini G et al, 2018 : Evaluation, Prevention, and Management of Acne Scars: Issues, Strategies, and Enhanced Outcomes
4. Christine Nguyen, 2018 : Acne treatment algorithm suggested by Gollnick et al – Mild Moderate and Severe Acne
Nothing on this article should be interpreted as personal medical advice. For medical related matters, please consult with your dermatologist.
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
Michaela Holzhuter I’ve struggled with adult acne for years. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars trying to grab at the next promise for clear skin. Clearly Basics is the first brand that actually worked for me! It’s simple (it actually decreased the time I was spending caring for my skin), it’s scale-able (buy one product or by seven!), and it works. I couldn’t be happier with this product and the continuous progress it has provided!
@skinwithak @clearlybasics helped maintain my skin after oral prescription and honestly their products have helped so many, I get many DM’s thanking me for recommending Clearly Basics and how it’s helped them.
If I knew about @clearlybasics prior to my course of oral prescription I would’ve definitely gone with using Clear Out for sure!
@mimandskin Thank you @clearlybasics for being on this journey with me for the past 5 months.
No more green concealer or green primer! My skin tone is so much better, I don’t use as much foundation as I once did, I don’t constantly worry I look like I have chicken pox and I feel much more confident within my skin!
The power duo really has been an absolute game changer for my skin and I’m so glad I’ve shared my results day in and day out so we could all see this progression.
@xx.tonilumsden This is me 5 weeks into my skincare journey with @clearlybasics.
5 weeks ago, 5 months ago, and even 5 years ago, I had lost all hope for my skin and appearance. Now I have regained that hope and positivity because I know that I am using amazing skincare products by @clearlybasics that actually do work without being harsh on my skin.
Just because you feel like nothing is working doesn’t mean you should give up on hope.
@pimpledgirl The 1st week was amazed! Fascinating skin texture, there were no stinging. The 2nd week were pretty same. The 3rd week – purging starred – bumpy skin, redness. The 4th week – same but I added #ProtectiveMoisturiser either from @clearlybasics and in three days redness was reduced. The 5-6th weeks – skin smoother, less red, breaking out badly. The 7-8th week – is it my skin? not red (even after washing as it used to be).
I’d say the amount of pustules has been reduced in 85%. I still have some tiny-tiny pimples and will keep going with mu treatment. • Honestly I’m very grateful to Clearly Basics • I’ll keep you updated.
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