OTC Scarring Products for Acne Scars.

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I started to review some over-the-counter scarring products that may be of benefit to people with acne scarring. What I mean by “of benefit” is that the product would help smooth out, take the redness away and help to exfoliate or eliminate acne scarring such as ice pick scars, pitting, and skin divots that are caused by severe acne wounds forming “holes” in the skin.

The next product I had in my cupboard for scarring (see I have a lot of scars, so I used to practically own stock in scar creams, bandages, and other anti-scarring products) is a homeopathic scar and skin condition ointment called Dracut, by a company that makes homeopathic remedies, ointments, gels, and creams – a company called Pekana.

The indications are that the product is for the treatment of “skin conditions” such as acne eczema, psoriasis, and general itchiness. The reason I would NOT recommend this product for the treatment of acne, or even old acne scars, is that it contains a few potential oilies, pore-clogging ingredients that may not be such a good idea if you tend to have oily skin. These ingredients are safflower oil and lavender oil.

If you still have acne breakouts, these ingredients have the potential to further aggravate an acne lesion. Also, the ointment is fairly greasy going on, so that in itself is usually not a good sign if you have acne. We all know to stay away from heavy oils by now! What you may be able to use this ointment for is very old acne scars, as a means to help fade redness.

I don’t think that it would do any good as far as smoothing out scars or bumpiness. For this, I always recommend some sort of exfoliating acne system, such as one that combines a fairly aggressive exfoliant scrub with maybe a serum or cream that helps to even out red spots.

You can see the page to the right of this site which contains reviews of several ideal products that have proven themselves in fading and eliminating old acne scarring, and helping to even out your skin and clarify, your pre-acne days.

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