We’re all familiar with the dread that comes after acne—getting the inevitable acne scars. With mask-wearing still essential nowadays, “maskne” is even more rampant. One would think that occasionally popping a pimple discreetly wouldn’t have repercussions until you’re left with a constellation of acne scars. It happens to the best of us!
With Meekah’s quick guide to vitamins in Korean skincare, we touched briefly on the power of the ever so trendy hero ingredient, Vitamin C. With its inherent antioxidant properties, it treats UV exposure photo-damage on skin, aids in the skin’s regeneration process, and even helps boost the collagen level. Best of all, it effectively helps brighten hyperpigmentation and blemishes.
Vitamin C is, of course, incredibly potent as compared to other skincare ingredients. To amplify your skin’s protection from the effects of sun exposure, make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen in the morning after use of the Vitamin C product.
Now, if spending an extravagant amount on lavish laser treatments seems far fetched, here are some brightening products to help restore your skin to its pre-acne glory days!
For a tried-and-tested solution to relentless scarring and hyperpigmentation, try the SOME BY MI Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum. Formulated with 3% pure ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and 75% Galactomyces ferment filtrate, it brightens skin, soothes irritation, and boosts elasticity. Add it to your roster of hardworking products to provide all-blemish care!
Pro-tip: Mix a drop, or two, with your moisturizer to dilute the product.
Need a hero product that visibly fades and brightens post-acne marks? For dull and damaged skin, use the bestselling BY WISHTREND Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum, a highly concentrated serum with 21.5% Pure Vitamin C and 70% Vitamin Tree Water. Constant use gives skin glow-from-within results. Use 1 to 2 drops and apply evenly on face, or mix with your cream.
Pair it with the BY WISHTREND Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask, enriched with 21.5% natural vitamin complex, extracted from naturally-derived sea buckthorn and green tea water to improve skin complexion. Want to try this powerhouse duo for a more affordable price? Get the Vitamin C BY WISHTREND Kit here.
Add the Brightening Sheet Masks Set to your arsenal to target dark spots and marks! The set contains the Dr. Jart++ Brightening Solution Mask, Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask Vitamin C, Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Lime, Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Honey, and Mediheal Line Friends I.P.I Lightmax Ampoule Mask.
Still, we’re not discounting how taking precautions such as wearing sunscreen religiously and *actually* not popping pimples make skin care easier!