What Can I Use to Fade Scars?

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To fade scars, use a product containing alpha hydroxy acids that help to exfoliate the dead and damaged tissue off of the skin, and lightening gels containing hydroquinone can also help the scar fade by inhibiting pigmentation. Help scars fade using a variety of products with beauty tips from a certified aesthetician in this free video on makeup and cosmetics.

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Hi, I'm Kelli, I'm an aesthetician, and makeup artist at Ulta Salon & Cosmetics, and I'm going to give you some tips on how you can fade scars. One of the easiest things that you can do, is use alpha hydroxy acids, like your glycolic acids, your lactic acids. Basically, these are going to help to exfoliate a lot of the dead damaged tissue, that might be sitting on top of your scar, making it a lot more noticeable, and it's going to bring healthier skin cells to the surface, to soften the appearance, so that's one of the things that you can do. Another thing that you can do, is actually get a lightening gel. This basically will help to lighten any discolorations. It has an ingredient in it, called hyrdroquinone, which helps to lighten and brighten skin, and even out the overall complexion, and it also has kojic acid, and licorice root, which are botanical ingredients, that help to brighten the skin, and help to lighten any discolorations. If you have a really persistent scar, you can even get, Mederma is a really good product, that helps to reduce the appearance of scars and lighten any discolorations, but the easiest thing to do, is to just keep exfoliating it, using some type of alpha hydroxy, and to use a lightening gel, and that will really help to fade the appearance of your scar.


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