In other words, topical retinoid products may help in improving scar texture and lightening hyperpigmentation.
3. Salicylic, Alpha Hydroxy, and Lactic Acids
If you’ve spent quite some time looking into products that remove acne scars, you probably already encountered these three acids.
Generally, these acids exfoliate the skin, helping “scrape off” the top layer of the skin with dead cells. Salicylic acid may even help improve swelling and lactic acid may help with hyperpigmentation.
Note that a product may contain just one type of acid or a combination of several acids. Before using any product – particularly if you have sensitive skin – perform a patch test first.
Natural Ingredients To Remove Acne Scars
If you want to begin with natural products, consider honey and aloe vera.
Honey has excellent wound healing properties that can improve the appearance of scars³. Aloe vera, on the other hand, can reduce scar tissue size and ease inflammation⁴.