How to Treat Red Marks & Acne Scars

Discolorations after a breakout are annoying little reminders of a blemish long gone. Staffer Nathan shares the top tips to treating red marks (and explainin…
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  • Ruth Ann Castillo says:

    Nathan, I love your intelligence, your ability to teach, your humanity, and
    last but not least, your handsomeness! Oh, and P.C. products are pretty
    good, too! 

  • Paula's Choice Skincare says:

    *Beauty Talk: How to Treat Red Marks & Acne Scars*
    Discolorations after a breakout are annoying little reminders of a blemish
    long gone. Staffer Nathan shares the top tips to treating red marks (and
    explaining how these differ from acne scars) + shares his favorite products
    for this vexing complexion conundrum.

    Products Mentioned
    • CLEAR Extra Strength Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid:
    • RESIST Super-Light Daily Defense SPF 30:
    • RESIST C15 Super Booster:
    • RESIST Weekly Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:
    For further details on treating red marks & acne scars, see our article on
    the topic:
    Do you have a beauty question you’d like to pose to the Paula’s Choice
    Research Team? Post it below and next week, another member of the team will
    answer via video. Whether you’re confused about skin-care products or
    ingredients, have a makeup mishap or hair-care conundrum, we’ll have the
    answers—so you’ll be even more beautifully informed.

    #paulaschoice #acne #beautytalk 

  • Yanfang Chen says:

    hi I have a new acne everyday and they go away fast but always leave a red
    mark behind. I have tons of them on my cheek and they are so red i don’t
    need a blush. can i use BHA while other acnes are active or healing?

  • Kristin Barnett says:

    I’m currently using the Resist Vitamin C booster with my serum in the
    mornings, followed by an SPF moisturizer. Should I be using the Vitamin C
    at night instead so it doesn’t react with the SPF?

  • saeefa says:

    Hi, i have a question, what is the difference between resist c15 booster
    and the anti oxident concentrate serum, also i cant seem to find the c15
    booster on the paula;s choice UK website and lastly cant i just use the
    booster alone and then apply moisturizer or must i have a serum as well?
    thank you

  • PacificMidwest says:

    Why is that vitamin C product in clear packaging? Aren’t you guys always
    telling us to watch out for jar or see-through packaging? Thumbs up so
    they’ll answer!! :)

  • Klarine A. says:

    Hi I am based in the Philippines, I really do have red acne scars, and
    pimples popping out on my cheeks. I think I am suffering for 7 years now

  • likethepear says:

    He’s cute. I wanna smooch on him. 

  • Ugur Geyik says:

    i’m on accutane threatment, is it okay to use these products?

  • Amarie Halley says:

    If someone has a salicylate allergy what do you recommend instead of the
    BHA? Also what if the PIH is on the body and not the face, how would this
    change the routine here? Ty!

  • Lauren K says:

    I have a question about deodorants and antiperspirants. There’s a lot of
    conflicting information about the safety of some of the active ingredients
    used in these products, and Paula’s website mentions that a couple of the
    aluminum actives commonly used in deodorants and antiperspirants are
    potentially irritating to the skin. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the
    best products to use, on the safety of the active ingredients, and
    especially on which ingredients are best for sensitive skin.
    Thanks, Lauren.

  • SuperJBlanco says:

    Thanks for the video…very informative & addressed my main skin problem. 

  • Kostas Xronhs says:

    Hey there and thanks for your video! It really helps! however i ‘ve got a
    question, iam currently using an avene product to clean my face daily, its
    name is “Cleanance” i have been using for over 5-6 months as my daily
    face cleaning gel and it really does good work on my skin, i used to have
    very oily skin and that gel makes it not very dry but not very oily
    either! (At times, iam feeling my skin kind of tight.)Do you think its a
    good idea using it if i already got some Red marks ?:) It will be much
    appreciated if u answer me! thats all and sorry for my poor english but iam
    not a native speaker :)

  • crabbabble1 says:

    Thanks! :)

  • Noblesse Oblige Beauty says:

    Could you please make a video about retin A and what you think about it and
    how we can insert in the paulas choice routine. I retin A, and in the
    morning I use your 2% BHA. twice a day I use the Resist Serum. Thank you.

  • Rainie Le says:

    Sorry correct me if im wrong but based on what I understand is that all the
    products that you mentioned are going to help the red marks/discoloration
    but not acne scars. And for acne scars there aren’t anything to help
    improve the process of healing them?

  • emily teffer says:

    what is the difference between the Clear 2% BHA and the 2%BHA liquid
    exfoliant (white bottle)??

  • Liz Marshall says:

    Thanks for covering this topic! I find my skin is really reactive to BHAs
    and I always end up with a bad breakout whenever I use those products (such
    as the PC 2% BHA liquid). What strength AHA would you recommend as an
    alternative, and how often should I apply it?

  • alicia gonzalez says:

    I have a lot of red marks on my cheeks and as a bha I use clean n clear
    advantage oil absorbing treatment. Is this too irritating for my skin
    because I know it has so fragrance. Although it was rated a best product. 

  • Jennifer Black says:

    I use many of these products daily. Just yesterday I had an IPL treatment
    and a YAG laser. As expected, as I’ve had these done before, I have sores
    from the YAG. Since these are different than a sunspot or acne mark, should
    I be following this routine on my sores to help the healing process? Thanks
    in advance for your reply!! 


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