lamisa lamisa
11 months ago

a little help...

i have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin with red and purple acne scars and am hoping to get rid of them. would you please recommend me a product or products that help with acne scars as well as reducing acne at the same time? i was thinking of getting the ordinary's aloe 2% and NAG 2% serum to help with my redness and acne scars. i also recently found out that the ordinary is releasing a new soothing and barrier support serum! i think that my skin barrier is compromised so i really want to get it when it comes out (i joined the waitlist)!!! the only downside to this new serum is that it is way more expensive than its other previous products (£17.30 for 30ml) which upsets me because i loved them for their high quality low price promise (i think they started increasing their prices since estee lauder bought them). i would really appreciate it if you recommended me products for acne scars as well as preventing acne and your opinion on the previous the ordinary products i just mentioned. thank you so much!

- lamisa

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My teen daughter has also had problems for the last few years with acne, dryness, and now hyperpigmentation (scarring). We've tried a lot of stuff and been to the dermatologist twice. She's finally got a routine that seems to be working...

1) AM & PM = Wash with Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Daily Facial Cleanser with Natural Salicylic Acid from Willowbark (I think it's been discontinued, so we'll be on the hunt for something comparable when she runs out)

2) AM & PM = Apply apple cider vinegar-water solution and let air dry (8 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar)

3) AM = Apply Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 50+

4) PM = Apply PLAIN Vanicream + La Roche-Posay Effaclar (retinoid) on top

The above routine has finally been clearing her acne and hyperpigmentation. She's been at it for about 2 months so far, and it did get a little worse before it started getting better. She does still get a bit of dryness around her mouth from the retinoid, but uses a Q-tip to apply a thin layer of Aquaphor to the problem spots.

Anyway, don't know if this is helpful at all, but best of luck in finding what works for you!


thank you so much for the help!!! i was wondering if your daughter had sensitive skin or not. the apple cider vinegar solution and the retinoid sounds a bit strong for my sensitive skin, so it would be great to know whether it has been fine for her skin (if she has sensitive skin)

i love vanicream though, because it is so good for sensitive skin, and their formulations are the gentlest out there, so i love that stuff!

anyways, thank you so much for the help!!!