Regime to get rid of brown acne scars

Regime to get rid of brown acne scars

Acne scars can either be red, brown or depressed. This article discusses a regime to reduce brown acne scars by using skin-lightening agents.

What is this? Brown acne scar treatment regime

Who can use it? Oily to normal skin type with brown spots left after acne

Sensitive skin: Do not try if your skin is red, itchy or irritated.




Step 1: Facewash

Removing excess oils, dust, dirt, and pollutants from your face is essential. However, your face should not feel dry and stretched after face wash. You can wash your face a maximum of three times a day. You can choose from the following list based on your skin type:

Here are a few brand suggestions: 

Step 2: Morning treatment product

Apply skin-lightening cream with Kojic acid, Azelaic acid or tranexamic acid on the entire face to reduce pigmented scars. repeat application of the same product at night on dark spots after applying retinol on full face.

Brand suggestion:

Step 3: Sunscreen

Thick sunscreen can increase acne. Therefore, use a lightweight sunscreen in gel or fluid form. Re-apply it 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. Avoid using sunscreen indoors to avoid unnecessary clogging of pores. Here is a lightweight sunscreen that is less likely to occlude your pores:

In addition, avoid heavy makeup or layering of products. You can put lightweight makeup on top of the sunscreen.


Wash your face in the afternoon if your skin feels oily. Suppose you can’t wash your face at the workplace, then wipe your face with cotton dipped in micellar water to remove excess oils and give an instant matt look. Re-apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out in the sun.


Remove makeup with micellar water rather than a cleansing lotion and apply retinol serums to reduce oil secretion, open pores, and acne while delaying the signs of ageing. 

Brand suggestions:

Put Differin acne scar gel as a spot treatment on red scars to expedite the process. If your skin feels dry and stretched after morning or night treatment products, apply Sebamed face clear gel.


Avoid harsh scrubs or peels. You can put on De-tan Mask twice a week to soothe your skin and promote the healing of red scars.

Brand suggestions:

Additional information

Additional information


Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Acne & Blemishes

Senstive skin

Mildly Sensitive, Not Sensitive

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