Red acne scars treatment

Red acne scars treatment

How to get rid of acne scars overnight? Unfortunately, there is no quick overnight fix for red acne scars. While early treatment of red spots is essential to avoid permanent depressed scars, patience is the key.

You might notice improvement only after one month of following this regime. Consult a dermatologist if you don’t see any change in a month. 

What is this? Red acne scar treatment regime

Who can use it? Oily to normal skin type with red scars

Sensitive skin: You can try




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 The Ordinary Niacinamide serum on the entire face. It helps in reducing red scars because of its anti-inflammatory action. Niacinamide also prevents new acne and brown spots.
Put Differin acne scar gel as a spot treatment on red scars to expedite the process.

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 aging. 

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 Mamaearth Niacinamide Bamboo Sheet Mask twice a week to soothe your skin and promote the healing of red scars.

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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