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Tips from dermatologist Dr. Leyda Bowes: How to reduce acne scars

Tips de la dermatóloga, Dra. Leyda Bowes: Cómo disminuir las cicatrices del acné

Acne is the most common condition that affects the skin. In adolescence and early adulthood, this skin problem affects between 50 and 80% of the population. Some people suffer from deeper acne, with cystic lesions. And, if it is not treated properly, it can leave scars and skin irregularities that affect its appearance. It is important to know the characteristics of these scars and how certain specific ingredients in some skin products can help improve each of these aspects.


The scars that appear after acne have several components:


  1. A) The texture

This can sometimes be irregular and sunken, and even, in other cases, raised and hardened.


  1. B) The color

Many times the scars are hyperpigmented, that is, darker.

This is because after acne inflammation, the skin in these areas becomes more susceptible to pigment stimulation by the sun. The process is called: Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation.


So how to treat and improve acne scars?


  1. The texture of scars of thecnand We can improve it with the application of A.C.E. Intensive Regenerating Oil with Retinol


Retinol helps stimulate more collagen and elastin, improving the texture and surface of scars. Also salicylic acid, which is included in this product, helps to naturally exfoliate the skin of scars and makes it look smoother and more homogeneous.




  1. The color of acne scarsand can be clarified with the use of ZELMA Brightening Serum, with a high content of fat-soluble and super-potent vitamin C, which helps lighten these areas and even out skin tone. This serum also contains other antioxidants and peptides that improve the appearance of scars.




He ZELMA Brightening Serum It also includes Essential Rescue Minerals such as Zinc, Selenium and MAgnesium, which are essential for cell renewal function and, therefore, to improve the appearance of the skin in general.


  1. Finally, the color and he acne scar toneand clears and evens out when we consistently apply sunscreen in the morning. RADIANCE SPF 42 serves as a 100% effective mineral sunscreen, as well as a primer, with a universal tone and a silky texture, which helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.


Therefore, to improve the overall appearance of acne scars, the following regimen can help you achieve this effect. Follow it consistently so that you can see better results and maintain its effect in the long term.


In the mornings: 

  1. Wash your face with it Purifying Cleanser
  2. Apply the ZELMA Brightening Serum
  3. Apply the RADIANCE SPF 42 - Sunscreen and Mineral Primer


In the nights: 

  1. Wash your face with it Purifying Cleanser
  2. Apply the EC. Intensive Regenerating Oil with Retinol (5 drops only, and start applyingtousing it every other night for the first 2 weeks. Then every night.)
  3. Apply the ZELMA Brightening Serum


On our website you can learn more about the ingredients of each product and also its uses and applications. Piel Eterna It has been developed entirely by Dermatologists Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, trained at the University of Miami and Harvard in Boston. The products have been created using the most advanced technology and incorporating the most powerful ingredients in our nature, which help rejuvenate the skin and keep it healthy.


Dr. Leyda Bowes is a Dermatologist Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She completed her training at the University of Miami and at Harvard, Boston. In addition to General and Surgical Dermatology, she also completed three additional years of Specialization in Cosmetic Dermatology and LASERs, in California and Massachusetts. She has 20 years of experience as a dermatologist and skin care specialist. Create the line Piel Eterna It has been one of her most important professional projects, allowing her to bring to the Hispanic community a complete skin care line with ingredients of the highest quality and clinical effectiveness.


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