* These pictures look washed out because I had to really up the brightness on them. It’s super cloudy here right now.
I was one of those lucky teenagers that rarely ever had acne. Then my twenties hit, my hormones went crazy because of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and ever since I have had to battle breakouts and scarring. My acne is caused by my hormones so nothing I do on the outside is going to “cure” it. It can help along with diet and all of that good stuff but about two weeks out of the month my face is terribly broken out. When you have consistent break outs you tend to end up with scarring. My worst scarring is right under my cheek bones and on my chin, where I stay broken out.
I’ve recently started really evaluating my skincare because I want it to be the best it can be. I decided to try the Derma-E Scar Gel. It is $20.00 and vegan. It’s also free of GMOs, gluten and soy. It is a clear gel that you rub into your skin two to three times daily for fresh scars and twice a day for older scars. The instructions recommend you use this for three to six months. I used this consistently for three months. I always tried to apply it twice a day but sometimes I did forget and only applied it once. This gel was not sticky, absorbed quickly and did not irritate my skin.
*Random pictures of my skin in the months before starting the Derma-E Gel. When I started using the gel I didn’t think to take better pictures of my scarring. Click to see them better.
*As you can see I’m in the middle of a viscous break out right now. I’m not sure if these pictures show the scarring but it’s the best I could get of the area.
I’m not sure if it’s because my skin is always breaking out in cycles but I don’t think this gel did anything for me. I see the same results when I just keep my skin moisturized, use scrubs and just take care of it in general. Something like this is very hard to review and definitively say that it did or didn’t work. So many variables play into how things react with our skin. Maybe this gel did work but since my skin is ALWAYS breaking out I just can’t tell.
I’m not going to say that you should or shouldn’t buy this. I think if you don’t have consistent breakouts this might work better for you. I am not going to repurchase this because I’m going to look for alternatives that might help me more. If you know of any products that help with acne and scarring please let me know. Thanks for reading and have a great day!