I was that gal who not only suffered with a great deal of acne all of my teen years but also picked on my pimples like no other. My face was left scarred so horribly, it took FOREVER to for all of them to fade which is why I wish I knew about Sudocrem back then.
The above picture is no filter, no editing. Just a quick snap I took of my bare face.
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I wasn’t exaggerating when I said I picked my pimples to no end. I couldn’t bear to go through all my old photos to find the best example so here’s one of the first I found from nearly a decade ago.
That is me back when I was a senior in high school when my acne scars were healing. HEALING. Middle school and the first three years of high school were awful with constant acne and me picking every single pimple on my face. At first I didn’t realize why I obsessively picked at my face but I know now it was a coping mechanism to anxiety.
Back to the acne – it left me broken, with zero confidence and my self esteem at an all time low. I hated looking in the mirror and worked my butt off to get those scars to fade. People would crack jokes about how I should star in a Proactive commercial, tutors would pull me aside and tell me I shouldn’t pick my pimples. All the attention just made it worse.
I turn 27 this year and I’m happy to report most of my scars aren’t visible but it took a LOT of work. A consistent skincare routine and intaking TONS of water did the trick the first 5ish years but I was still unhappy with my skin when Sudocrem was first introduced to me back in 2014.
My blogger friend, Denise from Beauty Beyond the Scale, was the one who introduced me to Sudocrem. She has a review and talks about her experience on her blog, click here to check it out!
What is Sudocrem?
Sudocrem is most commonly known as a diaper rash cream but there are more uses to it than just that. Here’s some great information from Sudocrem’s website!
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream has been mum’s simple, effective ally for over 85 years and is great for soothing sore skin and treating nappy rash and has been proven to heal nappy rash rapidly. Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is versatile enough to be used by the whole family for all of life’s little dramas and can help with so much more than just treating babies’ bottoms!
Here are some great uses for Sudocrem listed on their website:
Cuts, grazes and minor burns
Sudocrem provides gentle yet effective relief from cuts, grazes and minor burns. It helps to heal wounds by forming a protective layer over the vulnerable area, reducing the risk of infection, and also contains a mild local anaesthetic to soothe discomfort.
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is the nation’s favourite nappy rash cream but did you know it is also excellent for treating skin conditions such as acne? Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream helps to soothe and heal while protecting the affected area from further infection.
Eczema is a dry skin condition that affects as many as one in five children and one in twelve adults in the UK. It may cause cracked and sore skin that can be painful and difficult to keep hydrated. Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream can be used to calm, soothe and heal eczema and other skin conditions. The unique formula works like this:
- Anhydrous hypoallergenic lanolin is an emollient, soothing and softening skin, while zinc oxide reduces the loss of fluid
- Benzyl alcohol has local anaesthetic and antiseptic properties, helping to reduce discomfort
- A water-repellent excipient base, including paraffin and other waxes, creates a protective seal
Where to purchase Sudocrem:
I bought my tub of Sudocrem off Amazon but it’s now available off Walmart’s website!
How I use Sudocrem
First thing I want to mention is that I use Sudocrem alongside my skincare routine and 3 liters of water I *try* to drink daily. I don’t recommend relying on Sudocrem solely. Skincare is so important, don’t skip on your routine, EVER!
The entire first year, I used Sudocrem as a full on overnight face mask. I used it about 2-3 times a week and noticed a drastic difference, the results were coming in fast. It took 5 years to notice a decent difference without this product but within a year of using Sudocrem, I noticed all my scarring was barely visible. Keep in mind, my scarring was intense so it took a LOT longer for me to notice results.
Fast forward – my old scars were gone but of course, adult acne exists and leaves marks even if you don’t pick at them.
Let’s be real though, old habits die hard so I still sometimes pick at my pimples. Like this past week, I got a big ol’ pal appear on my cheek and instead of taking the proper action to let it leave on it’s own, I popped that sucker. I used Sudocrem as a spot treatment for only a couple days and already notice a drastic difference.
The above photo shows the scarring is already fading. I wish I had a photo of what it initially looked like – it was really dark and the size of a dime.
Anywho, after that first year of using Sudocrem as a full overnight mask, I only use it as a spot treatment every now and then (see below).
A little warning…
Sudocrem sounds like a miracle worker, doesn’t it? It’ totally is! BUT..yes there is a but. It’s messy. Especially if you toss and turn in bed like I do. After applying Sudocrem, you’ll begin to notice in minutes that it begins to get watery/greasy. So if you use it as an overnight mask, be ready to wash your pillowcase more often than usual. But hey, at least your face will be looking and feeling fresh, smooth, and healthy!
Well..that’s my secret to getting rid of my acne scars fast. My skin still isn’t perfect but it is healthier than before and that’s what matters. You can check out and purchase Sudocrem here!
Have you used Sudocrem before? Let me know your thoughts!