Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting men and women equally. They not only hurt the sufferer but also look and feel disgusting, especially when on face. Wait the worst part about pimples is yet to come! They leave behind unsightly scars even after they are gone, the telltale signs of breakout. People often feel more insecure about the acne scars than the acne itself, probably because the former are harder to treat. While most of the times acne goes away at its own after teenage, acne scars rarely fade away completely.
Tips to prevent acne scars:
The best way to treat an acne scar is to prevent it from developing in the first place. Given below are some simple tips to avoid acne scars:
Keep your skin clean
Prevent acne breakouts by keeping your facial skin properly clean. Wash your face twice daily with lukewarm water and a mild soap or face wash. Also exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times every week. This will remove dead cells and prevent pores from becoming clogged – one of the most common causes of acne breakout.
Do not pick or squeeze at pimples:
If you have active acne, refrain from touching your skin, let aside picking or popping pimples. Squeezing or picking at the pimples can lead to infiltration of bacteria, resulting in infection and ultimately scarring.
Avoid going out in sun if you have acne. If necessary, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or above. Ultraviolet rays of sun can damage your skin resulting in scars and blemishes.
Tips to treat acne scars:
If you have already developed acne scars, follow these tips and see the scars fade away within a few weeks.
Try lemon on acne scars:
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and is a rich source of Vitamin C, an ingredient that helps collagen regeneration. Therefore, applying lemon juice over the acne scars will not only help treat blemishes and dark spots but will also trigger healing process. Make sure you dilute lemon juice with a few drops of water before applying it to face.
Honey and Aspirin mask:
Honey is really effective in treating both acne and acne scars. Crush 2 to 3 aspirin tablets and mix them in a few drops of water to get a thick, gritty paste. Mix aspirin paste with two tablespoons of raw honey and use this gritty mixture to gently exfoliate your facial skin for 5 minutes, focusing on the scars. After that leave the mixture on for 8 to 10 minutes and then wash it off with normal water.
If your acne scars are really giving you a tough time and are not fading away despite trying numerous home remedies and topical applications, you can always opt for a professional acne scar treatment. Consult some experienced dermatologist today and let him/her guide you about the best scar removal treatment for you. Laser Skin Care also offers numerous cosmetic procedures for acne scar removal, including Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Dermal Fillers and Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing. Fill our free online consultation form to know more about your options.