For all of those suffering from acne or acne scars, here is a guide to treat acne scars and repairing the damage caused to the skin by the acne.
Prevention is better than cure:
The best way to treat acne scars is to prevent them from developing in the first place. Here are some tips on how you can prevent pimple scars:
Avoid sun exposure:
Exposing active acne to the sun makes you more prone to developing permanent, visible scars, since the ultraviolet rays of the sun slow down the healing process, causing the zit to darken. Moreover, UV rays also stimulate melanocytes, leading to further skin discoloration. Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 35 or above, at least 20 minutes before going out in sun.
Don’t pick or squeeze:
Picking and squeezing pimples is the most common reason behind the appearance of permanent scars. Picking leads to skin inflammation, causing pus and bacteria to infiltrate into the wound, and the result is a deep indented scar.
Never use vitamins on active acne:
People believe applying vitamin E directly to acne and acne scars accelerates the healing process, but this is not true. The latest research has found that applying the nutrient directly onto acne scars leads to delayed healing.
Natural Remedies to Treat Acne Scars:
If you have already developed acne scars then don’t worry. There are some really effective natural remedies to help you eliminate these unsightly marks. Try these DIY home remedies and enjoy smooth, flawless skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder in enough rosewater to get a smooth paste. Apply this paste to your face at night and leave it on overnight. Wash your face the next morning as usual. Repeat this process daily until you notice a significant improvement in the appearance of scars.
Rubbing tomato slices on scars also helps heal them quickly and effectively. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and carotenes which help heal damaged tissues and promote cell regeneration. You can also apply tomato paste to your face for 10 to 15 minutes to achieve the same results.
If you have failed to get satisfactory results with home remedies, you can always seek your dermatologist’s help in this regard. There are some really effective cosmetic procedures to treat acne scars, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing, with the latter being the most effective and most demanded procedure. Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is the latest technique used for treating all sorts of scars.
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