Acne scars can be one of the most frustrating skin problems; it takes patience to treat acne marks. This post will discuss 3 tips for reducing acne scars:
Preventing Future Pimples
It should go without saying that the best way to fight future acne scars is to not get zits in the first place … But that’s really annoying advice, because it’s unfair to think that a pimple won’t ever crop up, despite your best efforts.
First, a primer on what causes acne scars. Many acne scars are the result of picking pimples (and not a punishment for bad behavior in a past life). Whitney Johnson, Global Education Developer at The International Dermal Institute, says that popping zits and picking at your skin are guaranteed ways to get acne scars. Source: TotalBeauty
Using Natural Remedies
– Lemon juice has natural skin bleaching properties, and can help to effectively lighten your acne scars. Simply combine equal parts lemon juice and water and apply this liquid directly onto your scars, avoiding the surrounding skin. Wash off the lemon juice after 15 to 25 minutes or you could put the lemon juice on overnight as a mask.
– Baking soda can be used to exfoliate the skin and minimize the appearance of acne scars. All you need to do is mix one teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of water to form a liquid paste.
– Honey is a great natural solution for clearing up pimples and reducing the red marks they leave behind. This is because honey contains antibacterial properties and helps to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
– Experiment with aloe vera. The sap of the aloe vera plant is a soothing natural substance which can be used to relieve many ailments, from burns to wounds to acne scars.
– Ice is an extremely simple home remedy which can help to fade acne scars by soothing the inflamed skin and reducing redness.
– Apple cider vinegar helps manage the pH of your skin, improving its appearance over time and helping to reduce the appearance of red marks and scars. Source: wikiHow
Seeking Professional Help
You may resort to professional help to reduce severe acne scars or if you’ve tried less aggressive methods without success. Certain treatments require a licensed health professional like a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, and others may be performed by a trained professional like an aesthetician.
Collagen or fatty tissue injections make acne scars less visible. This procedure is a temporary fix, so you’ll have to get it redone every so often. Certain types of acne scars respond well to massage
Dermabrasion is usually reserved for more severe acne scars. It involves using a special brush to polish the affected areas. Dermabrasion removes most surface scars, and reduces scars below. A newer and less intense version of skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion involves a small device that blows crystals onto the skin, dusting off cells on the top layer of the skin, then using suction to vacuum up the sanded off particles.
Laser and light-based therapies zap certain areas and layers of skin tissue. When these wounds heal, the new skin appears minus the acne scars. Laser treatments require the patient to the office for repeated treatments. Source: Health.HowStuffWorks
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