Dealing with Acne Scars that are Left Behind

Having acne is bad enough, but when you have to deal with the scars it leaves behind, it can be extremely frustrating.

Dealing with acne scars on your skin isn’t fun, but there are ways to minimize scars and prevent new ones from forming. There are acne scar removal processes that use lasers, but you can start with less obtrusive methods first.

Get Rid of the Acne

If you don’t have acne, you won’t have acne scars. It’s that simple. Of course, if you have acne, you’d much rather not have it. If you could get rid of it that easily, you would have by now, right?

Don’t give up. Continue to try new products until you find the one that works best for you.

One thing most acne-sufferers ignore is their diet and lifestyle. What you eat and what you don’t eat has a huge impact on your skin. Your acne is caused by wacky hormones.

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, changing your diet can drastically help normalize your hormones, often getting rid of acne once and for all.

Don’t Agitate your Skin

If you have a blemish, don’t squeeze it, pop it, or pick at it. This will increase the infection and encourage scarring. Keep your hands off your face and try a product like Proactiv Solution that has benzoyl peroxide in it, or tea tree oil to treat the acne.

Also, don’t skip a moisturizer. Use a non-comodogenic moisturizer that won’t clog your pores. Hydrated skin will scar less and look better.  Take a look at coconut oil to see if you feel that may help your condition.

Minimize Scars

If you already have scars, there are ways to minimize the visibility. First of all, all scars will fade over time. Red scarring will fade to a skin color but may remain raised or pitted in the skin.

Use a product like Revitol right from the start when you first notice scarring to minimize it later on. Moisturize your skin regularly and eat a healthy diet to help heal your skin quicker and minimize scarring.

Laser Treatments for Bad Scarring

For severe scars, talk to your dermatologist. They might be able to recommend a doctor that can do some laser scar removal treatments to help minimize your scars further.

They may be able to recommend more ways to get rid of the scars you already have with other methods such as microderm abrasion treatments. Don’t live with the problem without first doing everything you can to help your skin.

About Donna M.

Donna May is an at home skin care specialist who researches and writes about skin care products, does product reviews, and likes to discover new techniques for dealing with the many different kinds of skin issues that people develop over the course of their lives.