As if suffering from acne isn’t hard enough, we also run the risk of developing acne scars. These three simple techniques can help to prevent and reduce the appearance of those dreadful resulting imperfections.
1. Exfoliate. I probably sound like a broken record, but exfoliating is an extremely important, and often skipped step in skin care. Exfoliating removes dead skin and dirt that cleansers often miss. Skipping this step leads to more constant breakouts and ultimately, a higher risk for scars. I personally recommend a Clarisonic. If your scars are painful, you may want to stick to a sensitive brush head.
2. Facials. The only way to benefit from facials is to get the regularly! After an intense week of workouts, treat yourself to a facial instead of rewarding yourself with dinner at a nice restaurant. You’ll be giving yourself positive for your hard work instead of reverting yourself back to where you started. If you don’t want to splurge at the spa, you can use an at home spa kit to achieve the same result. Facialists do have access to more tools, but there is a lot that we can achieve in the comfort of our own home. Or, you can switch off between at home facials, and spa facials to save your wallet.
3. Masks. Skin masks can help to heal acne scars. Look for a mask rich in Kojic acid. This ingredient helps to even the skin color and treat hyperpigmentation.
Getting rid of pimples is only part of attaining clear skin for someone who has acne. Often times, the blemishes leave behind a very unwelcome memory with a scar. The discolorations or skin texture indentations can sometimes be harder to get rid of than the preceding blemish. It can be weeks before they fade. Very deep acne scars normally require fillers or surgical removal such as punch grafting. To get rid of acne scars that have a more subtle presence:
Prevent the Cause of the Problem: Start combating your acne scars by fighting acne. That way, you won’t just be going in circles and can stop the problem before it starts. Some of our favorite acne skin products are DDF Acne Scrub or the Murad Clarifying Cleanser and Toner.