How to treat your acne scars

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Acne Scars ?

Extracted from ASDS,  Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly.

Acne also known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It usually occurs during puberty where oil glands comes to line.

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2 types of Acne

There are two main types of acne scars:

Hypertrophic or keloid scarring. These scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface.

Atrophic or depressed scarring. These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. “Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars. 

How to treat your acne scars?

Use a cortisone cream which can helps to reduce inflammation and to calm your skin if your skin are red and swollen. Cortisone cream is easily available at any pharmacy store without any prescription.

To reduce or lighten your acne scars

Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract)

Arbutin (also called bearberry extract)

Vitamin C is another great alternative ingredients to look for in lightening creams.

Other alternative ways if still unable to get rid of your acne scars?

If acne scars still unable to fade away, you may wish to approach dermatologist for a laser treatment.  Technology like laser skin resurfacing can helps you to  even out the skin surface and increase the formation of new collagen. And collagen actually is a protein that helps to build  a protection for your skin skin. It will also helps to fill in scars.

Do and Dont’s for your Acne Scars

Do stay out and avoid the sun. Overexposure result scars to be darken and  it will even make them look more prominent.

Don’t irritate youir inflamed skin. If you Overwashing or scrubbing on your scars areas can result to  reduce skin elasticity and increase the appearance of the scars.

Don’t keep touch or squeeze your scars. Bacteria from unwashed fingers and nails increase the risk of additional cysts forming, leading to the development of a larger scars.

Don’t use vitamin E on yours  scars. You can read in our previous post on . As there is a studies showing that either had no effect or made matters worse for 90% of the patients, and 33% who put vitamin E on the skin developed a contact dermatitis.

Most importantly, bear in mind that the main key to seeing acne scars fade is patience. It will takes time


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