What Are Acne Scars?
Acne scars are formed by inflamed blemishes that are caused by skin pores that are engorged with excess dead skin cells, oils and bacteria. The hair follicles swell and then breaks. Minor acne scars are easy and quick to heal. Acne scars are not pleasant on the skin hence they make the person feel uncomfortable. Acne scars are caused by different things which include; excess collagen on the body, loss of tissue and inflammation of the skin.
Acne scars can be removed or treated in different ways.
- Use of natural remedies.
- a) Use of lemon juice.
Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties that help to remove acne scars very effectively. Squeeze lemon juice and mix with water. Apply the solution on the area with the scars and let it settle for fifteen minutes.
Wash your skin gently and apply a moisturizer.
Repeat the procedure for a few days.
- b) Use of honey.
Honey is a natural remedy for pimples and acne scars. Honey contains antibacterial properties that helps in soothing the skin reducing any inflammation.
Apply fresh honey on the scarred area and let it settle for fifteen minutes and then rinse it off.
This procedure is recommendable for people with sensitive skin.
- c) Use of aloe vera.
Aloe vera is a plant that contains a sap that is used to soothe and treat many ailments. Aloe vera rejuvenates and moisturizes the skin hence discouraging development of acne scars. Use the sap of a broken aloe vera leaf on your skin. Apply it gently and you may or not wash it off.
For very intense scarring, add a drop of tea tree oil in the sap before applying.
- Use of medical creams and treatments.
- a) Use of cortisone cream.
This cream is used at the beginning of treatment. It reduces inflammation of the skin promoting healing. Go to your doctor and let him or her determine the right cortisone cream for your skin.
Always follow the instructions on the label.
- b) Use of glycolic acid treatments.
Glycolic acid is found in various skin care products such as scrubs and ointments. This acid helps in shedding of dead skin layers and develop a hyper-pigmented skin to the surface.
- c) Laser treatments.
If the acne scars don’t disappear after a few months, its recommendable you get a laser treatment.
Laser treatment is done to stimulate collagen production or vaporize any scarring on the face.
- Care for your skin all the time.
Use gentle skin care products.
Do not use products that are irritating to your skin. Use moisturisers, make-up removers and scrubs to soothe your skin.
Avoid hot water when cleaning your face and always use soft fabrics when cleaning your face.
- c) Take plenty of water.
Take healthy foods and a lot water of water to protect your skin. Water helps in keeping toxins away from the body and keep the skin firm and healthy.
Healthy skin means good health and comfort. Always take care of your skin to promote your physical appearance.