How To Reduce Pimple and Acne Scars
Picture this: You’ve dedicated time and energy (and yes, money) to stop those nasty pimples and acnes from plaguing your skin. You’ve tried so many skincare products designed to combat acne, undergone dermatological procedures and tweaked your diet to reclaim the even, bright and clear complexion you once had. Finally, all your efforts paid off – all the zits are gone! You don’t have to deal with the inflammation brought by the redness, swelling and pain caused by those nasty pimples and acne.
As if the zits on your face, neck, chest and other parts of your body aren’t annoying enough, these irritating skin problems can also leave you scars after they all cleared out. These dark pigmented scars can affect your overall appearance in the most bothersome way possible.
Perhaps, the question you now have in mind is if there’s any way that pimple and acne scars can go completely away. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, scars don’t fully disappear. When our body heals broken skin, the collagen fibers that it creates repair the damaged tissue which consequently results in scarring. The good news is that most skincare brands are offering products that diminish the appearance of zit marks in no time. You can also go under the knife or laser treatments to drastically reduce the appearance of your scars but if you don’t want to do that, there are less-invasive and natural options are available.
Look for spot-on treatments containing glycolic and salicylic acids. These ingredients can decrease the size and lighten the color of the scars to the point that they are no longer as obvious as they were before. Some pimple and acne scars can be very itchy and irritating during their early development so topical creams with corticosteroids or antihistamines which can counter these uncomfortable effects.
Serums with Retin-A works wonders in banishing the dark discolorations left behind by pimples and acnes. Regular use of this new cult product of the skincare industry will brighten up your complexion. Teat tree oil-based moisturizers also lighten up facial scars to blend with the natural skin color. Facial masks infused with vitamin C targets dark pigmentation on the skin resulting to a more even complexion.
Did you know that you can also use cane vinegar or apple cider vinegar to diminish the appearance of pimples? Wet a cotton ball with vinegar and dab on your face or affected areas. Let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing with a gentle facial wash and warm water. Vinegar acts like a chemical peel that removes the topmost layer of the skin revealing new ones. You can also employ the same method with fresh lemon juice for it also provides natural peeling action accompanied with lightening benefits to make pimple and acne scars less noticeable.
Do you know any tips or tricks on how to reduce the look of pimple and acne scars? Do share your thoughts!