How to Prevent Acne From Scarring January 07 2015, 1 Comment

By Chloe Singh

It may seem that acne scars are unavoidable, however, there are a bucket load of things you can do to help reduce the risk of seeing scars once the acne clears.

Moderate to severe acne can possibly lead to scars on your face. If you suffer from acne breakouts, then you should take small steps to prevent breakouts from scarring your skin. Although if the damage is done, you most likely have a scar on your face right? If not, count yourself lucky and if you answered yes, don’t stress about it because there are procedures that can be taken in order to prevent acne from scarring as well as removing the acne scar.

 Prevent Acne Scars

 Step 1

Washing your face everyday is crucial, wash your face twice daily. Use warm water and a mild soap or cleanser to wash your face once in the morning and night.

 Step 2

Do not touch your pimple. Do not squeeze or pick at pimples. If you have a large quantity of acne breakouts it is best not to touch the skin. Squeezing and picking a pimple plays a major role in creating a scar after the pimple disappears.

 Step 3

Avoid the sun. Lather your skin up with sunscreen if you must go out in the sun. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause severe damage to your skin and rapidly increase the appearance of acne and acne scars.

 Step 4

Try to buy topical acne medications at the drugstore. Try using topical acne treatments that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help get rid of the acne you have on your face before it causes scarring.

 Step 5

If you believe you may have severe acne please do consult a dermatologist to treat severe acne.  You may need stronger creams, or antibiotic medication to be able to beat the acne.

 Treat Acne Scars

 There are a numerous amount of treatments to cure acne scars. The following are possibilities that you may consider to help reduce the appearance of your acne scars.

 Step 1

Use lotions specifically targeted towards acne scars. Use topical drugstore lotions that contain vitamin C, glycolic acid or retinol to help reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

 Step 2

Consider microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion treatments smooth your skin and help reduce the appearance of scarring.

 Step 3

Consider chemical peels. Depending on how bad the acne scar may be there is always the chemical peeling process of the skin available. This is the process, which removes the top layer of skin from your face.  

 Step 4

Laser skin treatments are available to treat acne scarring although laser treatment is often used for severe acne scars. The laser helps aid to smooth your skins surface and helps to reduce the appearance of deep acne scars.

 Step 5

Try Banish Acne Scars.  It’s the top selling Acne Scarring Kit in the States, and it works by using a Banish Roller to roll over the scarred area creating micro wounds.  The concept is very similar to acupuncture, where the tiny wounds cause your body’s repair response to kick into action.   Your body will increase blood flow to that area and more collagen and elastic fibers will be produced to fill in pitted scars, and heal dark spots.  There is no down time like laser treatments and your face might have a bit of redness after, but it usually goes away within a few hours.