Acne scars are among the most frustrating, and embarrassing, skin problems. There are several different types of scars, from slight discoloration to deep scarring. Depending on whether it's a newer or older scar, you have to treat them differently. Here I want to share some advice on getting rid of those marks once and for all.
The first and most important thing anyone can do, is prevent. Prevent, prevent, prevent. It's much easier to keep ailments away than to treat them. Start with a good skincare routine, use exfoliating wash at least once per day, a glycolic serum and a SPF in the morning is always a must, in the pm use a glycolic or retinol, avoid picking and popping or causing any trauma to the skin. Always use spf, even when you think you don't need it. All of these will help in avoiding acne scars.
If you have any fresh scars, you want to treat the inflammation right away. Anything that boosts the production of collagen in the skin will help to prevent new scars from becoming old ones. Thickening the skin helps to make the scars less noticeable.
If you have those pink or red marks, salicylic acid will help to reduce redness, brighten skin and produce cell turnover. Plus, it'll reduce breakouts altogether.
Vitamin C is also another good ingredient to any of your skincare products to help skin repair and brightness. This will lighten scars with consistent use.
You also can use a Derma Roller to help with scars, it's a hand held roller with lots of little needles. These needles penetrate the skin leaving little microscopic channels that you can deliver product deeper in the skin. This is how you cause trauma to the skin, it tricks your skin into regeneration. It increases your skins thickness by 8% making it the ideal anti-aging skin care solution. Also roller stimulates natural production of collagen lifts and maximizes the skins recovery abilities by reducing wrinkles and pigmentation and improving skin tone. You only need to roll for about 15 minutes once a week. A roller that is .25 is great for home care. Any bigger you want to be with a licensed professional. Do not go larger then .25. Make sure your roller is sterile, has CE written on the box, has at least 540 needles.
Again always remember spf!! This will always help to prevent your spots from getting darker and more stubborn. Any questions or comments please feel free to ask! Do you have a certain beauty tip that you can't live without? Please feel free to share! Inspire, Share, and Enducate!!
Love and light,