Prone to scarring after an acne blemish shows up on your cheek, forehead, or chin? Hands off! Don’t pick, squeeze, or pop it! Read on for Kristals Cosmetics experts’ recommended products, treatments, and other strategies aimed at minimizing scarring instead.
One secret beauty experts and dermatologists alike know: Often, acne scarring is mostly skin discoloration and not actual pitting of the skin – which means products aimed at reducing uneven skin tone and dark spots may be all you need to restore your skin’s smooth, even look.
Kristals Cosmetics Tips: How to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Look for gels, sprays, pads, and light creams containing these active ingredients formulated for scar-prone, blemished skin:
- Hydroquinone or vitamin C to reduce discolorations
- Glycolic acid for gentle peeling action
- Niacinamide to discourage inflammation
- Scar-diminishing peptides
It’s also a great idea to investigate products that directly target scarring with mixes of proprietary ingredients. You may have to try more than one to discover the most effective product for your skin.
An oil-free, clog-free, SPF product
We know, it’s scary putting sunscreen products on breakout-prone skin. Choose one that’s “non-comedogenic” (won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts), oil-free, and designed for acne-prone skin to avoid this unwanted side effect. Wearing an SPF sunscreen or an SPF foundation protects against all-round skin aging and weakening. It also keeps blemishes from darkening – which can make scarring more evident.
Try an “acne patch”
Use these little stickers at home and overnight to deliver ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil that help unclog pores and soothe inflammation. With a sticker in place, you’re less likely to pick or squeeze – big reasons blemishes leave scars behind.
Ask about dermabrasion for stubborn scars. A dermatologist can use dermabrasion to “sand” away top skin layers, whisking scars with it. It’s most suitable for people with light skin, as it could lead to discoloration in darker skin. Microdermabrasion, appropriate for all skin types, can help with mild scarring in some cases.
Kitchen cures may help tighten and lighten skin afflicted with acne scarring and discolorations. Options include:
- Lemon juice, which can lighten skin
- An egg-white masque, which can temporarily tighten skin
- Aloe vera juice, from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, which may soothe inflamed skin
Minimize the appearance of scars
Products that use silicone gels or sheets can, over time, make a scar look smaller by encouraging the growth of skin-firming collagen. Temporary dermal fillers use skin-toned silicone to cover up prominent scars when you want your skin to look perfect for the day. Like foundation or concealer, you remove it at night.
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