Finding the right acne scar treatment can take some time and patience, as not everyone responds to the same methods. The severity of your scarring, and the type of scars that have developed, will determine which method of treatment is best for you. No matter what kind of treatment you end up choosing, it’s a good idea to get a professional opinion if you have any significant scarring. The most effective treatment techniques available today for acne scarring will be the main point of this article.
In order to protect yourself from creating new acne scars, or making any you may already have become more damaged, you have to make sure you limit the amount of time you spend in the sun. When you expose yourself to the UV rays of the sun, especially without a hat or sunscreen, your skin can become damaged. What will happen? Your scars may get worse and, if you are in the middle of an acne outbreak, the pimples could get infected. People sometimes believe the sun is good for acne, but this isn’t the case, especially if you’re not wearing sunscreen. Tanning beds are just as guilty, and can also damage or irritate areas of your skin that are vulnerable to acne outbreaks. It’s not necessary to stay out of the sun entirely. Just make sure to use a high-quality sunscreen and wear a hat so you protect the vulnerable areas of your skin that tend to get acne.
For centuries, people have used facial masks to take care of their skin. Many people use facial masks to keep their skin toned and young looking, but they have also proved effective in helping to heal acne scarring. Homemade facial masks are easy to prepare and there are an abundance of recipes online. A very popular ingredient for facial masks is Bentonite Clay. You can buy this product online and in health food stores. Sometimes even pharmacies will carry it. Bentonite Clay pleasantly tingles your skin when you put it on. It has been used to effectively treat acne scarring, and to stop a new outbreak of acne in its tracks. Oatmeal facial masks are one of the standbys that women, especially, have used for years to improve the look of their skin. It has also been show to help heal acne scars. Make a powder of the oatmeal and mix it with real Rose Water – a by-product of the distillation of the essential oil of roses – that also has healing properties. Apply this paste to your face.
It’s not hard to find other natural treatments to help you reduce or remove your acne scars. Are you familiar with the Aloe Vera plant? It is a cactus that has a healing gel inside its leaves. You can buy this gel, or the juice, at discount stores and pharmacies. If you don’t buy an actual plant, buy the pure gel or juice that has no other additives. Don’t simply use another product that has a little bit of Aloe Vera in its ingredient list. If you have any fresh lemons in your house, it can be used to help heal acne scars. You simply apply the lemon juice to your acne scars and leave it there for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this in the morning and at night. You can use Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) to help heal your acne scars as well as an active acne outbreak. This is a very effective natural healing product that has many uses.
It’s really not the end of the world if you have acne scars, even though it can be extremely frustrating. Once you know which type of scarring you have, you will be better able to determine the best treatment method for yourself out of the many options available. With all the different options, you could get confused. The best advice on how to deal with your acne will come from your doctor or dermatologist. If you believe you will never rid yourself of acne scars, that couldn’t be further from the truth.