Newsflash: Everybody gets acne and no, it doesn't define you!
Whether you're a teen who's going through puberty, in your late 20s or even an adult, acne escapes no one. There are multiple factors that can cause your skin to break out bad(ly). It may be due to raging hormones, external factors such as pollution, using a new skincare product or even periods.
Getting acne is one thing but that that constant reminder on your face that they were once there aka the scars is another story! And if are looking for different ways to remove acne scars, then we've got your back!
When it comes to various skin woes, pimples have to be the least favourite of them all as they live on our faces rent-free, they hurt and then leaves scars behind. But don't you worry as we're telling you how you can get rid of them, in five awesome ways.
Getting rid of acne scars is harder than getting rid of acne. And believe it or not, a lot of ingredients in your kitchen can help you get rid of them. Lemon juice, aloe vera, turmeric, tomato juice are excellent to remove acne scars immediately. Just make sure you mix them with other, gentler ingredients such as honey, rosewater or even in a face mask so that your skin doesn't react badly to it.
If you're looking for an instant solution for acne scars, then you should go for laser therapy. It is one of the best and effective ways to get rid of your acne scars, without any pain. Just make sure you consult a dermatologist first before going for the treatment.
Talk in detail about all kinds of things- your skincare regimen, what products can you (or not) use in your face. Ask about the side effects (if any) of the treatment, the cost and how to take care of your skin going forward.
In simple terms, a chemical peel is a popular skincare technique that is done by a certified dermatologist that helps improve skin's appearance. A cocktail of different skincare acids that will encourage cell turn over and exfoliation. It will in the literal sense, cause your skin to peel revealing new skin underneath.
Although it sounds pretty simple, it also comes with its share of cons. For eg- your skin might purge or you may get a chemical burn. It might cause your skin to be red and sensitive for a few days. Just make sure you get this procedure done under the supervision of a certified dermatologist and you'll be good.
Another way of undergoing a chemical treatment is via using a chemical exfoliant, at home! There are a lot of AHA and BHA peels that you can use on your skin (but not for more than 10 minutes) that'll do everything that a professional treatment will do. But remember, always do a patch test before going all-in with the product.
Another way to bid adieu to acne scars for good is by using creams that are specifically meant to reduce the appearance of acne scars over time. Yes, they take time but ultimately, get rid of all the scars. Look for products with ingredients like Niacinamide, Retinol and Vitamin C. They keep your skin free of blemishes, pigmentation and acne.
Micro-needling is one of the best ways to get rid of acne scars and it also gives your completion a natural boost. The process uses a roller, with thousands of tiny needles, that is rolled across your face by a certified dermatologist.
Yes, it does cause tiny wounds on your face and makes your skin heel faster and for better. The process also stimulates the growth of collagen and improves the skin's elasticity. Just make sure you are okay with a thousand needles being near your face before you decide to go through with the process.
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