Acne breakouts are like a rite of passage for teenagers—everyone went through them, and thankfully, we outgrew them too. But though our skin problems disappear, the acne scars don’t. If they’re particularly severe, they can make us self-conscious and insecure about our appearance.
But there are ways to lighten acne scars, through daily habits and natural remedies, and even some cosmetic treatments too. Here are the options.
The best way to remove deep acne scars is to combine both natural remedies with special skin treatments.
Our skin regenerates itself by producing new skin cells and shedding old ones. We can boost this natural healing process by drinking lots of water, eating healthy, and using vitamins and minerals that are particularly beneficial for the skin. However this natural process alone cannot remove deep scars. What it can do is strengthen the skin, so that speeds up the time it takes to produce new cells, and increase the quality of the cells too.
One of the best skin vitamins is Vitamin E. It speeds up cell renewal and is crucial for healthy and glowing skin. You can take Vitamin E supplemetns and even apply apply it topically, through skincare products or Vitamin E oil. Rosehip oil, also applied on the skin, is known for its ability to remove scars, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
You can also try making a paste from rosewater and sandalwood powder. Use it as a mask and leave it on the skin overnight. Wash it off with cool water as soon as you wake up in the morning.
Your skin cell renewal is now optimized, so it’s now time to remove the layers and reveal your natural glow. There are also numerous skin treatments that help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Dermabrasion removes the outer layers, revealing clear and smooth skin underneath. It may take several treatments to see the results, and it’s important to go to a reputable skin clinic.
Newer treatments like laser skin resurfacing deliver faster and more effective results. Laser resurfacing is also less painful than dermabrasion, and less likely to irritate the skin.
Chemical skin peels can also remove acne scars. However, of all treatments, this is the most likely to cause irritation. It should be avoided b y anyone who has a history of allergies or has particularly sensitive skin. But, done under the close supervision of an experience dermatologist, chemical skin peels can be safe and effective too.
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