As if acne weren’t stressful enough, some of us have to deal with post-acne scarring as well.
Luckily, there are ways to send these unpleasant reminders away and we’ve decided to give you some steps you can try for start that should work pretty well!
So, let’s start:
Cortisone is a very useful ingredient to treat red or swollen acne scars and calm your skin down. It’s easily absorbed into the skin and you don’t need a prescription for these creams!
Now this option is actually a treatment, not a product. Dermabrasion is done with a rotating brush and an instrument to peel the old layer of the skin and reveal a new one. The recovery time for your skin after this treatment is anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks.
- Vitamin E capsules
This can be an awesome and affordable way to minimize your scarring if it’s not too inflated. Get the capsule and squeeze it to your fingertips. Apply it directly to the scar or add it to your night cream and it should do wonders.
- DIY remedies
Some ingredients you have at home can also serve as great relief options for acne scarring! Lemon juice is an alpha-hydroxy acid and is used to fade scars; try dabbing lemon juice over your scars with a cotton pad and let it dry. If your skin is sensitive, dilute the juice with water. Most importantly, avoid direct sunlight after using this remedy, since lemon makes your skin sensitive to sun rays.
If you’re not a fan of lemon, try finding some remedies with other household items, such as baking soda, honey or aloe vera.
We know acne is a sensitive topic and acne scars are too! But all of us should share both positive and negative experiences with these skin issues so we could help each other find solutions that work! These are just a couple of ideas – share yours with us and spread the word that acne scars don’t have to be permanent!