While acne seems to be the worst part of growing up, I will be the first to tell you that acne scars are much more terrible. Unlike pimples, zits, or blackheads, acne scars do not heal in a timely manner and can actually get worse over time. There are many types of acne scars, from red marks to pitting abrasions, some being easier to cure than others. The best advice I can give is to prevent the scarring so you can avoid the problem of scars altogether!
The number one rule in reducing acne scarring is to not pick at your skin. I remember constantly popping pimples due to insecurities and the need to have perfect skin. Though whitehead zits can be embarrassing and even painful at times, it is imperative that you do not pick the skin. It will definitely heal itself faster if it is not poked or picked at, so avoid touching your face and make sure to wash it very well at night and in the morning.The second
The second rule is just as important as its predecessor and it is to protect your face from the sun. Protection from the sun is crucial to prevent hyperpigmentation and future issues such as skin cancer and wrinkles. My best tip is to find a product that is lightweight, but still packs a punch and protects you from the sun. There are tons of moisturizers, foundations, and eye creams out there to shield your face from the sun’s harmful rays, and I highly recommend finding one to add to your daily routine!
My last tip is to stick to a routine and try not to stray from it. There is a certain psychology to curing skin, and keeping a sound skin care routine helps the healing process. The recommended routine is to cleanse, tone, and moisturize daily. These three steps can help ensure that dirt, oil, and makeup are not clogging pores, that your face has a balanced pH level, and that your skin is supple and moisturized. Maintaining a routine will help your skin understand the products as well as heal faster. Adding random skincare here and there can disrupt the healing process since skin could react badly and halt progression.
It seems like acne comes at the worst time in our lives; right before that important event, or right when stresses are high and you don’t need another issue added to the list. Though it can be annoying to deal with, it is even more frustrating to deal with the scars left behind. As long as you don’t pick your face, wear SPF, and stick to a routine and thereby reducing acne scarring, acne will fade away, exposing your beautiful skin!