At AOL Massage we always encourage you to look for medical advice if your condition is severe, like the case of cystic acne, but today we bring you some tips to get rid of acne scars.
Acne scars are pretty common among people. They can vary in shape, depth, color and zone. With that, there are lots of types of acne scaring, and each of them needs a special treatment, according to what’s the nature of the scar. They can appear when there is too much collagen around a wound that is healing (like pimple in this case), and the hyperpigmentation that can occur later has to be trated differently. This is just a form of skin pigmentation (like sun damage), which occurs as a result of trauma to the skin.
The first one, and maybe the most important, wear protection! SPF 50 sunscreen is your best ally when it comes to protect the skin form hyperpigmentation. Along with it, wearing SPF gives your skin a shield against UV radiation, helping it to heal better and faster.
Some Tips to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Now, if you are more into skincare products and its components, you may know by now the existence of chemical peels and exfoliants such as salicilyc acid. Using acids in your skin is great, with meassure. Try to not use more than one type and allow your skin to breathe between treatments. You can go to the doctor or try at home.
Finally, if your scars are deeper in your skin, and you want to get rid of them fast, we recommend you procedures like collagen fillers, botox injections or laser resurfacing. All of this must be perfomed by a professional and you have to follow correctly all the instructions they give you. Taking care of our skin is also a great act of self-care and self-love.