Acne breakouts are a common problem for everyone of any age or gender. Breakouts not only include symptoms such as inflamed skin and red pimples and blemishes, as well as damage to self-esteem, but can also leave long-lasting scars and discolouration. Often these scars are a telltale sign that somebody has had a long battle with acne breakouts, with many wondering whether their skin will ever give them a break and heal properly. Luckily, there are many ways to not only prevent acne scarring, but also reduce and remove acne scars to leave your face looking bright and blemish-free once again.
As with many things in life, it’s generally easier to take proactive measures than it is to fix something after the damage has been done. One of the most effective measures to take to prevent acne scars is to practice proper hygiene and avoid touching your face – cleaning your face twice daily and applying any necessary treatments or skincare products should be the only time you spend touching your face throughout the day. Popping, picking, poking, and prodding your acne can lead to further irritation of your skin, often leaving redness, dark spots and acne craters that can prove difficult to remove later.
Another great way to prevent acne scarring is to apply sunscreen with adequate UV protection to your face anytime you plan on leaving home – even when it isn’t bright and beautiful outside. Sunscreen will help to better shield your face from the harsh UV rays of the sun, which can exacerbate existing scars and irritate acne and cause inflammation. Other proactive measures to take in order to prevent acne scarring includes applying over-the-counter spot treatments to problem areas, avoiding swelling, and minimizing redness during breakouts.
If you’ve had major acne breakouts that have left scars, there’s a good chance that you’ve already tried a multitude of options to reduce or remove long-lasting redness, dark spots, or scarring. There are a number of vitamins and nutrients that may be beneficial to the treatment of scarring left by recurring acne breakouts – the most popular one being vitamin C, which promotes healthy skin and is essential to the production of collagen, which gives your skin the elasticity and strength it needs to heal quickly and effectively.
Other options may include vitamin E, which helps to regulate and influence vitamin A within your body, and zinc, which may hold anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce redness and irritation and reduce the appearance of scars left from an outbreak. If you’re concerned that you aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients needed for your skin to heal effectively, nutritional supplements such as LQ’s Advanced Skin Care liquid health supplement can ensure that your skin is getting the care it needs to heal properly.
There are some things that over-the-counter spot treatments and vitamins and nutrients can’t fix. Serious cases of acne scarring should be discussed with a licensed dermatologist, as they will be better able to assess the damage and prescribe specialized treatments. These treatments range from steroid injections, which can eliminate raised scars, to laser therapy, which reduces redness and remodels collagen, and dermal fillers, which are used to elevate depressions or craters caused by acne.
Acne scars can leave your face covered in depressions, redness, dark spots, and wreak havoc on your self-esteem. By taking proactive measures like wearing sunscreen, cleaning and treating your face twice daily, and not touching your face, you will be able to prevent acne scars. If the damage has already been done by recurring acne breakouts, ensuring that you are getting the proper nutrients and consulting with your dermatologist will help you get rid of your acne scars.
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