How To Reduce Acne Scars

How To Reduce Acne Scars

Learn how to reduce acne scars with these tips

Many people are left with acne scars as a result of previous breakouts, but fortunately there are many ways that you can reduce acne scars. Of course the most important method is to prevent future pimples from occurring, so be sure to establish a regular skincare regimen that consist of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. You should also exfoliate skin at least twice a week in order to get rid of surface debris and dead skin cells that tend to accumulate in the pores, causing breakouts. Read 9 Best Face Scrubs for a list of great facial exfoliators and scrubs that will help further reduce acne scars. You may also want to visit your dermatologist to get a prescription for an oral antibiotic that will help kill acne causing bacteria and clear up your skin more quickly.

Wearing sunscreen daily is important for decreasing the severity of acne scars as well because it will keep them from getting darker, which only makes them more noticeable. Regular sun exposure increases the amount of melanin and pigment in your skin, which has the same effect on acne scars as well. You may also want to get a monthly chemical peel to get rid of the surface layer of skin, revealing fresher and unscarred skin below. You can also look into a variety of laser treatments which will do everything from remove damaged skin to stimulating the growth of new collagen in your skin. Check out Clear Skin 101: Get Rid Of Acne Scars for a list of the right treatments and expert tips that will help reduce acne scars and give you the perfect complexion you have always dreamed of.

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Doxycycline has clear up my acne completely. Now I have to dot this skin lightening cream the derm gave me on each scar. Time consuming and frustrating but hopefully it will be worth it all in the end!

by EricaF123 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 12:04PM Report as inappropriate

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