How to Get Rid of Acne Scars for Good
With the right acne scar treatments and expert tips, you can finally forget your breakout-ridden past
Good for:Preventing scarring
It should go without saying that the best way to fight future acne scars is to not get zits in the first place ... But that's really annoying advice, because it's unfair to think that a pimple won't ever crop up, despite your best efforts.
First, a primer on what causes acne scars. Many acne scars are the result of picking pimples (and not a punishment for bad behavior in a past life). Whitney Johnson, Global Education Developer at The International Dermal Institute, says that popping zits and picking at your skin are guaranteed ways to get acne scars.
Instead of messing with a zit, apply a spot treatment that contains salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or sulfur. These ingredients will help to diminish the zit faster, giving you less time to even think about popping it.
We recommend: Kate Somerville DermalQuench Clear, $58, has micro-encapsulated salicylic acid that distributes throughout the day, along with hyaluronic acid to keep skin moisturized, so you don't wind up with flaky, irritated skin. If you're on a budget, try Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment, $7.38. This fast-responding lotion is a TotalBeauty.com Award Winner.
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