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Five Tips for Reducing Acne Scars Effectively

Updated on May 24, 2014

We all don’t like having acne outbreaks, who does right? But what worse than having an outbreak is the acne scars that it leaves you. And some acne scar removal treatments are quite expensive and acne scars might reappear overtime. Since we don’t want this to happen to you, we have prepared five tips on how you can reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Wash your face regularly

Ideally, you should wash your face once every morning and evening. This will help you remove all impurities like oil and dead skin cells that could have built up overnight. And washing your face in the evening will help you remove all the bacteria, dirt and oil that you may have gotten from your day activities. Use a mild facial cleanser to clean the face and a clean face towel to dry it off. There are a lot of facial cleansers available in the market and they differ depending on the skin needs. Make sure to identify your correct skin type so that you can find what products best works for you. And also, the brand and price should be taken into consideration to ensure product effectivity. It may need some patience to find what best suits your skin.

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Moisturize daily

After washing, make sure that you give your skin a replenishment it deserves. Hydration is very important for skin care. The kind of moisturizer you use must also depend on the skin type that you have. Heavy and oil-based moisturizers may clog your pores and lead to more break outs. So, if you have an oily skin, opt for gel-based moisturizer.

Exfoliate and use face masks once or twice weekly

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, and through that acne scar appearance will be reduced. You can opt for facial scrubs that can be purchased over the counter or you can use various natural ingredients to make as your facial scrub. Try baking soda to scrub off dead skin cells or instant coffee for facial masks alternatives.

Eat healthy foods

Nothing beats the benefits of healthy nutrition. It is very important that what you eat will not contribute to more acne breakouts. Go for foods like fatty fishes, nuts, avocado, artichoke, brown rice, red grapes, garlic, and broccoli. Take your Vitamin C seriously as this also helps in erasing acne scars. To add up to this, a regular exercise will definitely help you release toxins from your body which means a healthier you, which equates to a healthier skin!

Visit your dermatologist

If you notice that the regular cleansing, moisturizing, and pampering of your skin didn’t do much on reducing acne scars, visiting your skin doctor is your best resort. They may give you a stronger form of cream or cleansers that will best suit your skin type, acne type, and scarring severity. Or better, you may be advised to undergo skin treatment like dermabrasion or laser treatment.

Aside from the main tips given, we also have few extras that you may want to take note of. Avoid habits that can contribute to skin damage like touching your face, popping pimples, and too much exposure to sun without protection. Changing pillowcases and regular washing of make-up brushes are also a must.

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