Acne itself seems unfair, striking those who would otherwise be very attractive, and lowering their self esteem to a point where they may not want to leave their house. In fact, many sufferers find that a good portion of their lives (their nights and mornings, weekends and time alone) is spent struggling to rectify this irritable condition.
Even worse yet, after acne is gone, the scars left behind can make you absolutely miserable. How can these scars be deal with …? Assess your skin situation. Do you:
-Have Sensitive Skin …?
-Are the scars from Inflammatory, Cystic, or Comedonal Acne …?
-Are your scars ice pick scars, or post-acne hyperpigmentation …?
Once you know this, it's time to begin a regimen.
Firstly, for those who have hyperpigmented scars, Salicylic Acid is very effective. Using Salicylic Acid twice a day (in the morning and at night), speeds up the shedding of the skin, and lessens inflammation. Old scars will take a while to lighten, but newer scars will improve pretty quickly. Be sure to test on a small area and see how your skin tolerates it. Salicylic Acid comes in amounts of% 5 to 2% in OTC cleansers, just make sure to pick one for your skin type.
Secondly, those pink scars left after scabbing. Those are the worse kind, right …? For people of darker skin tones, pink scars can be so hideous you may want to stay inside until they are all healed. Which brings me to a very important rule for OPPs (Obsessive Pimple Poppers): DO NOT MESS WITH YOUR PIMPLES! If you have to, adopt the "Do not Look, Do not Touch" Policy, meaning do not look at your face or at least in extreme angles that make the light accentuate all your flaws. Also do not make facial expressions that are unflattering, as well.
Finally, for Ice Pick scars, make sure to use hydroxy acids that will rebuild skin. Work out a healthy balance of removing scar tissue and rebuilding impaired tissue. And do not worry, your skin may look worse sometimes, and that is because the "scars", which are infected tissue, slowly surface as old skin is shed.
Have patience, your scars will fade in time!