It is bad enough that many of us are plagued by acne, it is extremely irritating when it starts to leave scars behind! After all, scars take forever to fade making you want to put a paper bag on your head when ever you have to leave the house.
Ever heard of the phrase prevention is better than cure? Here are ways you can reduce the chance of getting scars after pimples.
Resist picking and touching that pimple! Leave it alone, seriously. Yes, it’s very tempting to pick on a zit especially when its the size of a crater. But before you do think about where your fingers have been, all the dirt it has accumulated through out the day. Now imagine all those germs on your pimple irritating it, not a pretty picture is it?
Don’t forget to wear sunscreen. By going outside without protection you expose yourself
to melanocytes (This is what causes tanning). Which can cause dark spots. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF if you want adequate protection. It goes without saying to avoid tanning beds as well.
You might of course take all the precautions in the world and still end up with a scar. Given enough time these scars will fade on its own. But who wants to suffer months of waiting, right? What is needed is something that will speed up the healing process. Below are some great suggestions to try out.
Use oil to fade scars
Believe it or not but there are some oils that will not only fade your scars but also prevent further break outs.
Tea tree oil
Why is it effective? It is antiseptic. It not only reduces scars and blemishes it also prevents acne.
How to use? Mix equal amount of waster and tea tree oil. Apply only to the affected area.
Why is it effective? This is extremely beneficial. Because of its antibacterial and anti fungal properties it helps to heal wounds and even prevents scarring.
How to use? Just apply it on the affected area before bed.
Rose hip oil
Why is it effective? Its full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. It not only fades scars but it has many other benefits as well.
How to use? Massage 2-3 drops of this oil every night before bed.
Apart from oils you can use plenty of other home remedies to reduce scars.
Why is it effective? This is an amazing herb. It sooths your skin and regenerates damaged tissues. Try to use fresh gel straight from the leaf. But if you are in a pinch you can buy aloe gel from pharmacies, make sure that it doesn’t have too many preservatives.
How to use? Before bed apply aloe gel on your face. Wash it off in the morning.
Why is it effective? Potato has bleaching properties.
How to use? Rub a slice of potato all over your face for five minutes. Wait for 30 minutes and wash your face.
Why is it effective? It can repair skin damage
on the cellular level thus effectively reducing the appearance of scars.
How to use? take out the pulp of a ripe red tomato and apply it on your face. Wash after 30 minutes. Repeat till your scars fade.
Have you ever tried out these remedies? If not give it a go, the results might surprise you (A good surprise, of course).