Most of us suffer from acne and zits during our turbulent teen years. While the pimples clear up eventually, the scars they leave behind are usually harder to get rid of. These acne scars and dark marks can leave your skin looking blemished and dull. However, it is not impossible to get rid of them. Here are a few things you should know and do in order to speed up the process of clearing up acne scars.
Know the difference between acne marks and acne scars
In order to treat lingering acne scars, it is important to first know the difference between acne marks and acne scars. Acne marks are dark or pinkish marks on the skin left behind as a result of inflammation. These marks are not raised, which means there is no permanent damage to the collagen underneath. Acne marks are smooth to touch and fade with time.
Acne scars, on the other hand, show themselves as discoloured and indented skin. They are formed when damage to the skin leads to abnormal collagen production. Acne scars are of three types:
- Hypertrophic scars are raised and appear as bumps on the skin.
- Keloid scars are caused by excess of collagen during healing and present themselves as ridges on the skin.
- Atrophic scars are depressions on the skin instead of raised bumps.
Now, let us look at some ways of fading and treating acne scars and speeding up the process of lightening acne marks:
Aloe vera gel
Perhaps the best way to treat acne scars is with aloe vera gel. Gel from the aloe vera plant is well-known for its healing properties and is choc-a-bloc full of vitamins. It is also gentle on the skin, and therefore can be applied directly on the affected area. Moreover, aloe vera gel has moisturising properties to leave your skin looking soft and radiant. Regular application of this gel will result is the filling up of scars over time.
We recommend WOW Skin Science Aloe Vera Gel that has been hygienically extracted and carefully packaged to retain natural healing and rejuvenating goodness of the aloe vera plant.
This multipurpose gel can be applied topically to fade acne scars. It will also moisturize the skin to remove dryness, boost collagen production for anti-aging effects, keep the pores tight to reduce acne and soothe inflammations.
Another natural product that has been proven to be beneficial in fighting scars is coconut oil. The lauric, caprylic and capric acid found in coconut oil fade acne scars to give you smooth and radiant skin. This natural moisturiser is also an excellent way to keep your skin nourished and healthy. Use coconut oil directly on acne scars and marks to fade them and get an even skin tone effortlessly.
If nothing is working for you, why not try a powerful mix of all things healing and therapeutic? A good scar cream will combine the best of all natural products to fade your marks over time while keeping your skin moisturised and supple. If you are going in for an over-the-counter scar removal cream, make sure it is free of harmful parabens, chemicals or mineral oils that can irritate your skin further.
WOW Skin Science Stretch Marks And Scars Lightening Cream is an excellent choice for people who want to fade acne scars and pigmentation. Powered with Argan Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin B3, B5, C & E, and many more bioactive known for skin repair, this cream will ensure that your scars lighten over time. Totally free of harmful parabens or mineral oils, it can be applied safely on all body parts.
Finally, remember that prevention is always better than cure. If you have acne-prone skin, take steps to treat the pimples before they lead to scars that are more difficult to get rid of.
The WOW Skin Science Acne Deep Impact Treatment Kit is a unique 3-step spot therapy action to treat acne. It comes with a Foaming Cleanser, Exfoliating Gel and Hydrating Serum that work together to help clear up the acne, soothe the redness, balance the skin oils, fade out the spots and fill up the scars.