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How To Get Rid of Acne Scars

 

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You can keep your face clear of acne scars with a variety of techniques ranging from professional dermabrasion to simple home remedies ...

What's worse than acne? That would be the scars and pock marks that acne can leave behind as unwanted reminders!

You don't have to live with acne scars. Of course, each case is different requiring either a single or a combination of treatments to affect a cure.

While it's easier to rid your face of mild or moderate scarring with home remedies, more severe cases may require more extensive treatment by a qualified dermatologist or costmetic surgeon.

Just up ahead, discover the most common remedies for acne scars with more detailed information on over the counter ointments, homemade cures and folk remedies, as well as professional treatments for more visible marks and scars:

1. A & D ointment with zinc, available over the counter in most US drug stores, is sometimes recommended for healing any type of minor-to-moderate skin scarring. Use a light coating of ointment over pock marks every day for several weeks and you should see the scars disappear.

2. Triple antibiotic ointment, another over the counter treatment, has also been been shown to aid healing and fade small scars over time.

3. For large areas of acne scarring, consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss available options such as a chemical peel, laser resurfacing, or dermabrasion.

Of the three, a chemical peel is probably the mildest treatment while laser resurfacing and dermabrasion are usually used in more extreme acne scarring cases.

4. Natural cures for light acne scars include daily applications of aloe, Vitamin E, or lemon juice (the latter used a natural chemical or acid peel).

5. Recommended home remedies include gentle baking soda rubs (a natural dermabrasion technique).

Also try a homemade facial made with oatmeal, yogurt and a few drops of lemon juice to aid healing. Apply for 15 minutes and wash off. Apply the oatmeal mask daily until acne scars begin to disappear.

For a quick though temporary treatment, try rubbing an ice cube on scars to help relieve swelling and inflammation and tighten pores.

Helpful Hints :

A nutritious diet high in zinc, Vitamin E, C and other antioxidants can also help in healing scars and acne marks.

Stop acne scarring at its source - don't pop or pick! For the proper way to pop a pimple and to avoid scarring and infection also see How to get rid of acne.

Materials List :

A & D Ointment with zinc, triple antibiotic ointment, vitamin E, C and zinc supplements, oatmeal, yogurt, lemon juice, baking soda, or consult with a qualified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon for extreme cases of acne scarring.

Submitted By :

Joan Abru

 

More about getting rid of acne scars around the Web:

Treatment of Acne Scars

Home Remedies for Acne Scars

 

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