Acne scars: How to treat them.
Acne scars. We all get them at some point in time and knowing how to get rid of them can be challenging, but not anymore. Below are some ingredients to look for in your skincare products that help clear up acne scars.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are found in products made to treat acne since they help to remove dead skin and prevent clogged pores. AHAs can also help make acne scars appear less noticeable. The mild acid exfoliates the outer layer of the skin to help remove discoloration and rough skin.
A small study conducted in 2010 found that dermatologist performed lactic acid peels done once every two weeks for three months improved the texture, appearance, and pigmentation of the skin and lightened acne scars.
Topical retinoids are another acne treatment with scar smoothing benefits. In addition to speeding up your cell regeneration and improving your skin's texture, retinoids can also help reduce discoloration and make scars less noticeable. Always wear sunscreen daily when using anything that contains retinoids.
Salicylic acid clears pores, reduces swelling and redness, and exfoliates the skin when applied topically. It's considered to be one of the best treatments for acne scars.
It's vital to wear sunscreen everyday over scars. Sun exposure can darken scars or make them more noticeable.