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Acne Scar Treatment

There are many different ways to combat acne scarring with acne scar treatment. Acne is common among teenagers and is considered an expected part of puberty, but can become a nuisance in adulthood as well. Some adults never experienced acne as a teen, but have been known to get it later in life instead. Everyone is different and there is no proper way to plan for it.


There are a few things that you can do in your everyday life that will help lessen the effects of acne. Here is a list of things that will undoubtedly help:


Drinking Lots of Water
Drinking lots of water helps your body remove unneeded toxins. The water flushes them from your system. Drinking plenty of water also hydrates your skin lessening to look of wrinkles.


Washing your Face Daily
Washing your face twice a day will help you get rid of dirt that can seep into your skin. Washing your face once in the morning with a light soap or face wash is good and then using something a bit heavier at night to get rid of all the dirt from throughout the day. A toner works great as well, but make sure you moisturize after every face wash. If you dry out your skin it may produce more oil than necessary. So by adding a moisturizer it evens out your skin. Men should shave regularly as well. Shaving helps exfoliate some of your skin riding it of dead skin cells and repairing your skin.


Exercising Regularly
When you exercise regularly you help reduce the stressors in your body and combat depression and other negative effects. Make sure to wear clothes that are breathable, you do not want to trap any body moisture near your body. This may cause breakouts elsewhere on your body.


Think Twice About your Cosmetics
When you wear makeup or place anything else on your skin you want to be sure that it is not contributing to the problem. It is good to do some research and look for items that are oil-free, noncomedogenic, hyper-allergenic, and are all natural.  Not paying attention to what you are putting on your skin may be causing much of the harm. Also, trying to wear as little make up may help as well. Try weaning yourself of heavy concealers, it may take a week or two for your skin to adjust, but it might just be what your body needed.


Eating a Healthy Diet
A diet high in refined sugar can lead to a messy breakout. Limiting the amount of sugars you put in your body may help. Also, taking your vitamins everyday will help your skin too.

Good vitamins to ingest include:

  • Vitamin A
  • Retinol
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • L-Carnitine
  • Zinc

Limit your Stress
We know that stress can have a large effect on your body. Limiting or combating those stressors is a good way to keep your body healthy. Stressors can include external ones such as items you place on your skin including make up, sunscreen and even touching your face. Internal stressors can include emotional distress such as anxiety and depression. Try to take time to yourself and do things that you enjoy that help you relax once in a while.


Acne Products
Lastly, acne products can help reduce or prevent acne. There are a variety of acne scar treatments that include oral pills, creams, and laser treatments that are specific just for your skin. Some of these are available over the counter and some you must get a prescription from a doctor.


Any route you decide to go may take you some time in finding the right solution for you. Acne scar treatments can work for someone while not working for you. Give it some time when you switch over to a new regimen. Whether you try an acne scar treatment or you decide to work with natural remedies keeping consistent is the key to better and fresher skin.

Harbour Laser Dermatology

(714) 861-9240

4911 Warner - Suite 103

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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