How to Prevent Acne Scars

For the many of us that has acne problems, we all know that having an acne is just the beginning of our problems. Most often than not, the acne leave scars behind caused by the breakout. These scarring happens when the skin’s tissue has been damaged so how to prevent acne scars after the breakouts?

There are necessary steps to take to prevent acne scars but it doesn’t take a lot of effort to do so.

The first thing that you should learn is never to pick or pop the pimples. Popping a pimple can actually force debris deeper into the follicle thus spreading the infection and worsening the blemish. In fact, popping your pimple will extend the healing time as well.

Also, you need to treat acne as soon as it develops. This is actually one of the most effective ways to prevent acne scars. Seek help from doctors if your acne is unresponsive to over the counter treatments.
Avoid having inflamed acne lesions is also important to prevent acne scars. Inflamed acne lesions are more likely to cause scar than no inflamed lesion so try not to do anything that may further irritate your skin such as using harsh skin care products or aggressive scrubbing and exfoliating.

Seek for doctors help if you have large, deep breakouts or cysts as cysts often leave a deep and permanent scar as these infection destroys the skin’s tissue.

If all else fails, it is also important that you need to know if you are prone to scaring or not. The tendency to scar varies from one person to another and if you find that you are highly prone to scaring, try seeking medical attention. The doctor can help you with the right treatment that can help minimize the chances of acne scars.

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