People who are having acne or acne scars need to take special care of the skin to remove the oil, make-up, sweat, and dirt on the surface of the skin because that can make the situation worse. Acne problems start in the teen years due to hormonal changes. Acne breakouts can also happen in the adult years.
The acne scars really affect a person’s life in many ways because he/she has to bear the embarrassment and stress with the scars taking a heavy toll on his/her personality. But they are not as fatal as a blow to one’s life. It subsides with time. Today, there are lots of medications, therapies, techniques, and tips available for acne scar skin care. You can also take care of yourself and your skin with these little tips:
You have to clean your skin regularly, - once in the morning and before going to bed. People with acne have a strong tendency to wash their face with strong detergent soaps to completely stop the sebum secretion. But that really deteriorates the condition. Scrubbing with rough scrub pads does not do any good as well. Astringents are only for the skin types which are very oily, and that too dabbed only on the spots that are too oily. If you are having an acne prone skin and suffering from acne scars, it is also recommended that you keep your hair always clean, - those with oily hair may need to shampoo their hair every day.
Choose cleansers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These really help in help clearing the acne sores. Always use your hand or soft terrycloth while washing the face. Rough scrub pads tend to rupture the acne sores.
Acne and acne scars become an acute problem for the guys who need to shave because they end up nicking the blemishes. This can be avoided by softening the beard thoroughly with soap and water before shaving and shaving only when necessary.
If you are having acne problems, you should realize that popping or squeezing the zits are not going to help improve the texture of the skin, rather you are going to develop dark blotches or worsen your scars.
Acne makes the skin more prone to sunburn. It also makes the scars redden and feel sore. What’s more, when you step out in the sun without a good sunscreen, you expose yourself to the danger of sunburn, rapid skin aging and skin cancer.
You should be all the more careful while choosing your make-up and skin care products. There are specially formulated acne cleansers to remove the oil and dirt that can clog your skin pores. Opt for gentle skin cleansers that rinse off well. There are both bar soaps and liquid cleansers for serving the purpose.
You should be careful with your sunscreens and skin moisturizers as well. There are oil-free moisturizers in the market with anti-bacterial agents.
All the products should be preferably oil-free. Use noncomedogenic products (products that do not promote the formation of closed pores) while choosing your make up products. Use oil-free foundations and avoid heavy make-ups as they tend to block the pores.