Acne is a skin condition that affects all of us at one time or another. While many people face the worst of their acne as teenagers, quite a few of us struggle with it well into adulthood. Worse, acne can leave permanent scars. Fortunately, there are a few ways to prevent and reduce scarring, and maintaining a healthy skin care regimen is the first important step.
Healthy Skin Starts With Prevention
Having a skin care regimen for treating acne should begin at a young age when possible. This will help with prevention. However, it’s never too late to begin – you can minimize scarring from your current outbreak and prevent future outbreaks from occurring.
Pimples are basically small pockets of debris that plug your pores, causing a buildup of fluid that results in swelling. Knowing this, the first step to pimple prevention is keeping your pores clear. Exfoliating products can help to clear away dead skin cells and open your pores. Following with an astringent can help to tighten pores and prevent future pimples from forming.
However, you don’t want to use any abrasive products during an active flare-up as they can cause the pimples to burst, resulting in scarring.
Careful Handling of Current Pimples
Avoid harsh scrubbing to the break out area. During a flare up, the acne area needs to be treated gently. Instead of scrubbing, opt for a product designed specifically for active breakouts. While waiting for the active ingredients to do their jobs, avoid touching the pimples, and definitely don’t try to pop them!
You can follow up with a natural skincare product that has Vitamin E in it, which can help to minimize scarring while your skin heals.
If you’re looking for guidance on the best skincare routine to nourish your body and avoid unsightly acne scars, Hale Cosmeceuticals can help. Just reach out to one of our friendly staff today for some personalized recommendations!