Pimples are always a painful and embarrassing skin condition, and the scars it leaves behind are an unwelcome reminder of that.
Below are a few tips you can follow to get rid of those scars.
- Get laser treatment.Mild or moderate scarring can be smoothed out using lasers. Ablative lasers vaporize the scar so that new skin can form in its place. Non-ablative lasers are used to stimulate collagen production to repair the skin around the scar.
- This treatment works best with rolling and shallow boxcar scars.
- Book an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss your options and talk about the potential risks and side-effects.
2. Lemon Juice
- Lemon juice contains antioxidants and vitamin C that are very helpful in treating different types of scars, including keloids. After a few weeks of using this remedy, you should see significant improvement in the color, texture, appearance, and flexibility of the scar.
- Extract the juice from a fresh lemon and apply it on the affected skin area.
Leave it on for about half an hour, and then wash the area with lukewarm water.
Repeat the process at least once daily.
3. Try Black soap
- Have you heard or even used black soap? Black soap is a West African soap made from the ash of various plants, such as palm leaves, cocoa, shea bark and plantain skin.
- For years, African women have used black soap to remove dark spots not just in the face but also on the body. Believe it or not, black soap is successful in getting rid of blemishes.
- Aside from this, black soap has moisturizing agents that helps keep your skin smooth. It also provides natural protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays, thereby preventing your melanin to act up and minimizing further discoloration.
- Black soap also works best for sensitive skin, a characteristic you can’t find in most commercially produced products these days.
4. Consult a dermatologist
Who would know better about skin, skin conditions and appropriate treatments than a dermatologist? Instead of putting everything on your own hands, scheduling that trip to the dermatologist is a better idea to make sure that your skin is in good condition.
Plus, you are sure that your skin is getting adequate treatment, thereby preventing further damage.
Most women will only go to a skin doctor when the situation is out of hand. If you want to avoid any blemishes, spots and scars on your face brought by acne, then treating it in the early stages is advisable. Scars are beyond your control, but dermatologists are best equipped in providing an appropriate solution.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Keep this in mind: Sunscreen is a must. In fact, it should be part of your skin care routine because you need adequate protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
The UV rays from the sun excite your melanin-producing cells, which could worsen discoloration issues. The sun’s harmful rays won’t help either, just in case you want to avoid scars on your face.
Regardless of the weather, make sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher at least 30 minutes before going out. This makes sure that your skin absorbs the protection offered by the sunscreen. This prevents further damage to your skin, as well.