Want to Hear The Truth About Acne Scars? BONUS: Acne Scar Softening Mask
hard enough to fight acne. But what is a person to do if these
breakouts leave long lasting marks and scars on the skin? Acne scars
result from constant damage to the skin due to acne pustules and
papules, pimples/zits, cysts etc. Each pimple is associated with an
inflammatory reaction, which causes local tissue damage when combating
bacteria trapped in the clogged pores of the skin. On top of this, if
you squeeze or pop pimples, this damage may be even more substantial.
you get a cut on your skin, a scab starts to form, which actually helps
it to heal. Acne pimples that become inflamed are like little cuts
that need to heal; with chronic acne, repeat pimples and inflammation
don't give enough time for the skin to heal properly. Therefore, the
FIRST thing that must been done to break the cycle of creating new scars
and marks (acne marks are also acne scars but less deep) is to PREVENT
acne. This will allow collagen production and new tissue to rebuild
your skin (at least partially) and as a result, make scars less visible,
and marks vanish. So, PREVENTING NEW ACNE FROM FORMING IS THE FIRST CRUCIAL STEP TO GETTING RID OF ACNE SCARS AND MARKS.
pimples from forming and reduces the number of pimples that progress to
inflammatory pustules, thereby preventing skin damage. By reducing the
new damage to skin, your body can work on repairing the skin and
reducing overall scarring.
your skin heals and no new pimples or cysts are forming, there are some
options that increase skin turn-over aiding in skin repair and making
scars and marks less visible: retinoic acid products, collagen building
products, topical ingredients such as vitamin E (softens and
moisturizes), zinc supplements, regular OTC scar creams, laser
resurfacing. With that said, there is very little hope for improvement
if the scars keep forming and your acne remains active. SO, YOUR ROAD TO IMPROVING ACNE SCARS BEGINS WITH ENDING ACNE.
deeper acne scars are more difficult to get rid of and some may never
completely disappear. However they may be made significantly less
visible and softer. Then, the proper make-up can do the rest.
skin types and shades, your overall health, sun exposure and your age
are also factors that make a difference in healing acne scars. You may
want to consult with your dermatologist or an experienced beautician or
esthetician about the specific options for your skin (and wallet!).
Acne Scars Softening Mask
mask provides the best results if used once or twice a week and in
conjunction with utilizing an acne treatment like AcnEase® that prevents
new acne from coming. The mask softens the appearance of acne scars,
making them less visible.
may want to lick your face while applying this mask, but resist the
temptation! Also, this mask is not to be used when you have many active
pimples or cysts (lemon juice will sting when applied if so).
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of steel cut oats (no instant oats)
- 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
will get a bit messy! For those with ultra sensitive skin, skip the
lemon and put the oats in 2-3 tbs. of organic warm milk overnight (it
becomes mush) - if you see that there is too much liquid in it in the
morning, poor it out, but do not squeeze the oats. Then, follow from
step 2 (minus the lemon of course, and
you can skip step 4 if needed). Can be used 1-2 times a week.
- Blend/grind the oatmeal in a blender to a powdered form
- Mix in the honey and lemon juice
- Stir well with a fork or spoon into a smooth mixture
- Wash your face with a mild cleanser
- Spread out the mask on your face, avoiding eyes and lips
- Relax for 20 minutes
- Remove by splashing luke-warm water on your face (no rubbing)
With a promise of clear skin,