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Three Tips For Fading Acne Scars

Nearly everyone will experience acne at some point in their life. I guess you could call it a coming of age for teenagers who enter puberty. The excess production of oil and hormones saturates the skin to the point where it forms reddish blemishes and raised lesions. The good news is that acne tends to go away on its on. The bad news, however, is that it can leave behind visible scars that act as a reminder of your past acne experiences. If you are still living with acne scars, keep reading for some essential tips on how to fade and reduce their appearance.

Acne scars are the direct result of the skin trying to create too much collagen. When acne lesions occur, the body's natural defense mechanism is to fill the area with more collagen so it won't remain an open wound. This is necessary to reduce the risk of serious infection taking hold. Unfortunately, too much collagen inflames the skin to the point where scars develop. Although they don't cause any medically concerning problems, scars are unsightly and most people want to avoid them.

The first thing step towards fading acne scars is to take care of your skin. If you aren't doing so already, make sure you wear a high-SPF sunscreen lotion anytime you go outside. A lot of people don't realize that the sun's UV rays can make scarring worse. Taking a few minutes to lather a sunscreen lotion on beforehand will offer a valuable protective barrier against some of the sun's dangerous UV rays; therefore, allowing your skin to heal more quickly and naturally.

Arguably, the most effective method for fading acne scars is a high-quality cream containing certain ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, rose distillate, emu oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil. These all-natural ingredients have been proven to have a profound effect on the appearance of acne scars. So, just how are you supposed to use an acne fading cream? While there are several different types of creams available on the market, most of them are applied topically to the problematic area. Just make it a point each and every day to apply a minimal amount of cream to your face, neck, back or anywhere else you are experiencing acne.

A third option available for fading acne scars is the use of a microdermabrasion machine. In the last 10 years, this has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country. Most professional spas have the tools and training necessary to perform microdermabrasion procedures.  During a typical procedure, you will sit down in a reclined position while the aesthetician runs a wand device over your skin. As the wand goes over your skin, it will spray an abrasive material to exfoliate it before being sucked back up into the want. When you are finished with the procedure, you'll be left with soft, rejuvenated skin. It may take several trips before you see a noticeable different with your acne scars, but microdermabrasion will work if you put in the time and effort.