Almost everyone faces the acne problem at some point in life. Emotional acne arise due to over stress and depression in teenagers, women etc. Some may even get acne due to hormonal changes in the body.
There are various types of acne and some may be quite painful. Acne diminishes the self-confidence and morale in the affected people. Mishandling of acne would lead to permanent scars on your face, which becomes obviously visible to everyone.
These acne scars can be avoided by following some simple and easy advice.
Avoid pinching or poking the acne
If you get acne, do not over react and pinch or poke it. Leave it and let nature heal it by itself. It would be irresistible, but try to suppress the feeling and hold tight. By pinching the acne, the bacteria would come out and cause more infection.
Cleanse your skin
Use a deep skin cleansing cream or face wash and wash your face frequently. By washing your face upto 3 – 5 times a day, you remove the dirt, dust and other bacteria from your face. This would avoid them infecting your facial skin further.
Sun protection cream
Over exposure to sun may also cause acne to some people. Apply sunscreen while going out with SPF 30 and above. This would protect your skin from UV radiation. Exposure to sun would darken the acne and create permanent scars.
Use good quality acne control cream, which would help you in stopping the growth of acne. By controlling the acne growth, the scars would not be formed.
A healthy and nutritious diet is required to make your skin look more hale and healthy. Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking and other oily or junk food. These would do more harm to your skin and create more scars and acne as well. Eat more fruits and vegetables as part of your meals. Drink more fluids and water to keep your body hydrated.
After giving a try to all these ways, if the acne and the scars are on the rise, there may be some other medical complication. Consult a dermatologist immediately and get his / her advice. Any medication has to be taken as per the doctor’s prescription. In addition, if any cream or face washes causes irritation or allergy, then stop using it and consult your doctor. The doctor may use steroid injections, laser treatments, and additives or punch excisions based on your skin sensitivity.
A balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle with some beauty regime would help you maintain a good skin free from acne and scars.