I have the annoying habit of touching my pimples. Once I spot one in my face I can’t keep my hands off it.
Unfortunately I get acne scars because of it and unfortunately they don’t disappear quickly from my skin. The result is that I have dark spots on my skin that sometimes take weeks before they disappear.
As I write this I have three acne scars on my face… Three! And yes, they are clearly visible. But I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem. So here are 5 tips to reduce them!
1. Don’t touch them, just don’t
I know it sounds super logical and I still can’t… It’s so hard… But once you have pimples, you can avoid acne scars only by NOT TOUCHING THEM!
All you can do is clean your skin well and maintain a good skin care routine. Your pimples will disappear on their own.
2. Massage your skin
Massages promote blood circulation in your skin and stimulate cell renewal. This improves the condition of your skin, especially when you have acne scars.
You can use a jade roller for this or take connective tissue massages at the beautician.
3. Use a sunscreen
Sun rays slow down the recovery process and stimulate the production of pigment, making your scars darker and therefore more visible. That’s why you should protect your skin from the sun, especially if you have acne scars.
Therefore use an SPF on your face every day. Your acne scars will disappear faster.
4. Try microneedling
I’ve never tried it and I’ve heard it doesn’t heard, but with microneedling tiny holes are poked in your skin. Because of this your skin will start a healing process.
This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in a more even skin without acne scars.
5. Use a LED facial
This is still on my beauty to-do list: a LED facial. It is kind of a light therapy, where your skin get treated with colored light.
The red light is ideal for acne scars. This light penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin. It stimulates the blood circulation and the production of collagen. This makes your skin tighter and more elastic.
You need about 6 treatments to see your acne scars diminish.