Facials as a Treatment for Removing Acne Scars

Acne is a skin disease which occurs when hair follicles of the face, back and chest become plugged with the oil produced by sebaceous glands and dead skin cells during puberty. Although acne is not dangerous and almost everyone gets acne at some point of time but if severe, it can be very distressing and painfully annoying. There are several treatments now available for acne such as laser treatments, facials and lotions etc.. It is always preferable to get the treatment at an early stage as it will considerably lower the possibility of any potential scarring.

Will regular facials help reduce or remove the acne scarring on my face?

iStock_000016653983XSmallThe answer is YES. There are several facial treatments available which are natural as well as effective in removing acne scarring. These are the non invasive treatments which improve your skin complexion, prevents from further acne and provide visible results immediately. A facial works by cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and ultimately delivering the beautiful nutrients which are vital deep into your skin.

Here is the list of 7 facial treatments which can reduce or remove acne scarring:

  • Glycolic acid: Glycolic acid is present mostly in melons, pineapple, sugarcane and unripe grapes. Most of the fading peels contain 2% glycolic acid solution which removes dead skin cells, unplugs the pores and fades the acne scarring. It stimulates the collagen production in the skin which eventually turns the skin scar-free. For best results this facial should be used thrice a week.
  • Clay Mask: It is very effective in reducing acne scarring as it exfoliates and tightens the large pores. This clay mask could be used with lemon juice and rose water which brighten the discolorations and are gentle on acne prone skin.http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-beauty-mask-image24447170
  • Salicylic acid: The peels with 2% salicylic acid are employed on the skin which acts by weakening the bonds of the dead skin cells hence promote exfoliation. This also reduces the redness in scars.
  • Zinc: Lotions with zinc as an active ingredient is employed for acne treatment as it reduces inflammation and fades the scars.
  • Vitamins: Peels with Vitamin E and C helps in reducing acne scars. It reduces acne breakouts and alleviates blemishes. It rejuvenates and keeps the skin healthy.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Facial constituting 5% tea tree oil concentration can be used for acne scar treatment. It lightens the skin tone and hence fades the acne scars.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide: Lotion containing 10 % benzoyl peroxide is effective in acne treatment as it kills the acne causing bacteria by oxidation. It controls the oil and infection. It creates a flushing effect by increasing the blood supply at the infected point and heals the acne

The Bottom Line:

In addition to the above treatments one could also employ various home remedies which are effective on mild acne such as lemon juice, sandalwood, tomato juice etc. Drink a lot of water as it will help the skin to excrete waste properly. Avoid greasy foods, cosmetics and abrasive scrubs as they will further exacerbate the condition. If the condition is getting bad from worse one should always make an appointment with your dermatologist.

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