Common Ingredients To Help Get Rid Of Acne Scars
Posted On: - 2008-12-17 02:49:49
Acne attacks can be unsightly and painful but even worse is the potential for ugly scars left behind on your face. The noticeable discoloration, uneven skin tone and scarring can be devastating.
Acne scars take time to heal and may never fully disappear. Most effective acne treatments can’t guarantee instant correction but definitely help speed up the healing process. Therefore, it is very important to learn about the available treatment options for acne and consult a dermatologist in severe cases.
There are a plethora of anti-acne skin care products and acne treatments to can choose from, so it is very important to have accurate information when choosing a product for your skin.
Recognizing a Scar
It is very important to be able to recognize if the unsightly mark on your skin is really a scar or something else. It could be just a temporary redness, or just a spot on the skin that may take up to six months to fade away, or even discoloration that can stay for up to18 months.
Scars feel different from the rest of your skin with a base that is either higher or lower than the surrounding skin. A scar usually has redness and discoloration that stays for more than 3 months.
Scars are serious and require dermatological treatment. Though nothing can be for an instant recovery, there are many remedies you can try which have effective results over time.
Here are some things that will of help in reducing acne discoloration:
Sunscreens should be worn daily. But it becomes essential to protect your skin from the sun’s rays when you are treating discoloration due to acne induced skin damage. The all new Innovative Skincare SPF 20 Powder sunscreen is ideal. The powder is applied to your face with a brush and can easily be worn over make-up.
It is a vital ingredient in all skin lightening solutions. Hydroquinone blocks the enzyme tyrosinase that is responsible for melanin production in the skin which produces fair, healthy looking skin. Over the counter products usually have 2% hydroquinone concentration while physician prescribed solutions safely carry higher concentrations.
Derived from fungus, kojic acid just like hydroquinone suppresses tyrosinase and is also used to make your skin clear, healthy and free of unwanted blemishes.
It is a naturally occurring chemical that is only available through prescription. It inhibits tyrosinase and thus fights off acne and hyper-pigmentation.
Retinoids increases the skin’s cell turnover ratio and are very effective in treating acne, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha hydroxyl acids are natural exfoliates and work well to combat acne and hyper-pigmentation. When combined with 2% hydroquinone it creates up a powerful anti-acne treatment.
Keep the above ingredients in mind when purchasing your acne skin care products or treatments!
Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences, and researches about various facial skin care and anti ageing skin care products apart from several newly launched products.