Something that can be really frustrating about acne is that even after it’s gone, there’s still evidence it was there. Acne pigmentation, or acne scarring, is a common occurrence among people with acne problems. Other people experience dark spots that are usually caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. And finally, some people have red marks on their face that just won’t go away. No matter what you have, it is difficult to get these semi-permanent markings to just go away. There are tons of products on the market that claim they will get rid of these markings, but most of them end up not cutting it. The following paragraphs will teach you some quick, easy, and natural ways to clear your skin from post-acne pigmentation, dark spots, and red marks.
First, let’s start with post-acne pigmentation. This is usually the most common type of scar on the face. It looks as though you still have a pimple, but when you run your finger over the surface of your face you don’t feel a bump. These scars are difficult to get rid of, but consistent exfoliation can do wonders. There are two types of exfoliation that you can use: chemical or manual. Chemical exfoliation usually involves a chemical peels. These are very easy to apply and penetrate deep into the skin. It will help get rid of your old skin and bring in new skin. When your face is replenished with new skin, the acne pigmentations will fade. If you don’t like scrubbing, chemical exfoliation is the way to go. Also, you can participate in manual exfoliation. The best way to manually exfoliate your skin is to use a tool like Clarisonic. Clarisonic is like a high powered wash cloth that is able to exfoliate your skin much better than the human hands.
For dark spots, there are a number of options. But before we go over treatment options, it’s important to remember that the best way to get rid of dark spots is to prevent them in the first place. You can easily do this by wearing sunscreen everyday. It really isn’t difficult to find products with sunscreen in them nowadays. You’ll want to look for products that have 30 spf, but 15 spf will do if it’s your only option. A lot of liquid foundations now come with spf in them. Also, many daily moisturizers have spf in them. You should always apply your spf in the morning so that your skin will be protected all day. Even in the winter, put on spf because the sun’s rays can still harm your skin.
Exfoliation also works for getting rid of dark spots. This is because exfoliation promotes the growth of new skin. Chemical exfoliation and manual exfoliation will both get rid of dark spots, so it’s just up to you which method you prefer. A quick way to lessen the appearance of dark spots is to lighten the area. You can lighten your skin with vitamin C. Vitamin C is plentiful in lemons and does wonders lightening the skin. You can use lemon face masks to easily supply your skin with a natural source of vitamin C. Just take a fourth of a cup of lemon and some water. Let the mask sit on your face for a few minutes before rinsing. You can also visit a dermatologist and get faster acting treatments. It’s best to start out with vitamin C and exfoliation before moving on to treatments that require a prescription. The treatment options that require a prescription can have some harsh side effects for most people.
You can treat red marks the same way you treat dark spots. Exfoliation is a great way to get rid of red marks over the long term. You can use vitamin C to lighten the red spots. Of course, red spots are easy to cover with concealer. Because most concealer has a yellow base, it counteracts the red and makes your skin look healthy. This is different from dark spots, which can still be apparent even with concealer on.