Acne Scar Prevention: The Right Way to Cleanse the Face

Acne and pimples that are left untreated will most likely lead to marks and scars when they heal. As frustrating as it sounds, acne happens to everyone. The reasons why this happens is because of the skin cells getting damaged.

Picking or popping acne is usually the cause of acne scarring. When you pop your acne or pimple, you are transferring bacteria from your fingers to the pimple/acne. This then leads to inflammation of the affected area. The more you pick your pimple, the more the infected substances will go deeper into the skin, causing substantial damages to the dermis. This may happen normally, but the good thing is, acne scars can be treated with professional help. If you want to know how these professionals treat acne scars, you can read it here and learn about the treatments they do.

Some people are not financially or physically ready to undergo medical treatments for their acne scars. If that’s the case, there are some home remedies that they can try to lessen the appearance of acne scars or even prevent them from developing.

Wash Face Correctly with the Right Cleanser

Organic and natural facial cleansers are available in most grocery stores or pharmacies. They contain natural ingredients that help to prevent acne from leaving any scars as it heals. Such organic cleansers are chemical-free which lessens the possibility or irritation when used. If you have sensitive skin, i suggest that you switch to this type of facial cleanser instead of using the ones that your favourite actor/actress is advertising on tv.

Make it a habit to wash the face in the morning and at night before going to bed. This process helps to wash off all the bacterias, dirt, and dead skin from the face, which prevents the pores from getting clogged. Also, limit washing the face for only twice a day as too much cleansing can lead to dryness and irritation. Here’s a facial cleansing step that you can try:

  1. Before washing your face, make sure that your hands are clean.
  2. Use lukewarm water to rinse the face
  3. Apply an ample amount of facial cleanser to your palm and rub until it gets bubbly
  4. Gently massage the foamed-up cleanser to your face
  5. Rinse off with cold water to close the pores
  6. Using a clean towel, pat your face dry. Do not rub.

Gentle Exfoliation

Another way to clean the face is to practice proper exfoliation. Exfoliating helps to remove any dirt and dead skin on the face. These unwanted particles can immediately clog up the pores, which lead to pimple and acne breakouts.

Not all exfoliating products are good for all skin type. That’s why it is best to seek advice from your dermatologist to know which product(s) is/are safe to use on your skin. Some people have sensitive skin and are prone to having skin irritation and dryness. Doctors will most likely recommend mild exfoliating products for these people so they can avoid any skin issues. Also, exfoliating can only be done once or twice a week for those who have sensitive skin. For the lucky ones who have thicker skin, they can exfoliate once a day (at night) as experts recommend it.

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