Pimples and breakouts can be annoying and leave you with scars, unevenness and changes in pigmentation if not treated properly. The best treatment against the appearance of acne scars is prevention. Also, the earlier you treat breakouts and spots, higher are the chances of not getting acne scars.
While scarring typically results from cystic acne or lager blemishes, your zit-zapping approach also affects whether or not you’ll be left with evidence of skin problems past. Popping or pinching zits tears skin, which can lead to scabbing, scarring or tiny “scoops” in skin’s surface.
You can treat minor scars and dark spots with a focused men’s skincare routine. The following treatments can help improve the appearance of acne scars:
- Use sunscreen
Protection from UV rays is essential for scar care. Either stay out of the skin or use a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. Wear a cap on sunny days. Massage sunscreen around a wound or scar to prevent thickening of the scar from sun exposure. Proper sun protection can also reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation of scars.
- Resist the urge to pop pimples
Don’t pop pimples, leave them alone. Keep your pores unclogged and get rid of oily skin by using face wash and acne cream daily. It’s better to have pimples for few days than to have a lasting mark that could become permanent.
- Make exfoliation a part of your men’s skincare routine
You can help fade scars and reveal a smoother, renewed complexion by exfoliating twice a week. This helps to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin, which includes scar tissue.
- Try out a facial tone enhancer
A facial tone enhancer with vitamin A can help even out your skin tone and conceal blemishes. Using tone enhancer will help your skin heal from acne scars and also works to combat the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
- Massage scars with oil or lotion
Keeping a scar covered and hydrated will help it heal. Massage recent scars with oil or moisturizer twice a day for about a minute. This helps reorganize immature collagen bundles that form while the skin is scarring. Opt for an inexpensive substance such as olive oil or petroleum jelly.
- Use silicone gel on your scars
Silicone gel sheeting can be used for treating both raised and sunken scars as well as reducing scar itching, thickness, and discoloration and discomfort.. You can purchase them at most pharmacies. They are transparent and dries on their own, so once you apply them to your face you can go about your day.
Don’t expect results overnight. An effective men’s skincare routine can help you revitalize your complexion and give you a second chance at putting your best face forward speed up the process.