After a long battle with acne, it can be upsetting and frustrating to have to deal with acne scarring. However, scarring doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a radiant complexion. At RY, we have compiled our expertise to create this guide on the causes of acne scarring, how you can prevent it, and the products to use to do so.
What are acne scars?
Often, acne can leave us with a series of scars that impact our confidence. Whilst it’s a common misconception that acne scarring arises due to the prodding and squeezing of spots, it can also be caused by the natural bursting of more serious acne spots such as cysts. This means it’s an issue that affects a lot more people than many of us realise.
Despite being called acne ‘scars’, these marks aren’t always permanent. On their own, the scars can take up to 6 months to heal, yet there are a variety of treatments that we stock which can help inevitably speed up this process. This means that you can get back to your more confident, radiant self in no time.
How are acne scars formed?
There are several different reasons why acne scars the skin. For example, it can be the result of the inflammation of the skin to accommodate such blemishes, as the pore itself swells, meaning that its construction changes, damaging the skin. Three types of acne scarring can arise from this: ice pick scars, rolling scars, and boxcar scars. All three can be treated, however, with the use of different treatments.
How to get rid of acne scars
There are a number of ways to get rid of acne scars. This can involve a range of practices such as low acidic chemical treatments administered by a professional dermatologist. Yet, these can be quite costly methods that aren’t easily accessible for all. This means that most look to a series of oils and masks that are widely available at an affordable price. At RY, we have picked our favourite examples of such products that when used in a routine can show effective clearing results.
Products to use
The following range of products could soon become staples in your skincare routine.