8 Ways to Lighten Acne Scars
For some, the appearance of acne scars may be inevitable, but there are some things you can do to prevent them. Here are some of the tried and tested tips on how to prevent and lighten acne marks:
Treat the acne first. If a dermatologist can identify the root cause of your acne, then it will be easier to look for an effective solution against your breakouts. The fewer your pimples, obviously the less likely you are to develop unsightly acne marks.
Once the acne has cleared, continue treatment. Do not stop your acne treatment abruptly. You should be able to complete your treatment as your acne may still come back during this time.
Do not pick, squeeze or pop your pimples. Doing these may worsen the scarring of your breakouts. These ugly habits may cause permanent and deep acne scars on your face.
Use Kojic Acid. It is a substance produced by Japanese mushrooms and also an end-product of the process of making rice wine. It is one of the most widely-used treatments in lightening scars and dark spots.
Use Vitamin-C infused skin products. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps in promoting collagen formation on the skin, thus improving the appearance of acne marks. Vitamin C also has a natural bleaching component, which helps lighten acne marks.
Chemical peels. Getting chemical peels are an effective way to lighten and eventually remove acne marks. A concentrated form of chemicals is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of new and healthy skin cells. The most common chemical peeling agents include phenol, glycolic acid and trichloracetic acid.
Use tretinoin. It is an agent which helps peel the outer layer of the skin and promote new growth of healthier skin cells. It can even out skin discoloration and repair the texture of acne marks.
Use an effective bleaching crème such as Rozgé Skin Whitening™. Our bleaching crème contains 2% Hydroquinone, an FDA-approved agent that prevents your skin's natural melanin formation. It also has Mineral Oil, which soothes your skin and prevents further irritation while promoting natural moisture retention. Citric Acid promotes the growth of new cells and reducing uneven skin tone. Rozgé Skin Whitening™ also contains mulberry root extract, an antioxidant that improves your skin condition, making it look younger and healthier.