Tips to reduce acne scars and brighten your skin

First Published 8, Nov 2020, 4:24 PM

Atrophic acne scars occur because of excessive inflammation from the acne, which creates a hole on your face.

<p>It is one thing to deal with sudden acne breakouts, but when you get acne scars, it can be slightly more frustrating. Acne scars are formed when an acne breakout penetrates deeply in the skin and damages the tissues beneath it.</p>

It is one thing to deal with sudden acne breakouts, but when you get acne scars, it can be slightly more frustrating. Acne scars are formed when an acne breakout penetrates deeply in the skin and damages the tissues beneath it.

<p>It is also known as a depressed scar and sits below the surrounding skin. These scars form when insufficient collagen is made while the wound is still healing.</p>

It is also known as a depressed scar and sits below the surrounding skin. These scars form when insufficient collagen is made while the wound is still healing.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Atrophic acne scars occur because of excessive inflammation from the acne, which creates a hole on your face.<br />
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Atrophic acne scars occur because of excessive inflammation from the acne, which creates a hole on your face.
 

<p>Using retinol lotions can help in loosen collagen. Similar is the effect of peptides and silicon-based gels, which can hydrate the area so that the affected skin area looks a little more plumped up.</p>

Using retinol lotions can help in loosen collagen. Similar is the effect of peptides and silicon-based gels, which can hydrate the area so that the affected skin area looks a little more plumped up.

<p>Alpha hydroxy acids, which are often found in products that are used for acne scars, can help in removing dead skin and prevent clogged pores. These can also help in making acne scars much-less noticeable.<br />
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Alpha hydroxy acids, which are often found in products that are used for acne scars, can help in removing dead skin and prevent clogged pores. These can also help in making acne scars much-less noticeable.
 

<p>Studies have found that lactic acid peels, done once in every two or three months can improve texture, appearance and pigmentation of the skin. They can also lighten acne scars. There are tons of peels, serums and ointments with lactic acid that you can use. Diluted apple cider vinegar, with natural lactic acid, can also be used as toner to reduce acne scars.</p>

Studies have found that lactic acid peels, done once in every two or three months can improve texture, appearance and pigmentation of the skin. They can also lighten acne scars. There are tons of peels, serums and ointments with lactic acid that you can use. Diluted apple cider vinegar, with natural lactic acid, can also be used as toner to reduce acne scars.

<p>Salicylic acid helps in clearing pores and reducing swelling and redness. Cleansers with salicylic acid exfoliate the skin naturally and can also be an effective treatment for acne scars.</p>

Salicylic acid helps in clearing pores and reducing swelling and redness. Cleansers with salicylic acid exfoliate the skin naturally and can also be an effective treatment for acne scars.

<p>Do not forget to apply sunscreen. Exposure to sun's rays can darken the scars and make them more prominent and noticeable.</p>

Do not forget to apply sunscreen. Exposure to sun's rays can darken the scars and make them more prominent and noticeable.