Do you have acne on your cheeks and forehead? The boils have healed, but you have some scars left. Don’t despair, as some remedies can improve the appearance of your skin.
The acne marks are real scars, and as such, they are tough to defeat. In some cases, they create hollows that can make the skin heterogeneous. What can you do? Unfortunately, applying a cream is not enough.
Chemical peels. Chemical peels with ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or other mild exfoliants can help with acne scars. If you’ve tried them but haven’t seen the results you want, you may want to ask your dermatologist about the medium or deep chemical peels. Generally, chemical peels shouldn’t be done at home.
Microneedling. Microneedling, or derma rolling, is another option that has become popular in recent years. You can find kits to do at home or go to a trusted spa specializing in the procedure. The process involves using small needles (usually between 0.25mm and 0.5mm in length) on the skin. The body responds to the injury by creating new collagen.
Creams or gels. Creams or gels are obviously less effective, but using a retinol product (even better, a retinoid gel) could improve the skin. In addition to being a less intense treatment, it also seems like the cheapest option. It will make your skin more sensitive for a while, especially to the sun’s rays, so it’s best to apply it at night when you’re not outdoors or otherwise protect yourself with sunscreen.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff