Ways to Prevent Acne Scars
Acne scars can be prevented but not completely. Some scars occur even though prevention is taken. However, there are ways on how to minimize and prevent future acne scars – even without any cosmetic products or skincare routines.
Don’t pop or pick pimples
This is very tempting to do whenever a pimple occurs. But it tends to push bacteria deeper into the skin. The bacteria from your fingers and nails can also increase the risk of swelling and redness that may lead to skin infection and severe scarring.
Don’t pick the scabs
Scabs are the skin above the wound. If you pick at the scabs even before the pimple or wound has properly healed, it may prolong the healing process and leave a scar on your skin.
Wash your face twice a day
Clean your face using warm water and mild soap to remove the dirt and bacteria that cause acne. Skin cleansing is also important to reduce the risk of having acne scars.
Don’t scrub your face
After cleaning your face with water, use a soft towel. Gently massage your face to avoid worsening the wound. Harsh scrubbing of your face irritates the skin.
Avoid touching your face
If you touch your face with a dirty hand, the bacteria will spread and it will cause the skin to be irritated. Thus, wash your hands before touching your face. In addition, stop or avoid leaning your face on different objects like your phone.
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