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Methods to Remove Bad Acne Scars

There are very few people, both male and female, that have not experienced at least one bad acne scar. Acne results from pimple outbreaks brought on by many factors, such as stress, hormonal changes, pollution and diet. When left untreated, acne usually will result in scarring, which can sometimes be severe. When this occurs, there are a wide range of treatments available. The most expensive treatments such as dermabrasion and laser treatments, must be performed by a board-certified physician and can cost several hundred dollars.

Many people prefer using prescription or over the counter topical creams for initial treatment, as they are less invasive and less expensive, even though some of the best topical treatments can cost up to 100. If they work for your acne problem, they are well worth the investment. For these creams to work, they should address two different levels of acne scarring, the dark coloration and the texture of the scar. Many topicals only address one of the acne scar features. It is also important that the topical is not so heavy or greasy that it contributes to blocking of the pores, which can cause new pimples.

The best bad acne scar treatment creams will have a foundation of a peptide called Collaxyl, which has been clinically shown to repair tissue in a reasonably short time, from a few days to 4 weeks. Another important ingredient to look for is a natural extract called Asafetida, which has been clinically proven to help with the dark pigmentation of acne scars. Other ingredients should address anti-inflammatory and moisturizing issues.

Of course, the best cure is prevention if pimples can be prevented, there will be no acne scars. Wash your face morning and night with very warm water and mild cleanser. The warm water will open the pores to allow the cleanser to work. Then follow with a cold rinse to close the pores. Never use a heavy moisturizer that could clog pores, which encourages pimple formation, and the same is true of make-up. When all prevention methods fail, there are some tips on how to get rid of a pimple. Never, ever, ever try to pop a pimple, as this will lead to infection and scarring. Most of these tips focus on drying up the pimple or reducing oiliness. Juice from a freshly squeezed lemon, applied to the pimple will help, because of the drying action of citric acid. Another tip is to apply a dab of toothpaste to the pimple before bed, which also dries up the pimple. Calamine lotion may also help with the drying process. One tip that also helps by killing bacteria is to crush 5 uncoated aspirin and dampen with honey to form a thick paste to be applied to the pimple. The honey is a natural help to kill bacteria.

If you absolutely must open a pimple and nothing at all will discourage you, the only home remedy method with the least danger is the use of mouthwash and dental floss. Wash hands, hold floss as if you were flossing your teeth and roll the floss across the pimple, following up with a drop of mouthwash applied with a cotton swab. This is the least damaging method, but could still contribute to a bad acne scar. Dedication to proper methods of cleanliness, changes in diet and implementing some of this information can help win the battle with acne.