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Acne Scar Treatment Tips, Advice & Product Reviews


Long after you find the best acne treatment products for you and finally get your skin to get clear and stay clear, your old acne may have left some souvenirs behind that you wonít necessarily love. You may have found a way to get rid of acne, but there may be acne scars and post-acne marks left over that are keeping your skin from looking as beautiful and healthy as it could. What do you need to know about acne scar treatments and post acne marks and how do you, ultimately, get rid of acne scars and post-acne marks?

Acne Scar Treatment Tip #1: Know What an Acne Scar or a Post-Acne Mark Is

The first thing to recognize is whether you have acne scars or post-acne marks, and there is a difference not only in appearance but also in what the best treatment solution is. An acne scar will change the texture of the skin. It will usually appear as a pitted or indented mark in your skin and may also have discoloration around it. A post-acne mark, however, is just a darkened, hyper-pigmented area that is left after acne heals. If there is no texture change on your skin, then what you have is a post-acne mark. If your mark appears as pitted or indented, then you have an acne scar.

If you have a post-acne mark, then the intensity of the post-acne mark and the amount of time that it will take to heal may depend on the size of the inflammatory acne that caused it. However, being sure to not make inflamed acne worse by picking it or over-drying it as well as keeping the skin around it moisturized and healthy can help to minimize the resulting pos-acne mark.

Learn the causes of acne scars!

If you have an acne scar, you may have one of several kinds of acne scars. An Ice Pick acne scar makes a sharp, v-like indentation into the skin. A Rolling acne scar is a shallow but wide indentation in the skin that is rounded in nature. A Boxcar acne scar is a square indentation in the skin that often happens on the temple or forehead. Finally, keloid acne scars or hypertrophic acne scars create a raised area of skin where an acne scar was rather than an indentation in the skin. Much like with post-acne marks, the best way to prevent acne scars or minimize there severity is to not pick at or pop your inflamed acne. Of course, the best defense is a good offense, so finding a way to get your acne under control and get healthy, acne-free skin is ultimately the best way to prevent both acne scars and post acne marks.

Acne Scar Treatment Tip #2: How to Fade a Post-Acne Mark

If you have post-acne marks instead of acne scars, then you are in luck! You can usually fade post-acne marks affordably using an over-the-counter treatment. Acne Canada recommends Murad Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel from the effective acne products (muradcanada.com) included in the Acne Complexģ collection from Murad. This product uses Hydroquinone, which is the strongest skin lightener that you can purchase without a prescription and which will fade post-acne marks (or, for that matter sun spots or age spots) quickly and without the need to see a dermatologist.

Youíll ultimately want to combine a treatment plan of exfoliating the top layer of your skin with using a pigment fading treatment product like Murad Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel. While youíre fading away the pigmentation thatís causing your post-acne mark, youíll want to encourage your skin to slough off the layers of skin with the pigmented area to reveal the un-marked, fresh skin beneath. Murad Intensive Resurfacing Peel uses Glycolic Acid to encourage exfoliation so that your clear, unmarked skin appears at the surface more quickly. When combined, a pigment lightening treatment and a skin exfoliating peel can remove all signs of your post-acne marks and give you clear, flawless skin. After youíve treated and healed your acne breakouts, you shouldnít be left with souvenirs!

Post-Acne Mark Treatment Product Reviews

post acne mark and scar treatment reviewLauraH from Columbus, OH
Age: 26-35

"Wow! This product really works!! I noticed that the acne marks left on my face started to disappear after the second application! I have never used a Murad product that I did not like. I will add the Post-Acne Spot Lightneing Gel to the list of products that I recommend to my friends and family!"

LauraLovesMurad from Huntsville, AL
Age?: 19-25

"I love this product. I've had big problems with acne for about 13 years. Nothing worked. I finally discovered Murad. A combination of the clarifying cleanser and dietary supplements have nearly banished my acne completely. it used to be so bad to refused to go running out doors because I couldn't run in makeup. I go outdoors without makeup all the time now! I still have alot of scarring from the last 13 years, so that still makes me self-conscious. I've been using this lightening gel for about 6 weeks, and I've noticed a dramatic difference. The spots aren't totally gone, but they are so faded they are only noticable in bright sunlight. I have every confidence that they will continue to fade as i continue to use the product!"

Kristine from Portland, ME
Age: 36-45

"I can not believe the difference the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel has made in the tone of my skin! I had very noticable dark spots even with makeup before I started using the gel and now the discloration is hardly noticable even without makeup!"
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Acne Scar Treatment Tipi #3: How to Treat Acne Scars

If, however, you have complete acne scars that change the texture of your skin, you will need to seek a dermatologistís help to treat them. There are a number of treatments to heal acne scars, including laser treatment and chemical peels to advance the removal of the scarred top layer of skin and expose the healthier skin beneath. Ultimately, dermatologist techniques for removing acne scars will involve peeling away and retexturing the skin. The best thing that you can do to prepare your skin for that process is to make your skin as healthy as possible through great skin care problems as well as a healthy lifestyle.

Part of getting clear skin is to get entirely clear skin, and that includes getting rid of your acne scars and post-acne marks! Whether you can treat your post-acne marks yourself or whether you need to seek a dermatologistís help to get rid of your acne scars, donít stop even one step short of beautiful, healthy skin. Be sure to treat acne scars and post-acne marks just as aggressively as you would treat acne breakouts.

Remember, skin care advice for healthy skin and beautiful skin isnít just about talking about breakouts that happen on your face. Itís also about making sure that your skin is beautiful, clear, glowing and doesnít have any marks or scars from past breakouts so that you look beautiful and perfect not just now but also in the future.

To learn more about Muradís best acne treatment products for acne scars and post-acne marks as well as all acne breakouts, including Acne Complexģ, click below.

Back Acne Treatment Treat Back Acne Treat & heal back & body acne with Acne Body Wash. Acne Scar & Post Acne Mark Treatment Heal Acne Marks Fade acne marks with Post Acne Mark Treatment Kit. Acne Skin Cleanser from Murad Cleanse & Treat Fight acne & get clear skin with Murad Clarifying Cleanser.

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