Are pimple marks marring your confidence? Time to bid farewell to them!
Nobody likes pimples. They arrive without warning (right before you have a big party to go to), and leave after ages of fussing over them. And worse, they leave marks!
People often think that all pimple marks are the same and will go away on their own. But that’s not entirely true. The red or brown spots that appear right after a pimple dries out are caused by temporary inflammation of the skin. As your skin repairs the damage caused by pimples, you may notice darker or thicker skin, which look like little dark spots. These will usually vanish within a few weeks or months.
The thick, deeper marks (that either look like little depressions or small mountains of skin) are the ones you should be careful about. These are true pimple scars, and won’t go away unless treated by a dermatologist!
When the damage caused by pimples is too severe, your skin may respond with too much or too little new skin. This is how stubborn scars appear.
The best way to keep your skin free of pimple marks is to prevent breakouts. But that is easier said than done! So, here’s what you can do to deal with pimple marks.
Stay Away From the Sun
A great way to ensure pimple marks vanish faster is to avoid the sun as much as you can. Exposing pimple marks to sunlight will cause them to darken even more, and slow down the healing process. And when you do step out, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Don’t Pop Pimples
Keep your hands off the face! Popping pimples or squeezing them is never a good idea. Poking pimples will irritate your skin and spread germs, which means more pimples, and more marks.
Don’t Irritate Your Skin
Be as gentle as you can! This will not only make your pimple marks faster, fade away but it will also reduce their chances of returning. Products that are mild for your skin can help lighten your pimple marks and blemishes. And remember, only use products that suit your skin type!
Tons of natural solutions can soothe your skin and lighten pimple marks. Leave Aloe Vera gel on your face for about thirty minutes, and then wash it off. It will not only heal your skin, but also keep it moisturised and soft! You can also try using honey with lemon for a similar effect. Apply, leave on for a bit, and wash off. Neem water is great for clearing up acne and treating dry skin. The easiest way to use it would be through a product with natural ingredients.
We recommend: CLEAN & CLEAR® PIMPLE CLEARING Face Wash
Consult a Dermatologist
If you’re prone to scarring, or experience large, deep breakouts or cysts, seek the help of a doctor. A dermatologist will help find the causes of your breakouts and minimise scarring, too. The best way to treat a severe case of pimples is to seek treatment as soon as you can!