How To: Deal with Scarring
Dealing with a pimple or acne is problematic enough but then they leave a little red mark as a reminder that can be just as annoying. Most red spots are actually hyperpigmentation rather then a scar but if you do have scarring with the most common being boxcar, rolling, and ice pick then you can either wait it out and see if they improve with time or go see a dermatologist and look into other alternatives like lasers, fillers and light treatments.
When dealing with hyperpigmentation which is essentially the redness left behind from a pimple or even mosquito bite there are a few things you can do yourself to help the healing process along.
Tip One: Keep the skin hydrated
Keeping the skin hydrated and moist is going to promote healing. There are a few beauty myths about sunburn or drying out the skin will help with treating discolouration but that's all they are, myths. Use a cream or gel that will keep your skin well hydrated like a simple moisturiser and just apply it as often as possible. If you can avoid wearing make up and keep re-applying the cream or even an oil you will see the benefits much quicker.
Tip Two: Excel collagen production
One of the best ways to keep a high level of collagen in the skin is by avoiding the sun, which will essential help prevent signs of ageing. The sun can also cause it's own pigmentation so is best to be avoided. When it comes to promoting more collagen to heal hiperpigmentation then use products that contain vitamin C and E and retinol creams are amazing at boosting collagen levels. You can also look at professional fractional laser resurfacing treatments.
Tip Three: Bio Oil
Bio Oil claims that applying the product twice a day for three months will show reduced signs of scars, and although it's not been proven in a study burn wards around the world use it to help reduce scarring. While we are essentially talking about hyperpigmentation which is a little different from scarring, keeping the skin hydrated by helping it retain moisture using a soothing oil isn't going to hurt. Try it for yourself, so many people swear by it and it's quite cost effective compared to other treatments that may take the same amount of time.
Tip Four: Inside out
Eating healthy fresh food, drinking heaps of water and taking supplements can also really help improve your skin texture, avoid breakouts and congestion and aid the healing process of the skin. We love using a beauty powder like The Beauty Chef or Elle Macpherson's Elixir. Upping your turmeric intake and also taking iron tablets daily are known for benefiting the skin and helping to excel healing, gut health can have a massive impact on your general health and appearance and is worth trying for so many benefits.