Restore Your Smooth & Clear Skin Today!
For many, acne is the problem that keeps on giving. And that's because acne scars don't just go away after a few days. They linger, and can cause you problems for years.
But have no fear. With new research, it's never been easier to remedy those annoying acne scars, and revitalize your skin back to its youthful-looking, radiant self.
In this blog we talk about what acne scars are, why you get them, and four ways to remedy them today!
WHAT ARE ACNE SCARS
Acne is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 get acne at some point. (1)
And considering a pimple is basically an infection of your pore, sometimes acne wounds are bound to lead to scarring AKA acne scars. (2)
Acne scars are similar to other scars you may get, only they result from the inflammation of your acne spots.
This happens when your acne pore grows and grows and grows, leading to a breakdown in the wall of your pore. (3)
QUICK TIP: Many times your acne scar is not really a scar. It's actually post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which will go away soon on its own! (4)
And though acne scars are unsettling to have, they are actually caused by your body trying to repair the damage left by your acne mark. (5)
There are two types of acne scarring - depressed acne scars, which are a result of your body producing too little collagen, and raised acne scars, which are a result of your body producing too much collagen. (6)And though they seem like they're forever, it is possible to remedy acne scars, and for your inflammation to go away over time. (7)
WHERE YOU GET THEM
Because acne comes from anywhere on your body containing sebaceous glands, your whole body can be a home to acne and, thus, acne scars. But the most common spots are the face, back, and chest. (8) (1)
These parts of your body are also the home to the most common cases of cystic acne, which is a more aggressive and inflamed type of acne. (9)
And cystic acne isn't the only type of acne out there. There are tons of sub-types of acne, which can be triggered by various elements out of your control, like the weather, over-the-counter cosmetic products, and hormonal changes. (10)
QUICK TIP: Many over-the-counter products can clog your pores or interfere with acne medications! Go ALL-NATURAL and restore your natural glow today! (11)
Two easy ways to look at acne are by studying facial acne and body acne.
Body acne is usually more bacterial in nature, which can lead to acne scarring. This kind of acne stretches from your legs to your scalp, where sweat and oil can build up. (10)
It's also important to differentiate a pimple from acne. Acne refers to the presence of multiple breakouts, which commonly leads to acne scarring. Remedying each individual pimple as soon as it appears is the best way to keep yourself from a full-fledged acne breakout - and scars. (12)
Now that we know what acne scars are and where you get them, let's dive into four remedies that will help you say goodbye to those pesky little blemishes today!
1. Don't Touch Your Acne Mark
I know it sounds obvious, but touching your acne mark only makes thing worse.
This is because transferring your germs, oil, and bacteria from your fingers to your blemish can lead to an infection, a larger wound, a longer healing process, and a greater risk of scarring. (13)
This applies to squeezing and popping your pimples too. Doing so actually pushes debris further into your skin, clogging your pores further and worsening your inflammation. (14)
QUICK TIP: The aftermath of popping a pimple lasts longer than the pimple would've lasted had you not touched it! Be patient, and let it pass! (15)
So you've done a great job of not touching your acne blemish, and now it's beginning to scab. So what do you do now?
DON'T TOUCH THE SCAB!
The scab is your body's natural bandage wrap, meant to protect your acne blemish while it heals. Picking an existing scab before that bandage is ready to come off will lead to an extended healing process and a greater risk of severe scarring. (16)
2. Clean The Area
There is only one exception where you're allowed to touch your acne mark - when you need to clean it.
Cleaning your acne scar with an ALL-NATURAL CLEANSER is essential for keeping the scarring area clean and free from further infection. (17)
And as far as when to wash, it's important to cleanse your face at least twice a day. This will prevent further germs and oil from causing further breakouts around the acne scar. (18)
QUICK TIP: Synthetic perfumes in over-the-counter cleansers irritate acne-prone skin. GO NATURAL and restore your smooth and radiant skin today! (19)
In addition to washing your face twice a day, it's also necessary for those with acne-prone skin to wash their face immediately after sweating.
But remember - it's best to apply your ALL-NATURAL CLEANSER with your fingertips, smoothing it around your face in a circular motion to avoid irritation and scrubbing. (20)
And as far as what temperature you should wash with, go with warm or room temperature water. This will ease the cleanser into your skin without causing additional harm to your pores and skin. (21)
So What Cleanser Should You Wash With?
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Organic Face Wash: uses the remineralizing power of essential oils to diminish the appearance of acne and acne marks; works great for all skin types for a gentle but tough wash!
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3. Don't Forget To Moisturize
It may be difficult to wrap your head around applying moisturizer to acne-prone skin or scars, but it's ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that people with these conditions moisturize.
This is because dry skin causes further skin irritation, and makes your acne-prone skin look worse. (21)
Also, dry skin means your face will actually produce more oil, which can lead to the emphasis of acne scars and further breakouts down the line. (22)
QUICK TIP: Stress and burnout can lead to the worsening of acne-prone skin. Spray some LAVENDER, get adequate sleep, and watch your acne marks fade away! (23)
As far as when to moisturize, it's best to moisturize your face right after washing with an ALL-NATURAL CLEANSER.
This traps the hydration into your skin, and the moisture prevents dryness and the overcompensation of oil your body will try to produce. (24) (22)
Sunscreen also has toner effects, and can be used to help protect your skin and diminish the appearance of acne scars.(25)
And believe it or not, some moisturizers actually CONTAIN sunscreen in them, such as:
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural 4D Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum: contains Raspberry Seed Oil, which contains an SPF of 28-50; balances your skin's oil production and provides max hydration!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil: WILL NOT CLOG PORES; rejuvenates and rehydrates dull and uneven skin!
4. Bring on the Vitamin C
Many people with acne-prone skin find their skin is lacking in important vitamins and minerals, which can make acne scars look worse. (26)
But there's a NEW 100% ALL-NATURAL PRODUCT out there that's formulated to help you turn back the clock on your skin and erase those pesky acne scars.
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum turns back the acne scarring clock by remineralizing your skin with Vitamins C, D, E, and Vegetable Glycerin - which is an ALL-NATURAL way of restoring your skin's outer barrier and reducing the appearance of acne blemishes and scars.
Here are just some of the benefits of our 100% All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum:
- increases collagen production, which increases the strength and elasticity of your skin
- evens out your skin, providing an ALL-NATURAL, remineralizing toner
- boosts the speed of cellular regeneration
- promotes the healing of scars
- restores the skin's protective barrier
And for the best acne scar remedying regimen, try our 100% All-Natural Facial Care System, a 5-step wash system that includes our All-Natural Antibacterial Facial Cleanser, All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum, All-Natural Pure Facial Toner, All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil, and All-Natural Exfoliating Mineral Scrub.
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