One of the most annoying skin care problems is acne and pimple marks. While the pimple might only stay for a maximum of five-seven days, the acne scars it often leaves behind can last for weeks. A balanced diet, good water intake, and natural skincare routine is the best way to get rid of acne scars and pimple marks. Before that, it is essential to understand how facial scars are caused and what products are the best products for acne scars. In this blog, we will solve all acne marks-related questions.
What are Acne Scars and Pimple Marks
Facial scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
Types of Pimple Marks
It is important to understand the type of acne scars for further treatment and skincare routine.
An ice pick tool has a wide shaft that narrows down to the tip. This type of facial scar resembles the tool in that it’s a hole that’s wide at the top and narrows to a point as it goes deeper into the skin. Such an indentation is common and also one of the most challenging facial scars to heal. They usually happen on your forehead and upper cheeks, where your skin is thinner.
These facial scars are typically found on the lower cheeks and jaw, where your skin is thicker. The indents have sloping edges that make the skin look uneven and wavy.
Boxcar scars are indents that have sharper edges. Those edges go down deep into the skin. These scars are common on the lower cheeks and jaw.
What Causes Acne Scars and Pimple Marks on Face?
Facial scars happen because your body is trying to repair the acne. How your unique body responds to a wound determines if and how much scarring you’ll have. The process of repair includes the creation of collagen. If there’s too much collagen then the raised scars appear. Another scarring is caused by the loss of tissue, which creates pits or indentations in the skin.
The Moms Co. Recommends Best Skincare Products To Get Rid Of Acne Marks
The Moms Co. has a wide range of Anti Acne Products for oily acne-prone skin. The Moms Co. products are made with love, without compromising on ingredients and safety. All our anti-acne products are dermatologically tested, natural and toxin-free. They are best for reducing acne and dark spots. Below are some products that work amazingly on facial marks.
Natural Niacinamide Face Serum
The Moms Co. Natural Niacinamide Face Serum is enriched with an expert blend of 10% Niacinamide, Zinc & Licorice Extract. It evens out skin tone, reduces scars, controls acne, and tightens pores. It absorbs quickly and suits all skin types. Include it in your daily routine- AM & PM for smooth, even-toned, and clear skin. The amazing serum is priced at Rs. 447.
Natural Green Tea Face Cream
The Moms Co. Natural Green Tea Face Cream is a non-greasy formula that helps lock in refreshing hydration with Squalane & Cucumber. Enriched with acne-fighting natural ingredients, the cream gives you shine-free, scar-free, mattified skin all day long. The non-comedogenic formula does not clog pores and is perfect to wear under masks, available at just Rs. 577.
Natural Green Tea Night Gel
The Moms Co. Natural Green Tea Night Gel features an ultra-light texture that not only provides excellent hydration but also controls sebum production and soothes the skin. It provides comforting hydration to congested skin, controls oil, and reduces dark spots. This night gel is priced at Rs. 595.
There are various types of medical treatments that can be done after getting acne marks checked by a dermatologist. Listing down some of the facial scars removal treatments.
Chemical Peeling Treatment
This treatment uses special chemicals to remove pimple marks by removing the top layer of old skin. Typically whenever the top layer is removed, the new skin that grows in is smoother and has fewer scars. If you want less visible scars, this treatment is for you!
This treatment uses a special tool that produces friction to remove the top layers of skin, much like a sander removes the top layers from a plank of wood.
The laser delivers heat to the collagen under your skin. This relies on the body’s wound-healing response to create new, healthy collagen. This encourages the growth of new skin to replace it.
Filler injections can help you fill in facial scars and make your skin look even and smooth. The fillers are made with collagen, your own fat, or a commercial filler. They’re injected under the surface of the skin to help plump up and smooth out depressed scars. Most fillers last between 6 and 18 months before they need to be redone, but some are permanent.
How to Prevent Acne Scars?
There are various ways to take care of and prevent pimples. Listing some of them below.
Don’t Pop Pimples
When you pop a pimple, all the oil, bacteria, and debris from the pimple are released onto your skin. This is why popping or picking at your acne causes more acne and it also leaves an open wound that can scar even worse. One way to eliminate the urge to pop or pick at your acne is to cover pimples with hydrocolloid bandages. These bandages help your skin heal faster and prevent you from causing any damage that could lead to scarring.
Use Natural Products
The acne-prone skin is sensitive and cannot handle harmful chemical-led products. The harmful chemical-led products can lead to skin allergies and acne-causing marks. The products that are infused with natural ingredients like Niacinamide, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, etc work the best for acne and acne marks. Natural skincare products get absorbed in the skin and help in reducing acne and pimple marks.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
Damage from the sun can darken spots and scars from acne. We recommend applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, all year round. If you remain diligent about wearing sunscreen every day, any acne scars you develop will be much less noticeable because your skin will not be subject to sun damage. The Moms Co. Natural Daily Sunscreen is a non-sticky, lightweight, mineral sunscreen that absorbs quickly without leaving any white cast. The SPF 45+, PA++++ provides complete protection against UV-A rays and blocks 98% of UV-B rays.
Keep your Skin Moisturized
Keeping your skin moisturized can help you maintain a plump, healthy appearance. Not only does moisturizing help your skin’s healing process, but it also helps existing acne scars look less noticeable by unifying your skin’s tone and texture. To avoid drying out your skin, we recommend limiting hot showers and applying natural oil-free moisturizer twice a day.
Q: Do acne marks go away?
A: Yes, acne marks can fade away with time if treated well. It is advised to use natural skin care products for acne-prone skin.
Q: What fades acne marks fast?
A: The Moms Co. Natural range of Anti-acne products can help remove acne marks faster.
Q: Can stress lead to pimples?
A. Stress can trigger a whole host of changes in your body, according to experts. And these changes can lead to pimples and acne.