Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2011
I have acne/plucking scars on my chin, they are really noticeable up close and even far away, how can I get rid of these scars? They have been there for months. But they have faded just a little bit…
Whenever I get acne I wash my face and leave it. I try not to touch it (popping, squeezing etc). But I want to know what causes it? I’ve also wanted to know if plucking causes the scars? Or is it just the acne? Because I frequently plucked my chin everyday until every hair was gone. Recently I haven’t plucked/remove the hair on my chin daily, only once a week now.
IS THERE ANY lotion to heal the scars? Or removes them? Or helps them fade? Any natural ingredients or natural lotions?
Whenever you pick at any kind of pimple or acne it can cause scars. There are a few things you can try.
According to the Dr. Oz show on TV, petroleum jelly – simple vaseline – is as good as any other more expensive treatment for scars. So I would give that a try for at least a few months before trying anything more expensive. Nothing works quickly. Whatever you try, you will need to use it for a long time to see any effect.
Apply cocoa butter to the scars. Studies have shown that regular application of cocoa butter helps to fade scars more rapidly than some other creams on the market. Also, look for creams that contain naturally healing ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba oil, castor oil and rose hip oil.
Try an over-the-counter medication such as Mederma, which is specially designed to treat scars. (Any cream that is designed to get rid of scars will work.) Healing time generally takes up to six months before any significant improvement will occur.
Talk to your dermatologist about Retin-A topical creams. These creams have been shown to greatly reduce the appearance of scars. Retinal creams encourages cell turnover. The new cells then take the place of older, scarred cells. Retin-A requires a prescription.
Start dermabrasion treatments. A licensed professional will use a dermabrasion device to treat the scars. Tiny crystals on the end of the device essentially buff away the top layers of your skin. With repeated treatments, you will see a noticeable improvement. Expect your skin to be a bit red and irritated after each treatment.
Have a look here. You will find dozens of recipes for homemade skin care products. You will find several that could help you with this. One thing you could try is a simple dermabrasion. Mix a little sugar with some olive oil and rub it into your skin. It should help.