Waking up to a new acne or pimple is probably one of the worst things ever, but having to deal with the scars it leaves behind is no easy job either. Most of the times no matter what you do, these scars don’t seem to go away. You’ve tried every home remedy in the book and tried a hundred products yet nothing seems to work. However, did you know certain habits are responsible for delaying the healing process of your acne scars? Here’s what they are...
- You are stressed
- You pick at your skin
- You over scrub and over cleanse
- You don’t see a dermatologist
- You don’t sleep well
You are stressed
Stress can slow down your body’s natural healing process. When you’re stressed the body demands a higher dose of specific nutrients such as vitamin C. Some easy ways to manage stress is by meditating, taking a walk in the garden or on the beach, make time for things you enjoy and cut down on caffeine.
You pick at your skin
If you’ve ever heard someone telling you not to pick at your skin, believe them. Constantly picking at a pimple or forcefully squeezing them will definitely leave a mark, prolonging the healing time. Fight the urge to pop or pick on your pimples and allow it to heal naturally.
You over scrub and over cleanse
While exfoliating and scrubbing is important, anything in excess will make things worse. Harsh scrubs and abrasive exfoliators will irritate the skin and cause redness. Those with acne should be gentle with exfoliation and use a scrub that gentle, such as the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub.
You don’t see a dermatologist
Sometimes acne isn’t just a part of life, they are an indicator of an underlying problem. Only an expert can determine this and suggest the right treatment for your acne scars.
You don’t sleep well
Your body goes into repair mode when you sleep at night, because your body and mind are relaxed. Therefore we always recommend using a night cream which aids in the repairing process. Apply the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Night Crème that will lighten the scars and give you radiant skin.