Although back acne scars are easier to hide than those on the face, it is still a frustrating and embarrassing problem for both men and women. You may feel you always have to wear a T-shirt, or you cannot wear bathing suits, anything backless or sleeveless, or other clothes that will expose your back. However, there is hope. You can get rid of your back acne scars so that they no longer determine what you pull out of your wardrobe.
Take Care of your Skin
The first step in reducing back acne scars is to reduce the potential for scarring. If you have back acne, you should treat it properly so that there is less chance it creates scars. Rather than picking acne lesions, use acne treatment creams to address the problem. Acne is caused by bacteria and clogged pores, hormonal imbalance, food allergies, or other medical conditions. Be sure to keep your back clean and use a treatment recommended by your doctor to reduce acne. Additionally, address any underlying conditions that can trigger acne. Once you have your acne under control, then you can work on treating the scars.
You also want to take care of your skin in general to promote its natural healing, which reduces the risk of scarring. Always wear sunscreen, don’t smoke, drink plenty of water, exercise, get plenty of rest and eat healthily. A healthy diet will provide the natural nutrients your skin needs to heal, and it will also help to decrease your acne as well.
Treatment Options for Back Acne Scars
There are a few treatment options for back acne scars. For very bad scarring, your doctor may recommend microdermabrasion, laser, dermabrasion or even scar revision surgery. Start with the least invasive option and go from there.
The first step is to try a topical scar treatment cream. A stable form of vitamin C is the best ingredient to have in a scar treatment cream. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and protects the skin against free radicals. Vitamin C is also necessary for building collagen, an important component of skin cells. It will help to grow new, healthy skin cells to replace the damaged scar tissue.
When choosing an acne scar cream, be sure to avoid ingredients that can potentially irritate your skin and trigger breakouts. Avoid creams that contain preservatives and fragrances if you can as these can cause irritation, acne breakouts and even contact dermatitis.
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