Acne is bad enough, but when it leads to scars it can seriously affect self esteem. As teenagers we often do not eat as healthy as we should, and sometimes we are not as diligent about special facial hygiene as we need to be. As a result we experience a lot of acne. Some of us are less fortunate than others. Our acne grow into large acne nodules that can look disfiguring. When other people stare and poke fun, we feel a great urge to “pop” the nodule. The bad news is that nodules do not pop. They require special treatment. Forcing it to “pop” tears the skin and leads to major scarring.
The best thing to do is treat skin carefully so that you do not get any scars, but if that happened then you would not be asking, “How do I get rid of old acne scars?” The best way is to start treating it as early as possible. I would buy zenmed and see if that helps.If treated carefully with healing-promoting ingredients that complement the body’s natural healing, you can encourage the body to create new skin tissue instead of scar tissue. If this is not possible, you can still treat the scar and reduce its appearance over time.
Often a scar does not mean that you will never have acne in that spot again. If you do get more acne, use it as an opportunity to remove the scar tissue. Your body will then think that this place is a new injury, and you can use natural healing product to encourage new skin to grow in that area. Over enough time, this can make your scar almost entirely disappear. It sounds very strange, but I learned this method working with someone who actually did it!
If you are one of the fortunate ones who does not get acne in that place again, then you must treat the scar itself and encourage your body to soften it. Many drug stores carry scar-reducing creams over the counter. If you have very serious scars, you may wish to see a holistic practitioner for advice on which product to choose or how to complement it.
When you wash your face, you should be a little more abrasive to the scar than you are to the skin around it. This will exfoliate the scar tissue faster than the normal tissue, and eventually the skin around the scar will grow and fill in where the scar tissue has been moved away. Always follow abrasive treatments with moisturizers to keep skin and scars supple. You do not want your body to replace the aggravated scar tissue with more scar tissue! You want to soothe the scar tissue so that it does not continue to grow while you are slowly exfoliating it.
As always, you will need to use sunscreen. Scars are much more likely to burn than normal skin. Repeated sunburn can cause normal skin to become leathery, and it is even worse for scar tissue. Keeping your scar from burning will keep it from growing tougher, and will help you to make it disappear.