Pock marks can be the unfortunate result of acne-prone skin. These scars are common after suffering from bad acne, and can make you feel insecure about your skin. Luckily, there are steps you can take, in order to rid skin of these troublesome scars. If you've got some pock mark scars stemming from a bout of bad acne, learning how to get rid of them can help you gain back confidence in your skin.
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Things you need
- Microdermabrasion kit
- Scar removal medication cream
- Facial sunscreen cream
Purchase a skin surfacing microdermabrasion kit. These at-home kits are easy to use, and you can find them at most beauty supply stores. Make sure that the kit you purchase is specifically for treating skin surface issues, as there are a variety of kinds for other skin ailments like pore-shrinking microderabrasion.
Complete a microdermabrasion treatment two to three times a week and keep up with it to see results fastest. If you notice any skin irritation after a treatment, wait until it has subsided before performing another treatment. Also, if you have severe or painful irritation, discontinue use and schedule a visit with your dermatologist.
Apply a medicated scar removal cream to pock marks twice daily, or as directed. Make sure skin is clean before applying cream. If you wear make-up you should apply the cream first, wait ten minutes, then apply your make-up.
Spread a sun protection factor, SPF, cream evenly on your face while waiting for pock marks to go away. The harmful rays of the sun can increase the appearance of pock marks, and cause further skin damage. Be consistent with the SPF and use a spray or cream meant specifically for facial use with an SPF of 15 or higher.
Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss your home treatments for treating pock marks. Your dermatologist can offer tips to add to your home treatments to help speed up the process. In some cases, your dermatologist may conclude that surgical treatment in the office may be necessary for complete removal.
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