As you probably know already, as a result of fluctuations in hormone levels and clogging of pores, those much dreaded and unsightly acnes can arise. Acne can be very annoying and play havoc on a sufferer’s mind. The physical infliction is only one part of the problem. Most of the time, it’s the psychological impact that is the most detrimental. Just the thought of being stared upon and possibly ridiculed by other people is very unpleasant indeed. However, once the acne goes away, and as the skin gets time to go through its healing process, it usually returns to normal and everything is well.
I must emphasize, “normal“. Sometimes, the recovery process is not that smooth. For some people, especially if the acne is severe, it can leave scarring. Additionally, the severity of the scar itself varies. So it is important to treat the acne early on in order to prevent scarring from even appearing in the first place.
However, if you do end up with scarring, all is not lost. There are a number of options readily available. The main ones include topical solutions such as an acne scar cream, micro-dermabrasion and laser treatments. The choice and effectiveness of your choice will significantly depend on the severity of your particular case. I think it is best to seek advice from a professional dermatologist before undergoing any treatment, let alone the more serious and invasive methods such as laser.
You can take steps to avoid all the trouble of choosing acne treatments and going through the process by taking care of your body from the inside out. Let me go through a few examples. Firstly, drinking enough water each day will go a long way. The commonly suggested quantity is between 8 to 10 glasses per day. Obviously if you live in a humid area or sweating a lot, then you’ll need to rehydrate more often. Another example is sleeping enough. Giving your body and mind sufficient rest helps. These things may not guarantee clear skin, but at least you have a fighting chance.