Acne Scar Healing Tips for Sensitive Skin

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Acne scar healing can be a real challenge with sensitive skin. Learn which are the best acne scar treatments for acne prone sensitive skin, including six simple, non-irritating home remedies for acne scars.

Do acne scar healing methods work for sensitive skin? There are many options for acne scar treatment available today, such as injections, laser treatments and therapies, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. These may be effective for normal skin, but for those of us with sensitive skin, these procedures are a much higher risk.

Why? If simply using a new skin care product line causes redness, inflammation and skin rashes, than what will some of these other more invasive acne scar healing treatments do to your sensitive skin?

There are no easy answers and there is no one best acne scar treatment. Each of us is unique and your skin may not behave the same as other people who may appear to be similar. Many people with sensitive skin have bad reactions to most acne medications and so you may need to find some other options!

First, you need to have your acne under control so that you don't have new acne pimples to add to the existing scars.

What then can you do to make those terrible acne scars go away? Once your acne is under control, The answer to this question will depend on what kind of acne you have.

* Mild acne appears as whiteheads or blackheads on the skin and it generally does not leave scars, IF you don't pick at them or pop them.

* Moderate acne appears as red pimples with white centers. These can sometimes leave scars but not always.

* Severe acne creates very painful lumps or cysts filled with pus and are much more likely to cause scars.

Acne Scar Healing for Mild Acne

If can avoid picking at or popping your pimples, many acne scars will fade on their own. You do need to be patient with the process. It can take up to a year for them to fade completely.

Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, taking antioxidant supplements and drinking plenty of pure clean water will help your body to rejuvenate itself and to heal your skin.

Use a good quality chemical safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic skin care product line will help to heal acne and acne scars. Even sensitive skin can respond well to a comprehensive and gentle cleansing and toning skin care routine that safely exfoliates and rejuvenates your skin.

Acne Scar Healing for Moderate Acne

Moderate acne has more of a tendency to leave behind acne scars, so one of the things you can do to prevent this is to use a good acne home remedy for scars while you have the acne, and after the pimple has gone. Home remedies generally have just one ingredient and some are mild enough to work for sensitive skin.

Some effective and affordable homemade acne scar treatments for sensitive skin include:

* Ice cubes

* Baking soda

* Yogurt

* Oatmeal

* Aloe Vera

* Honey

Even natural ingredients can cause skin irritation, so please test out these homemade acne scar healing remedies on the inside of your arm first before you use them on your face.

Recent research suggests that you significantly reduce your acne outbreaks and speed the healing process by changing your diet. I know this is not as easy as simply putting on a new acne facial cream, but I promise you, it WILL help reduce your acne. When I was a teenager I completely cleared up my acne by switching to a more natural, whole foods diet!

Start by eliminating processed and refined foods, which are loaded with sugar, salt, artificial colorings and dyes. Replace these foods with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean meats and fish.

Some nutritional supplements can also be helpful in supporting your body's natural rejuvenation and healing process. Antioxidants and essential fatty acids, Vitamin C and zinc are especially helpful for skin healing.

Acne Scar Healing for Severe Acne

Severe acne may require help from a qualified health professional. If you STILL have severe acne even after eating a healthy, whole foods diet, using a non-toxic hypoallergenic skin care line, taking supplements, and avoiding foods which tend to trigger your acne outbreaks, then it is time to seek out help.

A dermatologist or medical doctor can advise you about surgical treatments options for acne scar healing for your sensitive skin. Naturopathic doctors, holistic medical doctors or practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine have access to a wide range of traditional and alternative treatment to heal acne at the root of the problem, and to maximize your body's innate self healing mechanisms.

The good news is, there IS help for acne scar healing, and your body has an amazing capacity to rejuvenate and repair itself!

About the Author:

M Rochell is the author of My Sensitive Skin Care, an online educational resource offering new safe natural beauty solutions for sensitive skin. For more on acne scar healing, including a homemade acne scar remedy that can help clear up acne in just a few days, please visit the Acne Sensitive Skin Care section of http://www.MySensitiveSkinCare.com

Copyright (c) 2009 M Rochell

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