Has anyone successfully healed acne scars? Mine aren't very deep or bad but they're these annoying little dots, some red, some just little dents in my skin. I've heard that zinc is good, has anyone everyone ever taken any supplements that helped with this? Or any homemade remedies? Or any foods that aid in this? I've heard lemon juice is good too.
Take a look at Acne.org - Acne treatment and community and their message boards. I think people have tried EVERYTHING (haven't been there in ages, though).
I too have scars, but I've just started to accept the fact that they're there. For years, I kept my hair hanging in front of my face to not let people see it (both acne and scarring), although it's not bad at all. It's noticeable, but not much, and not something that I let myself be bothered by.
These days, I actually have very short hair (look at my avatar).
Time heals them... your skin will even out, at least somewhat.
This is what I've found helps me with keeping my skin clear and glowing:
-Avoidance of sugar, bad oils, grains, coffee, dairy (butter is fine), cacao, and unsoaked/unsprouted nuts and seeds.
-Minimization of honey, maple syrup, and blended fruits
-Emphasis on coconut products, leafy greens, avocados, and oily fish (especially raw salmon)
-Plenty of sleep, water, and sunshine
I also recommend that you try drinking green tea on a regular basis, and perhaps drink kombucha tea once or twice a week. I recommend using coconut oil to moisturize. Don't wash your face more than once a day. A kaolin/clay-based cleanser might help, too.
Hope that helps!
Maybe bleaching cream? I work in a dermatology office ...there's not much you can do. You can try the bleaching cream or laser resurfacing.
Acne is a skin condition that affects up to 80% of those teens and twenties, and up to 5% of older adults. While many people recover from acne without any permanent effects, some people are left with disfiguring acne scars. There are some products topical skin care and medications that can improve mild scarring, but most acne scars are treated with a combination of surgical procedures and skin rejuvenation.
What's this bleaching cream?
Originally Posted by healthy11
I was going to do the laser treatment but my dermatologist recommended I not because my scars aren't deep enough for such an invasive treatment. I did a chemical peel she suggested and I got 3 new red blemishes after and it didn't help with anything else...Thanks!
OK thanks so much! I drink lots of green tea. I can't buy coconut oil anywhere here I just bought a clay-based face mask. Thanks!
Originally Posted by tarek
thumbs up for coconut oil! If you can buy it over the internet and get it posted to you.