Even if you treat your breakouts correctly, you may still scar. Here are a few simple preventative steps that could help reduce acne scars.
- Don’t Squeeze Your Pimples
A pimple is a localized infection of a pore. Your hands carry oils and bacteria and touching (or worse, squeezing) your pimples can cause additional infection and further inflammation of the skin. The more inflamed your acne becomes, the greater the chances of scarring.
- Develop a Skincare Routine
Committing to a healthy skincare routine can promote clearer skin, and may result in fewer breakouts. Opt for a mild soap or gentle cleanser and avoid overuse of abrasive products like facial scrubs and astringents. Be sure to avoid overwashing as this can irritate skin further.
If you’re struggling to control your acne, visit your dermatologist. He or she will help you come up with strategies to reduce pimples and the chances of scarring.