We all wonder how to get rid of acne also commonly known as pimples, but you know what the worst thing is, when they are treated, they leave back acne scars and black dark spots on face which are more than annoying. Dealing with acne is already trouble and the dark spots are even worse.
First, we’ll discuss what acne is and why it leaves an acne mark on the face!
Our skin has tiny pores that get clogged by oil, sebum, dirt, dead cells, and bacteria. When the pores are blocked, they develop acne. If you get pimples often, especially several at once repeatedly, you may have acne. Acne can occur anywhere on your body, but most often it occurs on the face, back, chest and shoulders.
Different types of acne:
- Blackheads: Tiny black bumps on the skin which are open at the end
- Whiteheads: Small white bumps trapped in the skin, closed at the end.
- Papules: Small red or pink bumps on the skin.
- Pustules: Acne filled with pus, with white and yellow rings.
- Nodules: Solid lesions. They’re larger than papules and pustules and can hurt more because they extend deeper into the skin.
- Cysts: Cysts lie deep within the skin. They’re painful and full of pus.
But just knowing the type of acne is not enough. One should always consult a dermatologist, get the required tests done, and know the underlying cause of acne before starting with any treatment.
Why does acne leave dark spots and scars behind?
Acne breakout causes dark spots, acne scars, marks, or skin discoloration. These are formed when acne penetrated deeply into the skin and damages the tissues of the deep skin layers. When you pop a pimple, your skin opens up and then closes back which results in unwanted pigmentation, scars, and uneven skin tone. And to get rid of this, it is important to prevent acne marks or scars by not poking, popping, and avoiding touching a pimple. With a proper skincare routine, you can be saved from stubborn marks, but some are not treatable only with a skincare routine.
How to remove dark spots caused by pimples
The appearance of acne scars, pimple marks, or dark spots on face can make you feel self-conscious. Dark spots can’t always be prevented but protecting the skin from UV rays that cause a lot of harm to the skin can help a lot. Also, if you get the best topical treatment that is steroid free to cure dark spots, what better than that?
- Protect the skin from UV damage:
It is a necessity to give your skin the sun protection it needs daily. Applying broad-spectrum sun protection every day before sun exposure is the first step you can take in helping to prevent dark spots and pimple marks. Not only on sunny days but even in winters and monsoons, it is important to use sun protection as the harmful UV radiations of the sun can affect the skin when the sun is barely visible. Re-applied religiously every after 2 hours.
Also, wear protective clothing and try to avoid prolonged sun exposure.
- Topical Treatment:
Adding a topical cream to your skincare routine to treat scars and dark spots on face caused by pimples can be beneficial for a person. The most successful formulation for these issues has been a combination of Tranexamic Acid and, Kojic Acid, which helps in treating the skin without thinning the upper layer and making it sensitive to the sun.
Fixderma’s recommendation in the topical treatment for the dark spots on the face is the uniquely formulated Skarfix- TX and Skarfix-Plus. This is the best topical treatment, as it contains skin-loving actives like Kojic acid, Alpha Arbutin, Tranexamic Acid, and Vitamin E that is non-steroidal, and works on all types of pigmentation, scars, dark spots, and exfoliates the targeted darkened skin.
Just be patient with any treatments you’re trying, as they can take months to show improvement
(Do a patch test first on the back of your arm or behind your ear. Do not forget to apply sunscreen in the morning)
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