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Scar Treatment: Fade Scars to Gain Confidence
If you have ever had acne, you may know that it often leaves embarrassing scars on your body. I would like to help you feel more confident about yourself and your body. Here are some at-home tips on how to fade scars from injury, burns, stretch marks, and acne:
One major thing to remember is that you need to exfoliate your face regularly to reveal a new layer of glowing skin. I like to use an exfoliating treatment once a week in the shower before I use my regular cleanser. Another product I have used that works wonders is Neutrogena Advanced Acne Mark Fading Peel, which contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used in the treatment of acne. All you need to do is use it 2-3 times a week and leave it on for 5-10 minutes then wash it off with warm water. It is suggested that you use it consistently over time to achieve the best results. Also, I like to use a toner or astringent twice a day (after cleansing) to even my skin tone.
Another product that can be used in the fading of scars and stretch marks is Mederma. It is a gel that you apply to the scar 3-4 times a day. For new scars, use for 8 weeks and for 3-6 months on existing scars. You need to leave in for a few minutes but, once it dries, you can easily wipe it off.
I also like to use lotion with cocoa butter, such as Jergen’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E, which is known to smooth marks and soften skin tone and can be used all over as a moisturizer. For your face, use a cream made for your skin type once in the morning and once before bed to brighten your complexion and take the spotlight off your acne scars.
The nice thing for you is, all the products I’ve mentioned can be easily found in your local Wal-Mart, pharmacy, or other stores in your area and won’t break the bank. Remember, though, scars don’t just disappear overnight. Depending on the size and thickness of the scar, and how long you have had it, you may need to follow these tips for several weeks or months to see significant results, and it still may not completely disappear. However, don’t give up if you don’t see results immediately; if you keep it up, the outcome is definitely worth the effort.