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What's the Best Over the Counter Acne Scar Removal Treatment?

By Edited Oct 21, 2015 0 1

Want to learn more about over the counter acne scar removal treatments, and how to find the best ones for you? If so, keep reading. Specifically, we're going to look at chemical based treatments, how to determine what type of skin you have, and how to understand which type of acne scars you have. By the time you have finished reading, you will have learned some useful information about acne scar removal treatments.

The first thing to consider is what kind of skin you have. There are many different products out there, many of them tailored to specific skin types. If you are unsure, it may be worth seeking professional advice, or at least talking to the person at the counter to get some further information. Some of the most common skin types are dry, oily, or sensitive. Your pharmacist will have a good knowledge of what kind of products you should be trying – based on your skin type – and the type of acne scars you have.

So what types are scar are there? One of the most common is known as the "ice pick" scar. You can tell if you have these, by looking for a deep triangular indentation in your skin. Another type is the "rolling" scar. This is a much softer and smoother indentation. Another type is the "boxed" scar. These don't go as deep as an ice pick scar, but come with box-like edges.

So what kind of over the counter acne scar removal treatments and products are available? The first option is to go with the chemical based treatments. These contain salycic acid, or benzoyl peroxide as their active ingredient. They can be quite effective, but sometimes have the side effect of drying your skin out, and making it itchy.

Your other option is to try a natural remedy. These usually include ingredients such as vitamin E, tea tree oil, and aloe vera.

To summarize, this guide has given you a better understanding of acne scars, and what kind of over-the-counter products exist to help remove them. We looked at determining what skin type you currently have, the common types of scar, and what type of products to expect over-the-counter. Now that you have finished reading, you should be better informed on acne scars, and what type of removal treatment you would like to try. Remember that it may take some time to see real results from one product, so try not to be disappointed if you don't get over night results.



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