Red Acne Scars On The Cheeks?
yesterday I used a spirulina mask product, but my face was very dry and pimples grew, then I went to the doctor, there were only a few pimples but a lot of red pimple scars, how to deal with them, I’ve also tried an orange mask but it’s getting redder, please help 😢
Acne occurs due to a combination of clogged pores by dead skin cells, excess oil production and also the presence of acne-causing bacteria. Acne has different types, it can be in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, or those that are already inflamed, such as papules (small, painful red bumps), pustules (lumps filled with pus), nodules (larger, hard lumps under the skin) or cyst.
Acne treatment is not instantaneous, it requires regular treatment for weeks or months. Acne treatment also varies, depending on the type of acne and the type of skin.
Masks can be used as a nourishment to the skin and keep the skin moist, but they cannot treat acne instantly. For example, an aloe vera mask can help cool the skin and reduce inflammation. Or a mask containing oranges which are rich in vitamin C, can be an antioxidant and make the face look fresher and brighter. There are lots of ingredients, make sure to use a mask that is registered with the BPOM so that safety is guaranteed.
Mild acne may be treated with products containing benzoyl peroxide, usually over-the-counter products intended for acne prone skin, that contain this ingredient. However, more severe acne requires a doctor's treatment. The doctor will look at the type of acne, analyze the skin type and then determine the appropriate treatment. You should see a dermatologist immediately to determine the next treatment. New acne scars may be treated with creams for scars, but acne scars that are old or cause changes in skin texture such as raised, sunken, or so on may require treatment, such as lasers.
To treat mild acne, things you can do at home:
Wash your face twice a day with a mild facial cleanser, no need to scrub hard Use mild and water-based products, avoid those containing oil Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads, because they can cause inflammation and scars Avoid friction on the areas with acne, for example with helmet, cell phone, bangs, etc. Maintain overall cleanliness. Use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 when outdoors
In addition, controlling stress, taking regular breaks and eating a healthy, balanced diet can help treat and prevent acne. If you gain weight, you should immediately see a dermatologist.