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Dear Doctor

How can I get rid of acne scars and scabs?

Also what can I use to get rid of acne besides washing my face?

mild acne treatment

Dear Patient

Your picture is not clear and so I cannot tell whether or not you are dealing with acne vulgaris. I would, therefore, need a more focused and clear picture before I can make a conclusive decision.

Howver, if the two lesions on your face are from acne, that suggests that you are suffering from mild acne.

Mild Acne Treatment

Mild acne can be treated in the following way:

Use an over-the-counter acne treatment face wash in the morning

Use a face wash with acne treatment ingredients in the morning. For example, you can use Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash with Salicylic Acid .

 

Apply an over-the-counter acne treatment moisturizer in the morning

After washing your face in the morning apply an oil-free moisturizer which contains ingredients like salicylic acid to your face. For example, you can use Clean and Clear Oil Free Moisturizer with 0.5% Salicylic Acid.

 

Use an over-the-counter acne treatment face wash in the evening

Use a face wash with acne treatment ingredients in the evening before you go to bed. For example, you can use include Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser  which contains 10% benzoyl peroxide.

 

Apply an acne treatment moisturizer at night

After washing your face in the evening apply an oil-free moisturizer which contains ingredients like benzoyl peroxide to your face. For example, you can use Glytone  which contains 10% benzoyl peroxide.

 

The treatment of acne scars is started after the acne has been treated and is well controlled.

Adopt an Acne-Free Lifestyle

Adopt an acne-free lifestyle by doing the following:

*Joining a smoking cessation program if you smoke cigarettes

*Cleaning your mobile phone with antiseptic wipes regularly

*Eating low glycemic index foods like whole grain bread, spinach, and tomatoes. To learn more read How to Treat Acne at Home.

how to treat acne at home

Acne Scab Treatment

Acne scabs develop once the acne lesions begin to heal. They are formed from  blood elements and they fall off on their own after three to seven days.I recommend the following treatment for acne scabs:

I recommend the following treatment for acne scabs:

1.Do not pick or scratch the acne scabs since they serve to protect the area until the lesion heals. Picking them can also result in acne scars.

2. Cleanse the acne scabs gently using your fingertips and a mild cleanser like Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash with Salicylic Acid .

3. Apply a moisturizer with acne treatment ingredients like Clean and Clear Oil Free Moisturizer with 0.5% Salicylic Acid.

 

Acne Scar Treatment

The treatment of acne scars should begin once all the acne lesions heal.

To treat acne scars at home you can use an AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) peels like 30% glycolic acid. These are usually applied at home for around 8 months for the full benefits to be seen.

BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) peels like salicylic acid are especially good for acne-prone skin. You can begin with a 10% salicylic acid.

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