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June isn’t just about celebrating Pride; it’s also Acne Awareness Month. Acne, those annoying pimples, can pop up on anyone, not just teenagers. They often leave scars that nobody wants. But don’t worry, here are some easy tips to help you deal with them.

Understanding Acne

Acne happens when your body’s hormones get out of whack. Things like PCOS in girls can make it worse. Using oily skin products, sweating a lot, or rubbing against things can also cause acne.

Dr. Jaishree Sharad, a skin expert, says stuff like oily makeup can clog your pores and cause acne. Even things like dirty pillows or rubbing against backpacks can lead to pimples.

How to Treat Acne Scars

Picking at pimples makes them leave scars, and sometimes they leave marks even if you don’t touch them. Dr. Sharad suggests using special creams with ingredients like Arbutin or Vitamin C to help fade these scars.

People often try homemade remedies, but Dr. Sharad warns that they might not always work and could even make things worse. She recommends simple stuff like aloe vera or a paste made from lentils and honey to help.

Advanced Treatments

For really bad acne scars, you might need professional treatments like chemical peels or laser therapy. But don’t worry, these should only be done under a doctor’s care.

Some scars are deep and need special treatments like laser or micro-needling. These treatments take time, so you need to be patient.

Taking Care of Your Skin

It’s important to protect your skin from the sun and avoid picking at your pimples. Dr. Sharad also says to stay away from harsh home remedies like lemon or toothpaste.

So, remember, dealing with acne scars takes time and patience. But with the right care and treatment, you can improve how your skin looks.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.

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