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How to treat Acne in Asian skin

Aѕiаn ѕkin tеnd to hаvе a bigger iѕѕuе with marks left bеhind after асnе lеѕiоnѕ heal.

Thеѕе mаrkѕ, ѕсiеntifiсаllу referred tо аѕ post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, саn stick аrоund fоr a lоngеr timе in реорlе with Asian skin аnd саn be challenging tо trеаt.

In аdditiоn to hуреrрigmеntаtiоn, people with Asian ѕkin have a somewhat higher inсidеnсе оf kеlоid scarring frоm acne.

Lаѕtlу, Asians mау rеѕроnd diffеrеntlу tо hоrmоnе therapy.

How to get rid of Acne scars in 10 simple steps.

Acne scars occur when a pimple or cyst gets popped or broken, leaving behind a layer of damaged skin. Preventing & Treating Acne quickly reduces the risk of Acne scars.

  1. Avoid touching

Dirt on your hands can clog your pores.

Keep them clean by frequently washing.

Do not squeeze or pop your blemishes.

Do not cover blemishes with hair.

Keep hair away from face with hair clips.

  1. Avoid excessive sun exposure

Moderate sun exposure is beneficial to immune system.

Excess exposure can cause sunspots, known as sun lentigines. They cause small dark spots on the surface of your skin.

To protect your skin, use a total sun block e.g. Sun Blockex® SPF50.

  1. Oil-free cosmetics

Cosmetics can worsen acne.

Do not use products with synthetic dyes. Skin absorbs almost 60% of all substances applied to it.

Use oil-free cosmetics for skin and hair.

Do not apply makeup immediately after washing.

  1. Don’t smoke

Smoking causes acne.

Cigarette may cause skin irritation.

Smoking impairs collagen production and degrades proteins.

  1. Avoid Stress

Listen music.

Make time for recreation. Replace free time with hobbies.

Meditation can help reduce blood pressure, chronic pain, anxiety and cholesterol levels.

  1. Sleep Enough

Collagen production is faster while sleeping.

Avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol before sleeping.

A quiet and cool environment promotes sleep.

Keep the temperature comfortably cool.

  1. Exercise

Exercise helps reduce stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.

It also strengthens the immune system to fight off diseases.

  1. Keep clothes clean

Do not wear tight clothes that rub against skin.

Helmets, masks, headbands and sports equipment can rub the skin and make acne flare up.

Keep sports equipment clean.

Pillowcases and sheets can trap bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells.

  1. Exfoliation & Cleansing

Use oil-free, non-abrasive facial wipes to wipe off the makeup.

  1. Acne Facials at The London Acne Clinic

The weekly facials helps to significantly reduce Acne & prevent further flare-ups

It helps to prevent acne, treat breakouts, and also reduces the dark marks.

It is particularly effective in Asian skin.