How to help acne scars heal naturally
You can take a number of proactive steps to heal acne scars naturally, even if your breakouts haven't yet cleared. Try some of the following tactics:
1. Don't pick at your face or touch your breakouts
I know it’s so tempting (and kinda satisfying in the moment) to pop and pick at your pimples, but it’s doing more harm than good. It might feel like you’re cleaning out the pimple when you pop it. Nope! The intense pressure actually irritates the skin, introduces more bacteria into the pore, slows healing time, and potentially creates scars.
2. Protect your skin with SPF
Scar tissue is highly sensitive, which means it can be easily burnt or damaged by sunlight. The sun also triggers the cells that make melanin, which darkens scars and makes them more visible.
One of our go-to products for protection is asap moisturising daily defence spf 50+ 100ml. This powerful, protective formula keeps skin safe from the negative effects of UVA/UVB exposure, which can lead to collagen breakdown, sun spots, and loss of moisture. Enriched with potent antioxidants to boost protection against environmental aggressors, pollutants, and free radicals, asap moisturising daily defence spf 50+ 100ml reinforces skin’s natural barrier protection so your acne scars can continue to heal. Apply SPF every day following your favourite serum or moisturiser.
3. Take supplements for acne scar healing
Nutrition can be an afterthought when it comes to healing acne scars. You’re probably focused on your outside, thinking it’s too late to do anything from the inside. But you can further support the scar-healing process by taking supplements that specifically nourish your skin.
A Collagen supplement is a great choice for nutritional skincare. Collagen is an important protein that makes up the majority of the skin and ligaments. By taking Vida Glow Marine Collagen Original, you can support your skin’s natural healing process. Added bonus: you don’t have to worry about a potential fishy taste. Vida Glow has no taste or smell, so you can hide it in anything (I sneak it into my morning oat latte).
The Noni Extract in KORA Organics Noni Glow Skinfood With Prebiotics Jar 180g is a rich source of over 100 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help support your inner health and your body’s healing process. It's recommended that you drink Kora Organics Noni Glow skin food supplement daily to experience its full benefits. And because the supplement has a deliciously fruity flavour, it’s easy to stick to!