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What causes acne scars?

Acne is a collection of skin lesions. And when your skin is attacked, it reacts. The skin uses an inflammatory mechanism to defend against microbes and a repair process to restore damaged tissue. 

Unfortunately, in some cases, once the blemish has disappeared, the inflammation remains as a mark. In other cases, the skin is unable to repair itself completely and leaves a scar behind. As you’ll have gathered, prevention is better than cure when it come to acne.

We know that acne is a sensitive issue, and this is true for all ages. This is why it's important to take the bull by the horns as soon as possible, given the risk of aggravating blemishes and leaving scars. Nothing beats expert advice to find solutions for your skin!

Why treating your acne properly is essential 

What’s the best way not to have scars? Avoid the cause. We can all agree that this is logical, but it's not to be taken for granted. 

When it comes to acne, the priority is to treat the acne itself with appropriate care. The more severe the acne and the later treatment begins, the greater the risk of scarring. Each type of acne has a specific treatment.   Don’t hesitate to consult a dermatologist or ask your pharmacist for advice.

Which skincare routine is best for your acne?

Minimalism is having a moment... And it includes the way you treat your skin. Don't use lots of different products. Simplicity and efficiency go hand in hand: use a gentle cleanser, non-comedogenic creams and care products targeted for acne-prone skin.

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4 rules

to avoid acne scars

1 - Don't touch your spots. Resist the urge to pop your pimples... It’s the worst thing you could do! When you pop spots, you increase the risk of unsightly permanent scars.

2 - Moisturise your skin using a targeted moisturising cream. This step promotes healing.

3 - Don't scratch the top off your spots prematurely. This may increase inflammation around your spots, which is partly responsible for scarring.

4 - Protect your skin from the sun with a very high protection sun care product. Excessive sun exposure can cause your skin to become hyperpigmented and lead to more visible marks.



Help! I've squeezed my spot!

You've succumbed to the temptation to pick, pop and squeeze your spots. Now you'll have to be twice as kind to your skin and give it a hand so that it can repair itself.

A broken acne spot is like a scratch on your face, it’s important to avoid any risk of infection.

After cleansing the area well with a mild product, apply a cream twice a day that promotes repair and limits the risk of scarring. 

And next time, be patient! It’s better to have a spot that lasts a few days than a scar for life, right?

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