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Is it possible to treat acne scars at home? 

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For many individuals, acne scars have become a very annoying issue. Most of the individuals wonder if they can perform acne scar treatment Toronto at home. As long as the scars are not severe, you may be able to get rid of them using some home remedies. However, we strongly recommend meeting a professional skincare therapist before starting any kind of treatment because there are different types of acne scars and they should be addressed with different types of treatments. After your scars are physically observed by your skincare therapist, he or she will instruct what to do. Nevertheless, mentioned below are some of the home remedies you can try. 

 

  • Lotions based on Salicylic Acid

 

Salicylic acid is a natural compound that can be found in a wide array of skincare products in the market. This substance can clear dirt, oil, dead skin cells and other unwanted stuff that can create acnes. Salicylic acid also helps reducing swelling and redness so the appearance of scarring will be minimal. However, it is highly recommended to test a salicylic acid product before applying it on the infected area. Just apply it on a small area and see if it causes any irritation. 

 

  • Retinoids

 

Retinoids are capable of blocking inflammation and reduce acne lesions. Also, it is claimed to have the ability of cell regeneration process. So, retinoids are believed to have the ability of curing acne. In addition to that, it may be able to make the hyperpigmented acne scars lighter so it would be less visible. However, please note that retinoids can make the skin sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, you are required to use a sunscreen before going outdoors if you are using retinoids.

 

  • Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHAs)

 

AHAs are capable of removing dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores to prevent acnes. It is capable of scraping away the outer layer of the skin and bring out the new layer of skin and reduce the appearance of scars. 

 

  • Lactic acid

 

This is another substance that can peel the dead skin cells away. It is mainly used to reduce the appearance of the acne scars. 

For your own safety, we highly recommend that you should visit a professional skincare specialist such as Sovereign Skin before trying any home remedies. 

 

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