Treating The Aftermath Of Acne

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While acne can come and go in your lifetime, most noticeably during adolescence, the aftermath is not always so easily forgotten.

Acne often leaves dark marks in its wake as a reminder of its presence. These marks can often mar a persons appearance, especially when they are prevalent on the face. Treating these spots means bleaching the darkened areas until lighter skin is visible.

That certainly doesn't mean chlorine bleach. In fact, skin bleaching products don't contain bleach at all. Most skin lighteners are actually derived from natural acids found in plants and foods, such as lemons or apples. These types of acids when formulated in combination are known as AHA or alpha hydroxyl acids.

AHA applied directly to the marred area will exfoliate the skin and slowly remove the dark layers. This is the same treatment found by rubbing lemons on freckles and other home remedies. The difference is, AHA combines several natural acids for a more concentrated and faster acting solution.

Other acids that regenerate the skin include lactic acid, as found in milk and salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a common ingredient found in many acne medications. Have you ever heard the old home remedy about rubbing an aspirin on your skin to reduce dark spots or treat acne? This works because aspirin is a high concentration of salicylic acid! If you try this one, make sure you peel off the protective esoteric coating that covers the aspirin first.

Natural acids are abundant in our foods and many plant extracts. Different skin types are sensitive to various ingredients, so do your homework. A little internet research will help you discover which foods can provide you with the skin bleaching effects you require, without causing irritation.

The aftermath of acne doesn't have to stay with you for the rest of your life. If you are having trouble finding a good treatment to rid yourself of the dark spots left behind, visit your doctor or have a dermatologist advise you on prescription AHA ointments. These ointments will have a more concentrated formula, to help your quickly recover from the scars of acne once and for all.

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