How to Prevent Skin Discoloration in Acne

 How to Prevent Skin Discoloration in Acne

Acne is a very common skin disease. Most of us may suffer from this disease at some point in our life. There are two varieties of acne – Acne vulgaris and Acne rosacea. Acne vulgaris is the predominant form of acne. It usually occurs in adolescents and teenagers. Acne rosacea mostly occurs in middle-aged women.

Acne vulgaris is usually benign and does not leave any kind of scar or discoloration. But sometimes, the lesions fuse together to form an ugly-looking scar. Acne rosacea occurs in those persons who usually blush or flush. It also leaves some kind of scar at the site of occurrence, although that is lesser than Acne vulgaris.

By adopting some simple measures, we can be able to minimize skin discoloration in the area it develops.

a) Cleanse the surface thrice a day with a mild non detergent cleanser

Thoroughly wash your face using the tip of your finger only. Do not use the whole palm. Do not rub too much also. You may open up those lesions which may never lead to scar formation. Use a mild foaming face wash. Make sure it is non-detergent based. If you do not wash your face properly, detergents may leave some particles on the face which is irritating in nature. It flares up the inflammation procedure in case of acne. If you find any red-colored itchy areas, choose a cleanser that contains Benzoyl peroxide. Do not forget to wash your face thoroughly after cleansing. Then repeat the procedure once more. Lastly, pat dries your face with a cotton towel.

b) Always use an astringent or toner

Apply a good quality astringent lotion in a piece of cotton and gently slide it along the area you have just washed. It will take out any cleanser residue and oil. If your skin is dry in nature, go for an alcohol-free astringent.

c) Application of the medications

It is time to apply the acne medication. When the astringent dry completely, gently make a coating using the index finger. Use it as per the direction of your doctor. Do not rub it harshly and allow sufficient time to get it absorbed.

d) Application of an oil-free gel

Now you can use the oil-free gel or moisturizer you use regularly. Always buy a good quality oil-free gel.

There are some home remedies for acne also. These are tried and tested for centuries and it is sensible to give them a try. Some of the home remedies are mentioned below which considerably lowers skin discoloration. They are easy to prepare and the method of application does not require anything complication.

Make a paste by mixing one tsp of cinnamon powder and three tablespoons of best-quality honey. Apply the mixture over the dark spots. Leave it for 1 hour, and then wash it with lukewarm water.

Take one tsp of cinnamon powder and one tsp of freshly prepared lemon juice. Mix them well and apply them all over the face.

Garlic paste is known for its depigmentation property. You must use a freshly prepared garlic paste. After half hour of application of the paste, wash with lukewarm water.

Alternatively, you can use fresh tomato pulp also. First, remove the skin of the tomatoes, and using the pulp, make a thick paste. Apply it similarly.

Take 50 ml of un-boiled milk in a cup. Add 1 tsp of Nutmeg powder to it. Make a thick paste. Apply it similarly.