Hi I get a few spots on my face from time to time but I'm worried they are leaving scars. I'm scared cause I'm a girl and it looks worse on girls and is hard to hide what is the best way to prevent these scars or treat them? would an anti ageing cream work?
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- 02-02-2010 16:41
- 02-02-2010 17:43
Don't pick or pop the spots. If they are mild just use your regular treatment, then leave them.
- 02-02-2010 17:51
If you don't pop or irritate them, then the marks will fade eventually. Don't aggravate the skin. If it is the odd spot from time to time, use a facewash, don't overscrub the face and don't overwash it, be gentle.
- 02-02-2010 18:42
-drink 2.5 litres of water everyday. without fail. you will notice such a difference in a few days
-use a spot preventing moisturiser, and exfoliate daily
-moisturise at night
- 02-02-2010 18:46
if its bad/getting you down, just see the doc.
its a cureable thing.
- 02-02-2010 18:47
palmers cocoa butter, works a treat. Especially the skin smoothing one
- 02-02-2010 18:52
bio oil is really great at helping to get rid of scars in my experience - dont put it all over but dab on the scars and you should see a difference!
- 02-02-2010 18:54
a zinc tablet (typically 25mg) each day is great for the skin.
- 02-02-2010 18:55
If you are scarring go to your GP and they will refer you to the dermotologist, they'll sort your skin out the thing they worry most about is scarring so go go go!
- 02-02-2010 18:59
Don't pick at them- it pushes them deeper into your skin and makes them scar.
You can try seeing your GP- i got prescribed some tablets for my skin. They did clear my skin, but made me quite ill. You can be prescribed moisturisers for it too.
Or just try some cleansing products that prevent blemishes. I use The Body Shop's tea-tree range, and it keeps my skin really clear and it's not too expensive
- 02-02-2010 19:01
Well if you keep touching, prodding and picking them then they will cause a scarr.
Leave them and your face alone i.e. dont touch your face.
Some people use a variety of products yet they keep touching their face and later say "The products dont work".
Dont be one of them and good luck.
- 02-02-2010 19:08
Why are people recommending moisturiser? Since some of the products actually dry out your face, and remove layers of skin, moisturising your face would just counteract your treatment. Just speak to your doctor and let them prescribe a facial wash/tablets/cream/gel (that will complement your existing treatment, if any).