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It's hard to say which is worse, acne or acne scars. If you've got red acne scars on your face, they're not going away on their own. The good news is that regular cleaning and care can help the redness fade away, leaving you with smooth, healthy skin. The key to fading acne scars is consistent application of the products and practicing good skincare behavior.
Hydrate your skin by drinking plenty of water. Wash your face in warm water each day. This removes oils from your skin; the heat of the water opens up your pores.
Take one vitamin E pill each day. Daily Glow suggests popping open a vitamin E capsule and spreading the liquid on the scars themselves, or using a rosehip oil on the scars. Spread the oil on nightly.
Adopt behaviors to protect your skin so the scars can heal. Eat less fried food. Protect your face with sunscreen. If you get a sunburn, your acne scars will appear more inflamed. Don't pick at the scars, since this also makes them appear more inflamed.
Clean your face daily with a cleanser for acne-prone skin. Follow up with a toner. Exfoliate your skin one to two times a week to slough off dead skin cells. More frequent exfoliation can be irritating. Scrub an exfoliant paste into your skin, then rinse off under warm water.
Follow these steps regularly to help the scars fade. If you don't see improvement, talk to a dermatologist about getting dermabrasion, collagen injections or chemicals peels to remove the scarred tissue.