How to prevent acne scarring with Clarity by LamelleJaco
We’ve all been there… Struggling with acne is one of our worst nightmares and something no one wants to deal with, especially with the scars it leaves behind. This is why it is super important to prevent and target/ attend to any spots and/ or inflammation as soon as they start to appear and not leave it till its too late. “How?” You may ask, are you able to prevent acne scarring? Easy… Lamelle’s Clarity Collection can help you do all three!
How does acne cause scars?
Your skin is your largest organ. It has three main layers. They are, starting with the outermost, the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. The layers protect your fragile insides from the elements, from UV rays and bacteria, and they also help produce vitamin D thanks to sunlight. Any area with sebaceous glands is prone to acne — especially the face, back and chest.
Acne scars are the result of inflammation of acne blemishes. The acne pore swells and a breakdown occurs in the wall of the pore. Some acne blemishes are small and the scars created are shallow and heal quickly. Sometimes the contents of blemishes spill into the surrounding tissue and cause deeper scars. The skin’s response is to repair the scar by forming new collagen fibers.
Acne scars take on two main forms: either a scar develops when there is a loss of tissue, resulting in an indentation in the surface of the skin; or, a scar develops that is raised on the surface of the skin. This type of acne scar, in fact, is a sign that your skin is doing its job — but, perhaps, too well. Your skin creates collagen (“repair tissue”) to help heal the wound — the acne — but, if it makes too much collagen, raised scars form.
Keep in mind that just because you have acne, that doesn’t mean you’ll get scars. And if you do (one in five people with acne will also have scarring), the good news is that not all acne scars are permanent! Treatments are available. Some treatments nearly remove the scars while others help the skin heal itself with its own collagen.
Dr Bradley Wagemaker, Medical Director at Lamelle Research Laboratories, explains more in-depth (with visuals) what Acne spots are, what causes them to appear and how to prevent them from joining the party
How to prevent Acne Scarring?
To avoid acne scarring, the ideal would be to prevent all breakouts. This is in a perfect world of course. All acne sufferers know that the reality of keeping spots in check can be a marathon, not a sprint. Clarity by Lamelle, a cutting-edge skincare collection has proven to clear up your skin by as much as 88% in as little as eight weeks.
Besides controlling acne, all Clarity products are formulated, keeping inflammation in mind. The super-soothing ingredients include niacinamide, panthenol, tea tree oil, red cedar tea extract and salicylic acid. The latter is a great acne-blitzing multitasker as, aside from having inflammation-fighting properties, it also exfoliates deep inside your pores to keep them clean and clear.
You’ll also find a patented retinoic acid ester in our Clarity Correctives PM Plus night cream. A powerful form of vitamin A, that can serve up all the regenerative benefits of retinol but without the associated irritation. It’s a great way to help regulate your skin’s natural exfoliation process to keep your pores clean and clear. Also, studies show that retinoids and their analogues have direct anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.
Golden rule of avoiding Acne Scarring…
DON’T PICK & DON’T SQUEEZE!!!
To reduce breakouts and manage inflammation you would reply on Clarity by Lamelle, this is the one thing you can start doing to help prevent acne scars. But, as we’ve said, you should never pick at your pimples, no matter how they irritate you. It might be very tempting to squeeze that lump on your forehead but by doing that you’re only increasing the risk that your skin responds with a scar or PIH. Instead, we suggest you rely on our bestselling Clarity Active Spot Control treatment. It is small and compact and can easily fit into your handbag so that you can use it whenever the need arises while you’re on the go.
It contains a mix of super-soothers to rapidly decrease the size and redness of the spot. A form of vitamin C is also used and proven to zap pimple-forming bacteria. And it gets better, it also makes use of azelaic acid that inhibits the overproduction of melanin to help reduce your risk of developing PIH.