One of the biggest skincare and beauty issues we hear about is acne and acne scars. Few things have such an impact on the way someone sees themselves and the way others see them. Too many people have suffered for too long with acne-related issues. Regardless of your age, nationality or gender, you don’t have to live with your acne or acne scars as they are today. You must be proactive to take the steps necessary to prevent or reduce further outbreaks and subsequent scarring, and you must heal and eliminate any current scarring. I know this is a difficult issue. It’s one I’ve faced myself.

During my pregnancy, I developed acne that eventually lead to acne scars after my son was born. All of my previous acne scars had taken a long time to heal so I knew these would as well. While I was pregnant, I didn’t want to use a lot of beauty products and reduced the amount of makeup and cosmetics that I wore. After my son was born, I decided to be a bit more proactive and used this steamed whitening cream for sensitive skin. As I mentioned, all of my previous acne scars took a long time to heal - several months. Using the whitening, I noticed a remarkable difference in less than six weeks that really lifted my spirits.

Many people feel that they must simply accept their acne scars and just not be completely pleased with their skin. Nothing could be further from the truth. Acne scars can be effectively dealt with when we know what to do. Most important, and I cannot overstate this, the #1 way to deal with acne scars is prevention. Stopping them from occurring in first place or greatly reducing the frequency and severity of their appearance is the best long-term solution for dealing with acne scars.

So, how do you stop acne from occurring? That’s going to take several steps including diet, lifestyle and the rights soap and skin products.

If you’re not eating right, that’s going to be reflected in your body and in your skin. Remember, your skin reflects your general health and if your diet isn’t healthy or isn’t balanced, your skin will not look as good as it could. Change this one thing and you’ll go a long way towards looking better and feeling better. Make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep, drinking less alcohol, not smoking and always protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

When your diet and lifestyle are healthy, your body and skin will also be healthy. However, of course, that’s often not enough. You’ll also need the correct soaps and skin care products for your skin type. I’ve met many people who, once they started using the right products for their specific skin type, their acne and acne scars quickly reduced. Products are made for certain skin types such as oily or dry, and even customized for various ethnicities. If you think you’re using the right type of products, you owe it to yourself to confirm that. If you’re unsure, leave a comment on this post and I’ll let you know the type of products that are best suited for your specific skin type and composition.