Prevent Scarring With Ayurvedic Skincare
Learn the best ways to prevent scarring and hyperpigmentation from blemishes and breakouts with these proven ingredients
Being blessed with clear skin is something many of us wish for. Keeping your pores and skin barrier healthy can help keep skin clear from breakouts and will help with healing when they occur, but sometimes no matter the amount of SPF, pore strips, or clay masks we use, breakouts can happen. And those breakouts can lead to acne scars.
If you're dealing with acne scars, the good news is there are remedies that can help you improve their appearance. One of the best Ayurvedic remedies for hyperpigmentation and scarring that can result from acne blemishes and breakouts is turmeric.
Turmeric can help minimize acne scars and hyperpigmentation
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that is loaded with antiseptic and antioxidant properties.
Deepika Vyas, founder of AVYA Skincare, recalls her grandmother using a turmeric paste to treat wounds when she was a child: “We didn’t use band-aids. Instead, my grandmother would create a paste out of turmeric to put over the cut and it would heal with little or no scarring.” This is one of the main reasons Deepika and her co-founder Dr. Tanuj Nakra chose to incorporate turmeric as a main ingredient in their formulations.
Vitamin C fights acne and prevents scarring
Vitamin C helps fight inflammation, which is what causes acne in the first place. It also helps strengthen the skin barrier by boosting collagen production and cell turnover, which means less redness and swelling, and fewer chances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
Vitamin C can be used along with other treatments like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These treatments are both proven to help with acne scarring and should always be used alongside any other treatment if possible.
Blemish Aftercare Routine:
- Wash the affected area with a gentle cleanser containing BHA’s or AHA’s. Try AVYA’s Gentle Cleanser with salicylic acid - a soothing BHA cleanser that helps gently slough off dead skin cells while still retaining moisture.
- Treat the area with Vitamin C and Turmeric. AVYA’s Anti-Aging Power Serum is not only packed with collagen-boosting topical Vitamin C, but also contains turmeric, making it a winner in treating and preventing scars and hyperpigmentation.
- Moisturize. Moisture is key for a healthy skin barrier. Use a light moisturizer like AVYA’s Hydroveda Moisturizer to lock in hydration.
- Use an SPF to prevent hyperpigmentation. A key to preventing dark marks that can be a result of acne or blemishes is sun protection. AVYA’s Sheer Tinted Moisturizer contains mineral-based SPF 40 which is perfect for blocking those UV rays while your skin heals.
Always remember that acne blemishes, scars, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and wrinkles are natural and your skin is beautiful at every stage.