Polka dots: super-cute on clothes, not so cute on your face. Sadly, when acne pops up, it's not just the zit itself that can be a bummer - acne blemishes are wounds, so just like any other time that your skin is inflamed, a scar can be left behind for weeks. To figure out how to prevent and treat acne scarring, we reached out to dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy, who gave us the low-down on how to de-spot our visages.
To keep your skin clear, the key is to start with prevention - and since acne is technically a skin infection, it should be treated as such. "One of the most effective ways to address acne is by targeting it at its root cause: bacteria," says Dr. Moy. "You can kill bacteria with prescription antibiotics, but there are natural options - such as sandalwood oil - which kills acne bacteria on contact."
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