First of all, treat acne as soon as it develops
The most efficient way to avoid acne scarring is by preventing acne from worsening. Don't take acne lightly. Start the treatment as soon as it develops. If you are unable to treat it with over-the-counter medicines, consult a dermatologist.
Secondly, avoid swelling of pimples
Inflamed acne lesions are more likely to leave scars than non-inflamed lesions and pimples. Avoid aggressive scrubbing, harsh skin care products, etc, which may irritate the skin further and lead to inflammation.
And be Alert..never squeeze or pop pimples
Squeezing a pimple can force debris deeper into the follicle, lead to infection, and worsen a blemish. This may further lead to acute inflammation and damage the skin's tissues as well. Popping a pimple can extend the healing time and leave a permanent scar. Allow the blemish to heal on its own and don't interfere in its natural healing process.Avoid too much exposure to the sun
Unprotected exposure to the sun damages the skin and delays the acne healing process. Apply a good sunscreen half an hour before leaving from home. Also, avoid using oil based sunscreen.Avoid picking at scabs
Picking at scabs should be avoided at all costs as scabs form to protect the healing process that is going on underneath them. Pulling a scab off before it is ready to fall on its own interferes with the healing. Such scabs are more likely to leave scars.
Most easiest way to prevent acne -wash your face many times a day
Most dermatologists agree that the best way to prevent acne scarring is to wash your face regularly with a mild (oil-free) soap. This prevents dust from accumulating on the face.
Be careful in your diet, have an oil-free diet
Acne worsens with diet rich in fried food and junk food. If you want acne to heal on time and also want to prevent it from leaving ugly scars, eat correctly so you can have a clear and healthy complexion for life.
If you know, you are prone to scarring
If you know you get scars every time you get a pimple, consult a dermatologist and follow a comprehensive treatment for it.Consult a dermatologist if a cyst develops
Deep nodules or cysts often leave deep, permanent scars as the infection destroys skin tissue. A dermatologist must be consulted for the treatment for acne of this severity. Quick, effective treatment can help lessen the chance of developing deep scars and also might reduce the chances of further development of acne.
Last but not least, complete the medication course
If your dermatologist has prescribed medicine for your acne, follow his directions seriously. Never leave the course in between on seeing slight improvement. Let the acne go away completely.