This video is a skincare guide that aims to educate viewers on how to reduce the appearance of acne scars by avoiding common mistakes in skincare. It begins by highlighting that 50% of all acne cases result in some form of acne scarring, which can be either atrophic, hypertrophic, or post-inflammatory erythema.
The video then goes on to discuss five common skincare mistakes that people make that can worsen their acne scars. These mistakes include not exfoliating, not treating active acne, not cleaning pores sufficiently, popping pimples, and not using sunscreen.
The video recommends that viewers exfoliate once or twice a week using chemical exfoliators containing salicylic acid if they have oily skin, and glycolic or lactic acid if they suffer from redness or deep scars. It also emphasizes the importance of treating active acne with antibiotics or spot treatment to prevent extensive damage to the skin structures underneath and minimize the risk of acne scars.
In addition, the video advises viewers to clean their pores properly and avoid popping their pimples to prevent further damage to the skin. Finally, the video stresses the importance of using sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful UV rays that can cause further damage and delay the healing of acne scars.
Overall, the video aims to provide practical tips for viewers to improve their skincare routine and reduce the appearance of acne scars. It also encourages viewers to seek professional help from a dermatologist or esthetician for more advanced treatments such as chemical peels or lasers.