Acne and acne scars impact people’s social lives and make them feel insecure. Acne scars make an unwelcome appearance when acne gets popped or broken, leaving behind a layer of damages skin. The contaminated material which parts outs into dermis & annihilates healthy skin tissue and this gets to be as scars on the skin.
Commonly used home remedies for acne scars are as follows.
Sandalwood helps to remove the scars and blemishes from your face. Mix Sandalwood and rosewater into a fine paste. Use it as a facial mask and leave it for 1 hour. After that wash off with cold water.
Ice is a very simple way to soothe irritated, inflamed scars and promote healing. Hold an ice cube over the acne scab for 10-15 minutes once a day. After a few days pass the scar should shrink significantly.
Rubbing tomato slices on scars to reduce the appearance of the marks or scars. This is partially due to the vitamin A and carotenes in tomatoes, which not only provide the red color, but are also antioxidant compounds that can heal damaged tissues and promote the healthy regrowth of cells.
Cucumber is great in keeping the skin smooth, skin toner and supple. Cucumbers reduce inflammation, soothe the skin and heal the scars caused by acne.
Egg white is a powerful healer that helps in lightening and getting rid of acne scars and marks. Apply egg white to cleansed skin concentrating on affected areas using a cotton ball or your fingers and spread evenly. Leave it for about 15 minutes, till it gets dries completely. Rinse with warm water.
Turmeric has an orient beauty product. Apply turmeric paste on the skin or ingesting turmeric is effective in the management of acne scars.
Aloe vera & sage
Sage and Aloe Vera are healing agents that can bring relief to acne scars. Soak sage in hot water and allow it to cool. Apply it on the skin. Aloe Vera can be applied directly to the skin.
Lemon is natural bleach. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze out its juice. Apply this juice directly with finger tips. If your skin is very sensitive, dilute lemon juice by mixing some rose water and then apply on your scars.
Apple cider vinegar
Vinegar is abrasive and has antiseptic properties. Dilute apple cider vinegar with upto equal parts of water. Dab this solution onto your acne scars using a cotton ball and rinse it off after a few hours, using lukewarm water. Avoid directly applying vinegar; it may cause irritation on sensitive skin.
Olive oil contains a whole vitamins (A, D, E, V, B1 and B2), iron and antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil also help to remove acne scars. Massage your face with olive oil. Massage for a few minutes till the time you can feel that all the oil has been absorbed by your skin. Now take a clean towel and drape it into warm water. Put the warm wet cloth on to your face to get the steam. Now wipe away the excess oil gently with the cloth. Don’t rub though. After 1-2 minutes, wash off your face with normal water.
Honey treats acne scars. Apply honey on the scars and leave it overnight. Wash off in the morning. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with quarter cup of oatmeal. Apply this mixture gently on pimple scars. Leave it for about 15-20 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water. Add half teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 1 tablespoon of honey and apply on scars. Leave it for an hour. You can even use it overnight. Then wash off.
Water is probably best available natural method to treat acne scars. Water helps in shedding dead skin cells and the formation of healthy skin. Drinking lukewarm water in the morning specially helps in flushing out toxins.
Rosehip seed oil
Rosehip seed oil can reduce acne scars and lessen discoloration. It reduces wrinkles and regenerates the skin. Massage the skin with this oil 2 times a day.