Isvaiyah has been a licensed pharmacist at Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) for nine years. She earned her M.Sc. from the same university.
Natural Acne Scar Removal Tips
After successfully getting rid of acne, it doesn’t mean that you are really free from it. For some people, acne can be a new problem. Yes. It is an acne scar. Naturally, your body will heal the damaged skin by releasing collagen. In sufficient amount, it does help. But if too little or too high, it may cause acne scars.
No one knows exactly what causes acne scars, but almost all health experts agree that genetic factors play a role. In addition, some other factors that can make the scars worse may include poor hygiene, infections, improper acne treatment, etc.
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Remove Acne Scars Naturally with Home Remedies
Basically, acne scars have two major types - depressed and raised, and each type requires different treatment. That’s why, there is no best single medicine for treating the scars. However, as the standard acne scar treatment, most conventional doctors and skin specialists usually recommend particular healing methods involving laser, chemical peel, and micro dermabrasion.
Home remedies sometimes provide relief you need to get rid of acne scars. That’s why, instead of digging deep into pocket for high cost treatment, it’s a good idea to take a number of natural ingredients useful for removing acne scars as effective as commercial skin care products.
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#1 Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a well known natural ingredient rich in vitamin C, antioxidant and other properties essential for your overall skin health. This acidic fruit can help boost the production of collagen in the body.
Consider giving lemon juice a try? Here is a simple recipe worth trying.
What you need:
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
- 1 tablespoon of 100% pure honey.
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil.
What to do:
Mix all ingredients above until well blended. Take it and apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for a few minutes. Then wash your face with clean water and pat it dry with a clean soft towel. Do this remedy regularly for the best result.
#2 Olive Oil
Olive oil contains anti inflammatory properties and other compounds that are useful for enhancing your overall skin health. Yes. All these olive oil’s treasures, of course, are what you need to get rid of acne and its scars.
Simply mix 1 teaspoon each of olive oil and baking soda into paste. Take it and then apply to the affected areas. Do a light massage with circular motion for at least 1 – 2 minutes. Let it stand for about 5 – 10 minutes. Then wipe your face with a lukewarm wet soft cloth.
Honey has a good reputation as one of natural foods people have long used for both medicinal and non-medicinal purposes. This bee product, some naturopathic doctors said, has tons of incredible properties that are useful as for fading acne scars off. Moreover, it can also boost your overall health.
Here are two good recipes that are worth trying.
#1 Recipe: Honey + Oatmeal Paste
What you need:
- ½ cup of organic honey.
- 1 cup of plain oatmeal.
What to do:
Mix organic honey with oatmeal into a paste. Take it and apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for 30 minutes. Then wash your face with clean water and pat dry with clean soft towel.
#2 Recipe: Honey + Cinnamon Paste
What you need:
- 2 tablespoons of organic honey.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
What to do:
Mix honey with cinnamon powder into a paste. Take it, and then apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for 15 minutes or overnight for severe cases. Then wash your face with clean water and pat dry with clean soft towel. Do this method at least 3 – 4 times in a week for greater result.
NOTE: For extra healing benefits, pick Manuka honey. Some good research showed that this honey has more essential compounds compared to regular ones.
#4 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel
The gel of aloe vera is known well for its ability in cooling and soothing a wide range of skin conditions, including acne. In order to get aloe's healing benefits, just apply it to the affected areas regularly.
Prepackaged 100% pure aloe gels with no additives are available at health food stores or groceries. But if you have an access to fresh leaf, to make your own remedies for acne scars, peel out the outermost layer of the leaf. Take its gel and apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for about half an hour. Then, wash your face with water and pat dry with clean soft towel.
NOTE: To boost your overall health, consider drinking 100% pure aloe gel. Follow the directions on the package or talk to a trusted alternative practitioner for proper daily dosage.
Some reputable practitioners of Indian Ayurveda suggest crushed fresh leaf of neem (Azadirachta indica) as home remedies for acne scars. It may be beneficial because of alkaloids found in this herb. And the good news, some good Indian studies have confirmed the effectiveness of this herb in treating the scars.
Simply crush a handful of neem leaves and apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for a few minutes. Then wash your face with clean water and pat dry with clean soft towel. Do this method regularly until the scars have subsided.
Applying cucumber-based face mask seems to be a good idea. Yes. Several active compounds that this vegetable contains can help fade the scars off. Because of its powerful healing properties, some beauty and skin care products include cucumber into their formula.
How to make your own face mask with cucumber?
Thinly slice a chilled medium-sized cucumber into pieces. Put them into a juicer and crush finely. Take it and apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for about 20 – 30 minutes. For extra healing benefits, repeat this method regularly a few times in a day.
#7 Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) is another easily available kitchen ingredient, and is one of easiest options for acne scar removal. This fermented apple product can help improve pH level of skin, in addition to bringing anti-inflammatory properties.
How to get the benefits of ACV for acne scar remedy? Simply take it either orally or topically or both for extra bonus.
As a topical application, dip a cotton pad into ACV solution and apply to the affected areas. Let it stand for about 15 minutes or a bit longer. Wash your face with clean water, and then pat it dry with a clean soft towel. Do this method twice in a day for greater result.
If you consider drinking it, stir one teaspoon of ACV into a cup of warm water and then drink. The suggested daily dosage: 1 glass of ACV mixture once in a day.
#8 Baking Soda
Applying a baking soda paste to the affected areas may be useful for removing acne scars and pimples from the face. This kitchen ingredient is long been known to contain exfoliating and anti inflammatory properties. Yes. All is what you need to soothe and prevent acne scars.
Mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with a little water into a paste. Apply it to the affected areas and do a gentle massage with circular motion for 1 – 2 minutes. Let it stand for a few minutes. Then wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean soft towel. Repeat this method 2 – 3 times a day.
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