Acne scars are a constant source of heartache, even long after the acne is healed. These scars are generally of two types. The first type is comparatively easier to avoid and appear as red and black spots on face. The other type of scar is more complicated in nature and manifests itself as ice pick, rolling, boxcar and keloid scars.These scars usually need expensive laser treatments.
Here Are Some Home Remedies That Effectively Reduce These Scars To A Great Extent
1. Sugar Scrub
In a glass bowl, take 2 tablespoons of sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Mix well and apply all over the face. Rub with soft circular motion, concentrating on the areas with scars. Continue for 3 mins and wash it off. Repeat every alternate day.
2. Honey And Cinnamon
Honey is a great antiseptic and combined with cinnamon is an effective for acne scars. Make a paste of 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply it on face and leave for 5 minutes. Rub gently all over the face for 2 minutes and wash it off.
3. Rice Powder And Yoghurt
Take 2 tablespoons of coarse rice powder. Alternately you can soak some rice in water for 20 minutes and grind it coarsely in a mixer. Add 3 tablespoons of cold yoghurt and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder. Apply all over face and neck, wait for five minutes, rub softly and wash it off.
4. Wheat Bran And Gram Flour
Wheat bran is excellent for removing undulations in facial skin. Take half a cup of wheat bran, one-fourth cup of gram flour and a table spoon of turmeric powder. Mix the three and store in a container. Add 1 table spoon of fresh cream to 1 tablespoon of this mixture and rub gently all over the face. Fresh cream can be substituted with cold milk or rose water.
5. Retin A Cream
Retin A cream, which is a vitamin A derivative is very effective in reducing acne scars and acne. These are available in 2.5% and 5% strengths. Apply a thin layer every alternate night and wash it off in the morning.It is better to start with 2.5 % strength. Remember to apply sunscreen , when going out in the sun.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.