Acne scars are a bane of everyone’s lives. First one has to undergo the pain and ordeal of acne and then when the acne has healed one has to suffer and put up with the disfiguring scars which cause untold harm to one’s self esteem and confidence.
Simple brown or reddish acne marks that are left behind after a pimple heals, fade away on their own after sometime but inflamed papules and pustules filled with pus, leave scars and marks on the skin after they have healed.
The nodules or cysts leave scars that have a gradual dip or depression or form scars that are deep and narrow. It is better to take precautions to avert scarring of the skin by abstaining from squeezing or picking the pimples. Squeezing the pimple further damages the skin tissue and increases the loss of collagen. There are many expensive cosmetic therapies which acclaim to remove the scars but there is no guarantee of permanent results. However, simple time tested home remedies help to remove the scars gradually and steadily.
Best Home Remedies For Acne Scars
Sandalwood And Rose Water
Take a piece of sandalwood and rub it on a flat stone with a little rose water till you get about two teaspoons of thick sandalwood paste. Apply the paste all over the scars. It will be better if you cover your whole face with it.
Leave the paste to dry and after one hour wash it away with cool water. If you keep the paste overnight it will be more effective. Regular use will lighten the scars and they will gradually fade away altogether. Sandalwood will also improve the tone of your skin considerably.
Olive oil is full of valuable nutrients which nourish the skin and keep it soft and free from blemishes. Massage olive oil on the affected parts of your skin twice daily.
Olive oil will not only reduce the scars and help them to fade away but it will also heal the damaged tissue and its moisturizing properties will keep the skin soft and smooth.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon and rub it all over the acne scars. Let the skin absorb the juice and leave it to dry. After half an hour wash your face with water.
If the lemon juice has a very drying effect on your skin then add a few drops of coconut oil to it and then massage your skin with it. Lemon juice will lighten the scars and blemishes very quickly.
Take a teaspoon of dried amla powder and mix it with some curd to form a paste. Rub the paste on your entire face and leave it to dry. After half an hour wash your face with lukewarm water. Use this mask once or twice daily till the blemishes disappear.
Coconut oil has many healing and curative powers. It is especially very good for the skin because of its anti-scarring and moisturizing properties. Take some coconut oil on your fingertips and rub the oil on the acne scars three or four times daily.
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.