Acne medications may get rid of current acne breakouts, but most of them don’t do anything to help with acne scars or other skin issues left behind after the acne clears. There are plenty of procedures you can go through to get rid of scars, but they are expensive and often painful. And do you really want to go through skin grafts and other surgeries to get rid of your scars?
Natural products and recipes may not only help clear your acne, they can also help get rid of your acne scars and improve the general health of your skin. Plus, they don’t expose you to dangerous chemicals or procedures.
Here are some natural, at-home cures to help get rid of your acne scars (and often your acne). Plus, many of them will improve the general quality of your skin as well.
Aloe Vera Juice. Apply directly to scars with a cotton ball or towel. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes and rinse. Aloe is also known to treat burns and ease itchy dry skin.
Tomato. Lay down and put tomato slices directly onto acne scars. Allow to sit for a few minutes, then rinse clean. The nutrients in the tomatoes will not only help remove scars, but also help soothe inflamed skin.
Lemon Juice. Apply with cotton ball or towel. Allow to sit for abut ten minutes and rinse with water. The acid in the juice helps slough off skin damaged by acne so new, healthy skin can shine through.
Lavender. Massage Lavender oil into the skin at bedtime. Rinse it off when you wake up in the morning. Plus, Lavender has and aromatherapy effect that will help relax you and help ease you to sleep.
Cucumber. Apply the juice to your scars and let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse. This will help close up pores and slowly reduce scars. You can also combine the power of tomato and cucumber together in a paste to make a masque that has double power to remove your scars.
Olive oil. Instead of your regular facial moisturizer, try massaging some quality extra virgin olive oil into your face. This will help soothe inflammation, moisturize, and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Honey. Whether you have acne scars or not, honey is one of the best natural moisturizers you can use. Helping remove the scars is just one of the added benefits.
Egg whites. After you separate out the yolk, apply egg whites to your face and allow to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse off and you’ll find not only that scars and overall redness disappear, but it also closes pores in just one use.
There are all kinds of products on the market that claim they can remove acne scars completely. If a product says this, it probably is really too good to be true. Removing acne scars is going to take time. Remember to be patient be patient because the effect will be gradual. If you’ve been using one treatment for a while and haven’t seen any results, move on to something else. The key is to have patience and keep trying until you find what works for you.