For those who suffer acne, scars are something that they have deal with all the time – as soon as a pimple clears away it leaves a blemish. If not dealt with these blemishes can get out of hand – they will increase in number and interfere with your appearance. Unfortunately, many people resort to all kinds of treatments to deal with acne scars. While some chemicals have been known to work, there are many that are dangerous and can do more harm than good both in the short and long term. To ensure that you don’t run any risks, we have compiled a list of natural acne scar remedies that you can try at home.
Aloe vera – aloe vera is excellent for dealing with a variety of skin conditions – it an, for instance, treat dry skin and even burns quite fast. Aloe vera is also very good for treating acne scars. Aloe vera is usually found in the form of gels in many pharmacies but if you want the real stuff, which works much better, you can get a plant of your own. Just go online and order from Amazon. They are rather heap and they will save you the trouble of using gels which may contain chemicals. When you get your plant, break off a bit if a leaf ho0rizontally.
You will notice that it produces some juice. In young plants it is light yellow but in the more mature stuff the juice will be deep yellow. You can apply this directly on the scar, wait about 20 minutes then rinse. Alternatively, you can prepare an aloe bath for your face. Break a few aloe vera pieces and boil them in a pot. The resulting water will look a bit like urine but will smell of he plant itself.
Take a ball of cotton wool, dip in the cooled juice and apply all over your face. Wait 20 minutes and then rinse. Do this 3 times a week without fail and you will notice your acne scars start to disappear. You will be happy to know that an aloe bath works for the rest of your sin too. If you have enough of the plant you can boil a full pot and add it to your bath several times a week for soft, smooth and beautiful skin.
Baking soda is also very useful when it comes to dealing with acne scars. It is made of sodium bicarbonate crystals which are very good at opening your pores when used as a scrub. Take a couple of teaspoons of baking soda and mix with cold water to make a paste. You should then use the paste as a scrub. Leave it on for 2 minutes before you rinse.
Coconut is one of the number one moisturizing ingredients of all time. It has been used for hundreds of years to improve hair and skin in communities where it is available. Buy some natural coconut oil – you will know it is natural because of the smell. Scoop a little into the palm of your hands and let it melt slowly from your body heat. Once it is melted enough scoop a little with your fingers and massage slowly in circular motions on the scar. You shouldn’t rinse it out – it continues to nourish your skin hours after application. You should do this treatment on a day when you don’t plan top leave the house – the smell of natural coconut oil can be quite strong.
Cucumbers are not just good for cooling and hydrating you during the summer. They are also great for acne scars and they can be used every day. All you need to do is buy a cucumber and then wash it and slice it. The size of the slices really doesn’t matter. Place them on the areas of your face that have the scars and then wait for 30 minutes. Remove, discard and rinse your face with cold water. Cucumbers are great for you because they contain Vitamins A and C and magnesium which are all essential for a healthy skin.
A sugar scrub can do wonders for your acne. Sugar contains AHA which removes dead skin allowing new skin to grow in its place. All you need is sugar and olive oil in a 2 to 1 ration. Mix them and rub on the scars for a few minutes then rinse. Be careful not to rub too hard as you risk opening up the skin. You should do this every 3 days until scars disappear.
Vitamin E will help get rid of your acne scars. It is best to buy it in the form of a gel capsule. Just prick the capsule at one end and squeeze the contents onto your fingers and then rub on the scars.
You don’t have to live with acne scars for the rest of your life; these simple home remedies can help you.