Acne is a skin condition which can affect nearly 80 percent of the populace. In most instances, skin break outs usually happen in the younger years, however, it’s not unprecedented for adults to experience acne’s ill effects. Anyone who has had a face that’s brimming with acne knows first-hand just how humiliating the skin condition can be. Worse still, you figure out how to get rid of acne and the skin condition vanishes, some acne scars might be left behind. In event that you’re a skin breakout sufferer, or/and you have got the subsequent acne scars, it is crucial you learn the different scar treatments available so that you can prevent the acne scars from negatively affecting your life. Acne can be quite painful and rather embarrassing, and the acne scars left behind are unwelcome reminders. While most of the acne scars usually fade after a couple of months, there are some things that you can employ to aid in speeding up the scar recovery process and to avoid any further hyper pigmentation.
Acne Scar Home Treatment Remedies
Lemon juice has all natural skin bleaching abilities and can aid in effectively lightening your acne scars. It’s the acid that’s contained in the lemon juice which aids in brightening your skin and making the acne scars less visible. Lemon juice can actually fade away the freckles and also lighten the acne’s dark scars faster. In addition, if you have got swollen pimples, the lemon juice will help reduce the redness. You just need to combine equal parts of water and lemon juice, and apply the liquid directly on your scars, while avoiding surrounding skin. Then wash off the applied lemon juice after about 15-20 minutes, or you can put it on over the night as a face mask. Remember to always moisturize immediately after you wash off the lemon juice, since the citric acid present in the lemon juice can be extremely drying to your skin.
You can exfoliate using baking soda. The baking soda may be used in skin exfoliation to minimize appearance of the acne scars. You just need to mix 1 teaspoon of the baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water in order to form liquid paste. You can then apply the paste on your face, and then use gentle slow circular motions as you rub it into your skin while concentrating on scarred regions for about 2 minutes. After this, rinse off using warm water, and pat your skin dry. You can also use baking soda liquid paste as spot treatment by applying it directly on the scarred areas and letting the paste sit for about 10-15 minutes before you wash it off.
Honey is an all-natural treatment for clearing the pimples, and also reducing the reddish marks that get left behind. That’s because honey basically contains anti-bacterial properties, and it helps in soothing the skin, and reducing inflammation. Manuka or raw honey is very effective. It may be dabbed directly on the scarred areas using a q tip. It’s a great alternative for the people who have sensitive skin since honey is not irritating, and moisturizes the skin rather than drying it out, as is the case with most other acne scar treatments. In case you are able to get some pearl powder, you may mix just a pinch of the pearl powder with some honey for extra effective treatment. The pearl powder reduces inflammation and fades acne scars.
The sap found in aloe vera is a soothing all natural substance that can be utilized in relieving many ailments, which can range from burns to acne scars. Aloe vera aids in rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin, hence encouraging the scars to fade. It’s possible to purchase aloe vera items/products in a drugstore, however the best thing is buying the aloe vera plant, and using the sap which comes from the broken leaves. This gel like sap may be applied on the scarred areas, and there’s no need of washing it off. For more intense acne scar treatment, one can mix just a drop or 2 of some tea tree oil in the aloe vera before applying.
Ice is a simple home remedy that can help in fading scars by soothing inflamed skin areas and reducing the redness. You just need to wrap ice cubes in a cloth or paper towel, and then hold it against scarred skin area for 1 minute or 2 until that area begins to feel numb. (Rather than freezing the regular water, you may freeze strong green tea and use the ice cubes on your acne scars. The green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that complement the ice cooling effects.)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar aids in managing the skin’s pH, improving it’s’ appearance with time and aids in reducing the appearance of reddish marks and acne scars. You can simply dilute the apple cider vinegar to half its’ strength with some water and then apply it to affected areas using a cotton ball until the scars start to fade.
Tea Tree Oil
Derived from Melaleuca alternifolia plant found in Australia, this oil is a great anti septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral essential oil. As far as acne scars are concerned the oil is highly beneficial when it comes to healing hypertrophic scars which are generally red and raised, like the scars people get after a burn injury or after surgery. The raised scars aren’t very uncommon, so if you’ve raised or hypertrophic scars, you may use this oil to heal them. The tea tree oil, thanks to its’ anti-inflammatory effects, will help you get rid of the acne scars easily. The oil is also quite hydrating. It provides your skin moisture and also helps in hydrating the scar areas which gradually diminish the scars and makes them disappear.
Rosehip Seed Oil
This great oil has astringent properties and also high vitamin A (that is, retinol) concentration. It’s great at healing and treating acne, it assists in all over skin spot fading, and reduces the appearance of the acne scars thanks to its’ high levels of the linoleic acid. You can also use it to combat burns and stretch marks, as well as the scars from bug bites and cuts. This oil can even aid in healing ragged cuticles and brittle nails.