Acne is the bane of everybody who has or continues to suffer from it. Even after the zit is long gone it can still pose problems with scarring that it leaves behind as a reminder of what once grew on your face or back.
Red marks and parts of your skin that look simply damaged can be a real drain on your self-esteem. So how can you get rid of and ultimately clear your acne scars?
Let’s take a look at six natural options that can be used at home as remedies for acne scars.
1. Lemon Juice
Applying lemon juice directly to your skin or through consumption can help give your skin a bit of its spring back. The lemon juice helps your skin become more elastic and can lighten the affected area so that the scar doesn’t stand out as much. So for the price of a lemon you have a simple treatment of acne scars. Lemon juice also works on age spots.
In short, get your vitamins! Eating a healthy diet with lots of veggies that are rich in vitamin A and vitamin E can really help give your skin a healthy look and help you reduce the appearance of scars. Argan oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Aloe is really great for your skin. Anyone who has ever had sunburn can speak on the awesome cooling sensation and relief it brings for that condition. Aloe is fairly cheap and can be gotten at virtually any store just dab some of it on your scars daily and I think you will find it to be a very helpful remedy.
Yes, ice can help with scarring. I personally find it more effective during a breakout and directly after the breakout to help more with the swelling. On older scars, I’m not sure how well it will work unless you include it in a daily routine for several minutes but I can attest to its earlier viability.
You should be drinking plenty of water for your health anyways but it also helps with the scar treatment. Water not only helps carry wastes from the body but also helps with the overall health of your skin and circulation which is crucial in getting the necessary nutrients for healing.
Now I haven’t personally tried this. Although it sounds delicious, eating honey or applying it to your face daily is supposed to be a good skin treatment. Try it out and see if it works for you. I’m going to try this homemade facial recipe that includes honey.
Now that we’ve gone through some home remedies for acne scars let me just say that all of this might not completely get rid of them. For the treatments I have used on my skin I can honestly say that I noticed that they worked totally for some scars but only slightly on other ones.
If they don’t work for you try and get to a dermatologist who can discuss your other options such as laser removal of the acne scars. I know this scarring can be a pain in the ass but stick with the treatments and your skin will improve.