Even after acne clears. It may leave a red mark behind. Visible scars can be upsetting for acne sufferers. Although many scars will fade naturally over time, it may take longer than you would like to have clear skin. Natural treatments help fade acne scars and speed the healing process.
Many ingredients in your home are beneficial in helping Natural Acne Remedies. Lemon and lime juice are rich in vitamin C help repair skin tissue and also serve as a natural lightening agent to fade scars. Honey is a natural antibiotic that retains moisture in your skin and helps regenerate new skin cells so that scar tissue can be shed. Milk, yogurt and sour cream contain alpha hydroxy acids that promotes shedding of old skin cells and stimulation of new cell growth to promote scar healing. These dairy products also serve as a natural lightening agent to fade existing acne scars.
Tomatoes, which are rich in vitamin A, help renew scarred and damaged skin. Cucumber is used in acne scar treatments because it cools the skin and reduces inflammation so that acne scars are less visible. Oatmeal is effective in acne scar treatment as it serves as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells. Olive oil has moisturizing properties that soften the skin's texture and thereby reduce the appearance of acne scars. Sandalwood helps with acne scars as it soothes and cools the skin and calms redness. Lavender prevents further outbreaks so that existing scars can continue healing.
These home remedies may be particularly helpful in treating acne scars.
Apply fresh lime or lemon juice using a cotton ball directly on the scar area. Let your skin absorb the juice.
Apply honey on your acne scar to help treat and heal the scar.
Mix 1 tbsp. sour cream, 1 tbsp. yogurt, 1 tbsp. oatmeal and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Apply the mixture onto the acne scars. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off.
Mix 1 tsp. ground nutmeg with 1 tsp. milk. Apply on the scar for 15 to 20 minutes a day. Repeat until the scar disappears.
Apply tomato juice on the acne scar. Also try combining tomato with cucumber. Grate a fresh cucumber and tomato. Apply the pulp and juice on your acne scar. Leave on for 15 minutes or until it dries.
Massage olive oil on the scarred area.
Make a paste using 1 tsp. sandalwood powder with 3 drops rosewater. The paste can be used as a facial mask or as an application for only the scarred area. Keep the paste on for longer than an hour or overnight if possible. Wash off with cool water.
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