In my opinion, homemade remedies for acne scars are often best and easiest way to get rid of scars. For very severe cases you may wish to consult a doctor and to try prescription drugs if anything else fails. But, I think it is always a good idea to get started with some form of natural treatment.
What actually causes acne scars?
Acne scars are the marks that often remain even after acne has been cured. Strong acne causes cysts underneath the skin and those cysts often lead to scarring. Acne typically erupts when skin pores become clogged and prevents natural skin oils to be released to the surface.
This causes bacteria to multiply and leads to itchy skin and skin infections. Now, when you start scratching your skin, tissue will be damaged and this ultimately causes acne scars.
Now, let’s have a look at some of the most effective homemade remedies for acne scars:
Homemade acne remedy 1: Olive Oil
This works very well for many people. Take a bit of olive oil and gently massage your acne scars for a few minutes. Ideally you should do this 2-3 times a day. Obviously, this kind of treatment won’t allow you to get rid of acne overnight, but it is still very effective and you should see some considerable improvements already after 2-3 weeks.
Homemade acne remedy 2: Lemon Juice
Take a bit of natural lemon juice and put it on your acne scars using a cotton pad. Leave it on your face for about 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Ideally you should do this in the morning and in the evening.
Homemade acne remedy 3: Tomato Slices
Tomates are rich in vitamin A and antioxidants and they can help you to activate and accelerate the healing process of your skin. Slice up one or two tomatoes and put them on your acne scars. You can also squeeze the slices slightly and massage the juice gently in your skin – this makes the treatment even more effective.
Leave the slices for about 10 minutes and wash your face with warm water. Ideally you should perform this treatment twice a day for several weeks.
Homemade acne remedy 4: Sandalwood and Rosewater
Mix a few drops of rosewater with a bit of sandalwood and put the paste on your acne marks. You should leave it on your skin for at least 20 minutes, but if you won’t you can also leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning.
Homemade acne remedy 5: Eggwhite
Take the white of 1 egg, mix it up slightly, put it on your acne scars and leave it for 15-20 minutes before washing it off. Ideally you should use this treatment twice a day for best results.
Please don’t expect any miracles after 2 or 3 days. It is very important that you are patient and consequent with your treatment. Pick one or two of the natural acne remedies listed above and stick with them for several week. If you miss out once a week or so, it’s not a big problem, but try to do your treatment at least 5 times a week.