[toc]Acne is not really a serious problem. But it has been seen that the scars left behind because of the same tend to leave you with some social trauma, especially for teenagers. Scars from acne can either be mild or very intense depending on the kind of acne you had, how you treated the same and also if you were careless enough to scratch the same.
It should be remembered that apart from cosmetic solutions there are some simple and natural home remedies available that can help you in getting rid of the marks caused by the scars. No matter how intense the scar, with a bit of patience and regular application of these natural remedies, you can get rid of the scars with ease-
9 Natural Cures For Acne Scars
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For years, the Greeks have sworn by the goodness of extra virgin olive oil for its numerous benefits that the skin gets. Olive oil can work well too but it doesn’t have the healing properties that extra virgin olive oil does. Basically, extra virgin olive helps in nourishing the skin, revitalizes the cells and also helps in rejuvenating the same.
It has various elements that give your skin a healthy glow along with providing better elasticity. In the long run, it penetrates through the layers of the scars, while healing and rejuvenating the skin. Apply the oil on the face and other areas gently and massage. Let it stay and wipe of after half an hour if you are stepping out of the house.
Even though baking soda is usually found in microdermabrasion cosmetics along with the similar areas in departmental stores, all that you need is the regular baking soda to get rid of marks caused by the scars. Basically the trick here is to mix about a spoon of the baking soda with clean and purified water (about two spoons).
Then mix it well and apply it on the scar affected areas. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse off. Doing so helps in getting rid of the damaged cells along with renewing the skin.
Sandalwood Oil Or Paste
The goodness of sandalwood has been seen in various kinds of ayurvedic products. Also known as chandan, this sandalwood powder along with its essential oils is a soothing and clarifying agent. It is ideal for treating a variety of skin problems, especially scars and spots along with uneven skin tone. Soak the powder in some water for a few hours, or simply grind some fresh sandalwood. You can also mix it with some rose water.
Then apply it all over the face, with special focus on the areas that are scar laden. Leave the pack on for about 20 minutes and wash off when dry. Do this at least once a day. You can also apply the oil of sandalwood on the face and leave it overnight. Remember this should not be applied on the entire face, only on scar laden spots.
The seeds of fenugreek along with even its dried seeds are highly beneficial when it comes to treating the scars that are caused by acne. All that you need to do is take the dry seeds and let them boil in some water for about 20 minutes. Let the mixture cool and then strain the seeds.
Use the water on the face through a cotton ball and dab gently. This should be done at least twice a day for a week to see the scars vanish. Remember that you can make some extra water and store it in the refrigerator to avoid hassles.
The juice of lime or lemon is very beneficial in treating the acne scars. In fact, if you don’t have the fresh juice you can also go with dried or fresh peels of either. The acidity in the lemon helps in getting rid of discoloration gently. In the long run, it lightens the color of the skin. What you can do here is take about a spoon of the juice and apply all over the face with clean hands or even a cotton ball.
You can also use the lemon wedge and rub it all over the face. Do this at least twice a day for beneficial results. For those with dry skin, the same can be mixed with some olive or almond oil to get beneficial results. This works great with even the deepest of scars.
You can use a branded bottle of purified water here or even sparkling water to keep the skin hydrated and get rid of acne scars. It has been seen that applying this water on the face combats the problem in the long run. You can also consumed this water at least twice a day to get the benefits of the gentle tonics that improve circulation and aid in skin renewal.
The cucumber juice has been classified as a natural astringent that is great for opening and closing the pores of the skin. What happens here is that applying this astringent helps to get rid of the deepest layers of oil and dirt, which are filled in the scars. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits that provides natural cooling to the skin.
It prevents acne along with lightening the marks on the skin. Apply the juices at least once a day and let it dry off. Rinse later. You can also rub the slices of cucumber around the area.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural ingredient that helps in getting rid of the old cells on the skin and provides rejuvenation, without causing any infection. It should always be diluted with some water because it is rather strong, especially for those with sensitive skin. Apply all over the face using a cotton ball and leave it for a few minutes. Repeat twice a day for about 10 days for best results.
The antiseptic and antibacterial properties in neem are highly alkaloid, which again helps in getting rid of scars. It has been seen that neem can be used to prevent, cure and even heal acne. Simply apply the paste of the leaves on the face to avoid infection, get rid of the marks and also prevent acne scars in the future.