Acne or occasional breakouts can be frustrating but what they leave behind is way more annoying. Acne scars, unlike breakouts, are a long struggle to fight with. Acne scars constantly remind us for a long time the troublesome condition we went through. The struggle may be real but acne scars are not a permanent thing. With certain remedial measures, you can get rid of these pesky acne scars completely.
So, before jumping onto the remedial measure let’s look into what science has to say about acne scars so that you get a complete idea of what you’re dealing with. Acne scars are a result of inflamed blemishes that occur due to pores getting clogged with excessive sebum production, dirt, and grime. There are basically four types of scars so that you can analyze what scar type do you suffer from. Ice-pick scars- these are deep and pitted type of scars. Rolling scars- these are deep depressions. Boxcar scars- these are scars with sharply defined edges. Atrophic scars- flat and thin type of scars and the easiest type to get rid of.
If you have been suffering for acne scars from a long time and everything seemed to have a negligence effect on their appearance then you’ve clicked to the right feed. Here, is a list of remedial measures backed with science that you can easily get from your kitchen. So, let’s get started.
Lemon Juice-Lemons are one such natural remedy that shows tremendous results in eliminating stubborn scars. Lemon is a natural ingredient that contains alpha hydroxyl acid which works wonders in improving the appearance of the scars. Moreover, lemon has antibacterial properties that make it effective even for existing breakouts.
This is a magical ingredient that does a miracle in improving the texture of the scars. Squeeze about two tablespoons of lemon juice and apply it onto the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. Keep it for about 30 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. At first, lemon will tingle a bit but it’s nothing which is intolerable. Make sure you use this remedy only at night as lemon’s efficacy is reduced in the sun.
Raw Honey-The sweet it is in taste the more bitter it is for acne scars. Honey is even the best remedy for sensitive skin. Honey is a powerful ingredient that aids the healing mechanism of the body thus making acne scars fade faster. The enzyme does wonders in improving the texture of the skin. Raw and unpasteurized honey is known to be the best to heal stubborn acne scars. Honey contains healthy bacteria that are effective for healing scars.
On using honey make sure to mix it with some other ingredient to increase its efficacy. You can make honey and rosewater mask. Apply it daily for about 15 minutes and rinse it off with a mild face wash. We would advise you to use it consecutively for about two months to see the best results.
Aloe Vera Gel-Aloe Vera is a thousand-year-old remedy to heal and soothe skin irritations and wounds. Whether you are suffering from depressed scars or raised one any type can be treated with this magical gel. Aloe Vera boosts the immune response of the skin thus aiding the faster healing of scars. This particular ingredient is backed with science to lighter the appearance of acne scars significantly faster.
Clean your face with a mild face wash and apply Aloe Vera Gel evenly to the affected area and keep it overnight. Use it daily for two months to get rid of stubborn scars completely.
Another effective home remedy to lighten the appearance of scars is baking soda. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator that helps to shed the dead skin cells and bring clearer skin forth. It aids in removing the damaged layer of the skin which has scars.
Make a light paste of baking soda and water in the ratio of 1:2. Apply it to your face and keep it for about 10 minutes rinse it off with cold water following with a moisturizer. Make sure to do a patch test first.