Instead of turning to expensive medical treatments for your acne scars, why not give nature a chance to work its magic?
For long, your skin has borne the brunt of acne. You are careful not to aggravate your acne in any way, but you notice that once the acne subsides, it leaves behind scars. These scars could be the result of your skin not being able to repair the acne site adequately. Or it could be a reaction to a cream or serum you have been using to get rid of the acne. Sometimes, your skin is just prone to acne scars and there is not much to be done about it.
So you decide to see your dermatologist, who suggests effective remedies for acne scar reduction. While these will surely work, it is time you let your skin power through your acne scars by itself – with a little help from natural ingredients. You can find the best acne scar reduction cures in your kitchen. Here are a few remedies you can try:
Aloe vera gel. Aloe vera has tremendous skin-friendly properties that aid a variety of processes to help the skin repair, renew and rejuvenate itself. Cut a section of the aloe vera leaf and squeeze out the gel. Apply it on the acne scars with a clean finger and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Wash with cold water and use every day to see results.
Honey pack. Acne is caused by lack of hydration and clogged pores. Honey provides cleansing and moisturising properties when applied on the skin. It penetrates the skin and hydrates the skin’s tissues. This helps the skin renew cells and repair the damaged cells better. Increase the efficacy of this cure by mixing raw honey with cold milk and a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply once every day for best results.
Lemon juice. Lemon juice mildly bleaches the skin, which is a useful property in acne scar reduction. It lightens the scars and fades them over time. Apply on the scars with a clean cotton pad and leave on for 30 minutes. Never apply lemon juice on irritated or broken skin, because it has a nasty sting!
Coconut milk. Coconut milk hydrates, bleaches and softens the skin. Apply fresh coconut milk on the skin before bed time and wash it off in the morning with cold water. While you sleep, it penetrates deep into the skin to impart moisture, unclog the pores and help the skin remove trapped oil and dirt. Over time, the skin is able to deal with acne scars much better as well.
Tomato juice. Like lemons, tomatoes also exhibit bleaching properties. Tomato juice also provides essential vitamins and skin-friendly nutrients that repair the skin and restore its youthful beauty. Mash a ripe tomato and apply the pulp on the face, or simply its juice. Leave on for an hour before rinsing with cold water. Use this cure at least once a week for efficient acne scar reduction.