Banish your acne scars forever

Read on to know how a little precaution and a direct offensive help remove acne scars permanently.

Your skin is the veritable mirror that proclaims each detail about your health to the world. Tired, stressed, acne-ridden skin tells the world that you are not maintaining daily hygiene and consuming an improper diet. It can also hint at other lifestyle issues.

Then the acne on the skin takes its own time in going away, and when it does, it leaves behind a tell-tale scar. Acne scars often appear as dark spots or pit-like depressions on the skin. Many women take respite in salon treatments, but these often do not help. Instead, you can opt for some natural remedies that keep your skin clear and glowing, free of acne scars forever.

Before you begin, be sure to:

1) Cleanse and moisturise your skin daily.

2) Never prod your acne with a fingernail. This results in localised infection and a deep pit at the site of the acne.

Now try these wonderful acne scar fixes:

Tomato juice. The lycopene present in tomatoes promotes hydration while also having a mild bleaching effect on the skin. Rub the pulp of a fresh tomato on your skin and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wipe off with a damp washcloth and follow up with astringent.

Turmeric paste. This one’s a favourite among those who like natural remedies for everyday skin problems. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of curd and apply it on the acne scars. Wash off with cold water after 15 minutes. Turmeric exhibits excellent anti-bacterial action to inhibit the growth of acne, as well as bleaching properties to fade acne scars. But it tends to leave a yellow pallor on the skin, so use this remedy just twice a week.

* Fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice is an excellent, skin-friendly agent. It contains mild bleaching properties that reduce the dark patches and acne scars on the skin. Squeeze out the juice of a small lemon and moisten a cotton pad with it. Now apply the juice directly on the acne scars and let dry for 30 minutes before washing with cold water. Take care not to apply lemon juice on depilated or broken skin.

* Clay face pack. Those with oily skin will love this face pack, which discourages acne from developing on the skin. Take a tablespoon of green clay and mix it with enough rose water to make a smooth (not runny) paste. Apply it evenly on the skin and let it set for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water and follow up with water-based moisturiser. Use once a week to reduce acne and acne scars.

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