Acne can be quite a problem especially when it comes to your self-esteem. There are several ways to treat acne but for some people treating it is just the first of their problems as it can leave some scars that would be more difficult to remove. Acne scarring can lead to some really harrowing experiences as these blemishes are extremely visible and will definitely affect your confidence. Thankfully, medicine has improved over the last few decades and we now have a wider selection of acne scar treatment products to choose from.
The best course of action here is to simply use homemade treatments in order to heal acne scars. Not only are these remedies less expensive to make they also offer natural nutrients for the skin which also means you need not worry about any side effects.
We have listed some of the most effective home based acne scar remedies that you can try out right now.
Lime or Lemon Juice – Lemon and lime are filled with citric acid which can assist in removing dead skin cells from the scar and in effect make the scar look flatter after regular application of lemon or lime juice. Since it is also a great source of vitamin C, you will also gain the benefits of this nutrient such as lightening of the skin which helps you balance the tone of the scar and the surrounding skin. Application of lemon or lime juice is quite easy. Dab it around the scar and leave it for a couple of minutes. Once it’s dry you can rinse it off with cool water. Remember to apply moisturizer afterwards and always wash your hands before and after the treatment process.
Cucumbers – Cucumbers are great for reducing inflammation and lightening the skin and scar. Put you cucumber in the refrigerator a couple of hours before application. Slice a small piece and press it one directly over the scar for 20 to 30 minutes. Afterwards just apply a moisturizer, no need to rinse it off.
Sandalwood and Rose Water – Both Rose Water and Sandalwood have been used for skin nourishment for centuries and their effectiveness in this area is without question. Not only are they good for the skin, they also have some calming effects which is great for those who are experiencing stress.
Ready the treatment by mixing together Rose Water and Sandalwood and grinding them into paste. Once you have properly mixed together the two you can then use it as a sort of face mask and leave it on overnight. In the early morning you should rinse it off using cool water and apply a moisturizer afterwards.
Tomatoes – Who knew that tomatoes are actually good when it comes to treating both acne and acne scarring? Tomatoes are packed with lycopene which is an antioxidant that is also filled with high doses of vitamin C and help expel free radicals from the body. Treatment will need a couple slice of tomato; next step is to put the slices over the acne scars for at least half an hour. Rinse, apply moisturizer and repeat the next day.
These are easy to prepare acne scar treatments that are also extremely effective as well. Why spend excessive amounts of cash on acne scar treatment medications when you already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen?