Natural Skin Treatments for Acne Scars

Acne problem can be serious issue for those who have it and it can leave lasting marks.  I went through this problem and was told the scars are there because I picked at them.  The truth is, even if you didn’t touch it, the cysts can cause scars due to collagen damaging skin inflammation.  These scars are also known as icepick. Even when the acne ends, there are some marks left, which become scars and they cause the skin to dent.  Read on to find out more about this unwanted visitor on your face plus I have put together some great strategies for prevention and healing acne scars with natural treatments, simple products, which can be found in your pantry.

How Acne Scar Looks Like?
Most likely you have one of the following three Acne scars:

If your scar is shallow it is Atrophic
Seconded type is Boxcar-shaped
If these unwanted guests on your face are narrow and deeper, you got yourself Ice pick

How the scare look also depends on your skin; for example, if you have light skin, you will notice redness within the scars. Without further delay please read below for natural skin treatments to get rid of acne.

Instructions

  • 1

    Egg whites

    Egg whites possess curative qualities, which will help in fading the scars. The amino acids and protein in them contract the pores and help in lightning the skin. Beat egg whites in a bowl till they are fluffy. Paying attention to the problem regions, spread them with your fingers. Wait till it dries up and then wash your face gently with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice or thrice a week.  The most important thing to take away is that, if you are looking for miracle overnight, egg whites won’t cut it.  From my own experience it did not heal acne over night, but it reduced the redness and helped in prevention of the reinfection.

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    Lemon juice

    Lemon juice is one of the great natural fighters of Acne.  The acids found in lemon have cosmetic uses. Many creams use it as their main ingredient. It reduces infection, which kills the acne bacteria and helps in forming new healthier skin. It also possesses skin lightning qualities. Wash you skin with a cleanser. Then put lemon juice in a bowl. By using cotton pads, dab them in the juice and put on the problem areas. It can be done 2-3 times in a week. People with sensitive skin may feel a bit of stinging.  From a personal experience I have used it on new popped pimples and red also used it on red marks that are left. For me stinging is not pleasant but it works immediately and heals over night.

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    Baking soda

    Your everyday household Baking soda has many uses. The most used form for me has always been in my toothpaste.  When I found out Baking soda is used by millions of people around the world for naturally clearing acne, I didn’t believe it until I tried it first.  It not only helped heal acne but also did an excellent job in removing scars. it’s almost all synthetic and helps regulate pH. If applied gently, it takes of the layer of dead cells and does not irritate the skin. Take a small amount and mix it in water, a paste will form. Rub it on the skin gently and let it stay there for a minute. Take it off with mildly warm water. Don't forget to moisturize your face after.

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    Aloe Vera juice

    Before using Aloe Vera juice I did lots of research and just like anything else on the Internet, I found all kinds of claims.  After trying it on a friend we found the following to be true.  It took a consistent use for a week to see the improvements.  She broke the aloe vera leaf and applied the watery gel to the acne lesions. For her, it did not act as a curing agent but instead for sure helped reduced the redness, swelling and inflammation.  She has been using it ever since and it seems to prevent new acne outbreaks.

    To sum it all up, Aloe Vera juice other than soothing the skin, reproduces tissues and improves your immune system. If used regularly it will make your skin softer and reduce swelling. It causes the scars to fade. It is also being used in many skin products now.

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    Olive Oil

    Olive oil is one of the healthiest oil to consume not only in cooking but it is also used as a cosmetic application in different parts of the world especially in Spain and Italy.  I have an Italian friend who has an amazing skin, which she always contributes to superior quality virgin olive oil.  It is naturally antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and has all the properties to be used for curing acne.

    Due to its qualities of possessing anti-oxidants, it aids in preventing acne and removing scars very efficiently. It removes dirt and oil which block the pores. At night, before sleeping, tenderly rub it on your face. Keep massaging for two to three minutes. Then steam your face by putting a warm cloth over it, this will help in opening the pores. Take off the excess oil and repeat this process at least once again. Then wash your face with cold water.

    Important Note:  make sure to use high quality virgin oil, which is rich in polyphenol.

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