Acne often results in scars, due to the inflammation induced by acne. Although acne scars are not a medical concern, deep acne “craters” and indentations are physically unattractive and frequently contribute towards low self-esteem and even depression.
There are a number of products on the market that claim to heal acne scars, but most are expensive and almost always synthetically produced (who wants more chemicals in their body? Not me!) Even products claiming to be “natural” usually have ingredients derived from unnatural products. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for these scars that are just as effective, if not more so than chemicals and products available for sale in stores.
Olive oil contains a number of beneficial properties that can help keep your skin looking its best. Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer which helps maintain the elasticity of your skin. Olive oil also contains a number of antioxidants that aid in skin repair. You can reap the benefits of olive oil by massaging it directly onto the affected areas of your skin, once a day.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Baking soda works just as effectively as the leading microdermabrasion treatments available for sale in cosmetics stores. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of purified water and rub it directly onto the affected area for a minute, then rinse to remove any dead or damaged skin, thereby aiding collagen production, which in turn aids cellular renewal.
Lemon juice is extremely beneficial for acne scars due to its ability to greatly reduce the discoloration associated with them, although the effectiveness of lemon juice will depend on the type of acne scars you have. To use, apply lemon juice directly to your scars using a cotton ball once a day. Following this, apply a natural moisturizer, such as olive oil, to enhance the skin’s renewal process.
Good quality water is one of the most effective remedies for many conditions involving the skin. In addition to keeping your skin hydrated, water also helps get rid of toxins and in the production of new skin cells. Therefore, to help in the repair of skin damage caused by acne, drink a plentiful supply of purified water every day.
Cucumber juice is a natural astringent that helps to open your pores, which allows for the easy removal of dirt and oils that cause acne. In addition, cucumber juice has natural anti-inflammatory properties that cool the skin and reduce the redness associated with acne scars. To take advantage of these healing properties, simply grate or juice a skinned cucumber and apply it to your skin using a facial pad or cotton ball, once a day.