Who likes scars and that too on face! Getting rid of acne scars is a little tougher than eliminating acne actually. Pimples can be naturally treated with many ingredients having anti-inflammatory or antibacterial properties which are in abundance in nature. However, pimple scars are a little stubborn as they don’t go easily. However, as the saying goes, nothing is impossible. It may take some time but your regular efforts using certain natural bleaching agents as well as other ingredients may lighten your acne scars and gradually remove them permanently.
1.Lemon Juice for Acne Scars
Lemon is a natural bleach. Vitamin C in lemon helps in rebuilding collagen. When you use lime juice on your acne scars, the spots get lighter day by day.
Lemon juice is an excellent skin lightening agent. It is the acid in lemon juice that helps brighten your skin and make the scars less visible. It can, in fact, fade away freckles and lighten the dark scars faster. Not only scars, if you have swollen pimples, lemon juice can help reduce its redness too. And it is probably the most easily available ingredient lying there in your fridge. So, you just need to get it from there and squeeze out some of its fresh juice to apply to your acne scar, everyday! However, just do not step out in sun after applying lemon juice to your skin. It makes your skin sensitive to sun’s rays. Even hours after when you step out of your home, do not forget to apply sunscreen to shield your skin.
How to use lemon Juice for acne scars
Take a fresh lemon and squeeze out its juice. Apply this juice directly on your scars with finger tips or a cotton ball, leave it for ten minutes and wash it off with water. Do this once a day for two to three weeks during which you can see your scars diminish considerably. If you want, you can also mix honey with your lemon juice to make it some more effective in reducing the acne scars.
If your skin is very sensitive, diliute lemon juice by mixing some rose water and then apply on your scars.
You can even mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with two teaspoons of Vitamin E oil and then apply this to your acne scars. Vitamin E is a very good emollient with a lots of antioxidants that protects and even improves your skin texture.
I.Make a lemon mask to remove pimple scars
You will need:
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Honey – 1 tbsp
Almond oil – 1 tbsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Mix them all and apply on the scars once daily for about 7-10 days. You’ll see the difference.
After applying lemon juice, never ever step out in sun!
II.Lemon and Honey for acne scars removal
Honey (optional)- 1 tsp
Squeeze the lemons to take out the fresh juice in a bowl.
Add the honey to this lemon juice and mix well.
Dip the cotton ball in this mixture.
Now apply this mixture on your cotton ball to whole of your face or the area where you have acne scars.
Leave for about 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with water and pat dry.
Do this once every day for at least 2-3 weeks.
Olive oil can be said to be the most skin friendly oil because it contains a whole lot of vitamins ( A, D, E, C, B1 and B2), iron and antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil also help remove acne scars.
How to use olive oil for acne scars
You need to apply olive oil to your scars before going to bed.
You will need:
A clean cloth or towel
Take a little olive oil and gently massage your face with this. Focus more on the pimple scars.
Massage for a few minutes till the time you can feel that all the oil has been absorbed by your skin.
Now take a clean towel or cloth and drape it into warm water.
Put the warm wet cloth on to your face to get the steam.
Now wipe away the excess oil gently with the cloth. Don’t rub though.
After 1-2 minutes, wash off your face with normal water.
3.Cocoa Butter to Remove Acne Scars
Cocoa butter, the fat derived from cacao seeds, is an excellent natural moisturizer and due to its moisturizing properties, it not only heals scars but also prevents them. But does cocoa butter remove acne scars? Yes, it can of course! Let’s know how it does it.
How does cocoa butter remove acne scars?
Cocoa butter is a fat and an excellent moisturizer as well as emollient. It can quickly melt due to the body temperature. This quality makes it easily absorbable into the skin. In fact, it not only penetrates the top layer of your skin but it goes deep within the skin into the dermis. Thus, it reaches the site where your skin can retain the moisture for longer time. A well moisturized skin is the skin that makes spots and scars less visible!
This unique ability of cocoa butter to lock moisture at deeper levels of your skin makes it effective in healing your acne scars. This way, it keeps your skin hydrated. A well hydrated skin can only regrow skin tissue. New skin tissue in place of scarred ones definitely will give you a blemish free skin. Thus, when you apply cocoa butter daily, you help your damaged skin to get repaired.
Cocoa butter softens and moisturizes your skin. Apart from this, it also smooth’s out the tone and texture of your skin. This makes your acne scars less noticeable.
At night, before going to bed, wash your face properly and pat it dry.
Take some cocoa butter and apply this to your face gently massaging it onto your skin for a couple of minutes.
Leave it overnight.
Wash off in the morning.
Do this daily.
You may also apply cocoa butter once more during the daytime. Only do not apply too much of it as you may do at night. This will keep your skin looking greasy.
4.Honey for Acne Scars
Honey, along with acne, is also capable of treating acne scars.
How to use honey for acne scars
Apply honey on the scars and leave it overnight. Wash off in the morning.
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with ¼ cup of oatmeal. Apply this mixture gently on pimple scars. Leave it for about 15-20 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water.
Add ½ tsp of cinnamon powder with 1 tbsp of honey and apply on scars. Leave it for an hour. You can even use it overnight. Then wash off.
Make a honey-aspirin mask to remove pimple scars
Although aspirin is not a natural ingredient but you can always use it with honey to get rid of your acne scars. The salicylic acid in aspirin does wonders and its gritty texture gives you perfect exfoliation.
You will need:
Honey- 2 tbsp
Water- few drops
Put the aspirins in a few drops of water till they get dissolved into it and form a paste. Don’t use too much water as you need a gritty texture for exfoliation.
Add honey to this aspirin-water paste and mix
Apply on your scars and leave for 15 minutes.
Now wash it off.
Baking soda is yet another popular remedy for removing acne scars through its exfoliating effects. The gentle coarse granules of soda mixed with water remove the dead skin layer off your face without any inflammation caused during the application.
How to use baking soda for acne scars
Take a couple of teaspoons of baking soda and using water make a consistent paste.
Gently massage your face with this paste focusing on pimple scars.
After massaging for 1-2 minutes, leave the paste there on the face for few minutes.
Now wash off with warm water.
Apply some moisturizer, preferably olive oil.
Repeat the process twice or thrice a week.