You may consider home remedies for acne scars if you are not comfortable with conventional acne scar treatment options such as chemical peels or laser treatments. Here are some quick home remedies for acne scars which you can use right in the comfort of your home.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #1 – Aloe Vera
Rub aloe vera juice with a cotton wool on acne scars in the morning and at night for at least six months. Aloe vera has healing and restorative properties, and will improve your skin’s complexion and lighten the color of the acne scars.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #2 – Tomato And Cucumber
Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and C, both of which are excellent antioxidants. Cucumber refreshes and helps to tighten your pores. Juice both tomato and cucumber and apply of the juice directly to the scarred area. Leave for 30 to 45 minutes. You can also drink this juice to promote skin healing from within.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #3 – Rosehip Oil
Massaging rosehip oil twice daily on acne scars will rejuvenate your skin and reverse any skin discoloration from the acne scarring.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #4 – Sandalwood and Rosewater Mask
Mix sandalwood powder with few drops of rose water to make a paste. Apply the mask to the acne scars and leave it overnight. Wash off the paste with water in the morning.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #5 – Lemon Juice And Shea Butter
Lemon juice is a natural skin whitener, and is helpful in lightening acne or pigmentation scars. Squeeze a lemon and strain the juice onto a cotton ball and apply to your skin directly. You can leave the lemon juice for a while before washing it with water. Do not expose your skin to direct sunlight with the lemon juice on, as this will increase your skin’s photosensitivity to sunlight and cause the formation of freckles and pigmentation.
Lemon juice may also dry out your skin, you may want to apply a gentle moisturizer made from shea butter after the lemon juice treatment. Shea butter is used as a base for medicinal ointments, and may have anti-inflammatory properties. Shea butter is also effective in treating scars, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretchmarks, wrinkles, and in lessening the irritation of psoriasis.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #6 – Fresh Garlic
Take eight to ten cloves of fresh garlic and chop it into very fine pieces. Apply the finely chopped garlic to your acne scars. Leave the garlic on for 15 minutes before washing off.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #7 – Egg White
Egg is an excellent conditioner for skin. Egg white can be applied three to four times a week directly to acne scars. The egg white, when dry, acts as a natural peel. Wash off the egg white with warm water after 30 minutes. Condition with a gentle moisturizer afterwards.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #8 – Mint Leaves
Crush a few mint leaves. Place the crushed leaves and the extracted mint juice in a muslin bag and apply directly to the acne scars.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #9 – Manuka Honey
Honey softens your skin and works as an excellent moisturizer. Manuka honey contains excellent nutrients to nourish your skin. Warm a small amount of honey and apply to the acne scars by gently massaging. After thirty minutes wash with lukewarm water to remove the honey completely.
Home Remedy For Acne Scars #10 – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
After cleaning your skin and hands properly, dip the tips of your fingers in the olive oil and massage into the skin, concentrating on the acne scars. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. If you are doing this at night, leave the olive oil on your skin overnight. Rinse off the olive oil in the morning with warm water.
As you can see, these home remedies are inexpensive and easy to prepare. You can use them as home remedies for acne scars on your face, or as home remedies for acne scars on your back.
To get the most out of home remedies, you can use a combination of these home remedies to benefit from the different skin healing properties of the various natural ingredients.