They say every scar has a story, but what if that story is embarrassing to share? Acne scars is one of them and here are some tips and tricks to help you find what works for you best to get rid of them. Home remedies are always a more natural approach to repairing your skin and here are just a few that have proven to work.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is abundant in nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins—all three are essential for
repairing and restoring the condition of your skin. Applied by itself or mixed in with almond oil, honey or lemon juice you can’t go wrong with Aloe Vera. Not can this magical gel only heal acne scars, but it also prevents future breakouts.
How to use: Cut the desired leaf length of the plant. Using alone or mixed with other substances (almond oil, honey, lemon juice, etc.), apply the gel over the acne scars you wish to target, or you can
apply it over your mask as a face mask for an overall replenish. Typically, the best method of leaving it
on if mixed with other substances would be between 5-10 minutes. If the gel is applied alone, then
normally an overnight’s sleep and washing it off in the morning is another option. Once a religious use of this occurs, results should be noticeable in just a few more applications moving forward.
Honey is so good and pure that even Winnie-the-Pooh can’t agree more, but did you know it’s also good healing acne scars? Being rich in nutrients, honey restores damaged cells and leaves your face soft and smooth. Honey is also high in sugar and the high sugar amount steers away bacteria that can prevent future breakouts just like Aloe Vera.
How to use: Using it alone, you apply it over your face as a facial mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water. If applying it is too much of a sticky mess for you, then it can be consumed by having it mixed in with warm water. Drink this every morning and then you are on your way to a more clear-skinned you. Honey can also be mixed in with lemon, oatmeal, and baking soda. Just make sure to leave the mask on for only 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
3. Egg Whites
Ever wonder if maybe eggs can do more than just give us protein? When it comes to
treating acne scars, egg whites are rich in amino acids and vitamins that do wonders for building new
skin tissues—out with the old, in with the new! Using it as a mask, it tightens the face that in which
shrinks and minimizes the pores.
How to use: Separate the egg white from the yolk in a bowl. Mixing it around with an applicator brush or your fingers, apply it all over your face just like a mask and leave it on for 15 minutes or when
completely dry. After the time is up, gently peel off the egg white mask, wash your face with warm
water and then pat it dry with a towel.
2. Almond Oil
As contradictory as this sounds, applying oil over an already acne-prone skin will not
make it worse. Some fear this but it is not always that case. Any oil that you apply on your face will have your produce less pore-clogging serum. Almond oil contains fatty acids that are the special agents behind the dissolving of sebum that cause acne.
How to use: Before going to bed, pour a small amount of almond oil in your hands and lather it over
your face like a mask. While applying, massage the oil as you work your way around avoiding the eye
area. Have the oil sink in, head to bed, and then wash it off in the morning. To avoid having the oil on
your pillowcase, place a towel on top of your pillow overnight.
Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe. Whichever way you pronounce it, if there’s one thing we know for sure it is that they are great for fading acne scars and reducing inflammation of present acne. Potatoes are known to resolve or treat various other skin problems relating to excess oil, whiteheads and blackheads.
How to use: Take a potato and rinse it. Slice it in half and using that slice it in thin slices. Apply the thin layers of potato slices on your face and relax for about 20 minutes. Once the slices are dry or the time is up, repeat it again with the other fresh slices until an hour is completed. Apply this every night until results are noticeable.
Give one or all these home treatments a try and start pampering your skin more. Your face deserves
only the best and effective treatments, so why not give these solutions a chance and start noticing
visible results. Your skin will thank you.
Edited by Julissa Ramirez.