We know not everyone can afford acne scar treatment. For this reason, here we are giving you cheap solutions to treat acne scars. Home remedies for acne scars are easy to prepare and apply. These homemade acne scar treatments will help you to reduce the skin problems.
You had acne problem when you were a teen, and that bothered you a lot. Acne pimples were only temporary, but you are left with permanent scars on your face. Treating these scars is harder than treating acne vulgaris. These home remedies are only for mild acne scars. If you have severe acne scar problem, you can check out our article about other treatment options.
Mild acne scars are usually a slight color change of the skin. In more severe cases of acne scars, they can be ice pick, round, or box car shaped. The following recipes for acne scar treatment work as a peeling agent or a skin bleaching agent.
Simple Acne Scar Treatment Recipes
This may sound so simple, but rubbing ice cubes on your skin will tighten the pores, soothe your skin, and reduce the appearance of your scars. Ice will regulate the blood flow to the affected area and help healing the scar tissue. However, ice works best if the scars are new, and the skin has still acne inflammation. This method may not work with old acne scars. Use this method 3-4 times a day, and you will notice the difference in couple of weeks.
Olive oil is natural oil and won’t clog your pores. It will soften your skin, and exfoliate the dead skin cells. Apply 1 tablespoon olive oil and massage with your fingertips for 5 minutes. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water. You may also try this:
Pour hot water to a big bowl and lean on to the bowl when you have olive oil on your face, letting the steam hit your face. Cover your head with towel, so steam won’t escape. Stand there 5 minutes and and remove the dead skin with towel. Wash your face with cold water.
Tomatoes contain natural antioxidants and vitamin A. Tomatoes will heal damaged skin and eliminate excess sebum and oil production. Lie down on a couch and place sliced tomatoes on your scars for 10-15 minutes. You may also mix tomatoes and cucumbers, blend them together and use it as a face mask.
Products containing vitamin A will make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight, so you should always wear sunblock before going out.
Lemon juice contains citric acid which will kill the acne causing bacteria. Lemon juice will also reduce the appearance of acne scars by lightening the color of the scars. Squeeze a half lemon in a bowl, apply to acne scars with a cotton ball, and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water.