As if having acne is not enough pain, one has to deal with the scars left behind as well. Pimples get treated but the scars left behind are not easy to get rid of. People try to do everything possible to get rid of the scars. Expensive creams, over the counter medicated creams, visit to the dermatologist and so on. But, very few people realize that there are many home remedies which help the scars in fading away.
These Are Not Just Cost Effective But Also Safe On The Skin
Honey and Cinnamon
This mixture not only dries up acne but is also useful for scar removal. A teaspoon of honey mixed with half a teaspoon of cinnamon should be applied on the scars and left overnight. Over a period of time the scars fade away.
Vitamin C present in lemon is said to help in lightning the skin and thereby the scars fade away. Fresh lemon can be squeezed and applied directly on the scars. If it is too strong then a few drops of Vitamin E oil can be combined with lemon juice and applied on the skin. This helps in reducing the scars in a few days’ time.
Olive oil is a power house of vitamins. It contains vitamins A, D, E, C and also Vitamin B1 and B2. When applied on the scars it helps them fade away gradually. It also acts as a moisturizer on the skin.
Applying Aloe Vera is one way through which scars can be reduced within few days. The best is to use the gel from the plant rather than the products from the counter. If possible aloe vera can also be applied twice a day. It not just reduces the scars but also makes the skin healthy and soft.
Tomatoes is another thing which helps in removing the scars. A ripe tomato should be made into a pulp and applied on the scars. In a week or two one can see the scars reducing.
Baking soda is not just useful in removing the scars but it also helps in removing the dead cells from the skin. But, the catch is that baking powder would not suit everyone. One should first test it out and then only apply. Or else it may cause more harm than good.
Raw potato juice is said to be very effective in removing scars. They also help in reducing the pimples. Regular use of raw potato juice on the scars helps remove them in a period of 3 to 4 weeks.
Coconut oil contains caprylic acid, lauric acid capric acid which helps in removing the scars. But, people with oily skin should not be applying it too frequently. Coconut oil also helps in reducing acne.
Yes asprin does help in reducing the scars with the help of salicylic acid which is present in it. This also helps in treatment of acne. Yogurt mixed with 4-5 asprin pills applied on the scars helps in reducing the scars.
Though the effect may not be immediate, application of ice cubes on the scars do help in reducing them. But, ice should never be applied directly on the skin but should be wrapped in a soft cloth and applied. Gradually scars do fade away.
So, try out these easily available home remedies to reduce the scars and also be pimple free!!