Acne outbreaks are common and there are several remedies available for getting rid of them. Once we have got rid of the acne what remains behind in most cases are the ugly acne scars which take away the natural beauty of our face. You may try out the commercially available products for getting rid of those scars but they will only do more harm to your skin and hence it is best to avoid them. Instead there are some natural ingredients readily available with us which will help in getting rid of the acne scars effectively without doing any harm to our delicate skin. Mentioned below are few such natural ingredients for fading those ugly acne scars.
Aloe vera has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin and also has antimicrobial properties which help in keeping skin infections away. Pure natural aloe vera gel should be applied to the acne scars. It helps get rid of the inflammation and redness
Fenugreek leaves have components which help in fading of marks and scars and hence can be used effectively to get rid of the acne scars. Take a few fenugreek leaves and blend them in a blender. Apply this paste to the scars regularly to get rid of them.
Baking soda which is nothing but sodium carbonate is readily available in our kitchens. Take a little baking soda and add a little water to form a thick paste and apply this paste to the acne scars. Leave it for 2 minutes and then wash with water. Baking soda helps in cleaning the pores and reduces the scars and blemishes.
Coconut oil has antimicrobial and cleansing properties and also helps in removal of acne scars. It is also a natural moisturizer. Apply a little good quality coconut oil to the acne scars and leave it as it is so that its nourishing ingredients keep working on the skin.
Cucumber has a cooling effect on the skin. They sooth and calm the skin. They are also useful in removal of acne scars and blemishes. Apply puree of cucumber to the acne scars regularly to get rid of them for good.
Lemon juice has skin bleaching properties and can be used effectively to remove the acne scars and spots from the skin. Use only fresh lemon juice and to avoid skin irritation add a little water to the lemon juice. With the help of a cotton ball apply the juice to the acne scars on a regular basis.
Olive oil has therapeutic uses and is useful in skin care as well. It is known to reduce acne scars. Apply a little good quality olive oil to the acne scars on a regular basis to get rid of the scars.
Lavender Essential Oil
Reduction of acne scars is one of the uses of lavender essential oil. Apply a little oil to the acne scars directly on a regular basis and see them fade away. It may cause a little bit of skin irritation.
Honey especially the darker variety is loaded with antioxidants which help in treating the scars and marks. Honey is also a good moisturizing agent and has antibacterial properties which help in keeping skin infections away. You can apply honey directly to the scars and wash it off after half an hour.
Strawberries contain salicylic acid which helps in cleansing of the skin by removing the dirt and grime and it also helps in fading of the acne scars. Puree ripe strawberries and apply it to the scars and wash with water after 30 minutes. Regular use will help in reducing the scars.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and helps in reduction of acne scars but do not apply it directly to the skin. Mix it with some other carrier oil like coconut oil.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps in the reduction of acne scars but it should be diluted with water and only apply this mixture to the scars. Never apply apple cider vinegar directly to the skin.
Potato juices has skin lightening properties and helps in the reduction of scars.Grate a potato and strain the juice and apply it to the scars on a regular basis to get rid of them.
Cane sugar has glycolic acid which helps in regeneration of cells and removes dead cells. Mix 2 tablespoons of cane sugar with one table spoon of olive oil and add a few drops of lemon juice. Mix and scrub the mixture on the scars to get rid of them.
Tomatoes are useful in the healing of damaged skin and also help in reducing the acne scars. Place tomatos slices on the acne scars or simply apply tomato juice to the scar on a regular basis to get rid of them.