Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways that you can treat acne scars at home. They can and will fade naturally if you put forth the effort to get them to fade. Sure, it’s not going to happen overnight but it does work. Fading smooth and light scars is a challenge for some but putting forth the effort at home can really make a huge difference. I’m sure you know what types of scars I’m referring to. Those that linger after popping a pimple or squeezing a pimple too hard.
If you have extremely deep scars, you might need to take a more prudent approach. Even if you’re acne has completely cleared up, you might still wish to treat the reminiscence left behind in light scars.
In the event that you do have pimples, cysts, or blackheads, taking a natural remedy approach might help both clear up the pimples as well as reduce the presence of scars.
To give you a better idea of what various home remedies work, I’m going to give you the specifics on tactics that I’ve personally tried and that I know work decent.
Acne Scars Home Remedies And Other Treatment Options
There’s a simple recipe that exists which I can recommend that you try. You can attempt to try this remedy once daily and see what type of results you get. It’s a multi-step process but it’s rather short and simple.
The first thing you will need to do is swing by the grocery store and pick up a few items. You’ll need to pick up a papaya, lemon, vitamin E oil, and some standard daily moisturizer. Once you’ve purchased those items, follow these instructions carefully. I suggest getting more than one of each item because you’ll need to create the mixture and use it daily.
Take a single ripe papaya and remove all the seeds from the fruit. Take a fork and smash the remaining papaya flesh with the fork. Apply the recently smashed, ripe papaya to your scar and leave is on for a period of 15 minutes (minimum). Take care to only apply the papaya to the damaged area. Once the 15 minutes are up, remove the papaya using warm water and then pat your face dry. That’s the first part of the scar removal process.
Here’s the second part of the process. You will need your lemon juice and vitamin E oil handy for this part. Simply mix a small teaspoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon or two of vitamin E oil. You can find vitamin E oil at the store in capsules. I recommend this form as it’s the easiest to use. Apply the lemon and vitamin E oil to any acne scars that you have on your skin and be sure to massage the mixtures into your skin for a period of at least 30 seconds. Once you’ve completed that process, all you need to do is apply a daily moisturizer over the mixture.
Simple as that!
Here’s Why This Works So Well…
There are a couple of reasons why this is an amazing concoction that works great. I’ll start with the papaya. Many of you probably understand that papaya contains a natural enzyme in it called papain. It’s considered to be great for exfoliating your skin because it tenderizes your skin and helps assist with cell turnover. However, there is a problem here. Many underestimate the power of papaya and they leave it on for far too long. If left on for longer than the recommended time, it can make matters worse, causing extreme irritation and raw skin to become present.
Now, let’s evaluate why lemon juice works so well to clear up acne scars. Lemon juice contains vitamin C which assists in collagen building. It also lightens your skin due to it’s natural bleaching properties. In terms of emollients, it doesn’t get any better than vitamin E. Jammed with antioxidants it can protect your skin and help preserve any undamaged tissue that may exist.
I mentioned the important of massaging the mixture into your skin. Doing so is extremely important because it helps further weaken any scar tissue that exists as well as stimulating the skin.
In the event that you cannot obtain some of these ingredients, you can apply substitutes such as pineapple and kiwifruit. Just don’t over use them and watch how your skin reacts to each ingredient.
Types of Acne Scars
I’m sure you’re thinking that only one type of acne scars exists. Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re totally incorrect. There are various levels of acne scars that can exist on your skin. They can be as simple as small marks on your skin due to a breakout, or then can be deep nodules and cystic acne lesions. None of the types are pleasant what so ever. Here’s what is most important to know…
The closer to the surface that the acne marks are, the quicker they are to clear up through home remedy treatment. Some times your acne scarring can disappear over night or within just a few short days.
If you have bad or a more serious acne condition, then chances are your scars may even be raised or they’ve left an indent on the surface of your skin. These types of acne scars are often referred to as skin battle scars.
Simple Acne Scar Prevention And Treatment Tips
If you want some more simple acne scar home remedy tips then just take a second to read the section below. I’ve outlined the importance of certain products as well as supplements that you need to incorporate into your daily routine. Don’t be shy about taking action here. It’s your public image that we are talking about here!
First tip is to put forth energy and effort to strengthen your skin by taking various supplements such as fish oils. These really help improve the condition of your skin over time if consistently taken.
I also recommend that you take vitamin C supplements. It’s one of the best ways to build collagen in your body.
Use sunscreen every single day. Even on the days that it’s not sunny out. Doing so will help you reduce the chances of acquiring burns or scars from UV ray exposure.
Use a moisturizer daily and stop picking your zits and popping pimples.
Last but not least, incorporating chemical peels and other ingredients such as glycolic acid will definitely help improve the condition of your skin.