Acne often spoils our beauty and reduces our confidence. We know that when sebum secretes in our faces, bacteria are formed to consume them. These bacteria will cause acne on our faces. Once the acne is reduced, it results in acne scars.
Acne scars are spots that form after acne and they will be red spots or black spots. The bottom layer of the skin is known as the dermis and it contains oil glands and collagen. When the acne becomes an acne scar, the skin itself tries to heal it, but it can’t cure it completely as it cannot produce enough collage on its own. Due to this reason, you should remove acne scars naturally by following a skincare routine.
1. Reasons for Acne Scars
Here are some possible reasons for damaged skin:
- When you get acne, you feel frustrated and tend to squeeze the acne to get rid of it. But it will worsen your skin more. Once you squeeze the acne, you get a lot of acne scars on your face.
- The formation of acne can also be due to heredity
- Being overweight or obese results in acne scars
- Improper sleep cycle caused not only acne but many health problems
2. How Do You Get Rid of Acne Scars?
So, you have got a clear idea of possible reasons for acne scars. Now I will share the 8 best home remedies to get rid of acne scars. Before following any remedies, it is important to identify your skin conditions and use ingredients according to them.
2.1 Cumin Seeds and Wild Turmeric
Take some cumin seeds depending on your face and needs. Soak these cumin seeds in water overnight. Next day, grind the seeds with the same water and make a paste. To this paste add half a tablespoon of wild turmeric and mix it. Apply this mixture to your acne scar and leave it for 20-25 minutes. Then wash it with normal water and make sure you do not use any soap or face wash after this.
Cumin has anti-inflammatory properties and cures any allergies in your face. Follow this regularly to see results.
2.2 Cinnamon and Honey
Take 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and add ½ a tablespoon of natural organic honey to it. Mix it well and add 3-4 drops of lemon juice to it. Mix it well apply to your scars and leave it for 10 minutes. Then wash your face with normal water.
Cinnamon fights the bacteria and helps to regulate the production of oil in the face. Honey smooths your skin and reduces itchiness. Follow this home remedy twice a week to get rid of skin scarring.
2.3 Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar
Bentonite clay is similar to Multani Mitti, but both have different medical properties. This clay will be easily available in any supermarket around you. Take 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay in a glass bowl. Don’t use a metal bowl or spoon with bentonite clay, as it reacts with the clay and changes its medical properties. To this add 2 drops of tea tree oil and half a spoon of apple cider vinegar. Then add one tbsp of natural honey and one tbsp of rose water. Use a spoon made up of plastic or wood to mix it well like a paste.
If you have extremely dry skin, add 2 tablespoons of curd to this paste, or else just leave it as it is. Apply this mixture to your acne scar for 20 minutes and then wash it with plain water.
Bentonite clay cleanses all the impurities in your face and can even prevent the formation of acne in the future. Tea tree oil has numerous health properties that help to prevent acne and cure irritation in the face. Honey and rose water moisturize and soften your skin. Follow this home remedy regularly to reduce acne scars and pimple marks.
2.4 Poppy Seeds
Take half a tbsp of poppy seeds which are also called khus khus seeds. To these seeds, add less than half a glass of water and soak it for 5 hours. After 5 hours, to this mixture (along with water) add 10 neem leaves or 1 tablespoon of neem powder and half tbsp wild turmeric. Grind everything and make it a paste. To this paste add 1⁄2 a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and mix it well. Apply this mixture to the scar gently massage for 2 minutes and go to sleep. This can be used at night time for fast results and it can be stored for 7 days in the refrigerator.
Poppy seeds have great medical properties that can reduce inflammation that causes acne. Neem is the best option as it fights acne-causing bacteria and purifies our skin. Aloe vera gel refreshes and rejuvenates our dead skin cells. Restore this pack after 7 days and use it regularly to lighten acne scars surrounding the skin.
2.5 Rice Milk
Take half a glass of rice or 7-8 tbsp of rice and clean it using water. After cleaning add two glasses of water to it and soak it for 2 hours. Now take the rice along with water and grind it well until it forms like milk. Use a filter or white cloth to separate the milk from the rice.
Transfer this milk to a bowl and leave it for half an hour. Now the water will be separated from the milk paste, as the water settles down and the milk rises to the top within the bowl. Take this paste alone and apply it to your acne scars. Leave it for 25 minutes wash it and store it in the refrigerator for 7 days. You can also use it overnight to reduce acne scars naturally.
Rice has astringent properties that strengthen your skin by clearing acne. It reduces skin irritation and lightens spots. Follow this home remedy at regular intervals to get rid of acne scars.
2.6 Unrefined Shea Butter
Take 1⁄2 a tablespoon of unrefined shea butter and add one tbsp spoon of aloe vera gel to it. You can use readymade aloe vera gel or gel from aloe vera leaf. To this add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix well as shea butter takes some time to blend completely. Now take this paste and apply it on your acne scar massage for 5 minutes and go to sleep.
You can refrigerate it for up to 1 month and store it for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. Avoid applying this paste near your eyes.
Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties that cure your skin and reduce your acne scars. It also has vitamins that add glow to your skin. Follow this home remedy for a month to get rid of acne scarring.
2.7 Steam Inhalation
Take 1 bowl of water and boil it for 5 mins. Turn off the stove and add ½ a tablespoon of wild turmeric to it. Now inhale the steam from the hot water for 5 mins. While inhaling, use a towel to cover your head and face. Now your pores will open. Take a tomato and cut it into slices. Massage your face using these tomato slices for 5 mins. Then wash your face with normal water.
Wild turmeric removes the dirt and impurities from your face hence reducing acne scars. Tomato purifies your skin and brightens it. Do this home remedy regularly to lighten acne scars.
Take 1 potato and peel off its skin and chop it into small pieces. To this add 3-4 tablespoons of rosewater and grind it well like a paste. If you have dry skin, add curd to this mixture, and if you have sensitive skin, leave it as it is. Now apply this paste on your scars and massage for 5 mins. Then leave this mask on your face for 20 minutes and wash it with normal water.
Potatoes have antioxidant properties that help to purify your skin and remove dark spots. It also has vitamin C which helps to heal sunburns and reduce acne scars naturally.
3. When to Consult a Doctor?
If you find irritation or itchiness while using any of these ingredients, it is better to stop using them and find an alternate product. I suggest you consult a doctor if you have heavy swelling and inflammation due to severe acne scars.
4. Final Words
Everyone has a desire to have glowing and healthy skin, but sometimes these acne scars become a barrier to it. Start to treat acne scars as early as possible. These products are easily available near your home. Follow any of these remedies consistently and get acne-scar-free skin.