Your skin is your best friend. I mean think about it… Who else is by your side day and night through thick and thin? Your skin! Skin is tough, but nothing can stand up to acne and it’s not your skins fault. Acne, especially adolescent acne, is the result of hormones in the body running wild, and sadly there is not much to do about it.
While certain medications like hormone treatments and birth control work to control the hormones in your body nothing is 100% and the best thing to do when struggling with acne is to be patient. Your skin will thank you in the long run. While it may seem impossible to leave that whitehead in the middle of your forehead all day, it can and should be done. The best way to protect your skin from acne scars is to prevent them!
While undergoing treatment its important to remember not all acne is the same, and not everything will work for your acne type. If you feel like you have just about tried every medication there is to offer maybe its time to consider home remedies for acne scars. Home remedies are beneficial because they are natural and therefore less damaging to the skin. Read below to find out how to heal acne scars naturally.
Home Remedies For Acne Scars:
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can be used as a healing agent for many health purposes. In addition to soothing the skin it can be used to treat scarring on the body.
To Do: apply tea tree oil to the affected area using a cotton swab and leave on overnight. Wash thoroughly with warm water in the morning.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda can be found in nearly every toothpaste as the ingredient used to whiten the teeth. Because of this, baking soda works to lessen the discoloration on your face.
To Do: Combine three parts baking soda with one part water and rub onto the face until a small layer covers the affected area. Leave on for 5 minutes then wash with warm water.
3. Lemon Juice
Being an acid, lemon juice contains bleaching properties and can be used for acne treatment as well as scar treatment. When using lemon juice don’t forget to apply moisturizer after to avoid over drying.
To Do: Combine equal parts lemon juice and water and apply only to the affected area. Leave the solution on your face for up to ten minutes and then wash thoroughly with warm water.
4. Olive Oil
While olive oil seems an unlikely candidate for scar treatment, it contains Vitamins A, D, E, C, B1,B2, iron, and antioxidants. Combine olive oil with a steam treatment for the best results.
To Do: apply olive oil to the skin with a cotton ball until you have felt the oil sink into the skin. Leave on overnight and in the morning place a warm and wet towel over the face. After, gently wipe away the excess oil and wash your face thoroughly.
5. Honey and Aspirin
O.K. so Aspirin may not be natural, but it does work well in the attempt to lessen the appearance of acne scars.
To Do: Crush the Aspirin into a paste and combine with honey. Rub the mixture onto your face and let sit for five minutes. Wash thoroughly and keep out of your eyes.
There are many steps you can take in order to actively get rid of acne scars on the face. First of all it’s very important to always wear sunscreen. The sun can be extremely damaging to the skin especially when using strong face washes and exfoliators. Being in the sun without protection can also turn your scars white creating more discoloration to the face. Acne scars, especially on the face can be embarrassing and uncomfortable for those affected, but the good news is that all scars fade over time.
By Maren Burns