Acne scars are a terrible thing for anyone to deal with and when you have had chronic acne for a number of years, even after the acne is over, you have scars left to remind and embarrass you. While, acne scars can never be fully removed they can be lightened to make your skin appear softer, smoother and overall healthier. There are treatments offered everyday through advertisements promising to "remove" and "cure" acne for a price... often a high one.
There are home remedies for acne scars that can be used daily as part of your skin care routine that will help diminish the appearance of scarring from acne. Home remedies have not only be shown to work on the toughest of acne and scarring, but are also often little or no cost, can be performed in the privacy of your own home and the gentlest form of treatment on your overly sensitive skin. This article will talk about the five home remedies for acne and scars that can accomplish all the above tasks.
The first to mention is a mixture of equal parts Sandalwood and Rosewater. Both of these items can be found at natural and health related stores, as well as some pharmacy departments. Once mixed, it can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks for the ultimate in convenience. Use this in place of your cleanser or toner as part of your normal skin care routine.
Another home remedy is to use ground radish seeds and water to form a scrub. As with all scrubs you should apply to clean skin and perform at the end of your day. This is because your skin is left raw and vulnerable. Rinse the scrub off with warm water and follow with a good moisturizer. This scrub can be used daily for the best results.
There are a number of pastes that can be made and used also. These are mixed up, applied and left for ten to twenty minutes then rinsed off with warm water. Also, follow up with moisturizer with at least an SPF of 25. One such paste is made of ground sesame seeds and water. The healthy oils in the sesame seeds help to treat and moisturize the skin. You can also use a paste of salt and vinegar, both items you likely have in your home. This can sting though if you have open wounds or current breakouts, so be wary of that.
The last method to mention as a home remedy for acne and acne scarring is lemon juice. That's right, just simple lemon juice. Simply apply all over your face and allow sitting for five to ten minutes then rinsing with warm water. The lemon juice may also sting if you are currently broke out, so take that into consideration. Citric acid is one of the most common and beneficial components of natural remedies for acne and should be considered when working into your skin care routine.