Acne scars: 9 natural remedies to clear your skin

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Acne scars: 9 natural remedies to clear your skin
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If you are affected by pock marked skin as a result of acne you may be able to hide the problem with foundation.  However this solution won’t make your acne scars disappear for good. Some deeper scars are difficult to treat and require help from a dermatologist.  However to help get rid of pigmentation scars which form red or brown marks on the skin, you can use natural remedies.  Here are nine great natural remedies to get rid of acne scars!

1) Rosehip vegetable oil

Rosehip is a wild flower. It’s oil has regenerative and healing properties that are ideal for getting rid of acne scars or for fading stretch mark lines.  This oil can deeply repair the skin thanks to it’s nutrients which include essential fatty acids, omega-3, 6 and 9 and vitamin K.  In fact vitamin K stimulates the production of new skin cells which get rid of traces of acne over time.

Choose an organic vegetable oil which has been cold pressed so that you can avoid apply chemical products onto your skin.  Apply a drop of the oil on the the affected area two to three times per day for 1 to 2 months until the scars have started to fade.

Other oils that also contain healing and anti-inflammatory properties that are effective a healing acne scars include jojoba oil, nigella oil and macadamia oil.

2) Lemon or rosewood essential oil

Lemon essential oil has many properties including anti-pigmentation, anti-oxidant and antiseptic which are great at getting rid of the red or brown marks from acne.

Rosewood essential oil can also be useful as it’s astringent and antibacterial properties can help to clean the skin.

So as to avoid any irritation or allergic reaction, it is recommended that you dilute one or two drops of the essential oil in a drop of vegetable oil.

3) Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that is effective at regenerating the skin.  It can be used in it’s liquid form, in the form of capsules or naturally in sunflower oil or hazelnut oil which are richer in vitamin E.

All you need to do is massage a few drops of sunflower essential oil or an extract of vitamin E on the acne scar 1 or 2 times per day until they start to fade.

4) Manuka honey

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Honey has many effective properties that are useful at treating a multitude of health and skin care problems.  However manuka honey is richer in nutrients which is why it is often used in natural beauty care products.  Manuka honey has healing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which encourage tissues to heal.

Apply the honey onto the acne scars in a thick layer and leave for about 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

5) Tomatoes

Tomatoes can deeply cleanse and nourish the skin as it is rich in beta-carotene and has exfoliating properties.  Apply tomato slices onto your face and then leave for 10 minutes to react and then rinse.

6) Lemon

Lemons have many properties that are great for your health and beauty care.  It’s whitening powers can help to reduce acne scars.  Apply lemon juice onto the affected area and then leave to dry before rinsing with warm water.  Be careful not to use lemons on the skin before or after you have been exposed to the sun as this can make your marks worse.

7) Potatoes

Potatoes are an ideal natural remedy to get rid of marks linked to acne.  Cut a thin slice of peeled potato and then use this slice to rub the affected area.  Repeat this process everyday until your skin’s appearance has started to improve.

8) Aloe vera

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Aloe vera has more than 200 benefits for our health and beauty care!  It’s regenerative properties progressively get rid of scars from burns, infections and acne!  Apply the equivalent of a teaspoon of pure aloe vera gel onto your face and then leave to react and dry naturally onto your skin.  You can also make your own anti-spot cream using aloe vera.

9) Bicarbonate of soda

It isn’t for nothing that bicarbonate of soda is used a lot in beauty and natural health cosmetics.  It is an excellent natural health remedy to reduce the appearance of acne scars.  Mix a little bicarbonate of soda with a little water or olive oil and make a smooth paste.  Apply this paste onto your face like a mask and leave to react for five minutes and then rinse with warm water.


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