People who struggle with acne often tend to use medications and chemical creams in order to get rid of blemishes. However, you should know that even though these products and medications give an immediate and powerful results, they also cause a long list of side-effects.
For those who desire a safe alternative to get rid of the scars left behind from pimples and acne, try some of these natural solutions:
Aloe Vera gel is extremely beneficial for your skin because it is a potent source of vitamins which can help you heal your skin and fade scars. Moreover, Aloe Vera is a wonderful moisturizer which will leave your skin looking and feeling softer and healthier.
Remember to use fresh aloe plant. All you have to do is to break off a small piece of one leaf, peel away the outer flesh to expose the gel, and massage gently into your skin.
You should let the gel soak in for at least 30 minutes before washing it off, if you want to get the best results.
We all know that baking soda has hundreds of uses, so healing the scars is not an exception. You can use baking soda to exfoliate your face because it is composed of sodium bicarbonate crystals. Just mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with enough water to form a thick paste then massage into skin where scars are present.
When you apply the mask, leave it to act for a minute or two. As a result, the soda will cleanse pores and help prevent further blemishes. After several minutes, wash your face with lukewarm water and apply a good natural moisturizer like jojoba, coconut, rose hip seed or olive oil.
When it comes to natural moisturizers with healing properties, coconut oil is number one. All you have to do is to scoop about a quarter of a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil into the palm of your hand and let it melt as it comes up to body temperature.
Use your fingertips to massage the oil directly onto scarred skin and let it soak in.
You don’t need to wash the coconut oil because the vitamins and essential fatty acids will continue work and improve skin health as long as you wear it.
You have probably noticed that cucumbers are always used in facial treatments, and there is a good reason for that. They are super hydrating, contain vitamin A, C and magnesium. All these nutrients are great for your skin.
Make sure to always use an organic cucumber if you use it in the treatment for healing acne scaras. Just cut off a few slices and lay them over your scarred skin. After about thirty minutes, discard the cucumber slices and rinse your face with cool water. Repeat daily as desired.
Honey is yet another natural moisturizer that will help you heals acne scaras. Remember to use raw honey, not the processed kind found in the supermarkets.
All you have to do is to simply massage a small amount of honey over your scars and let this wonder of nature work its magic.
Another solution is to mix about a teaspoon of ground cinnamon per 2 tablespoons of honey for added pore-cleansing power. Use this treatment as often and for as long as you like.
Lemons can be used to fade scars, revitalize skin and promote healing because they are a natural alpha-hydroxy acid. Simply squeeze the juice from one organic lemon into a small bowl.
You can use this treatment undiluted, but on the other hand, if you have super sensitive skin, that you should mix it with water. Use a cotton ball, soak it in the solution and apply it on the affected areas. let it dry completely.
After that, rinse your face with cool water and apply some natural moisturizer. Repeat this treatment once every two or three days.
Remember that lemon juice will make skin more sensitive to UV radiation, so it’s best to avoid direct sunlight for a while after using this treatment.
Another vegetable that is great for skin health and healing is potato because it is rich in vitamins and minerals. In order to fade acne and pimple scars, you need to use the juice of a fresh organic potato. Just cut off a few thin slices and apply them directly on the affected areas.
Another alternative is to use thicker slices and apply the juice by massaging them over scars. You should leave the potato juice on your skin at least 15 minutes for best results. In the end, rinse your face. You can do this up to once per day.
Rose Hip Seed Oil
This oil will keep your skin clean and healthy, you just need to use organic cold-pressed oil.
In order to reap the benefits of its essential fatty acids and high concentration of trans-retionic acid – a natural form of vitamin A found in rose hip seeds, you need to apply this light-weight, non-greasy treatment once or twice each day. Try 100% organic rose hip seed oil in conjunction with a derma roller to heal scars even faster!
You can always prepare your own sugar scrub if you want more therapeutic way to heal acne scars. Sugar cane contains glycolic acid, another AHA that removes dead skin and promotes cell regeneration.
You just have to prepare a mixture of raw organic cane sugar with virgin olive oil at a two-to-one ratio and then add several drops of organic lemon juice until your scrub is workable, but not too watery.
Apply sugar scrub to scars about once every two or three days. Leave on for about fifteen minutes and remember to follow up with a good natural moisturizer!
All you have to do is to puncture the end of a gel capsule and squeeze the contents onto your fingertips. After that, just apply the oil directly to scarred skin or mix it into your daily moisturizer to help heal acne and pimple scars faster.