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15 Home Remedies for Acne Scars

Whether you had acne as a teenager or have only recently recovered from it as an adult, acne scars can be a source of embarrassment. They make unsightly craters sometimes in the face, and even the purplish red spots that they can leave behind can be enough to make you feel self conscious. This article focuses on 15 home remedies for acne scars.

We will detail the ingredients you need for each remedy and how you can prepare it at home.

1. Green Tea

Green tea is packed with antioxidants that can help detoxify the face by fighting off free radicals. You can apply it to the acne or drink it:

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Directions

  • Cleanse the area that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the tea directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your cystic acne improves.
  • Alternatively, you can drink a whole cup of green tea up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them. Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

2. Cucumber Juice or Oil

Cucumber oil or juice is ripe with chlorophyll and antioxidants. Both of these work to heal acne scars.

slices of cucumber
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Directions

  • Mix equal parts of cucumber essential oil and pure coconut oil. The coconut oil will help carry the oil into the skin.
  • Cleanse the area that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the mixture cucumber and coconut oil directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands clean.
  • Rinse off the oils with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your acne scars improves.

3. Epsom Salt and Baking Soda

Epsom salt and baking soda provide the perfect alkaline environment for reducing the appearance of scars.

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Directions

  • Mix together the baking soda, epsom salt and warm water in bowl.
  • Stir the baking soda and Epson salt up until it is thoroughly mixed and a paste is formed.
  • Be sure to clean the area that you want to help and pat it dry.
  • Apply the mixture directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face.
  • Rinse it off with cold water after leaving it on over night.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your acne scars improve.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an all-natural antibacterial agent. This can help to heal the scars and brighten the skin of them. Because of its unique compounds, it can also stop itchiness of the scars as they heal.

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Directions

  • Clean off the area that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the tea tree oil directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands away from the mixture.
  • Rinse off the ingredients with cold water.
  • You can perform these steps up to three times daily.

5. Egg Whites 

An egg white mask has plenty of healthy proteins and riboflavin. These can clear up skin with or without scars, making them ideal for home remedies for acne scars.

Necessary Items

  • Small, clean paint brush
  • 2 to 3 egg whites
  • Small bowl

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in bowl.
  2. Cleanse the area that you want to clean and dry it off.
  3. Use the paintbrush to dip into the bowl and apply the egg whites. Put it all over your face.
  4. Allow this mask to rest on the face for up to five minutes at a time.
  5. Rinse it with cool water when you are done.

6. Turmeric

Turmeric includes antibacterial agents like lauric acid that help to fight acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Delivery of the turmeric by way of coconut oil is said to be the most efficient.

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Directions

  • Mix together both the coconut oil and the turmeric powder in bowl.
  • Stir it up until it is thoroughly mixed. Ensure that there are no clumps left over.
  • Cleanse the area that you want to apply it to and dry it.
  • Apply the mixture to the affected area. Be sure to use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face and making things worse.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your acne scars lessen.

7. Sage and Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a well-known way to naturally reduce inflammation of skin. This can reduce the appearance of acne scars since your skin won’t be so hot, red and inflamed. The sage works as an antioxidant which is great at reducing spots on the face especially.

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Directions

  • Cleanse the area that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the aloe vera directly to the affected area. This can be bottled aloe vera or directly from the plant itse.f
  • Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face.
  • Rinse the aloe off with cold water.
  • You can perform these steps up to three times every day until your acne scars improve.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is acidic, drying up acne scars on the face and sapping out any remaining moisture. This makes them appear less visible.

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Directions

  • Mix together the vinegar and water in bowl.
  • Clean off the part of the face that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the vinegar and water directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to do this.
  • Rinse it off with cold water after leaving it on over night.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your acne scars are visibly better.

9. Lime Juice

Lime juice offers an abundance of vitamin C. Vitamin C is full of antioxidants that fight off age spots and scarred spots on the face and body. It can do this by increasing the count of white blood cells. By increasing the amount of white blood cells in your body, you can enhance your circulation and send more blood to the area that is affected. This can help scars heal sooner.

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Directions

  • Make limeade with lime juice. Drink up to get your Vitamin C.
  • Take one of the Vitamin C supplements as directed on the bottle.

10. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is naturally full of antioxidants and astringent properties. This helps to soak up any remaining moisture in the face to heal acne scars sooner and diminish their appearance.

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Directions

  • Mix the witch hazel essential oil with the pure coconut oil. The coconut oil will help get the oil into the skin.
  • Clean the part of the face that you want to treat and pat it dry.
  • Apply the mixture directly to the affected area.
  • Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face.
  • Rinse off the witch hazel off with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your acne scars improve.

11. Vitamin C

Consuming vitamin C in some way can provide you with antioxidants that fight off spots on the face and body. It can also help you increase your white blood cells. White blood cells are the body’s first defense; by increasing the amount of white blood cells in your body, you can send more blood to the area that is affected. This can help scars heal sooner.

Necessary Items

  • 100 percent vitamin C supplements
  • vitamin C foods

Directions

  • Take Vitamin C supplements as directed on the bottle.
  • Eat more citrus fruits and veggies with vitamin C, including: lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, cruciferous vegetables, kale, dark green vegetables.

12. Honey

Honey offers antibacterial properties that can heal severe skin issues and scarring. Organic Manuka honey is known to be the most efficient way to handle this.

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Directions

  • Mix together the honey, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg into a small bowl.
  • Stir the contents up until it is thoroughly mixed.
  • Cleanse the area that you want to treat and pat it dry.
  • Apply the mixture of cinnamon, honey and nutmeg directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face.
  • Rinse it off with cold water after leaving it on over night.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day.

13. Mint Juice

Mint is soothing and cooling and can help reduce scarring while providing relief to your inflamed face.

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Directions

  • Mash up the fresh mint leaves.
  • Cleanse the area that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the curshed up mint leaves directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face and making ti worse.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your cystic acne improves.

or:

  • Bring some water to boil.
  • Place the mint into the bottom of the mug.
  • Cover the mint leaves with water.
  • Let the mint tea steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily.

14. Rosehip Seed Oil

Rosehip is an ultra soothing compound that can help fight off free radicals with its antioxidant content. This can help reduce dark spots on the face that are part of acne.

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Directions

  • Mix the Rosehip essential oil with the pure vegetable oil. The vegetable oil will help carry the oil into the skin.
  • Cleanse the area that you want to clean and pat it dry.
  • Apply the mixture directly to the affected area. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times every day until your cystic acne improves.

15. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is a delicious smelling essential oil that soothes the skin on the face. Full of antioxidants, it can clear the skin of common dark spots like age spots and acne scars.

bouquet of lavender
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Necessary Items

Directions

  • Mix the Lavender essential oil with the pure coconut, olive or vegetable oil. The oil will help put the oil into the skin.
  • Cleanse the area that you want to treat and pat it dry.
  • Apply the lavender and oil directly to the affected area.
  • Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to keep your hands from touching your face and worsening the condition.
  • Rinse off the lavender and oil mix with cold water.
  • Repeat these steps up to three times each day.

Conclusion 

Antioxidants are the key to healing acne scar-ridden skin. This article provided you with several home remedies for acne scars. Share you favorites in the comments below.

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