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Goodbye, Scars! 7 Ways to Deal with Acne and Injury Marks

Are stubborn scars and acne marks troubling you? Nobody wants telltale signs of a rather outbreak-filled teenage and injury marks getting in the way of their beauty. You’ve probably tried various creams and concoctions to fade these marks, but to no end. Well, haven’t we told you we’re your beauty godmothers? Ladies, here’s a list of 7 home remedies that will help you deal with acne scars and injury marks effectively!

1. Nutritious Honey


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Honey is not only good for your system, it’s also extremely beneficial to your skin. It acts as a great anti-ageing agent and a natural skin moisturizer. It protects your skin from the harmful sun rays and helps rejuvenate it. When it comes to healing scars and injury marks, it’s a miracle worker.

Step 1 - You’ll need a ¼ cup of oatmeal, and 2 tablespoons of honey.

Step 2 - Mix the two ingredients together till it forms a paste.

Step 3 - Gently apply this mixture on the pimple scars and injury marks.

Step 4 - Leave it there for a span of 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 5 - Wash it off with lukewarm water.

2. Raw Potatoes


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Did you know that potatoes are superheros when it comes to fighting scars and injury marks? Since these power veggies are loaded with vitamin C, they’re extremely beneficial to your skin, especially in tackling scars and injury marks.

Step 1 - Take a raw potato and cut it into slices (preferably round)

Step 2 - Take those slices and rub it over your scars in a circular motion.

Step 3 - Continue to do this till the slice turns dry.

Step 4 - Toss the dry ones out, pick fresh ones, and repeat the initial action.

Step 5 - Rub it over till the juice seeps through your skin.

Step 6 - Do this for about 20-30 minutes.

Step 7 - After the juice is dried on your face, wash it off with chilled water

Step 8 - Once that’s done, apply a moisturizer which suits your skin type.

Note - You need to be patient for this remedy to show results. Do this 3 to 4 times a week depending on the intensity of the mark.

3. Juicy Lemons


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Since lemons have natural bleaching properties, they are great to help banish scars, blemishes and marks. The vitamin C in them also helps rebuild collagen.  If you’re clueless about how to use these sour treats, we’ll tell you exactly how!

Step 1 - Cut a fresh lemon into half.

Step 2 - Squeeze its juice into a container.

Step 3 - Gently dip a cotton ball into the sour liquid, and apply it directly to the scars.

Step 4 - Let it sit and dry on your skin for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5 - Wash it off using cold water.

Tip - You can also drink the lemon juice (Minus the sugar) twice a day for two weeks to heal the scars and marks.

4. Healthy Almonds


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Almonds are a wonder nut. Both the raw product and the oil are beneficial to our body. These magical nuts enhance beauty and improve intelligence.

Step 1 - In a water-filled container, place 2-3 almonds.

Step 2 - Leave them to soak overnight.

Step 3 - In the morning, peel off the skin and mash the nuts up.

Step 4 - Over the mashed paste, pour a few drops of rose water.

Step 5 - Apply to the scars and leave it there for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6 - Wash it off using lukewarm water.

5. Useful Sandalwood Powder


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Sandalwood powder is a natural anti-biotic ingredient for your skin. It kills any spec of virus or bacteria found on the surface of the skin. It’s also known to do away with marks and scars.

Step 1 - Take spoonful of sandalwood powder and mix it into a bowl containing either, rosewater or milk.

Step 2 - Gently apply the mix onto your face and massage well.

Step 3 - Leave it to dry for a good hour.

Step 4 - Wash it off with cold water.

6.  Precious Olive Oil


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Olive oil contains vitamins like A, D, E, C, B1 and B2, which is extremely beneficial for your skin. It has certain anti-inflammatory properties that eradicate acne scars. If you want to know how to use in on your skin, you’ve come to the right place!

Step 1 - Using a ball of cotton, gently dip it into the olive oil and apply it on your scars and marks.

Step 2 - Keep massaging it into your skin till you feel that it’s finally been absorbed.

Step 3 - Take a towel/cloth and dip into a bucket of hot water.

Step 4 - Put the warm cloth over your face to get the steam.

Step 5 - Leave it there for 5-10 minutes

Step 6 - Remove the cloth from your face, and wash your face with room temperature water.

7. Powerful Baking Soda


deal with acne scars and injury marks

Another useful and popular remedy for treating acne scars and injury marks happens to be baking soda. Without causing any skin irritation, when mixed with water, it does away with the dead skin cells from your skin and lightens marks caused by scars and injuries.

Step 1 - Mix a couple of teaspoons filled with baking soda into a bowl of water.

Step 2 - Mix till it forms a thick paste

Step 3 - Apply the paste on the affected area for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4 - Wash it off using warm water.

Step 5 - Once done, apply a moisturizer to protect the skin.

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Published on Feb 20, 2015
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