We know how irritating it can be to have acne scars that refuse to fade. Pimple marks are stubborn and getting rid of them is a task in itself. They make your skin tone uneven and using a concealer on them all day, every day is not the most practical solution. So how do you ensure that your face is restored to its blemish-free state after the pimples are gone but their marks remain? You follow these simple remedies that will help you get rid of your scars!
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is considered to be a superfood for good skin. As a traditional remedy, many Indians use it to get rid of scars on their skin, and it works just as well on pimple marks too! Its antibacterial and antifungal properties help fight toxins that lead to acne. It can be used as much for great skin as great hair!
How To Use: Pure coconut oil can be applied topically on your skin. Apply a thin layer of virgin coconut oil on the affected area after cleaning it. Do it daily till results are visible.
2. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is very effective at getting rid of mild acne marks. It moisturizes the skin and regenerates skin tissue to heal scars faster.
How To Use: Simply buy Vitamin E capsules from your local pharmacy and break them to use the Vitamin E oil directly on the marks. Pure Vitamin E oil will increase blood circulation, repair damage and also make your skin glow. Apply it once a day for at least two to three weeks for best results. You can also mix Hematite powder (Geru) with Vitamin E oil to fight acne marks.
3. Aloe Vera and Turmeric
Aloe Vera gel is a very important component of most anti-acne medicines and face washes, but you can use it directly on your skin too. Its antibacterial properties make it very effective for fighting acne marks, and it becomes all the more effective when coupled with the exfoliating and anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric.
How To Use: Make a paste of turmeric and Aloe Vera gel. You can buy the gel or squeeze it fresh from an Aloe Vera plant. Apply it on the affected areas and let it dry, wash off after 20 to 25 minutes.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is brilliant when it comes to fighting pimples and pimple marks. Essential tea tree oil can penetrate your skin to open your sebaceous glands to fight acne and pimple marks. Many people swear by it, and its effectiveness has been proven by many scientific studies as well.
How To Use: Use essential tea tree oil directly on your skin in small quantities. Two to three drops with suffice. But in larger quantities, it should be mixed with a carrier oil or Aloe Vera gel. You can even add a few drops of the essential oil to your bathing water if you have acne marks on your body.
5. Lemon Juice
Lemons are famous for their bleaching properties and help lighten the skin. Lemon juice can be used to help fade pimple marks too.
How To Use: Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl and dilute it with water. Apply the mixture on the scars with a cotton ball and wash off with cold water when it dries up. Do not apply lemon directly on your skin as that can irritate it. You can even make a paste with honey and lemon to neutralize the acidity of the lemon juice. It’s best to try this remedy at night, as lemon juice can react when exposed to the sun.
6. Scar Removal Creams
If you simply can’t get rid of stubborn pimple marks with homemade concoctions, there are always medical scar removal creams that you can try. Mederma (Rs. 365) is arguably one of the most effective creams for acne scars.
How To Use: Follow the instructions of the packet. Most scar removal creams have to be applied topically to the affected area.
So go ahead and try these simple remedies for your acne scars and achieve a clearer, glowing complexion in a matter of days!
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Published on May 16, 2016