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Some Common Home Remedies For Acne Scars

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12 August, 2011

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Some Common Home Remedies For Acne ScarsScars that are formed from an acne infection often cause a lot of discomfort for the affected person. These scars are very unattractive and end up making someone lose their confidence. There are a lot of products available in the market that can be used to treat acne, although some of them do not provide successful results and are usually very expensive.

Though, some individuals have been doubtful about the capabilities of some of these products, out of desperation, they still end up buying them. One does not have to spend a lot of money for buying products in order to treat acne. There is an option of using homemade treatments, though some of them may be ridiculous.

Use Of Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is useful, as it helps to lightly bleach the blemishes, which are usually discolored. By bleaching the scars, one is able to even out the color of the skin, bringing about a more appealing appearance. It is widely used in the home as its ingredients are simple and easily available.

Lemon juice acts on the acne scars to reduce its appearance. Its pigmentation scars are enhanced. Just squeeze one lemon and apply the strained juice using a cotton ball directly onto your skin. Leave the application on for a few minutes before you wash off with water.

Mixture Of Tomato Juice And Lemon Juice

One can use a combination of these two simple products, or even have the option of only using tomato juice. As we mentioned earlier, lemon juice is used as a mild bleaching agent that help to fade the scars, while tomato on  the hand contains high level of vitamin A, which  readily penetrate  into the skin when applied.

Vitamin A helps to reduce the size of the acne and with continued use can even help to get rid of the acne. Ice cubes also come in handy, as they help to shrink the acne and all you have to do is, place an ice pack on the affected area. Egg white and cucumbers can also be used. These treatments are best to apply at night before going to bed, and then washed off in the morning.

Garlic Pieces

Another easy home remedy for acne is using garlic. Choose about 8-10 fresh garlic cloves and chop them all very finely. Put these finely chopped fresh garlic pieces onto your acne areas. Leave them on for about 15 minutes. Wash off the garlic pieces.

Sandalwood Rose Water Paste

This special paste has been widely used in many homes and rank high on the home remedy list for acne scars. It is easy to prepare the paste; mix sandalwood powder and several drops of rose water to create a paste. Put this sandalwood rose water paste onto your acne areas for the night. You can wash off the sandalwood rose water paste when you wake up the next day.

Oatmeal Paste

This is an especially effective home remedy on oily skin acne scars. It is a simple process to create this paste; just mix some oatmeal with water and you will get the paste. Put it onto your scarred areas for about thirty minutes before you wash off with cold water.

Tomato Slices

There are so many ways we can work with this wonderful and nutritious vegetable. It is full of vitamin A which proves to be one of the more effective home remedies to treat acne scars.

Some Common Home Remedies For Acne Scars

Tomatoes are great antioxidants with its massive doses of Vitamin A controlling the extra sebum production. Hence, just apply slices of tomato onto the acne scars to allow the vitamin A to seep into your skin and do the healing.

Tomato And Cucumber

Vegetables are proving to be effective in more ways than one; they serve not only as part of our nutritious diet or balanced meal components, they are also great natural skincare products which you can utilize as is without any additions. You can make a face mask using tomatoes and cucumber.

This face care product will tighten your skin pores for a better looking skin over time. Use this mask treatment regularly. It is easy to prepare at home. You can even grow your own organic tomatoes and cucumber for this home acne remedy.


Honey may be almost everyone’s favorite drink but it acts more than that. It has proven to be a superb moisturizer when it comes to treating acne scars. To prepare the treatment at home, heat some honey and put it over your acne scars. Massage the honey in gently for its effective working. Leave it on for thirty minutes before you wash off the honey with lukewarm water.

Aloe Vera

No home remedy list for skincare can be complete without Aloe Vera. The gel from this plant is very effective for acne scars.  It has great healing properties. Take a piece of its leaf and peel off its outer skin. Apply its gel directly onto your face with gentle massages. Alternatively, you can buy Aloe Vera gel from your local drugstores.


Fenugreek paste is excellent for treating acne scars. You can make its paste from its leaves. Apply the fenugreek leaf paste directly to your face. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off. You can also use fenugreek seeds to treat acne scars at home. Just boil the fenugreek seeds in water. Dab the boiled water onto your skin parts that have acne scars.

Egg Whites

Last but not least, egg whites are excellent natural skin conditioner. Break an egg and separate its yolk from its white. Apply the white directly onto your acne scars. Then, after 30 minutes, wash it off.

What To Avoid

Never use household chemicals, as they will cause serious harm to you. Although, some people claim that urine works, it is not advisable and nor hygienic. These home treatments consist of products that are readily available and are often safe and have no side effects. Use them wisely and watch them work for you.

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