Natural Acne Scar Treatment
When considering a home remedy for acne scars, obviously only tried and tested
methods will do. All the natural acne remedies discussed in this article have been
proven to work for many people. Keep in mind that natural acne solutions only work
when they are applied as directed diligently and consistently; also that homemade acne
treatments usually take longer to yield good results.
Before embarking on using a specific acne home treatment, you may want to test your
skin’s reaction to the remedy. Apply the ingredients of the remedy to an area on your
arm and wait for about 24 hours to see if you have any allergic reaction. Once it looks
like there are no side-effects, start applying the remedy to your acne or the acne scar(s)
for the period as prescribed by the different home treatments for acne.
Aloe vera: available in topical applications, as well as gel and juice. For our purpose of
concentrating on all natural acne treatments, either the gel, (available from your local
natural foods shop) or juice from a fresh leave of the aloe vera plant is applied to the
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When used on a regular basis, you can even prevent acne breakouts. Achieved by the
acerbic quality of aloe vera which is naturally soothing to the skin; it also reduces
swelling and redness. Another quality of the versatile aloe vera plant is that it stimulates
growth of new skin cells which means acne scars start to fade with time.
Baking Soda: is an excellent exfoliating agent. Even though baking soda is coarse it
will not damage your skin, but it will remove the layer of dead skin. Mix 1 teaspoon of
baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water to form a paste. In a gentle manner apply the
paste to your face and leave on for a minute. Now rinse your face with lukewarm water
and remember to moisturize. A few drops of olive oil should be sufficient.
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While not the only benefit of exfoliation, keeping pores from getting clogged with dead
skin and excess oil (which is the major cause for acne), should serve as enough
motivation to keep up an exfoliation routine. Every 2 nd day should be adequate to keep
your facial skin rejuvenated.
Brewer’s yeast: the strain known as Hansen CBS 5926 can be very effective as natural
acne treatment. Not recommended for anyone allergic to yeast, or prone to yeast
infections though. Too much can cause side effects.
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Brewer’s yeast is available as tablets, flakes, powder and in liquid form. The overall
consensus is that as a nutritional supplement, the chromium in the brewer’s yeast is
what makes it effective as acne treatment. Chromium improves glucose tolerance, thus
helping to stabilize blood sugar. Including brewer’s yeast in your daily diet may even
prevent the need to take prescription or oral acne medications. Please note: It is
imperative you first discuss this with your physician however.
Cinnamon: mixed with honey and diligently applied daily for 2 weeks, is one of the very
popular natural acne remedies which may work very well for you. Mix 1 teaspoon of
cinnamon with 3 tablespoons of honey into a paste. Put this on the acne infected area.
Leave on for at least 30 minutes, but preferably overnight, before washing off with
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Cinnamon has anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties; while honey’s antiinflammatory and anti-bacterial properties all work together to bring about healing while
Epsom Salt: is chemically known as magnesium sulfate. A home remedy that can be
used for more than just acne, it can be used as exfoliate, as well as an emollient (skin
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Prepare the scrub by mixing ½ tablespoon of Epsom Salt with either just water or with
your regular cleanser. Massage the mixture onto your skin in gentle circular movements
for about 2 minutes. Wash off and pat dry. Moisturize.
Mixing 2 cups of Epsom Salt into your bath water and soaking in it for 30 minutes is
particularly helpful to treat acne on your back, chest, arms, etc. The salt penetrates the
skin, fighting off the inflammation. Be sure to rinse well after the bath. Moisturize.
Garlic: may not be the best smelling remedy; but certainly has healing properties not
only reserved for getting rid of acne scars!
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To benefit fully from the potency of garlic as a natural acne scar treatment, you really
should consume it in its raw form daily. If eating the garlic straight is more than you can
stomach, try masking it in food.
Green Tea: Due to the anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties of green tea, it indeed
can be used as a natural acne scar removal treatment. Acne scars are a direct
consequence of inflammation which causes sores which then develop into scars. Green
tea can be consumed either as a beverage or as topical application.
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To apply topically, prepare green tea by adding 2 tablespoons of green tea leaves to 8
oz of boiling water. To ensure all active compounds are extracted from the leaves, let
the tea steep for at least 10 minutes. Once it cooled down to a temperature comfortable
enough to come into contact with, place a facecloth in the tea. Place the facecloth on
the acne affected area and keep there for 10 minutes to let the tea soak into the skin.
You can with intervals dip the cloth in the tea again throughout the process.
Hydrogen Peroxide: is defined as “A colorless, heavy, strongly oxidizing liquid capable
of reacting explosively with combustibles and used principally in aqueous solution as a
mild antiseptic, a bleaching agent, an oxidizing agent, and a laboratory reagent.
You buy hydrogen peroxide over the counter; 3% concentration is best. My research
indicates that everyone who has used it is thrilled with its effect on acne.
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Hydrogen peroxide can be the cause of skin dryness and irritation; as such you are
advised to wash your face with a mild soap or cleanser, and dry. Wait for the skin to dry
completely before applying the HP; dry skin absorbs the hydrogen peroxide much
Soak a clean cotton ball in the HP. Apply to either the whole area infected with acne, or
just to the single pimple you need to get rid of fast. Keep in mind that the first few times
you use this natural acne scar treatment; it will sting slightly and also itch a bit until dry.
Lemon Juice: is one of the best natural acne treatments which are widely used with
great results! I’m quite amazed by the fact that I have not come across a single instance
where this remedy failed to deliver results.
The only negative is that you should not venture out in the sun when lemon juice has
been applied to your face. Reason for this is that lemon juice makes the skin prone to
sun damage, which is something everybody wants to and should avoid. For this reason,
night time application may be best.
Lemons have a naturally bleaching agent which will lighten scars over time. The citric
acid in lemons, L-absorbic acid, is a natural astringent which exfoliates the skin by
removing excess oil and bacteria from the skin; minimizing future acne breakouts. Juice
from freshly squeezed lemons is best; when bottled concentrate is all you have
however, use that.
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1. Maybe you want to try mixing equal amounts of lemon juice, rose water and
glycerine. Apply daily before bedtime...or
2. Wash the acne affected area well with warm water and a mild cleanser to remove
all dirt and also to open up the pores. Gently pat dry. Dip a cotton ball in the
juice, squeeze out the excess juice and apply the juice directly to your acne.
Leave on as long as possible, even overnight if possible. Wash off with cold
water when convenient though.
Pomegranate: May just be the best organic acne treatment; each individual will
probably experience different levels of success from this home remedy for acne scars.
I think it is common knowledge that eating whole fruits are always better in benefitting
from the nutrients they contain. Where pomegranates are concerned, eating the whole
fruit is quite a mission, and for me personally, not really an option. When I consume
juice, I stick to 100% pomegranate juice, as the commercially prepared juices have
added sugar and preservatives. Refrain from drinking more than 8-12 oz daily; too much
juice can cause weight gain and also worsen acne.
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You may want to apply pomegranate juice directly to your acne and wash off once dry.
Moisturize. Maybe the topical application of pomegranate seed oil to acne scars is more
up your alley?
Prepare a homemade acne mask by crushing the seeds into a pulp which is then
applied to the face. Keep on for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. Moisturize.
Mix powdered pomegranate with enough lime juice to form a paste. Apply to your face
and let it dry. Wash off with warm water and moisturize.
Sage: is acne treatment applied at home which is rapidly gaining popularity for its
Natural acne solutions are many; not all however offer the healing properties found in
sage. Sage is often found in topical treatments; sage oil however is strongly warned
against for treating acne.
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Sage as a home remedy to treat acne can really only be used one way. Prepare a
mixture by boiling 2 teaspoons of cut sage leaves in 1 cup of water. Let it cool down and
apply to acne using a cotton swab.
Thyme: Prepare a facial mask as follows: Add 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme (leaves
only) to 1 tablespoon of sour cream, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of
manuka honey (optional). Blend all these in a blender or food processor until thyme is in
very small pieces. Wash your face and apply the mask. Leave on for 15 minutes and
wash off. Moisturize.
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Make your own tincture. Initially you will have to invest in a small jar or bottle.
Alternatively, sterilize any jar you may have by boiling it in water for 10 minutes and dry
well. Put 1 tablespoon of thyme in the jar. Add 3-4 tablespoons of witch hazel. Close jar
and shake well. In roughly 20 minutes the witch hazel will change color to light brown;
indicative of the thyme steeping well. Let it steep for a few more days. Strain the thyme
out and store the tincture in a cool dark place. Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and
apply the tincture as a toner on a clean face once daily.
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