Acne Scar Home Remedies
Step by step your acne scars will fade away

What on earth is the matter with you that you are looking for acne scar home remedies? Could it be that the acne scars onyour face make you feel self conscious?

Could it be that you found out that the usual acne scar treatment offered out there use synthetic and chemical compounds that you don’t feel comfortable putting on your sensitive skin? Or that they are on the expensive side to say the least? That the average cases of acne scarring can successfully be tackled by some very simple natural ingredients? That you first want to try it the natural way before turning to the more drastic laser and surgical treatments?

Whatever reason you had to check for home remedies for acne scars, we're glad you did. Because why would you spend a truckload of money on commercial treatments when in most average cases your kitchen has all the ingredients you need? And why ignore the fact that many people like you have successfully fought their battle against acne scars with the use of 2 natural components:


  • Using the natural ingredients we will mention below
  • Determination and consistency. Which means sticking to the treatment of choice until your problem is resolved or whenever your first choice didn't work, choose another one and stick with that (we know you can do it) 


Acne scars evolve over weeks or months by layers and layers of damaged skin. That’s why it also can take weeks or months oftreatments before you see any serious progress


Don't let these acne scars get the better of you they're treatable, right here, right now!


acne scar home remedies

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…and the ingredients and some kitchen utensils please




Three basic acne scar fighting steps

The 3 basic steps you want to go through to make these acne scar home remedies work is:

    Step 1. Very gently remove scarred, blemished and damaged skin layers with peelings or gentle scrubs

    Step 2. Make sure you nurture your skin from the outside

    Step 3. And, just as important, don’t forget to also nurture it from the inside; taking foods that build moisture and collagen so your skin can repair itself quicker




Acne Scar Home Remedies, step 1
Removing the damaged and blemished skin



In the first step of these acne scar home remedies, the natural ingredients are meant to exfoliate or gently remove your damaged skin. This will make it easier for your skin to replace them with new healthy and undamaged skin cells


Acne scar home remedies, step 1

Lemon or Lime juice

Squeeze the juice from a lemon or lime. Dip a cotton ball in it and apply the juice straight onto your acne scars. Leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with water. Besides exfoliating, the lemon or lime juice will also lighten you acne scars in case they stand out because they are a bit darker than your skin


Caution:

Lemon and Lime juice contain citric acid, and this is basically a very useful ingredient in the natural exfoliating business. However if you use too much or your skin is sensitive to it, this can cause acid burns, and believe us that is NOT what you want

It can also cause your skin to become photosensitive, which means sensitive to sunlight

Take all this into consideration when you want to use this in your acne scar treatment. To make sure, do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts





Acne scar home remedies, step 1

Tomato & Cucumber

Both tomato and cucumber separately are already helpful to treat your acne scars. You can put either tomato slices or grated cucumber on your acne scars. They both contain valuable vitamins and anti oxidants

You can also mix them together to make it more effective. It exfoliates, cleans, improves skin tone, tightens your pores and helps to heal damaged skin because of the vitamin A and antioxidants which are very helpful in this process Leave it on your face for 20 to 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water





Acne scar home remedies, step 1

Exfoliating Masks

You can make exfoliating masks, the possibilities are almost endless, just to give you an idea:

  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream (or plain unflavored Yogurt)
  • 4 fresh medium sized organic Strawberries
  • 5 drops of fresh Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon dark organic Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Oatmeal



Or a peeling and moisturizing mask:

  • 1 cup fresh Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup fresh Papaya
  • 1 tablespoon dark organic Honey


In both cases, slightly warm up the honey (not too hot!) and mix it together with the rest of the ingredients until you have a smooth consistent paste (use a food processor to make it easier.) Apply it to your acne scars or your entire face, keep the eye area clear. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and wash it off with alternately warm and cold water, end with a splash of cold


Tip: Looking for a great facial peel, try some of our Homemade chemical peels





Acne scar home remedies, step 1

More useful ingredients

Eating fresh fruit and a healthy diet is good to help rebuild your skin, but fruits and other foods can also be used in facial masks to help exfoliate. There are many facial mask ingredients you can choose from, some useful ones are:


  • Apples
  • Baking soda
  • Berries
  • Blackberries
  • Buttermilk
  • Cherries
  • Heavy or Sour Cream
  • Cucumber (yes, it's a fruit)
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes, unripe
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Nectarines
  • Oatmeal
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Tomato (yes, also a fruit)
  • Yogurt (plain, unflavored)







More recipes to use
as acne scar home remedies

We have many more exfoliating or scrubbing recipes. You might want to try one of our Homemade Natural Chemical Peel Recipes


Or you could try one of our Homemade Facial Scrub Recipes to slough off dead and scarred skin cells



Our personal favorite

We personally prefer to use a Homemade Oatmeal Scrub because it is a very gentle and complete treatment. It will not only take off dead and damaged skin cells but oats also absorb and remove surface dirt and impurities. They deep cleanse your pores, and finally help to hydrate and soften your skin

In our Natural Beauty or Homemade Facial Masks section, you can find many more free recipes and possibilities to help you slough off dead and scarred skin cells to give your skin more room to replace them with fresh new cells




Acne Scar Home Remedies, step 2
Nurturing your skin from the outside

In the second step of these acne scar home remedies, the natural ingredients are meant to moisturize and feed your skin. Smoothing it out and slowly fade away your acne scars



Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Olive oil, Coconut oil, Rosehip Seed oil or other Natural oils

Acne scars make your skin lose its elasticity and suppleness and the moisturizing nutrients in natural oils, like olive oil deeply penetrate, moisturize and soften the texture of your skin. These are nature’s most powerful moisturizers, they help your skin regenerate and keep it supple, smooth and soft. Massage some oil onto your acne scars twice a day. This is one of the components that in time will make your acne scars fade away

We have many more natural ways to seriously moisturize your skin, take a look at our Natural Homemade Moisturizer recipes

Just take a peek and see which natural ingredients are useful to moisturize your skin, or use one of our free and easy to use recipes to help in your fight against acne scars





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Vitamin E

Applying vitamin E oil (alpha-tocopherol) to your acne scar can make your scar disappear over the weeks. Many people have benefitted from this treatment and got serious results


Caution: 

You have to keep in mind that putting vitamin E on the scars might not work for everybody in the same way. Even more, some people have developed contact dermatitis after using vitamin E on their skin. So be careful when you want to use it and do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g behind the ear or forearm) to see how your skin reacts





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Dark Organic or Medical Honey

Honey has been scientifically proven to reduce scarring and helps healing wounds. It has great anti bacterial powers and is a fantastic moisturizer. It will improve the texture of your skin and reduce scarring

Especially Manuka honey seems to have great medicinal powers

Warm it up slightly and apply it to your face, keep the eye area clear. Leave it on for 25 to 30 minutes and wash it off with alternately warm and cold water and end with a splash of cold


Tip: Want to try some different honey masks? Try some of our own

Honey face mask recipes





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Aloe vera

When you have fresh (acne) wounds, apply fresh aloe vera or aloe vera gel, this will also reduce scarring


Tip: Want to try some different aloe vera masks? Try some of our own

Aloe vera mask recipes





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Lavender essential oil

Lavender oil, when used consistently, can slowly fade away acne scars. Apply it straight to your scars with a cotton ball twice a day





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Sandalwood & Rosewater

We heard of people using this recipe to smooth their skin. The separate ingredients are both known to be beneficial for your skin; so although we have not personally tried this one, we think you might want to give this a try

Mix a bit of sandalwood with a few drops of rosewater until you get a smooth and uniform paste. Apply it to your skin as a facial mask and leave it on overnight. In the morning wash it off with alternately warm and cold water and end with a splash of cold. Sandalwood cools and soothes your skin







Acne Scar Home Remedies, step 3
Nurturing your skin from the inside

The acne scar home remedies mentioned above will only do the trick so far. You also have to treat your skin from the inside. This means eating a healthy and balanced diet with the focus on nutritious foods that will help your skin rejuvenate and regenerate



Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Water

Your skin needs water and plenty of it to build new skin cells, remove toxins and keep it plump. Drink at least 8 glasses of clear water throughout the day





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Collagen promoting foods

Collagen is connective tissue, it keeps your skin firm and together. Specific collagen promoting foods are:

  • Soy
  • Wheat germ
  • Egg white
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi’s
  • Oranges or all foods that contain a lot of vitamin C
  • Also consider dark colored, red/blue berries and fruits such as cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Protein rich food

Foods such as:

  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Legumes

are all considered very useful





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Green Tea

As a big collagen support you could drink green tea, this has proven to help against breaking down of collagen





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Dark Organic honey

Beneficial on both out- and inside

Tip: Want to try some different honey masks? Try some of our own

Honey face mask recipes





Acne scar home remedies, step 2

Vitamin E oil

This also helps both on the out- and inside to renew your skin cells






Acne Scar Home Remedies, step 4
'...was there a step 4?'

"I thought you said these home remedies for acne scars consisted of only 3 steps?"

Yes right and wrong, do you remember the part about determination and consistency? Well this you may consider step 4

Make a plan, decide what you want to try and stick to it. Take your time every day to go through your acne scar treatment routine. It will take weeks or even several months before you will see serious results, so you will definitely need determination and consistency

Ah and one final thing, when you have acne, DO NOT PICK or SQUEEZE or whatever. This might infect it and will cause scarring for sure, so stay away from them





Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients




Final note


How effective acne scar home remedies are still depends on the mildness or severity of the scars

Also keep in mind that all people are different, and a remedy that worked for one person might not necessarily work for someone else

If a remedy does not work for you, don’t despair. Simply choose another one and stick to that until you find one that works in your specific situation

If you have very serious scarring or other doubts about what to use in your situation, contact your doctor or dermatologist for advice 




Want to fight acne naturally?

If you are looking for home remedies for acne and acne facial masks, try some of our

Home remedies for curing acne

Homemade acne mask recipes

or the very powerful

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