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DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask For Acne Scars

Looking for an effective DIY aloe vera face mask to help you reduce the appearance of acne scars? Here is one that I highly recommend. My 17-year-old has been using this remedy for the past month and she has noticed some changes although not as much as she would like but it’s working.

Aloe Vera gel is an age-old remedy for several skin ailments. It has healing properties. It can also be used very easily for getting rid of acne scars as well. Acne scars are nearly impossible to get rid of naturally, that said, fresh aloe vera gel can really help reduce the appearance of acne scars when used regularly.

Note: Please know that people with hypersensitivity and skin allergies may experience allergic reactions to aloe vera and some of the ingredients in this remedy. It is important to perform a skin patch test at home by applying a little bit of the mixture behind your ear first. If there are signs of swelling, redness, or itching, do not use this aloe vera face mask on your face. 

DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask For Acne Scars

Aloe Vera Face Mask For Acne Scars

Aloe vera contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties which help reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin. This amazing gel also contains vitamins A & C along with enzymes that help treat dry skin, burns, and superficial surface acne.

Now there are tons of different aloe vera face mask recipes that works wonder on the skin but the following remedy is combined with lemon, honey, and cinnamon all of which combats acne scarring specifically.

DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask For Acne Scars


  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of organic raw honey
  • 1/4 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

Preparation & Application

Mix all of the ingredients above into a smooth paste and apply it directly onto your acne scars. Using clean fingers or a cotton swab, massage the mixture onto the scars for a minute or two. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Repeat this remedy daily until you start to see results.

How This Aloe Vera Face Mask Works

Lemon juice contains vitamin C which helps in making the skin healthy and lightens scars. The antioxidants present in lemon juice will help in reducing pigmentation. Another important thing to consider is that lemon juice has bleach-like properties. This helps in lightening the skin tone and fades acne scars naturally.

Adding honey to your aloe vera face mask will help your body heal faster due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Simply applying honey daily to your acne or acne scars can help reduce the appearance of acne and acne scars significantly. Cinnamon has antifungal and antibacterial properties as well.

When you combine cinnamon with honey, you create a powerful disinfectant that works wonders on acne and acne scars and prevent frequent breakouts.

Can You Keep Aloe Vera On Your Face Overnight?

Yes, you can apply and keep fresh aloe vera gel on your face overnight but it must be only aloe vera gel. Make sure not to mix your gel with any other ingredients before leaving it on overnight. Leaving aloe vera gel on your face overnight will help boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles.

How Long Does It Take For Aloe Vera To Work On Acne?

Due to the fact that our skin cells regenerate or turnover every 28 days, it may take up to a month of consistent daily usage of aloe vera gel to start seeing results. However, mixing aloe vera gel with fresh lemon juice will reinforce its strength and get you faster results due to the natural bleaching properties of lemons. 

Side Effects Of Using Aloe Vera On The Face

Aloe vera gel is usually safe to use on all skin types, that said, it may cause the skin to dry out in some cases of skin sensitivity. Some people also experience a burning or stinging sensation after applying fresh aloe vera gel to the face which usually subsides after a few minutes. 


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