How To Get Rid Of Old Acne Scars (DIY)
Learn how to get rid of old acne scars plus DIY recipes that you can make to help reduce the appearance of your scars naturally. Acne scars are very frustrating and so hard to get rid of but there are ways and remedies that you can use to help reduce them gradually at home. Below are 5 ways to get rid of old acne scars naturally at home.
Depending on how deep your scars are, you may be able to get rid of some of them using the following remedies. For deeper scars, however, cosmetic surgery or laser therapy may be your best or only option. Please note that for people with sensitive skin, some of the ingredients in the following remedies can cause allergic reactions. Doing a skin patch test 24 hours in advance is very important.
How To Get Rid Of Old Acne Scars (DIY)
Using the following remedies will not be effective if you are experiencing cystic acne outbreaks therefore it is important that you get your symptoms under control before trying the following remedies.
Cleansing is probably one of the most important steps in getting rid of acne naturally. You will need to get rid of dirt, makeup, and toxins from your skin by using any of the following ingredients.
Using organic honey to cleanse your face will help increase moisture in your skin, it also contains antibacterial properties which helps remove harmful toxins from your skin. Simply apply a small amount of honey all over your face and let it stay on for 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Aloe vera contains antimicrobial properties which makes it very effective in treating acne. It also helps reduce redness of the skin and inflammation which is usually caused by acne. Simply apply a tablespoon of aloe vera gel to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Using milk as a cleanse will help soothe your skin, moisturize your skin, reduce open pores, and remove dead skin cells from your face. Use a clean towel or cotton and soak it into a bowl of raw milk, apply it to your face and leave it on for ten minutes before washing it off.
Now that you know how to cleanse your face, your next step would be to tone up your skin using any of the following natural ingredients.
Cucumber and Mint Toner
If you suffer from redness and inflammation due to acne, cucumber will help create a calming effect and lighten the appearance of acne. Mint, on the other hand, helps to remove dead skin cells and heal acne.
- One cucumber- sliced with peel
- A handful of mint leaves- soaked
- 1/4 cup water
- 2-3 drops tea tree oil
Add all of the ingredients above into a high-speed blender and blend into a smooth consistency, strain and apply it to your face using a clean towel. Leave it on for 20 minutes for best results.
Rosewater is also very effective in reducing inflammation and redness caused by acne. Use this magical water as a toner by applying it all over your face and leaving it on for 20-30 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Natural Acne Face Masks
Now that you have cleansed your face and applied your toner, your next and final step will be to apply your very own acne face mask. you can choose from any of the following face masks below for the best results.
Honey Mask for Acne
- 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1-2 drops rosehip oil ( optional )
Mix all the above ingredients into a smooth consistency, apply it to your face while your hair is tied back. Leave it on your face for up to an hour before washing it off with lukewarm water.
You can also use the following ingredients with honey to make your facemask.
- Aloe vera gel
- A paste of mint leaves
- A paste of basil leaves
- Bentonite clay
- Green tea
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