Acne scars seem like second punishment after acne, there are different types of scars and home remedies for acne scars can very effectively remove and reduce all types of marks and scars. Most serious type of scarring is caused by severe acne which is more likely to leave permanent scar or mark. Acne scars are formed either by loss of tissue of the skin due to acne or due to thickening of the new tissue produced by the healing system of the body. Ice pick or pitted, indented boxcar scar, rolling acne scar and depressed fibrotic scar are types of acne scars formed by loss of tissues of the skin and fibrotic, hypertrophic and keloid scars are formed by thickening of newly formed tissue of skin.
Home remedies for acne scars have been found effective and safe in treating all the types of acne scars at any stage. Medically best time to treat scars is when acne occurs, for immunity system of human body beauty is not a priority hence if it is left on its own to heal the wounds and tissue damage caused by acne it forms scars and even permanent ones. But home remedies for acne scars can still make a difference and can help immensely in removing or reducing the appearance of such marks at any stage to restore attraction and charm.
Acne or pimple is the cause of scars, people suffering with mild pimple during puberty or at any age may not bear any acne scars unless they have tried to burst the pustules or small blisters of pimple. Whenever inflammation in the dermis occurs either due to pimple or wound inflicted while removing pimple it forms scars due to too much collagen at one spot. Whiteheads, blackheads, scaly red skin, large papules, cysts, blisters, swollen skin and scars are symptoms of acne scars. Mostly face, back, shoulders, upper arms, neck and chest get affected by pimples and scars. Home remedies for acne scars treat the problem from inside to remove and reduce the appearance of scars.
One of the very effective home remedies for acne scars can be prepared by taking sandalwood powder and a tablespoon of black gram. Mix black gram in water and let it stay for two hours. Then mix sandalwood powder with water to form a paste, grind wet black gram to form a paste and add the paste of black gram to sandalwood paste. Apply this mixture on affected area and leave it overnight. It is one of the most effective home remedies for acne scars and particularly scars which appear as large pores on the skin.
Honey and cinnamon powder also provides one of the simplest home remedies for acne scars. Add these two ingredients to form a paste and apply on the scars, let it stay overnight and wash it off in the morning with warm water. It is an effective treatment to lighten the scars quickly and restore skin's natural color to a large extent.
Application of aloe vera gel on the scars and allowing it to stay overnight is another very useful treatment. Lavender oil application on the scars has been found very effective in removing acne scars. Lemon juice can also be applied topically on the scars to lighten them and reduce their appearance substantially in a short time. All of these are trusted home remedies for acne scars.
Home remedies for acne scars provide some very effective face packs to cure the problem. Take oatmeal, sour cream and yoghurt one tablespoon each, squeeze fresh lemon juice one teaspoon full and add all the ingredients to form a thick paste. Apply this as a face pack and leave it overnight, wash it off in the morning with warm water to cure scars in a short time. Wearing face pack of egg whites is also very effective for curing acne scars. Paste made by mixing rosewater to sandalwood paste and applying it as a face pack is another very effective treatment for curing acne marks and scars. All of these face packs have proven as effective home remedies for acne scars.
Take sandalwood powder, few leaves of azadirachta indica or neem, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and rosewater. Grind neem leaves to form a paste and mix other ingredients too to form a paste, mix both of these pastes together and apply on the affected area. Leave this paste as long as possible and wash it off with warm water later. It is one of the most trusted home remedies for acne scars.
Rubbing a slice of tomato on acne scars, applying diluted apple cider vinegar on the scars and acne marks and rubbing ice cubes on the marks are also treated as simple yet effective home remedies for acne scars.
Make a paste of cucumber and tomato slices, apply evenly on the face or on the affected area and leave it for at least 15 minutes, wash the area with plain water. It is also one of the effective home remedies for acne scars. Application of vitamin E oil is very beneficial for improving skin's health, it is also very beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars and marks. Peel off a papaya fruit, rub the inner part of the skin on affected area and on the pimple marks or scars, leave it for half an hour and wash it off. Application of papaya skin also proves an effective way of treating acne scars.
Drinking lemon juice during the day is very beneficial diet for curing acne scars. Squeeze a lemon in a glass of water, consume two glasses of lemon juice in a day to speed up the process of curing acne scars. Fruits which have fibrous pulp are very beneficial for curing acne scars as such fruits contain rich contents of silica. Consume more all types of citrus fruits, peppers, pineapple and mango, these forms very beneficial diet for curing acne scars. Increased intake of dairy products, potato, pumpkin seeds, almonds and yeast are rich sources of zinc and consuming these in sufficient quantities provide quick healing and reduction in appearance of acne scars. Avoid spicy, greasy and high fat content foods for preventing blocking and clogging of skin pores.