Acne scars is undoubtedly among the most common skin care issues faced by many of us today. Acne itself is hand-down the most common skin condition ailing people all over the world.
Enough bad news though, now for some good news – you don’t have to consult a physician for treating it; there are many home remedies that are useful with no side effects whatsoever.
Head up though – if your acne problem is getting worse, then it is best to consult a dermatologist for assistance in dealing with your specific type of acne.
While there really isn’t much you can do to avoid scarring as a result of acne besides not scratching it, there are certainly a few treatments available to get rid of them. The problem is that the most effective treatments are expensive – or are they?
The Revitol acne scar cream and the Dermefface Fx7 scar removal cream are great, inexpensive yet effective topical creams. Besides that though, there are also quite a few natural home remedies you can try along with your cream of choice.
Some very effective face masks for acne scar removal can be made at home using only ingredients available in almost every home. Let’s go through some of the best face masks you can make in the comforts of your own home.
Honey and Cinnamon
One of the most effective face masks in this category is made of honey and cinnamon. Cinnamon, with its antimicrobial properties helps to kill bacteria on your skin, whereas honey is a natural antiseptic.
You need to mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and mix them well. Wash your face, dry it and apply the paste on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off, and wash your face.
Another effective homemade mask getting rid of marks left behind by pimples is made by using egg whites. Eggs are full of vitamins, minerals, and proteins and is especially good for providing nourishment to the skin and hair.
Eggs also have tightening and toning properties that help in rebuilding your skin cells and healing it which then gradually helps to reduce the prominence of scarred skin.
For making this mask, you will need egg whites. All you have to do is to separate the egg white from the yolk and then stir it well. Apply it to your face and let it dry for 10 minutes. Once it is dry you can wash your face and dry it with a soft cloth. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer on your face once done.
Baking soda is another great ingredient known to offer a range of benefits for the skin. Just using this mask maybe once or twice a week can do wonders for your skin. With its unique exfoliating effect, this common ingredient found in every household helps to cleanse the skin of dead, scarred cells besides removing dirt and excess oil.
When it comes to face masks for acne scar removal, baking soda is widely considered to be among the best ingredients. It is always better to choose natural remedies and solutions over expensive, at times intrusive cosmetic treatments.
A face mask using baking soda is very easy to made. All you have to do is to mix the baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Then apply this paste on your face and leave it in place for 15-20 minutes until it is dry. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with a soft cloth until dry.
Yogurt is extremely effective for acne scar removal. This ingredient is quite popular for use in face masks given its inherent quality of improving skin complexion owing to its lighting properties.
Just add a tablespoon of yogurt and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey. Once it is mixed well, wash and dry your face, and then apply this paste to your face.
Let the mask dry and then use a washcloth to scrub it in a circular motion. Later, wash your face and apply a mild moisturizer.
Another amazing home remedy for acne scars is Aloe Vera. You just need to take the leaf and remove the gel from it. Rub the gel gently to your skin and let it absorb into your skin for 20-30 minutes. Wash your face, followed by application of a moisturizer. Sometimes this gel can irritate the skin so it’s better to try a little at first, maybe on just a small spot on your face.
There are a number of benefits of Aloe Vera. It is full of vitamins that help reducing the appearance of discolored and scarred skin. It is also an anti inflammatory agent that is full of beneficial antioxidants that make your skin glow naturally.
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