Sep 12, 2013
Acne may leave your skin with noticeable scars. The acne scars – light or severely dark – can be treated with home remedies.
Acne scarring occurs either when one picks pimples repeatedly or during the acne healing process. If acne is severe, it is more likely to cause scarring. You can make your own anti-scar treatment, for both new and old acne scars.
Below are some effective homemade solutions to help replenish your skin and promote a more even skin tone.
# Ice treatment
One of the most effective acne scar treatments can come right from your own freezer. To make acne marks less noticeable, you need to hold ice cubes against your face for 10 minutes.
# Orange peel, turmeric and coconut oil treatment
# Facial mask of honey, lemon, yoghurt and egg white
# Tea seed oil
Tea seed oil can help repair skin by stimulating cell growth and fading acne scars gradually. Rub a few drops onto areas affected by acne scars two times a day. Just make sure that the oil is completely absorbed when you rub it.
Other Important Tips
To prevent any scarring from worsening, make sure you wash your skin three-four times a day, use sunscreen and avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Intake of antioxidants or vitamin-E rich foods also help combat acne scars. So, incorporate leafy green vegetables, almonds, fresh berries, apples and kidney bean in your diet. Moreover, you must avoid foods with refined sugar as they can trigger skin inflammation and make scars worse.
If you think acne scarring is severe and worsening, consult health care professional immediately. There are multiple surgical treatments for acne scarring including laser surgery, injections and incisions.
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