Lets be honest from the start. Acne scars do not fade over night. There is no magical trick, or a cosmetic product that can eliminate scars over night. There are ways, however, that you can help your skin heal, making scars fade. With the right treatment, you are giving your skin the needed assets in the battle with scars. Here are some ways you can treat scars in a natural manner.
Ice, ice and more ice
One of the simplest home and natural remedies is to rub ice cubes on the scar. Just 15 minutes treatment per day is enough. Just make sure to use purified water to produce ice cubes. The treatment last for at least 20 days in row, and you can rub ice cubes 2-3 times per day if you like. Ice cubes, and ice in particular, soothes the inflamed skin and reduce redness. Even better treatment is to freeze green tea, since green tea is a natural anti inflammatory asset.
Aloe Vera is used to treat injuries, wounds, burns and acne scars. The plant moisturizes the skin, and eliminates scars. While there are cosmetic products made from aloe vera, it is best to use the natural plant, or better said, the sap from the broken leaf. You can apply directly on the scar. For better results, mix a bit of tea tree oil with aloe vera.
Used for exfoliation, baking soda minimizes the visibility of scars. You need a teaspoon of baking soda. Add 2 teaspoons of water, and mix it until you get liquid paste. With gentle circular motions massage your face and apply the mixture. After two minutes, wash the face with warm water. Remember, you cannot use this method for active pimples.
Apple cider vinegar
This vinegar works in a way that it manages the pH value of your skin. To use the treatment, you need to dilute the vinegar with water. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on your skin every day until you notice results.
How can you protect yourself?
Eliminating scars is not the only problem you need to solve. In order to prevent acne scars happening in the future, you might want to protect yourself as much as possible. Here are some tips you can implement
- Protect the skin from sun exposure and ultraviolet rays. Always apply a sunscreen cream when going outside
- Exfoliate to eliminate dead skin cells from the skin, and rejuvenate with fresh skin cells that are hidden underneath
- Do not EVER pick spots and scars. Picking them can interrupt the process of healing and worsen the appearance. Picking pimples is what causes scars in the first place
- Make sure to drink plenty of water and consume healthy products. You must make sure you are staying hydrated and consume food that nourishes your skin. The recommended dose is 8 glasses of water per day.