In this world of cosmetics and various beauty products, exposure of the skin to harmful chemicals has
forced us to turn to home remedies for our skin problems. Suffering from acne scars is turning into a
common phenomenon in the current state of affairs. It affects the overall appearance of the person
making him or her look ugly with constant itching and pain as wonderful add-ons. In the face of such
complexities, going for home remedies may not be a bad idea after-all. The home remedies for acne
include the external application of tomato slices, cucumber juice, sandalwood paste, egg whites, apple
cedar vinegar, lime juice etc. In addition to the external application of natural products, we must also
maintain a strict dietary regime which must be balanced and ensure a good supply of the essential
vitamins and minerals which can keep our skin healthy and nourished. Acne basically refers to
blackheads, whiteheads and skin bumps that appear on the skin due to overexposure of our skin to the
polluting agents such as dust, polluted air or dirty water. The sebum (oily and waxy substance) gradually
accumulates below the pores of the skin before affecting it completely and forming those dirty scars on
the face. Mild acne scars can be generally removed but there can be some very deep acne scars which
may remain for life. While using home remedies for acne scars, one must keep in mind that they are
found to be useful only in the removal of mild scars, and a qualified dermatologist must be consulted in
case of dark scars or secondary infection. Here are some of the best home remedies to cure acne scars:
1. Sandalwood Paste
A common natural remedy to remove acne scars is to apply a mixture of sandalwood paste in rosewater and then leaving it on the face over-night, washing it off the next morning. The process must be repeated until a visible improvement is not noticed. Sandalwood is very useful for the skin. Due to its magical effects, it had found its place in the makeup-kit of Indian women from a very early age. Soap manufacturers even today highlight sandalwood as one of the primary ingredients of the soap while advertising their product.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Home remedies for acne must include tea tree oil. The acne scars must be applied to this diluted oil. The presence of terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil posses the capability to reduce the activity of bacteria and eliminate their presence permanently. The bacteria called Propionibacterium and other dangerous bacteria which are one of the primary reasons for acne formation can be effectively neutralized by its regular application.
3. Egg Whites
Treatment of acne scarring can also be effectively done with the help of egg whites. Application of egg whites with the help of a cotton ball on the infected area and leaving it overnight can produce magical results. The healing process quickens as the egg whites are a rich source of protein. It is a well-known fact that the building blocks of cells and tissues in the human body are proteins which drive home the point that egg whites can be a really strong agent against acne scarring.
Acne scars are also treated with herbs such as turmeric, aloe-vera, and sage. Turmeric has found its use in the treatment of acne scars for hundreds of years and is quite famed as a neutralizer for skin problems. Aloe vera and sage are also famed healers and produces quick results while treating scars or burns. Sage must be soaked in warm water and then applied to the skin whereas aloe-vera can be directly applied.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar performs the role of a good toner that can clear up scars and wounds. Being a powerful astringent it can simulate the flow of blood to the infected area which can enhance healing and regenerate dead tissues and cells.