Acne is a disease of the skin, more specifically of the pilosebaceous follicle, which is manifested by hypersecretion of sebum. Very common, especially among teenagers, acne usually disappears, with or without treatment. But after healing, it often leaves many marks such as scars, red spots, depigmentation, or pigmentation darker than the skin color. Without treatment, these scars can persist for years or even a lifetime. Here are ten natural remedies to make them disappear.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant native to Africa with many health benefits. It is particularly moisturizing and regenerating, softening the skin and protecting it. Aloe is rich in minerals and vitamins, making it an ally of your skin in case of inflammation. It can be used to fade acne scars. To do this, apply a dab of gel to the affected parts of the face or all over the face, massage lightly, and leave it to act. The aloe treatment can be repeated every day and several times.
The Tomato Peel
The tomato is known for its richness in vitamins A and E, which are excellent antioxidants, but also in beta-carotenes, which are very beneficial for skin health. It is also exfoliating and purifying. Tomato can therefore be used to treat acne scars. To use it, start by cleaning the skin with water or mild soap and rinsing thoroughly. Then cut a tomato or two into thin slices that you apply to your skin and leave to act for about twenty minutes. You can then feel slight tingling; they are due to the acids contained in the fruit and which exfoliate your skin.
Lemon has whitening, antibacterial, and exfoliating properties, making it an ideal natural remedy for acne scars and age spots. Its application on the skin purifies and clarifies it while having a peeling effect thanks to its acids. Lemon, therefore, eliminates dead skin and reduces scars. To do this, squeeze lime or yellow lemon juice into a bowl and apply it with a cotton ball on the damaged skin. It is then necessary to wait about fifteen to twenty minutes before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Potatoes are rich in potassium, copper, and vitamin C. It is surprisingly effective in erasing scars and small imperfections on the skin. You can cut thin potato slices and gently rub them on your facial skin to erase acne scars. In addition to having an exfoliating action, the potato has anti-inflammatory activity and nourishes your skin.
The Honey Mask
Honey has been used for millennia for its many therapeutic virtues, and today, it is even recommended by doctors for treating wounds and scars. Honey is, in fact, rich in amino acids, trace elements, antioxidants, and enzymes that make it a superfood and an effective remedy for the skin.
- a teaspoon of honey,
- two teaspoons of cinnamon,
- a drop of tea tree or lavender essential oil.
The mask must then be applied to clean skin and left to act for half an hour.
Baking soda is a household product found in most households. It has many uses, but few know its therapeutic virtues on the skin. Baking soda is effective in fading artificial acne scars because it is abrasive and exfoliating. Baking soda should not be applied directly as a powder. Mix a teaspoon or two of baking soda with a small amount of water and mix until a paste forms. Apply it to the areas to be treated and leave it to act for a quarter of an hour before rinsing with tap water.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is a powerful antibacterial and rich in nutrients the skin needs. It promotes cell regeneration, which helps reduce acne scars. Soak a cotton swab with two drops of essential oil and apply it to the wounds. It is also possible to prepare a balm by mixing aloe vera with a few drops of this essential oil. The cream can be kept for a few days in the refrigerator in a clean, hermetically sealed bottle. You can apply it twice a day until the scars disappear.
Rose Water And Sandalwood Essential Oil
Rose water, also called rose hydrosol, has stimulating active ingredients for the skin, and sandalwood essential oil has a strong regenerating and antiseptic power. To take advantage of the virtues of these two natural compounds, you can prepare a cream by mixing in a bowl of superfine green clay, 15 drops of sandalwood essential oil, and adding rose water, mixing until you obtain a thick paste. You can then apply the remedy to the points on your face to be treated. You can repeat this treatment two to three times a week, but only on really closed scars and pimples and never on open wounds.
Plantain Leaf Juice
Plantain leaf juice has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. You can find it in pharmacies and shops specializing in natural and organic products. Apply the juice of plantain leaves directly on the scars to remove them using a cotton swab. This remedy helps fade scars and soothe the skin.
Cocoa butter nourishes the skin and stimulates collagen production and new cells, which can only speed up the disappearance of acne scars. You can massage your face directly with cocoa butter, preferably organic—massage in circular motions to promote absorption of the product by your skin. You can repeat this treatment twice a week and combine it with another exfoliating treatment such as tomato or baking soda peeling.