Many people who suffer from acne develop scars that can last for several years or even the rest of their lives. Fortunately, there are several natural products and techniques you can use to fade acne scars quickly and with minimal effort. Here are seven of the best natural acne scar treatments.
The first thing you can do to naturally fade acne scars is to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating encourages new skin growth. Every time you exfoliate, you are removing a layer of skin that contains part of the acne scar. Gradually, the scar will lighten and eventually disappear. Microdermabrasion scrubs work best for this and it is recommended that you do them two to three times per week.
Bio oil is a natural product that you can apply to your skin to gradually fade acne scars. It’s made of various vitamins and plant extracts in addition to PurCellin Oil. This moisturizing oil needs to be applied to the area twice a day until the scars fade. There have been many studies conducted using Bio oil that prove its effectiveness.
Coconut oil is another natural product that promotes healthy skin and has the ability to fade acne scars. If you cannot afford Bio oil, cold pressed virgin coconut oil is a very effective alternative. This oil also provides many health benefits when you cook with it.
Tomatoes are full of antioxidants such as lycopene that are great for healthy skin as well as fading acne scars. You can add more tomatoes to your diet or make a facial mask by combining tomato juice with cucumber juice and milk powder.
Potato juice is another natural way to lighten acne scars. Potatoes have acidic astringents in them that will keep your skin clean, kill bacteria and get rid of dead skin tissue.
Aloe Vera is a plant that has offers many health benefits in addition to its ability to fade acne scars. Purchase your own aloe vera plant so that you can have easy access to its healing juice. Apply aloe vera juice to your face in the mornings and again at night.
Lemon and honey can be used together to create a very effective face mask that will reduce acne scars. Apply the mask and leave it on for a few hours or overnight while you sleep, then wash it off.
These seven natural remedies can all be used to effectively fade acne scars. It is also a good idea to drink lots of water every day to maintain healthy skin.