Ever since I got my first breakout, I’ve wanted to banish acne scars. If you’re anyone who has dealt with the frustrating task of making them shallower, lighter, and generally less visible, then you know how difficult it can be to get rid of them.
Today, I want to teach you how to get rid of acne scars using a few recipes that I have used on and off over the years. They help with hyperpigmentation, healing, and even help soften uneven skin texture caused by acne scarring.
How to Get Rid of Acne Scars With 3 Simple Remedies
Here are some of my favorite natural acne scar treatments using simple ingredients that have helped reduce the appearance of my acne scars.
Scar Smoothing and Brightening Spot Treatment
Never underestimate the power of fruit and vegetable juice and its ability to heal. This recipe is fast and simple to make and is best for scars that are fresh but healed. You won’t want to put this on any type of open wound because that would sting like crazy. Just sayin’!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• The juice of 1 lemon or garden fresh tomato
• A cotton ball/pad for easy application
This is so easy! Just…
• Juice one of these ingredients (you can even mix equal parts each for a super concoction!) and use a cotton ball to soak it up.
• Next, dab the juice on scarred skin (make sure the skin is completely healed before application) and let the juice soak in
• Let it dry, then go to bed without rinsing until morning
The citric acid in the lemon and tomato will lighten and brighten hyperpigmentation, reduce redness, and slough off dead skin cells.
In time, your scars will be much smoother and become less noticeable… it’s really one of the best remedies for scars! Make sure you use a good sunscreen during the day since your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight.
Use this remedy every day for normal skin types and only every few days for those with sensitive skin.
Healing Oil Recipe for Scars
This one is great for new scars that are still stitching together though not open. All you need are 2 ingredients:
All you have to do is put these in a nice little dropper bottle and shake it well for use. I usually use 2-3 drops depending on the size of the scar.
DMAE is a natural amino acid that repairs and nourishes the skin. Using it in a facial oil will help pull its nourishing qualities deep within the skin the help heal and diminish scars.
Using this scar remedy daily will show improvement almost immediately.
Scar Removal Salve Recipe
This remedy is really great for fresh scars and has a bit more staying power than the Healing Oil.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• Melt the beeswax and oils in a double boiler over low heat until the beeswax is melted completely
• Remove from the heat and add the essential oil
• Stir to combine
• Pour into little salve tins and allow to harden before using
You can use this lovely salve anywhere from stretch marks to scars. The Vitamin E oil is super nourishing and moisturizing, pulling scar-healing properties deep into the skin. The lavender essential oil is known for its healing abilities too, so it’s perfect for this scar healing salve.
Use it twice per day for best results during healing.
For more on scar remedies, check out the article below:
What kinds of scars are you trying to treat? Have you had any successful treatments that reduced their appearance? Please share below! =)
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