Normally, acne scars fade away with time, but few take a longer time than. Though there are many effective creams and gels available in the market to treat acne and acne scars, it is possible to treat these naturally with ingredients found in the Indian kitchen.
Aloe vera and turmeric: mix together one teaspoon aloe vera with a pinch of fresh/powdered turmeric. Enzymes and polysaccharides in aloe vera, together with its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents remove toxins from the skin and balances the natural moisture level. Turmeric on the other hand is having anti-inflammatory properties along with being an excellent exfoliating agent.
Baking soda: mix one teaspoon of baking soda with water, and apply this paste on the pimple marks. Baking soda carries out Microdermabrasion on the skin and gradually clears the marks on the affected areas.
Cocoa butter: ideal for people with dry to normal skin; cocoa has excellent moisturizing and healing properties. Clean the affected area with medicated soap & water, and apply some cocoa butter for best results.
Egg white: applying egg white to the affected area helps regenerate new skin cells that eventually erase pimple or acne scars.
Fenugreek seeds: loaded with enzymes that boost skin’s rejuvenation process, fenugreek paste also acts as a good scrub. Make a fine paste of one teaspoon fenugreek seeds that have been soaked in milk for 3-4 hours. Apply on the affected area for 10-12 minutes, scrub and wash off with cold water.
Lemon:dabbing a mixture made with juice from half a lemon and one tablespoon glycerine works wonder on acne prone skin. Lemon’s astringent properties and the presence of Vitamin C in it enhances the quality of the skin too.
Nutmeg:for quick results, soak few strands of saffron in one teaspoon of raw milk overnight. Mix some nutmeg powder with it to make a slightly runny paste. Apply this on the affected areas for 10-15 minutes every day.
Potato juice: dab some potato juice with the help of a cotton pad on the affected area; wash with cold water once dry. Potatoes are known to be a very effective ingredient to reduce skin discolouration.
Sandalwood: not just for a clearer blemish-free skin, sandalwood works miraculously on pimple marks as well. Prepare a runny paste made with sandalwood and water and apply on the affected areas. Once dry, wash it with cold water.
Sugar scrub: mix together three tablespoons of sugar with one tablespoon of milk powder and honey each. Scrub this mixture over the area affected by acne marks for a few minutes every day.
Tea tree oil: massage a carrier oil infused with 2-3 drops of this anti-bacterial agent, and cure acne scars along with restricting future outbreaks.
Tomatoes:applying the pulp from fresh tomatoes every day not only help get rid of stubborn acne marks, but also nourish the skin, rejuvenate it, facilitate quick growth of the skin cells.
Along with these remedies, you can use creams and gels like Acnestar. Preferred as one of best gel for acne on the market, it is highly effective on acne and ensures that you do not have to struggle with acne scars; leaving you with a clear and flawless skin!