We all know acnes way to well. They can really be a pain in the… neck J All joking aside, they really are a very pesky, embarrassing, and painful skin condition. Once you get rid of them, you’ll have a nice set of scars, so you can never forget the “beautiful” times you’ve had together. So, it’s simply a problem that keeps on giving, no matter what you try to do about it.
The good news is, most of these scars will simply fade away after being there for a couple of months, but who wants to wait for that to happen naturally? You want to get rid of them right now, and I have a bag full of tricks designed to do just that. I’ll show you some ways of dealing with these scars, which are completely natural and very effective on top of that. I’m not a great advocate of cosmetic products being used where Mother Nature already has a perfect remedy for whatever bugs you. So, I’ll keep my tips tightly concentrated around the usage of natural remedies.
Before we start, I do have a minor disclaimer I’ll share with you. I’m all about telling you the complete truth, so here it goes. You won’t be able to get rid of the scars in one go or one day/night. I believe you might already know this, but just in case you don’t. There are no miracle elixirs here, and every natural remedy will take some time to do its thing. Luckily, that time will be considerably shorter than a few moths it would take for the scars to disappear without any kind of treatment.
Over time, however you’ll start seeing improvements. The most important thing is to keep going and sticking to the schedule even after you start noticing the scar removal process in action. I’ll give you some of the tips I have, which I deemed to be the best, and all you’ll have to do is try them and see which one suits your skin type the best.
Method 1: Start with some freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon has some natural properties which will bleach your skin completely harmlessly. It’ll also be very effective at lightening the scars your acne were kind enough to leave behind.
You can choose between two methods here. You can use the lemon juice as a simple face cleanser, or as an overnight mask. For the first method you’ll just need to mix some lemon juice with water, and apply the mixture to your scars, trying to avoid the healthy parts of your skin. Give it somewhere around 15-20 minutes to work, and then wash it off. The mask part is pretty self-explanatory, I believe.
Just be sure to moisturize your skin right after removing the lemon juice since the citric acid found in lemon juice can have a very drying effect on your face.
Lime juice also contains citric acid, so it can replace fresh lemons in a pinch.
Baking soda exfoliating
I bet you didn’t know you can use your everyday baking soda for skin exfoliating, and also for minimizing the chances of acne scars ever appearing. All you’ll ever have to do here is creating a paste made of 2 tablespoons of water an 1 of baking soda. Simply start by applying this paste all over your face, and gently rub it in for about 2 minutes. Use warm water for the rinsing process afterwards, and pat your skin dry with a towel.
There’s one catch here, however. You mustn’t use baking soda as a part of your active acne treatment. Its PH value is far too great compared to our skin, and it’s an excellent environment for your acne to thrive even more and last longer. So, great for the scars, lousy for active acne.
Honey, honey, honey!
Clearing your face of pimples and reducing the overall redness of your face is what honey does best. It has a very strong antibacterial properties, it will sooth your skin and take care of any possible inflammations. Manuka or raw honey will be the most effective choices, and you can freely dab them on your face via q-tip.