Acne Scars–Remedies That Work
A little time on the Internet and you’ll find a plethora of remedies. But, as is often the case with Google searches, it’s sometimes difficult to know what to believe. Even if what many of them are stating is true, no one product works for everyone. So you do the best you can, try the inexpensive route first, and go from there.
The bottom line is that acne scars can really take away from your overall looks, and when you deal with them correctly, it not only removes the scars—it brings back that youthful glow that you may have lost battling acne. However, like many remedies, the ones that work best aren’t always a quick fix, so be patient and persistent, knowing you’ll get there in due time.
One of the best known all natural remedies utilizes citrus juice: you can use limes or lemons. Depending on how sensitive your skin may be you can either apply the juice directly to the scarred area full strength, or dilute it a little with water before applying. You only need to leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off with water. The juice will lighten any scars and blemishes with continual use over time.
Since many acne problems can be caused by excess oil left on the skin, this may sound like a strange suggestion, but try olive oil. Use pure olive oil and work it into your skin where needed, and its softening effect will reduce the acne scars appearance in time.
Some find that a homemade mask works, and there are two different ones that have been known to get results.
One is to mix a relatively small tomato with a cucumber half, combined in a blender long enough for it to have a liquefied sort of pasty look and feel. Apply it at least once every day, and if you have no type of irritation or adverse reaction, increase it to twice a day. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes or so.
Another mask that many claim to get results with is a combination of the following; 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of yogurt, and a tablespoon of sour cream, all combined in a small bowl with a couple drops of lemon juice. This one can also be applied twice daily, and easily rinsed off with warm water. If you have a problem with painful and somewhat inflamed acne scars, you can apply an ice pack for a calming and soothing effect.
If none of the above sound like what you’re looking for, you should seek the counsel of a dermatologist. And though none of the above have been known to cause any kind of adverse reaction, it’s always wise to seek medical advice when dealing with your health or skin issues, particularly if it is something you have been dealing with for an extended period of time, or it has reached an elevated state that may require medical attention.