Home Remedies For Treating Acne & Skin Scars

Acne  is a long-term skin condition characterized by areas of  blackheads , whiteheads ,  pimples , greasy skin , and possibly  Scaring .  The resulting appearance may lead to anxiety  reduced self esteem ,  and in extreme cases, depression .  Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence  affecting an estimated 80–90% of teenagers around the world . For many acne sufferers ,  the prospect of living blemish-free can easily lead to a medicine cabinet full of chemical creams and oral medications .  While these treatments may offer immediate and powerful results , they also tend to carry a long list of side-effects . So In order to reduce the side effects caused by these treatments and for those who desire to get rid of the problems , many Natural solutions are available in every one’s home . Our Kitchen is the best source for Natural remedies .

There are many home remedies available out of which below 10 are more effective and less cheaper .

Lemon 

lemon juice

Lemon contains astringents and Vitamin C ,  it also removes the toxins from the body when it is consumed. So, use lemon to remove the dark spots on the skin. Squeeze out the extract of lemon and apply it on the dark spots with the help of cotton balls. The best results will be yielded when the application is repeated on every second day .

Honey & Cinnamon Mixture

honey & cinnamon mix

Honey is sticky, and cinnamon is spicy, and it seems like they’re both things you’d want to avoid getting near your skin. Surprisingly, while it may sound strange, honey and cinnamon make a (literally) killer combo when it comes to acne. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, so it can help stop bacteria from getting out of hand. If it does, the honey is a natural anti-biotic, ready and waiting to wipe the little buggers out.  Mix two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon and apply it to face and leave it for around 15 min , then Rinse of completely .

Coconut Water

coco water

Cut a fresh green coconut and pour the water into a bowl.Dip a cotton ball into this coconut water and gently wipe all over the affected area.Repeat for 4 to 5 times.Rinse using lukewarm water.Coconut water contains cytokines and lauric acid that prevents ageing, eliminates stubborn dark spots, prevents the growth of acne and pimples.Regular use makes your skin smooth and blemish free.

Aloe vera Gel

aloevera

Aloe vera is widely used for Acne treatments . Simply cut an aloe vera leaf and remove the inner gel into a bowl . Take small amount of this gel on your palms and gently massage in upward strokes, especially to the affected areas for 10 minutes . Wash your face with lukewarm water. A review of academic literature notes that its inclusion in many hygiene products is due to its “moisturizing emollient effect” .  If you have difficulties in getting the aloe vera plant then you can use the ready-made aloe vera gel that is easily available in the market .

Baking Soda

baking soda

Baking soda is a common household item with literally hundreds of uses , including the ability to help heal scars . It is one of the most effective remedy . Baking soda is composed of sodium bicarbonate  which gently exfoliate skin when used as a cleansing scrub .  Just mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with enough water to form a thick paste then massage it to  skin where scars are present. Once applied , you should leave the mixture on for a minute or two. This will allow the soda to cleanse pores and help prevent further blemishes .  After a couple of minutes  , wash your face with  lukewarm water .

Potato

 

potato

Potatoes aren’t only good for making creamy mashed potatoes , the acids found in potatoes make them great for treating acne . Wash your face with water and pat almost dry , leaving it a bit damp . Grate 1 raw potato and rub the pulp and juice onto your face for a few minutes in a circular motion. Let it dry for 15-30 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water .

 

Oatmeal

oatmeal

Oatmeal is a good breakfast item to eat in the morning and get your day started .  However, oatmeal also has some great skin benefits including moisturizing, pore cleansing etc .  Apply an oatmeal face mask in order to get rid of the dark spots. Prepare a paste using oatmeal and Honey  .  Apply this paste on the face as a mask and scrub it gently . Wash it off with warm water. Follow the procedure twice every week for immediate relief .

Milk

milk

Milk lightens the facial spots . The lactic acid present in milk soothes and calms the skin. Use cold raw milk to apply on face . Dip a cotton ball into the milk and apply it all over the face . Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash with warm water. Do this every day in the morning time .

Orange peel

orange

Orange contains large amounts of citric acid and vitamin C , which refreshes skin and relieves the acne . The orange peel as well as its juice can be used to treat acne and pimples . Grind a few pieces of the orange peel to from a paste . Apply all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes . Rinse off with cool water .

Sandal Wood Powder

sandal

Apply sandalwood  powder mixed with rose water all over your face .  And let it dry for some time  .  Next , dampen the dry sandalwood face mask by spraying a little water over it . Then , rub gently to remove the mask . This face mask helps to cure all types of facial blemishes and it removes the prickly heat fast triggered by excessive sweating . This face mask has drying effects on the skin. If your skin is dry , then you can use milk in place of rose water .

 

All these home remedies are helpful in treating acne and other skin ailments . These  Home remedies can work out to be much cheaper than chemical based products and they can help treat your condition without any side effects .

 

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