As we all know, acne is a skin condition that comes with pimples, blemishes, and sometimes even leaves behind scars. You may not know, it is actually caused by the inflammation or infection of the sebaceous (oil-producing) glands in your skin. Acne can lead to low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, general discomfort, and pain in the affected areas. Improving your skin’s overall health can make a huge difference in how you see yourself and by using all-natural and organic remedies to do so, your skin will thank you.
We all know that picking at your blemishes is one of the main reasons they can turn into scars, and yet we all find ourselves in that situation from time-to-time. To reduce the appearance and banish those pesky acne scars, try these six at-home treatments.
Raw honey contains antibacterial properties that are pretty effective in preventing skin infections. This same property also helps to clear acne and heal scars.
Take a teaspoon of raw honey and apply to your blemishes/scars using fingers or a cotton swab. Massage the area gently in a circular motion and then let sit for about ten minutes. When you’re done, wash off the honey using cold water.
Baking soda has plenty of sodium bicarbonate, which has exfoliating properties. This simply means that it can shed off dead skin from the surface, including acne scars.
Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with two teaspoons of water until the mixture is smooth. Rub the paste onto the affected area. Let sit for about two minutes and then gently massage the area in a circular motion. Let sit for another three minutes and wash off with cold water.
Our Detoxifying Mask is formulated to pull out toxins & bacteria from your skin. It also minimizes the appearance of pores, reduces discolorations, fights blemishes and reduces wrinkles.
Take one spoonful of mask powder and mix with equal parts purified water. Apply the mask to your face, and let dry for 10-30 minutes (based on skin sensitivity. Once it has dried, remove with warm water and follow up with an organic cleanser and moisturizer. Our Ultimate Clear Skin Kit is the perfect way to switch to an all-natural skincare regimen as it contains everything you need for clear, healthy skin.
Raw tomatoes are loaded with Vitamin A and beta-carotene. These two nutrients give it its characteristic red color. They also contain plenty of antioxidants that accelerate the healing of damaged tissues and the regeneration of cells.
We recommend using an organic heirloom tomato (if you’re not sure which kind to get) and dicing it into pieces before mashing it into a paste/pulp. Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, wash your face thoroughly with cold water.
Considered as one of the best natural moisturizers, coconut oil is good for the skin. But to a more particular purpose, it contains healthy, rejuvenating properties that aid in the reduction of acne scars.
Take a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to the affected area. Let your skin absorb the natural oil for several minutes while gently massaging to spread out the coconut oil. Leave it to settle on your skin for about 30 minutes. Once the time is up, be sure to wash your face thoroughly.
Loaded with skin-loving vitamins and magnesium, these two nutrients are great for maintaining healthy skin. Cucumber also soothes inflammations and heals the acne scars which is why it was our top picks for an ingredient in our Soothing Mask.
Cut a fresh cucumber into thin slices and place them onto the affected areas of your skin. Let sit for about 30 minutes. Afterward, discard the cucumbers and wash your face with water.
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There are countless different at-home remedies for acne scars, but remember, they won’t go away overnight or after just one treatment. All of the treatments we have mentioned should be done on a regular, continuous basis in order to start seeing results.
The best way to avoid acne scars is be keeping your skin as clear and blemish-free as possible. Here are some easy tips to remember:
Don’t pick your blemishes. This is one of the main ways that acne scars form.
Get enough sleep! Your skin needs a break too. Check out this blog article to see why you really do benefit from that much-needed beauty sleep.
Drink water, all day every day. Dehydration makes your skin dry and can cause acne scars to become more visible. Find out how much water you really need here.
Stress less. Much easier said than done, right? Not if you just give yourself the time! Yoga, meditation, deep breathing can all help regulate your stress levels. Check out this blog post to see how a simple morning routine can change the way you go about your daily activities.
Keep your stuff clean. You clean your room and bathroom, but do you clean your stuff? Your phone can have thousands of different bacteria on it and you put it up to your face every day. Wash your hands & clean your phone, your skin will thank you.
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Author Bio: Rebecca J. Henry loves to write about anything but particularly likes to write about makeup and skin healthcare. She currently owns and manages CostFreak.com, a website that provides updated prices of consumer products and services.