There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror and seeing the same old familiar scars that you have had to deal with every day since your teens. The acne may have long gone but the scars are a daily reminder of how bad your skin used to be, and the repercussions because of your bad lifestyle. You didn’t always wash your face as often as you should have done and you definitely picked at your acne spots on a regular basis. If only there was something that you could do to get rid of the scars now..
The good news is that there are more than a few home remedies and clever tips that you can use to try and reduce the visibility of acne scars now your spots have gone away. Some of them you may have heard about and some you may have not. One thing is for sure – these methods are all-natural so you have nothing to lose by giving them a go!
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Ice, Ice Baby
Ice is the greatest tool at your disposal if you have bad acne scars that you are trying to hide over for a big event or date. All you need to do is grab a few ice pieces from your freezer and rub the ice on your skin, on the areas that were most affected. The cold helps to reduce the inflammation that is often seen with the scars, and when you do it around three or four times a day before the big day, you will find that the skin will have shrunk down somewhat, and any redness will be greatly reduced.
The Italian Way – Olive Oil
Tests are undergoing on this topic but many women have said that they had a greatly reduced patch of acne scars on their face when olive oil was used in facial products and treatments. When used with other ingredients, you will find that olive oil can create a facial mask, a scrub and many other things, all of which can be used as anti-acne-scar beauty treatments. Have a look online and see the many recipes that you can get your hands on. Better yet, wait a little while and you’ll find we have the ultimate guide for you on the way!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been shown to be very useful in medicine, many times over. It has skin-relieving properties as well as anti-fungal and anti-bacterial ones too! Just a tiny cotton ball dipped in the vinegar and placed on the skin will work as a method for reliving the redness and inflammation and the scars will soon start to die down.
Cucumber – Water Treatment
Cucumber – Water Treatment
You’ve all used cucumbers on your eyes to alleviate puffiness, swelling, redness and dark circles right? Well the same properties work for acne scars as well. The inflammation and redness are chilled down by the cucumber, and the high water content helps to rehydrate the skin and give it back some of the moisture that it needs in order to be healthy. All it takes is half an hour or so with the cucumber slices on the worst affected areas, once per week and you will soon see results.
Baking Soda Bomb!
Baking soda is a natural cleanser which makes that it is the perfect home remedy for your acne scars. You could make a bath bomb up with baking soda, olive oil and essential oils such as tea tree oil, or even just make a paste to apply to the worst areas.