When you have acne scars, sometimes the natural remedies can be the best option. Once you have tried everything under the sun that the doctor has given you to no avail, it can sometimes feel as if you will be stuck with the acne scars for the rest of your life but it is at times like this that it can help to go back to basics.
If you are using medicinal remedies for your acne and acne scars, it is well worth taking a peek at some of these olive oil recipes for acne scars to see if you can use them at the same for the maximum effects. You may even find that most of the ingredients will already be in your kitchen!
The Olive Oil Mask
Grab yourself a clean bowl and a bottle of extra virgin olive oil (or normal olive oil if that’s all you have) and use the fingertips to massage the oil onto the worst affected areas of your body. You might find that it is worth starting the shower and putting the olive oil mask on as you wait for it to warm – the steam will double the power that the olive oil benefits are having because of your opening pores.
After five or ten minutes (however long you can spare) hop into the shower and wash it all off. It is best to rinse off with cooler water if you can stand it, but either way your skin will be getting a good nutrient and hydration fix; something desperately needed in skin that suffers with acne.
Avocado and Olive Oil Mask
You can mix olive oil with plenty of other ingredients to work double the magic in your tired, scarred skin. Avocados contain lots of fatty acids which are vital for your skin to be fit and healthy, so by mixing the two together, you are giving yourself a better shot of it working.
All it takes is a couple of teaspoons of olive oil, a tablespoon of plain, natural yoghurt, an egg yolk, a teaspoon of lemon juice and half or a ripe avocado, all blended and mashed down to a thick paste, applied to the skin and left for twenty minutes. Rinse off with cool water and pat the skin dry with a soft towel, and repeat once a week. It really is as simple as that.
There are plenty of ingredients that you can mix with olive oil to make super-special facial and skin masks and beauty products to work as a homemade acne scar remedy. You can use olive pits in the olive oil to act as a scrub to rejuvenate old, dead skin cells and bring them back to life. You can use apple juice for a good cleanser and a vitamin C boost… the possibilities are literally endless and all it takes is a bit of knowledge and a good starting point – something we hope we have now given you!