How to Decrease Acne Scar Appearence
In order to get rid of acne scars or make them less visible we need to remove the upper damaged layers of the skin. Deep scars can be leveled up to the skin surface by using fillers or plastic surgery. Chemical peel or microdermabrasion is used for mild scaring, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion - for moderate scaring. Severe acne cases cause deep scars that can be treated with fractionated laser, filler injections or plastic surgery. The success in removing scars mainly depends on the depth, height and shape of the scar tissue and it’s discoloration.
However shallower, smaller scars, dark spots and skin discoloration usually accompany deeper acne scars. Here is where home remedies come in place. Natural ingredients containing acids and enzymes remove the superficial layer of the skin, repair smaller acne scars, smooth and even the skin tone and fade dark spots.
To prevent spreading make sure your skin is free of active acne when you apply an over-the-face mask. If you have pimples here and there, apply the ingredients carefully with a Q-tip to the desired places only.
The effective natural remedies for acne scars are: cucumber, honey, lemon, tomato, potatoes, banana almond oil and others. When you make a salad rub a slice of cucumber, tomato or potato against you skin, let dry and re-apply. Leave for 15 mi and rinse. It’s fast, effortless and easy. Do it as often as you eat a salad and gradually repair your skin. With patience and consistency you will be seeing great improvements.
Don’t forget to do a small patch test (behind the ear, on the part of your neck covered under the hair, inner side of your hand) of any ingredient prior to applying it to your face. There are people that are allergic to most of the plant growing on earth. Remember: “natural” not always means “danger free”.
The first step in the process of acne marks removal is to use scrubs, homemade or those from the stores. Use them once or twice a week before applying a mask.
Fresh tomato: Rub the tomato against your cleansed skin, let dry and repeat the procedure 3-4 times. The tomato is also useful for overall skin rejuvenation and moisturizing. It has acids, vitamins and minerals that even out the skin tone make skin smoother, softer and supple. The other way to apply this ingredient is to squeeze tomato juice into a bowl and apply it to the scar with a Q-tip.
Fresh potato juice is also known to be a good remedy for acne scar removal. Wash the raw potato, cut it slice it in round pieces and rub against your face, let dry and repeat few times.
Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with 1 teaspoon of honey, add few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mix to your face and remove with cold water in 20-25 min. For better results repeat the procedure every other day.
Due to it’s whitening properties, high concentration of acid, vitamin C and antioxidants lemon juice can fade acne scars and dissolve dead skin cells from the surface. Apply it on the scars with a cotton ball and let dry for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to apply sunscreen prior to going out in the sun as lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive.
You can use a mix of cucumber and lemon juice or honey with lemon juice. Both ingredients have strong whitening effect and high concentration of acids.
Mix equal parts of sour cream, yogurt, grinded oatmeal and few drops of lemon juice in equal parts. Apply it on scars, leave for 10 minutes and rinse.
Mash a slice of pineapple until if forms a smooth paste and apply on your face for about 10 minutes then wash it off. Pineapple contains ascorbic acid and enzymes, which help in fading acne marks.
agents that will make your skin produce more collagen such as vitamin E. Add it
in any homemade mask for skin improvement.