Acne scars are a common side effect of having acne. They can be challenging to treat, and it’s always best to use the least invasive treatments first so that you can avoid more serious scarring down the line.
That said, there are many ways you can try at home before committing to any kind of scar treatment. Here are the best ones:
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Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the best ways to remove acne and the scars it leaves behind. This heaven-sent ingredient contains an active compound called terpinen-4-ol that helps the skin to regenerate and heal.
In addition, the oil has anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial properties that help with the healing process.
Applying a mixture of half a teaspoon of raw honey with a few drops of tea tree oil is one great way to get rid of acne scars. Leave it on for up to an hour before rinsing it off; doing this two or three times a week should show results.
Aloe Vera Gel
If you want to have baby smooth skin, aloe vera gel is the answer to your problems. This age-old remedy has been used for centuries to heal scars and burns because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Applying fresh aloe vera gel directly onto the affected areas will help you recover much faster than if you just left your skin alone. If this option is not convenient or readily available, you can also buy pure aloe vera gels in stores specifically made for scar reduction.
These are often standardized to contain 98% concentrated Aloe Barbadensis Miller (the scientific name for Aloe Vera), so make sure that’s what you get if you go this route.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil contains antioxidants that fight free radicals and aid in skin rejuvenation. Many specialists recommend using vitamin E to heal acne scars since it’s very safe and easy to apply.
Warm-up a few drops of the oil and then apply it on the affected areas using either your fingers or a cotton ball. You can do this daily until you start seeing results, which should be pretty soon.
Lemon juice is an astringent that can be used to dry out excess oil, reduce inflammation, clear out pores, fade discoloration and lighten scars. It also may help the skin renew itself faster, which can result in fresher-looking skin overall.
Lemon juice should be used alone. This is because you can irritate your skin if you apply too many treatments, and lemon juice on top will give your skin a double dose of irritation that it might not be able to handle just yet.
Glycolic Acid/Salicylic Acid
Glycolic acid will gently exfoliate your skin by removing dead cells at the skin’s surface, revealing healthier, brighter layers underneath. This chemical peel can help improve the appearance of acne scars when performed regularly and over time.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that’s used as an exfoliator and keratolytic agent. It works by removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin which can help reduce pore blockages and minimize scar formation through its anti-inflammatory properties.
These treatments are best used together since they often complement each other. However, it’s important to remember that too much glycolic acid will dehydrate your skin, so you should use this treatment with care.
Vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that protects and strengthens your skin barrier and promotes collagen production for cell rejuvenation. This ingredient has been used to treat stretch marks, surgical or traumatic scars, burns, acne scars/marks, hyperpigmentation (age spots), wrinkles, etc.
According to studies conducted with animals, topically applying vitamin C promotes collagen in human skin. Scientists believe that vitamin C stimulates collagen formation to reduce scarring because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Retinoids can treat acne and scars by unclogging your pores which reduces breakouts in the future. They also target existing acne or scars by creating a mild peeling effect which causes dead skin cells to slough away, revealing healthier layers underneath.
This chemical peel can help improve the appearance of acne scars when performed regularly and over time.
We hope this post has helped you in some way. If you have any other questions about acne scars, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We’re here for you and want to help get rid of your acne scarring as quickly as possible. Our team is always available for a chat or phone call to guide the next steps towards getting better skin. get