Acne itself is a pain to handle. But the scars it leaves behind are even more troublesome. They last much longer than the actual pimples – sometimes even hanging around for years. Fortunately, there are some natural ways to get rid of these. For a more detailed insight, here’s an article that explains everything about the benefits of argan oil for acne scars.
Before this, however, you might want to check out these five natural ways of doing away with those spots and marks:
Argan oil works great as an all-over moisturizer. Applying it regularly will help to control the frequency of your breakouts and also help in clearing up your existing acne. It will also moisturize the dried-up scars from your old acne and make it much less apparent than before.
Argan oil may not work if we’re already using antibacterial or astringent beauty products. Discontinue their use first and go with just argan oil and water for your skincare regime.
To use argan oil for treating your acne scars, cleanse your face first with just warm water and gentle soap. Use your fingertips to massage a few drops of argan oil on your face. Do this at least twice a day; you don’t have to rinse off the oil if you’re going to bed straight afterward.
Pure, natural aloe vera gel helps relieve skin irritation. It also boasts antibacterial properties making it a useful weapon against your annoying acne.
Get the gel straight from the leaf and apply it to the scars. Massage it in gently for a few minutes. Leave the gel to dry for about half an hour, and then rinse it all off. Alternatively, you can mix a tablespoon of the gel with a few drops of tea tree essential oil. Apply this to the affected skin and rinse after ten minutes.
Coconut oil has a lot of fatty acids and Vitamin E. When combined, these two ingredients serve to moisturize and heal the skin. Warm coconut oil releases its nutrients, resulting in a quicker effect than usual. Massage a few drops of coconut on your skin on a daily basis.
Focus on the scar and areas where acne seems to crop up the most. The massage should last for at least 5-10 minutes. You can leave the oil for half an hour after the massage.
Vitamin E oil is a type of antioxidant that helps moisturize the skin. It’s also used in many beauty products to enhance skin elasticity and moisturization.
Take a Vitamin E capsule and puncture one end of it. Mix the gel-like content with a teaspoon of castor oil and apply the mixture to the affected area. You can also apply the oil directly to your skin if you’ve used it before. Apply this before you go to bed. Rinse off the mixture in the morning. Do this daily until you feel like there’s a definite difference.
Getting rid of acne scars can be as simple as rubbing raw potato juice on your skin. This works because the high level of starch in this vegetable will help in fading the blemishes and scars.
Begin by grating a medium potato and straining the results with a cloth. You’ll get the juice out of the potato. Put this on the affected area and let it be for about twenty minutes before rinsing it off. Interestingly, you can try different potato recipes for your skin.
Once you set yourself free from those unsightly acne scars, make sure you keep up the skincare routine. The natural methods above will also help in curtailing more acne outbreaks in the future while also keeping your skin glowing, clear, and healthy.