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Best remedy for removing acne scars

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( 5 Mar 2009)

Acne is a common problem faced by many people and it often leaves behind unsightly marks on the face. These scars can be a cause of as much concern as the acne itself and people resort to various treatments to get rid of these unwanted marks. However, there is no need to spend much money and get special medical or laser treatments done to treat acne scars. Acne scars can be removed easily and without much expense by using simple home remedies which use natural ingredients found mostly in your kitchen!

One of the best home remedies for acne scars is Aloe Vera juice which you can consume daily to prevent acne and also to treat the scars. Alternately you can take a small piece of the plant, slice it open and apply the fresh juice on the affected area to make the acne dry faster without leaving any scars. If you already have scars, daily application of Aloe Vera juice or gel is beneficial for lightening the scars. Similarly you can apply lemon juice on the affected area to get rid of the scars. The lemon juice acts as natural bleach but contains citric acid, a part of the AHA group, which is responsible for the removal of dead skin cells and growth on new skin cells. Lavender oil, which contains anti-bacterial and regenerative characteristics, can be applied on the acne twice daily to treat the scars. Similarly olive oil too has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities and can be applied daily on the affected areas to reduce the scars and improve the texture of the acne marred skin. A good face pack to reduce the acne scars can be prepared using Sandalwood powder and Rose water. This pack applied daily for 15 to 20 minutes is excellent for reducing the scars and improving the skin. Another good face pack can be prepared using 1 tbsp oatmeal, 1 tbsp sour cream, 1 tbsp yoghurt and a few drops lemon juice. You can apply this on the affected areas and wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes. Honey can be used either as a face mask to treat scars. Alternately you can take 1 tbsp honey daily to treat the scars and prevent further acne problems. Rosehip seed oil, often found in cosmetic products such as ace creams and anti-aging creams, has beneficial properties that help to heal and rejuvenate the skin. You can massage this oil into the affected areas twice a day for best results. Above all, remember to drink the recommended amount of water and follow a healthy and balanced diet so that your system is able healthy and can rebuild skin cells naturally, this eliminating the scars.

answered by G S on 5 Mar 2009, 5:13:05


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