You know what’s worse than acne? Acne scars! Right after you’ve finally gotten rid of the pimple, you notice that it’s left behind an unsightly scar—something that makes you cringe and lose your confidence every time you spot it. And if it's any consolation, a very recently story on an international tabloid had Hollywood actors sharing their ways to deal with acne and how it affected their life! Here’s what you can do to reduce these scars.
Aloe vera, with its anti-inflammatory properties, has the power to heal irritated skin. Moreover, due to its moisturizing properties it also removes dead skin and repairs damaged cells. The best thing is that it increases the amount of collagen in your skin thereby making your skin supple and soft.
How to use: All you need to do is break off a small piece of a leaf of aloe vera and peel the outer flesh so the gel oozes out. Apply this gel gently on your skin. Allow the gel to stay on your face for at least 30 minutes and then wash it off.
Cucumbers are known to be astringents. The juice of cucumber can help in lightening the appearance of acne marks. What’s more, it also has the power to open up the pores, remove all the bacteria from them and reduce the effect of clogged pores.
How to use: To make the juice, you must peel off the skin of a cucumber. Slice it thin and place it in a pitcher full of cold water. Apply the juice with a cotton ball.
Of course, you love gorging on potatoes in any form. But did you know that they could also help in reducing acne scars? This vegetable has lightening and whitening properties and hence, makes it perfect for the treatment of acne marks.
How to use: Cut a potato in thin slices and rub gently over your marks. Keep this overnight and wash your face the next morning.
Rely on baking soda
Remember how we told you about baking soda? Well, if that’s not enough, you should also know that it helps in healing acne scars. That’s because this one’s a gentle exfoliant that helps in removing dead cells and aids in renewal of skin cells thereby reducing pimple marks.
How to use it: Mix a tsp of baking soda with some water and make a paste out of it. Apply it on your face for 5 minutes. Gently scrub and wash off with water.
Go for tomatoes
Did you know that tomato contains this enzyme called lycopene, which has the power to lighten marks and better your complexion? One of the best treatments for acne scars, this vegetable will help your skin extensively.
How to use: Take a tomato slice and gently rub on your pimple scars. Massage for about 5 minutes followed by keeping the juice on the face for about 20 minutes. Wash off with water.
Written by Chandni Ghosh on Feb 03, 2016