Acne can be painful, bad looking and embarrassing all at once. And the worst part is that it leaves behind stubborn dark spots and scars that are difficult to remove. There are two types of acnes—non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Whiteheads and blackheads come under non-inflammatory type, whereas the inflammatory ones leave scars and marks.

Inflamed acne is caused due to excess oil, dead cells and bacterial clogging. Due to this the pores swell that causes the follicle walls to expand and break. If the rupture is close to the surface of your skin then the acne is minor and can heal quickly. But if the rupture is deep then the lesion is severe and the infected material can leak out into dermis and destroy the healthy skin tissues. Eww, right!

Here are some home remedies that will help you get rid of all kinds of acne scars...


1. Orange peel powder

1.	Orange peel powder

Orange peels have lightening properties that help in the reduction of acne scars and pigmentations. You can apply this once every alternate day for effective results.

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey


  • Mix a teaspoon each of orange peel powder and honey.
  • Apply this on the affected areas on your face.
  • Let it dry and then wash it with normal water.

2. Coconut oil

2.	Coconut oil

Coconut oil has many benefits for your skin. It is full of anti-oxidants, vitamin E and K that helps repair your skin and promote the growth of healthy skin tissues. You can apply this daily or every alternate day.

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut


  • Take a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it on your palms.
  • Dab it lightly on your face especially on your acne scars.
  • Leave it overnight and wash it off the next morning.

3. Besan

3.	Besan

Besan is one of the best remedies for your skin especially acne and acne scars. It has strong exfoliating and lightening properties that help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Apply this every alternate day for effective results.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon besan
  • Rose water or lemon juice


  • Mix both the ingredients and make a thick paste.
  • Apply this paste to your face and neck and more on your scars.
  • Allow it to dry and then wash it with water.

4. Aloe Vera

4.	Aloe Vera

Aloe vera helps in enhancing the healing of scarred skin. It has inflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties that helps reduce acne scars. Apply this daily, avoid if you feel itchy.

What you need:

  • Aloe vera gel


  • Extract gel from aloe leaves.
  • Apply some on the affected areas.
  • Leave it overnight.

5. Lemon Juice

5.	Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has skin lightening properties, which helps in the reduction of acne scars. Apply this once every alternate day.

What you need:

  • ½ lemon
  • Cotton pads


  • Squeeze out the juice of half lemon.
  • Dip it in cotton pad and apply it on the affected areas.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with normal water.