Home Remedies For Acne Scars

Home Remedies For Acne Scars

Acne could be highly distressing, just not because they are painful, but because they leave behind ugly scars that never go easily. Pimple arises owing to some sort of skin damages. In the healing process, the body generates new skin cells and collagen fibres for repair that leads to acne scar take place. Even though acne scars do not really be off but their colour, size and appearance can be modified so as to make them unnoticeable, and thus improving look. Here are some home remedies you may follow in order to alleviate your acne scars.

Sandalwood water

Sandalwood (Chandan) is a highly effectual soothing and cooling agent to deal with various skin problems.

Just put a piece of sandalwood into water for a few hours. Now, take out the wood, dry and accumulate for later use. With the help of a small ball of cotton, wipe the sandalwood water slowly on the parts of the skin having acne scars. Carry on this process daily for about a week. You would notice a marked difference in your facial look.

Alternatively, you may rub a piece of sandalwood on a wooden base with a little rosewater to get a thin paste. Apply a little of this paste on your scar and leave it overnight. Now, wash your face the next morning with the help of cold water.

Fenugreek (or Methi) extract

Fenugreek provides anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and soothing action to the skin, that help heal skin conditions and reducing acne scars.

Take a few seeds of fenugreek into a little water; and boil it for about 10-15 minutes. Then, let the liquid cool, strain out the seeds and thereafter with the help of a cotton ball, apply the water to the acne scars. Carry on this treatment regularly for about a week, you will see a diminution in the intensity of the scars’ form.

Lemon juice

Lemons are well known for its richness in vitamin C that plays an vital role in synthesis of collagen in the body. Therefore, regular use of lemons – both internally as an ingredient of the diet and externally on the skin – could help keep your skin healthy and free from scars as well.

Mix one tablespoon each of lemon juice, honey and almond oil with two tablespoons of milk and apply this blend on your scars once a day for about one week in order to get rid of acne scar.

Cut a few lemons and extract the juice from them. Apply this juice with a cotton ball directly onto the acne scars on the face. Leave it for some time and after then wash it with the help of plain water. It has a bleaching effect on dark scars. But, avoid going out in bright sunlight if you have applied lemon juice for it may cause darkening of the skin. You may also mingle lemon juice with other ingredients for scar-dipping effect.

Neem leaves

Neem leaves contains alkaloids that make them effective antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, thus helpful in a wide range of skin problems from acne and eczema to ringworm. Neem leaves also have the property of sanitizing the body toxins. Neem could help cast out other beauty problems too.

Put a neem leaf directly on the affected area for some time. Carry on this practice regularly to see good results.

Aloe vera

The gel-like substance obtained from the aloe leaves has a miraculous capability to heal nearly all skin problems.

Cleanse a leaf of aloe plant and peel out its outermost green layer to get the inner jelly-like substance. Take the jelly out with the help of a spoon and apply a little quantity of this gel directly onto the blemish tissue, then leave it for about half an hour. Wash it off with the help of plain water. Do this twice a day. If you carry on using it for a few days, you will see yourself that your scars become unnoticeable and your skin feels tighter to get a distinct glow. Aloe vera does not produce any side effect to the skin, it suits all skin types. Moreover, you may try out uncooked milk for flawless, glowing skin.

Apple cider vinegar

Vinegar has the property of scraping off old cells on the surface of the skin. This peeling action along with its antiseptic property makes it useful against acne scars. Direct application of vinegar to the skin may damage sensitive skin. So first of all, dilute the solution with water before applying it, and then apply it to the scars with the help of a cotton ball.


Together with the use of these home remedies, it is essential to prevent new pimples from erupting. Stress tends to bring hormonal changes that may worsen acne, so do deep breathing exercises and meditation to keep stress away. Reduce the use of oil-based cosmetics such as moisturizers and make-up and even hair products. In this way, you could reduce the blocking of the pores in the skin and consequently, reduce the probability of an acne eruption. While there is nothing you can do about the appearance of acne prior to or during the menstruation period, you may certainly avoid it getting worse by keeping your face clean and free from oil and adopting a ‘no touching or breaking pimples’.

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