Now that you’ve successfully cleared your acne, you may staring at some stupid pesky red or brown marks that your breakouts left behind. Those stubborn little critters is what we’ll be focusing on in this article.
About 80 percent of the population gets acne breakouts between the ages of 11 and 25, and a small amount of the population still gets pimples at 40 or above.
There are numerous natural remedies that may aid you in eliminating acne scars. Some of these ingredients may even be in your kitchen and pantry right now:
Egg White Mask
Egg whites are not only easy to find, but they are also extremely effective when healing any type of scarring.
Acne scars tend to be the hardest to get rid of, but the egg whites will really help because of the amount of protein they contain.
You don’t need to whisk the whites. You want them running, so they can act as a mask. Apply them directly to the scarring, and you will visibly see a reduction in them within a few days.
This is something you can do overnight or just in the hours before you go to bed. Use some warm water to wash it off and pat dry with a clean towel.
Tea Tree Oil
One of the most popular and effective home remedies for curing acne problems is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is packed with antibacterial properties, which allows this essential oil to fight the bacteria that causes skin problems, as well as reducing the redness and inflammation of pimples.
You can easily apply this oil directly on the areas of concern or by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with your regular face wash, then making sure you rinse off your face after 20 minutes.
Baking Soda Paste
Baking soda is naturally exfoliating, which may help fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation by removing dead skin and regenerating a layer of new skin cells.
Baking soda is also effective for preventing future breakouts because it helps remove the trapped dirt and oil under the skin that causes zits.
Exfoliating with baking soda before applying a natural moisturizer or oil (such as rosehip seed oil or hemp oil) will also help open your pores, enabling the oil to be more efficiently absorbed.
Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl, and mix until a paste forms. Massage gently onto your face in a circular motion for a few minutes, focusing on areas that are most affected by dark marks and scars. Rinse off with warm water, and repeat 2-3 times weekly.
Note: Avoid exfoliating areas where the skin is broken open, as this can cause more redness and irritation.