Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Home Remedies for Acne Scars- No More Marks!

One of the most frustrating and discouraging aspects of being a patient of the acne disease is the fact that even after the pimples are treated and healed, most of the times they leave behind ugly marks in their place. These acne scars be caused due to picking at the pus filled eruptions, reactions from anti-acne creams or preparations, scrubbing of face with rough materials and other such reasons. Even those who take extra skin care can land up with spots on the face which, if untreated for long time, could become permanent. Cosmetic surgeries are available for the treatment of these scars but they are really expensive and may cause side-effects due to the chemicals used. The best way to battle out this problem is to resort to various home remedies for acne scars.

Home-based preparations for treatment of skin problems are not new, but date back to ancient times. These have been tried and tested for years and have provided the most promising results. In addition to being effective, home remedies for acne scars are relatively simple, inexpensive, healthy for the skin and convenient. Most of the items required can be readily found in your kitchen. 

Some powerful and well known home remedies for acne scars are listed below:

Olive Oil: Olive oil, with its implausible health-promoting qualities can be very effective in curing acne marks. Application of the oil on the skin two times in a day helps to lighten the spots and heal the scars, moisturize your face and obtain a natural glow. Olive oil get betters the look of acne scars.

Tomatoes: Vitamin A is the fundamental ingredient of most acne medicines and solutions available and is considered very effective in curing various skin problems. Tomatoes, being enriched with vitamin A, when applied on the affected areas regularly, help to eliminate the scars and improve the texture of the skin.

Honey: Honey has excellent moisturizing and anti-bacterial qualities.  Application on the affected skin areas and/or oral intake of honey both help in to reduce acne scars and enhance skin quality.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is an herb known to cure numerous types of skin conditions including acne scars. Direct application of the juice or gel of the herb on the infected areas is known provide quick and efficient relief.

Water and healthy diet: Healthy food habits provide good home remedies for acne and variety of other conditions. Consuming 8-10 glasses of water in a day keeps the body well hydrated which helps the skin maintain its natural elasticity and glow and promotes healing of acne scars. Well balanced diets, comprising of plenty of green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits helps improve digestion and maintain hormonal balances which in turn provide the radiant look on the skin.


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