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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

02 September 2017 - 23:06

Luham

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Acne or pimples generally leave behind acne scars, which may fade in a few days, months, or sometimes it may even take a year. Treating acne can be a pain but what’s more painful are the stubborn acne scars they leave behind. There are several treatments available in the market, which can help you to get rid of these acne scars. Practically, acne scars cannot fade away overnight, hence you should keep your faith on various treatments and apply them regularly in order to treat them.

Use Skin Lightening Creams


Using skin-lightening creams is another easy way of getting rid of acne scars easily. Skin lightening creams contain a lot of Vitamin C, liquorice extract, mulberry extract, kojic acid etc. These active ingredients work effectively on the skin thus reducing the acne scars without causing any damage to the skin. However, people with darker skin should not use too much of these skin lightening creams as it might destroy the melanin leading to a worse situation.

Fresh lemon juice


One natural and effective way to heal acne scars and get rid of them is by using lemon juice. Lemon juice contains citric acid and natural bleaching properties, which can lighten the scar and also promote healthy skin. Simply combine equal parts of lemon juice with water and apply on the acne scars. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with clear water.

Egg whites


Egg whites have mending properties, which can heal the scars and make them less visible. Egg whites contain a lot of amino acids and protein, which not only heals the skin but also makes it healthy, supple and soft. It prevents breakouts on the skin and lightens the scars. Take one egg white and add some Aloe Vera gel to it. Mix together and apply on the face. Allow it to dry and wash off with cold water. Repeat this twice or thrice in a day to get rid of the acne scars easily.

Regular exfoliation


You should consider exfoliating your skin regularly so that it helps to get rid of the acne scars and promotes new cell generation. Exfoliating helps to slough off the dead skin cells easily and promotes fresh and new skin. Considering the fact that exfoliating is good for your skin, you should exfoliate regularly to get rid of the acne scars. Make sure you choose right scrub according to your skin type.

Use salicylic acids treatment


Salicylic acid is one of the most effective acids, which can be safely used on the skin. They are generally found in most acne creams, lotions, and moisturizers. Salicylic acid is quite effective in treating acne scars as it helps to shed the upper skin layer thus treating the hyper pigmented skin easily. Salicylic acid is also good to be used for acne prone skin as it helps to reduce the production of sebum on the face.

Olive oil therapy


You should consider using olive oil regularly in order to get rid of acne scars and prevent acne on the face. Olive oil is a great source of Vitamin E, which helps to fight against the scars on the face thus promoting clear and glowing skin. In addition, olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants, which will promote healthy and glowing skin. Take some olive oil and warm it for some time. Now apply on the face, focusing especially on the dark acne spots. Wait until it dries and then wash off with lukewarm water later. Using olive oil regularly can help to heal the acne scars easily.

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