Remedies for Acne Scars and Dark Spots

Acne – An inflammatory skin condition that caused when the skin pores or hair follicles get clogged due to dirt, dead cells, makeup and oil which gets trapped under the skin causing this bacterial infection. It is caused due to improper hormonal balance, poor diet, poor skin care hygiene, stress, aging, etc.

Fortunately, we can get rid of acne with many natural remedies but due to the frequent attacks of acne, less collagen production, deep acne attack of the skin, if the infection extends to dermis and destroys healthy skin tissue, weakened immune system, etc. you might be left with ugly and embarrassing scars or dark spots on the skin.

These left over acne scars, if not treated properly then the bacteria will again attack the skin and causes acne. So, rather than using those harmful over the counter creams and scar treatments, which further causes damage to the skin, you can follow the natural, homemade remedies for treating acne scars.

Home Remedies for Acne Scars and Dark Spots:

Here are some effective natural remedies that work effectively for treating acne scars and dark spots on the skin. Let’s get started.

Method – 1: (Nutmeg with Honey and Cinnamon)

I heard about the combination of nutmeg with honey and cinnamon for treating dark spots and acne scars and in my research, I came across an amazing video on YouTube that explains me how to prepare and use it to get rid of the problem. Here’s the detailed explanation.

Honey has an antibacterial property that clears acne causing bacteria and soothes the inflammation. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory property that calms down the swelling. Cinnamon exfoliates the skin to clear dead cells, oil, and other impurities. This spot treatment is very simple and effective in clearing acne scars and dark spots on the skin.

Steps to be followed…

  • Add 1 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon powder, 1 tablespoon of organic honey and some fresh lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Stir well to make it a fine paste.
  • Apply it on the acne scars and dark spots affected skin areas using a cotton swab or cotton ball or a makeup brush.
  • Leave it on for 20 – 25 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  • Dry your skin and apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
  • Repeat the same process for twice a week till you get rid of acne scars and dark spots on the skin.

    Method – 2: (Lemon Juice)

    Lemon has natural bleaching or lightening property that reduces the appearance of acne scars and other dark marks. It exfoliates the skin to remove excess oil, dirt and dead cells on the skin’s surface to get rid of scars. It has an astringent property that tightens the skin and makes it smooth and shiny.

    Steps to be followed…

    • Extract lemon juice freshly from a lemon.
    • Dip a cotton ball in it and dab it directly on the acne scars affected skin areas.
    • Let it sit for about 7 – 10 minutes and rinse off with water.
    • Continue doing this process once or twice daily for few weeks to get rid of acne scars.

    Note:

    • If you’re having dry or sensitive skin, then dilute lemon juice with some rose water or normal water or vitamin E oil or honey, etc. and then apply it on the acne scars.
    • Alternatively, prepare a lemon mask for pimple scar removal by adding 1 tablespoon each of fresh lemon juice, honey and almond oil in 2 tablespoons of milk. Apply it on the scars daily but not before you step out in the sun.
    • Or else, mix 4 teaspoons of watermelon juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a bowl. Stir well and apply it on the acne scars and rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water after 10 – 15 minutes.

      Method – 3: (Aloe Vera)

      Aloe vera has an anti-inflammatory property that soothes the swollen skin and helps in the regeneration of damaged skin tissues to boost up the healing process. it moistures the skin to fade away the acne scars.

      Steps to be followed…

      • Squeeze aloe vera gel /pulp from an aloe leaf.
      • Clean and dry your face and other acne scars affected areas.
      • Apply this aloe vera gel on the acne scars and dark spots.
      • Leave it on for about for 30 – 45 minutes and rinse off with water.
      • Continue doing the same process for 2 – 4 times a day to get rid of acne scars.

      Note: Or you can leave the gel like that on the skin, as it won’t cause any harm to you.

      Method – 4: (Baking Soda)

      Baking soda exfoliates the skin to clear dead cells and oil, which in turn minimizes the appearance of acne scars. It has excellent skin lightening and bleaching property that fades away the acne scars and dark spots. It balances the improper pH levels of the skin to maintain a healthy skin.

      Steps to be followed…

      • Add enough of water to 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
      • Stir well to make it a fine paste and apply it on the acne scars affected skin areas.
      • Massage gently for 2 minutes and leave it on for few minutes.
      • Wash the applied area with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer (as baking soda dries the skin).
      • Do the same process for 2 – 3 times a week.

      Note: Or you can also apply this as a face mask but concentrate more on the scars affected facial areas.

      Method – 5: (Honey)

      Honey has natural antibacterial, antiseptic and soothing properties that rejuvenate the damaged skin to clear acne scars.

      Steps to be followed…

      • Take some organic honey in a bowl and dip a cotton ball or swab in it.
      • Dab it directly on the scars or dark spots.
      • Prefer to do it at night before bedtime and leave it on for overnight.
      • Wash it off with water in the next morning.
      • Regular follow-up of this process will definitely help you not to fade away the acne scars but also lightens up your skin to glow with an even tone.

      Note: Or you can also add few drops of lemon juice or cinnamon powder or aspirin powder in some honey and apply it on the scars to get rid of the problem.

Remedies for Acne Scars and Dark Spots

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