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Home Made Face Mask for Acne Scars and Blackheads

Updated on July 4, 2015

If you have had acne in the past and now suffering from acne scars then this article is a must read for you. Here I am going to talk to you about some of the best home made face masks for acne scars which can help you get rid of those unwanted scars.

Wash your face frequently with water to get rid of dirt causing acne
Wash your face frequently with water to get rid of dirt causing acne | Source

Say Good bye to Acne Scars Naturally

Acne scars can spoil the look of your face and make you feel depressed and low in confidence too. They can sometimes seem hard to go away.Most of us are pretty tired of seeing these acne and pimples popping up every now and then. Basically acne starts with the appearance of blackheads and then if left untreated may assume the form of acne or pimples.

Read: 17 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads from Face and Nose

If you have been trying for long to reduce your dark spots from acne and have found it difficult, this post will surely help you out, i am sure.

You can try some of these home made face masks and you will get some good results.

Baking Soda for Dark Spots from Acne Removal Naturally is Effective
Baking Soda for Dark Spots from Acne Removal Naturally is Effective | Source

Baking Soda: Baking soda can be used as an effective face mask to get rid of acne scars as it helps in removing the dead skin cells. In order to make a face mask, you will need baking soda and water. Just mix 2tbsp of baking soda in 1 spoon of water and mix both finely.

This paste should then be applied evenly on the face and left for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a week to get the best results.

Hope you have already read the post on "How to Get Rid of Dark Spots from Acne"

Lemon juice works effectively in reducing acne scars
Lemon juice works effectively in reducing acne scars | Source

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and can be used effectively in removing acne scars. Lemon mask is highly acidic in nature and it contains a good amount of Vitamin C which not just helps in getting rid of acne scars but also prevents future breakout of acne too.

In order to make lemon mask, you will need lemon and cotton pads. Just squeeze lemon in a bowl and dip cotton pads into it and apply on the affected region. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash with water. Doing this many times a day will help you get visible results soon.

Do Read: Homemade Acne Spot treatment for getting rid of dark spots

oatmeal face mask is considered very effective for acne scars removal
oatmeal face mask is considered very effective for acne scars removal | Source

Oatmeal Mask: Oatmeal is considered to be an excellent exfoliation product. Being natural it does not have any side effects.

Oatmeal mask can be used in relation with other acne treatments, since it is easy to make. Oatmeal helps in absorbing excessive oil from the skin, has cleansing properties too and works as an exfoliating agent.

In order to make oatmeal mask, you will need oatmeal powder and rose water. Just mix the two well in a bowl, you can even add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Make a fine paste and apply on your face. Leave for 15 minutes and then wash off. You can even mix honey to it to make it even more effective.

Must Read: Homemade Hydrating Face Mask Recipes

Gramflour Mask for Acne and Dark Spots Treatment Naturally
Gramflour Mask for Acne and Dark Spots Treatment Naturally | Source

Gram Flour Mask: Gram Flour is regarded as one of the most common and popular face mask for reducing acne scars. To make a gram flour mask, you will need 1 tbsp of butter milk, 1 tbsp of rose water, little bit of turmeric and 2 tbsp of gram flour. Just mix all these products well in a bowl and then apply on your face especially on the acne.

Let the paste gets dried and then wash with water. Do this on a regular basis and you will see your acne scars getting fade away. If you have dry skin then you can apply this mask once a week and if you have oily skin you this mask alternatively.

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Using Scrubs for Acne and Dark Spots

It is believed that using scrubs too help to get rid of acne and blackheads. So you may try using some of the effective scrubs for your acne problem. Here are 5 Best Natural Exfoliating Scrubs for Your Face.

If you are looking for some acne scrub products then One of the best and most popular scrubs is Biore Acne Clearing Scrub.This is one of the best scrubs to be used in order to get rid of acne, since it contains salicylic acid as the main ingredient. This is an oil free scrub and works well on your acne scars. It has received good reviews at amazon too and received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. It is build on the basis of Skin Purifying Technology (SPT) and helps in cleaning your skin from within. A must buy for you because it does not spoil or destroy the natural oils of your skin a and give you a blemish free skin by repeated usage.

Apart from this, There are certain other scrubs for acne and dark spots too which you can use. Read Here about the 3 Best Acne Clearing Scrubs which are worth buying.

5 Popular Home Remedies for Acne Scars

  • Some of the popular oils used for the treatment of acne scars include olive oil, lavender oil and almond oil. Regularly applying these oils on your face will help to fade away the acne scars over a brief period of time.
  • You can also rub margosa leaf extract on the acne scars twice or thrice daily to reduce acne naturally.
  • Applying yoghurt and lime juice too is said to be powerful enough to fade away acne.
  • You can make a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water and apply on your face. This will have cooling effect on your acne and will even calm down the irritation you might suffer from acne.
  • Apply mint leaves juice on your pimples and leave overnight. If you have severe acne, you can even drink mint juice.

Effective Acne Face Masks
Effective Acne Face Masks

Acne Scars Removal


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    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      4 years ago from India

      Thanks so much Arianna for this wonderful advice. I never knew that baby oil can help acne too. I am going to try it for sure,

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      4 years ago

      I recommend baby oil it really moisturises my face. It cured my acne and acne scars. It made my face glow and soft i loved it. Use it for a week and you'll see some results. Its great!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Thanks for the tips!

    • mcgreg28 profile image

      Nicky Fuller 

      6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Nice hub. I'm a huge fan of oatmeal mask

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      6 years ago

      I normally use more pricey, acne masks. My mom had this product from Citrus Clear called the Acne Spot Treatment - and I am impressed. It applies dense and smoothly, and creates a tingly citrusy sensation. All masks make my face feel tighter and cleaner, but this product makes my pores smaller. 100% ZERO BLACKHEADS from using this. It will work for you

    • kellyanne828 profile image


      6 years ago

      Great hub! I am always on the lookout for new face masks to try.

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      6 years ago from India

      thanks a lot, gone through your link, it is really useful and you have some interesting articles too,

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      Mia Gordon 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice post - I have LOADS more acne recipes here (I see some of my pics on this page) that you can use to add to the ones on this page


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