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Ways To Get Rid of Acne Scars

Updated on February 23, 2010

Tips to Get Rid of Acne and its Scarring

It seems that acne scars can be more problematic than acne itself because it take a very long time for the scars to disappear. In fact, many scars remain forever on the surface of your skin. But, if the scars are not big or deep, you might want to consider treating the scars at home with natural treatments.

Here's some home remedies for scar removal that can bring the glow back to your skin:

Drink lots of water. Water has amazing cleansing and rejuvenating properties for the human body. Water can help to shed off dead skin cells by hydration. New skin develops quicker and more smoothly when the body is properly hydrated.

Eating fruits and vegetables provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals to help rejuvenate the skin. The juices from fruits and vegetables also make healthy skin to heal acne scars.

Healing and erasing scars takes more than just applying creams or oils to the skin. The body needs healthy foods and essential nutrients to fight against infections that can complicate acne scarring. Be sure to include tofu, chicken, soy and fish in your diet to provide your body the proteins it needs to heal your skin.

Drinking several glasses of lemon juice everyday will help your body to shed the dead skin cells at a faster pace. Healthier skin cells with elasticity will replace the dead cells.

Rose Hip Oil is another great home remedy to fight acne scars. The oil has anti-aging properties that reduce wrinkles, rejuvenate the skin surface and return it to its natural color.

Aloe Vera gel also helps get rid of acne scars and makes the skin healthier.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, and is effective to stop overproduction of sebum that causes acne and acne scars. Tomatoes also have antioxidant properties to heal damaged skin. Placing a slice of tomato on your face can quickly reduce acne scars.

Olive oil is another wonderful antidote to improve skin condition and reduce acne scars. Massage the oil on the affected parts of your skin every day to soften the skin texture and reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Honey can also be applied on affected parts of your skin to reduce acne scars and give the skin a youthful appearance. You can massage honey onto the skin or consume it in pill form.

Lavender oil is another natural substance that is widely used in commercial cosmetics. Lavender has regenerative properties that will make your skin look fresh and younger.

Rosewater and Sandalwood can be combined to make a paste to lather on acne scars. Leave the paste on the skin overnight and wash the skin with cold water in the morning. Applying this paste regularly can help to get rid of acne scars quickly.

The best way to avoid acne scars from occurring is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Exercising reduces stress and gets rid of harmful toxins in the body. Don't expect home remedies to produce miraculous results overnight; it's not going to happen! Natural remedies can improve the skin, but it will take time and persistence. The other situation that is often unavoidable is genetic inclination toward acne. Teens generally are susceptible to acne, some worse than others, some not at all.

Count your blessings if you don't have the problem, or only to a very minor extent. The good news is, if you have it, try the above remedies, avoid squeezing (this creates scars), and tough it out. It usually goes away as you grow into your twenties.


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