Are you struggling with the appearance of acne scars? If so, you're not alone. Acne scars are a common problem, and they can be tough to get rid of. However, there is a way to reduce their appearance with a simple, homemade face scrub for acne scars.
Acne scars can be embarrassing and difficult to get rid of. The best way to get rid of acne scars is to prevent them in the first place. However, this can be difficult because there are so many different factors that cause acne scarring.
One way to improve acne scars is with homemade face scrubs. All you need are some simple ingredients (most likely items already in your kitchen), and you can make a face scrub that will greatly reduce acne scarring.
Homemade scrubs for acne scars are an inexpensive remedy, not to mention much gentler on the skin than store bought acne treatments. For those with sensitive skin, this can be a great solution because the ingredients are natural and gentle enough even for delicate facial skin.
Video: Homemade Face Scrub for Acne Scars
Acne scars are caused when the skin is inflamed and a lesion forms. The inflammation can damage the tissue, which in turn heals in an abnormal way. This can leave a permanent depression in the skin called a scar. While acne scars cannot be completely eliminated, they can be improved with treatment.
This DIY facial scrub is easy to make and it's ingredients are likely already in your pantry. So if you're looking for a way to improve the look of your acne scars, check out this video! We'll show you how to make this face scrub and how to use it for best results.
DIY Acne Scrub Ideas
You will find many different home remedies for acne scars on dozens of websites and blogs dedicated to natural cures and treatments. It's hard to know which of these homemade face scrubs is worth trying or if they work at all (let alone how well). The following recipes for homemade scrub have proven time and again that they really do help fade away acne scars – without putting more stress on your already stressed out skin.
Many natural ingredients that come from your kitchen can be used to make homemade face scrubs. You can also use lemon juice or honey for different benefits. Honey is great because not only will it help heal your scars, but it has anti-bacterial properties as well as moisturizing!
Homemade Face Scrub Recipes For Acne Scars
1) Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Exfoliating Mask
Mix together 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of honey until it forms a thick paste. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes (longer if you have time). Then rinse with warm water, and pat dry with a towel. Do this twice a day or as needed to get rid of acne scars
2) Baking Soda Scrub for Clearing Skin
This is one of the most popular homemade scrubs for getting rid of acne scars because baking soda has the ability to gently exfoliate, remove dead skin cells and clear out pores. Simply mix together 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water to form a paste, then apply it all over your face in gentle circular motions for about two minutes. Let your homemade acne scrub sit on your face for another minute or so, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this daily to get rid of acne scars
3) Strawberry Rejuvenation Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon each of pure honey and strawberries (the more ripe the better) until you get a smooth mixture that forms a thick paste. Apply the mask to clean skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply a good moisturizer. This strawberry rejuvenation mask is very effective in lightening acne scars as well as other skin blemishes such as dark spots, sunspots, etc.
4) Milk Mask for Acne Scars
Mix 1 tablespoon of pure milk cream with 1/2 teaspoon each of oatmeal and lemon juice, then apply to your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply a good moisturizer or sunscreen since this facial mask will make your skin extra sensitive to sunlight now. Milk contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate dead cells from the surface of the skin naturally, thereby, removing damaged skin and impurities that may have caused acne scars to darken your complexion.
5) Cucumber Peel for Acne Scars
Extract the juice from half a cucumber, then apply it on your face evenly with a cotton ball or clean cosmetic wedge sponge. Make sure to cover all the areas where you have blemishes on your face, especially those acne scars. Leave this mask on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water first and then followed by cold-water rinse. Pat dry with a soft towel. Repeat twice daily until you see significant improvements in lightening up those dark spots or acne scars on your face as well as overall complexion improvement of your facial skin.
NOTE: If your skin is highly sensitive, you might want to dilute the cucumber juice with water before applying it on your face.
6) Oatmeal Face Mask for Reducing Acne Scars
Blend 2 cups of rolled (old fashioned) oats until fine powder form then add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or sea salt , 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 4 tablespoons of any kind of milk then stir all ingredients thoroughly. Add more milk if necessary so that this mixture can be spreadable when you apply it to your skin in thick layer. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with warm water followed by cold-water rinse to seal the moisture of your skin.
7) Honey and Cinnamon Scrub for Pimples and Acne Scars
Add 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder (make sure you get the one without any additives), 5 teaspoons olive oil in a bowl then stir all ingredients thoroughly to blend them into creamy mixture before using it. Apply this mixture onto your face in circular motion for 10 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with water. You can also add few drops of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar after you massage this mask on your face before washing it off.
8) Banana Face Mask for Fighting Acne Scars and Pimple Marks
Blend half banana with 2 tablespoons cottage cheese until smooth paste forms, then apply this paste on the skin of your face and leave it for 5 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
can slough off dead skin cells from your face to decrease the appearance of acne scars because banana contains natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids that can treat acne scars naturally.
9) Use Potato Juice to Treat Acne Scars and Dark Circles
It is time for you to slice 1 fresh potato into thin slices then place them on your eyes for 10 minutes before washing off thoroughly with water. You need to continue doing this remedy every day until you see great improvement in reducing the appearance of dark circles under your eyes or lighten up old scar marks.
About the Author: Jenni Mac
Hi, I’m Jenni! I am a health and beauty blogger that loves making homemade sugar scrubs. Here you will learn all about DIY sugar scrubs! I have been blogging for over three years now, my first blog is RawBeautyBlog.com - it is all about natural products, DIY skin care, inner beauty, and anything else to do with natural living, check it out.
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