If you are a fellow acne sufferer then you don't need to know how utterly traumatizing an experience acne can be. To add insult to injury, after all the unsightly ravages it subjects your skin to, acne leaves scars as an ever present reminder. So in this hub, I'm going to share with you the 5 easy ways to remove acne scars naturall I've personally suffered from acne as far back as my early teens and because of that I've picked up a fair bit of scars along the way. Not too deep but still somewhat conspicuous. So if your acne scarring isn't very deep I think the 5 methods that, at one time or another, worked for me, may work for you.After getting rid of my acne using the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) I used the following 5 easy to use home remedies to diminish and eventually remove my acne scars permanently :
- Egg whites - Egg whites have very powerful healing qualities that will help heal your scarring and eventually make it less visible. Egg white is full of proteins and amino acids which can tighten the pores to prevent new breakouts while it lightens the scarred skin. Take a small bowl and whip 3 egg whites until they become fluffy and white. Use your fingers to gently spread the egg whites on to your skin - concentrate on the problem areas. Let the egg whites dry on the skin and wait a few minutes before rinsing away gently with moderately warm.
- Baking soda - Baking soda is coarse but not that coarse, its small particles are smooth and would not damage the skin. And if applied correctly it will gently slough off the top layer of dead skin cells without causing your sensitive facial skin to become irritated or inflamed. Simply mix a small amount of baking soda with water to make a consistent paste. Very gently massage the baking soda onto your skin and leave it on for one minute, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Remember to always moisturize your skin afterwards; I personally, massage a few drops of olive oil on my face and it works very well. Repeat this 2-3 times a week or depending on your exfoliation routine.
- Lemon juice - Lemon juice contains citric acid which, along with lactic and glycolic acids, is one of the most commonly found Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs. AHAs are very well known for their cosmetic usage. Many skin care products, including anti-aging creams and chemical peels, have AHAs in them as a key ingredient. Topical application of AHAs is said to induce an increased production of collagen and increased skin thickness. All of which equates to more healing for scarred skin. Additionally, lemon juice, due to it natural acidic content, is a powerful disinfectant which helps in destroying acne causing bacteria and it is a natural exfoliant which removes dead skins cells and facilitates the formation of new healthy skin. Furthermore, it helps in lightening the skin tone which helps in countering the effects of hyper-pigmentation - another souvenir of your acne days. As for the lemon juice remedy : Ensure that your skin is clean by washing it with a mild acne cleanser. Then take a bowl and squeeze 1-3 lemons in it or better yet buy an all natural lemon juice from your local grocery store. Take a cotton ball and dab it with the juice. Apply the juice to effected areas completely but don't overdo it. Repeat this 2-3 times a week. Remember if you have sensitive skin, the juice may induce a stinging effect, but it will likely happen only the first couple of times. If the stinging effect accompanies significant redness then discontinue usage because your skin is far too sensitive for this method. I have sensitive skin but it was bearable and the sensation did go away after the 3rd application..so its still a very workable solution for those with sensitive skins, but you need to listen to your skin's reaction before applying anything.
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