Acne is one of the worst things to happen. It not only affects the skin but also takes a toll on the confidence levels. While dealing with acne comes with its own challenges, the scars it leaves are literally like battle wounds. Some people might have it easy, but acne scars come with their own set of routines.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting an estimated 85% of people at some point in their lives. Acne starts when the pores in your skin get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. While the body fights to get the dirt off, it usually results in pigmentation, darkening of skin and scars. This has prompted a lot of people to try home remedies. So here are a few of them that you can try at the comfort of your home.
TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil is a very popular remedy for acne prone skin. It not only helps in getting rid of acne but also helps in diminishing the appearance of the scars. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help get rid of acne-causing scars resulting in clean, glass-like skin.
BESAN (Gram Flour)
Gram flour aka besan is one of the best home remedies. It’s strong exfoliating and skin brightening properties will help you get rid of all the scars in no time. Mix one tablespoon of besan with rosewater and leave it on your face for 15 minutes for the best results.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar has antimicrobial properties that help keep the acne away. The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar reduce the inflammation and reddening of your acne scars and help them to fade. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of honey and water. Apply it to your skin using a cotton pad, leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with normal water.
Aloe Vera heals damaged and scarred skin. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help get rid of the scars and acne spots. Extract the gel from aloe leaves. Apply an even layer of the gel to the affected areas and leave it overnight. Use it regularly for effective results.
Green Tea help in reducing inflammation and the size of the acne scars. All you need is used green tea bags. Apply it to the affected areas and see visible changes in a few days.
While acne is difficult to deal with, it is important to understand that these treatments will not create magic in just a day. Consistency and patience is the way to go when one is dealing with skin issues.
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