How to Lighten Acne Scars

Posted 4 months ago by Prakhar Parihar in

Every woman wants to have gorgeous flawless skin. But such goals are often marred by acne and the scars that they result in even after they go away. Acne and pimples are the most common skin issue faced by people all over the world. Every human being has to face these unsightly skin problems at one point or other in their life. That is why there is no need to worry. The wide-spread nature of this issue has resulted in tons and tons of remedies and products which have been discovered or created to treat this problem. So, just read on to learn about all the different ways which you can use to fade your acne scars away for good. All your friends will be jealous of your fabulous, clear, and smooth skin after this and will want to know how you achieved it.

how to lighten acne scars

Home Remedies for Acne Scars

Now, in this section, we will look at a bunch of remedies which you can use to lighten and clear up your acne scars. All of these remedies use easy to get and mostly natural ingredients. You will be able to find most if not all of these ingredients around your house and in your kitchen. All these remedies will help you fade your scars quickly without any harm or chemical application to your skin. Many of these are actually great for your skin and will even help prevent any future skin issues too. So, let us get on with the list of natural home remedies which you can prepare and use by your self to get rid of your acne scars.

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. Turmeric
  3. Lemon
  4. Honey
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar
  6. Baking Soda
  7. Coconut Oil
  8. Vitamin E Oil
  9. Potato
  10. Cocoa Butter
  11. Onion
  12. Eucalyptus Oil


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera[1] is a terrific medicinal and curative plant. It has so many uses and beneficial properties that it has become hard to keep track of. It is especially great as a topical application on the skin[2]. That is because it is packed with anti-oxidants[3] for your skin. Moreover, it has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it is very cleansing and soothing for the skin. Aloe contains natural enzymes[4] which help to fade any blemishes, dark spots, or scars from the skin. Consequently, it will even help to clear up any acne[5] or breakouts and further fade any scars or marks from them too. Aloe vera also acts as a natural astringent. Hence, it can cleanse the skin by getting rid of any impurities like dead skin cells. Moreover, it will absorb and clear out any excess oil from your skin which will reduce the risk of acne and consequently scars and blemishes. Aloe is a great healer of the skin. That is because contains compounds called polysaccharides[6], gibberellins[7], and glycoproteins[8] which stimulate the regeneration of damaged or scarred skin. Since it is mostly made up of water, it will even hydrate and moisturize your skin admirably. Furthermore, aloe gel contains vitamin E[9] in it which can permeate deep into the skin to heal even deep and pitted acne scars. 

How to use it?: 

This is the great thing about aloe vera that you do not have to worry about measurements and such. You should definitely have a plant of Aloe vera in your home. You will realize the number of uses it provides to you after that. So, you can use the gel from an aloe vera leaf directly as a topical application to treat your skin. Follow these steps to learn how to use it properly and correctly.

  1. Firstly, break off or take a fresh aloe vera leaf. If you do not have an aloe plant, just arrange for its gel.
  2. After that, apply the aloe vera gel to your acne scars using gentle circular massaging motions.
  3. Lastly, leave it on your skin for about half an hour before rinsing it off. You can even leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning if you so wish. You can repeat this remedy daily to get great results in fading your acne scars.

Alternately, you can also make a simple face mask from aloe vera gel and lemon juice[10]. The steps on how to make that happen are the following:

Aloe vera gel1 tablespoon
Lemon juice1/2 tablespoon
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel and half tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
  2. After that, mix the two ingredients together well by stirring them together thoroughly.
  3. Lastly, leave it on your skin for about 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off using normal water. You can use this remedy anywhere between 3 to 7 times a week according to your scars and needs.


Turmeric

Turmeric[11] has been used to get beautiful, clear, and glowing skin in India for centuries. It has potent healing and restorative properties for the skin and body. It is even commonly used in the preparation of foods too. This amazing yellow-gold colored spice has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties along with tons of anti-oxidants. Hence, it protects your skin by eradicating harmful acne-causing bacteria and shielding it from free-radical damage. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin in it which provides it with all these skin-healing characteristics. It provides soothing and anti-inflammatory properties along with regenerative ones to efficiently and effectively heal your acne scars. 

How to use it?: 

People generally use turmeric in powdered form. Although you can just as easily use turmeric root directly to heal your acne scars. To do that, just take a turmeric root and puree it to get a paste. Then, directly apply the paste onto affected areas using circular massaging motions and then wash it off after about 10 minutes. Or, You can use turmeric simply by creating an easy two ingredients mask. This is a quick but effective remedy to heal and clear your acne scars.

Turmeric1 teaspoon
Greek yogurtas needed
  1. Firstly, take some organic greek yogurt in a mixing bowl. Take about 2-3 tablespoons worth.
  2. After that, add in a tsp of turmeric powder and combine the ingredients together to obtain a consistent mixture.
  3. Then, apply the paste directly onto your acne scars and affected areas of the skin using gentle circular massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, leave the mixture on your skin for about 15 minutes until it dries off. Then wash off with regular water and you are done!

Alternatively, you can also use the following easy-to-do turmeric face mask with lemon juice.

Turmeric powder1 tablespoon
Lemon juiceas needed
  1. Firstly, take 1 tbsp of turmeric powder and mix it with a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice to make a paste.
  2. After that, apply the paste onto your acne scars.
  3. Then, wash the mixture off using lukewarm water after about 15 minutes.
  4. Lastly, finish by patting your skin dry and then applying a light moisturizer. You can use this remedy a couple of time every day if you wish to get rid of your acne scars fast.

There is one more highly effective remedy which utilizes turmeric to fade your acne scars which you can use. The steps on how to do it are given below.

Turmeric powder1 teaspoon
Plain yogurt1 tablespoon
Extra virgin coconut oil1 teaspoon
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients together in it in required quantities.
  2. After that, apply the hence-obtained paste onto your skin and acne scars.
  3. Then, leave the mask be until it dries off.
  4. After that, wet your fingers and then use them to massage and scrub your skin and scars for about a minute.
  5. Lastly, rinse off the mask using warm water and you are done! Use this remedy 2-3 times every week to rapidly fade your unsightly acne scars away.


Lemon

Lemon is fantastic for treating the skin of both acne and its leftover scars. It is a natural bleaching agent for the skin. Hence, it can help in lightening any scars or blemishes on your skin. Moreover, it is great for the skin too. It cleanses the skin by removing dead skin cells. Since lemon is a citrus fruit and a rich source of vitamin C, it provides many regenerative characteristics to your skin. Vitamin C[12] is essential for the body as it is needed for the production of collagen. Hence, lemon promotes new skin cell regeneration which helps heal any marks or scars while making your skin better by improving its elasticity. Moreover, lemon acts as a disinfectant for the skin. So, it can clear out harmful acne-causing bacteria to prevent acne in the first place. Lemon has exfoliating properties too along with skin lightening and bleaching ones. All in all, it is an amazing natural ingredient for fading any scars, marks, blemishes, etc off from your skin. 

How to use it?: 

Since lemon juice has direct effects which help to fade your scars, you can simply use it as a direct topical application. To do that, squeeze some fresh lemon juice and then apply it onto your acne scars directly as a spot treatment. Use your fingertips or better yet, a cotton ball or swab for this purpose. Then, wash your skin after about 10 minutes. Alternatively, there are already remedies which have been given previously in this post which utilize lemon juice to clear off acne scars. Or you can also use the following remedy.

Lemon juice1/2 tablespoon
Potato1 of it
  1. Firstly, take a potato and clean it thoroughly. Also, remove any sprouts or green patches on it.
  2. After that, grate the potato and take it in a cheese or muslin cloth so that you can squeeze out the potato juice from it. You can also use a juicer for this purpose if you have one.
  3. Then, take a mixing bowl and add half tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice into it along with 1 tbsp of the just-obtained raw potato juice. Combine the two together well.
  4. After that, apply the blend onto your skin and acne scars using a cotton ball or swab.
  5. Lastly, leave the mixture on your skin for about half an hour before rinsing it off. You can use this remedy 3-4 times every week.

This previous remedy is so effective at healing your acne scars because potato also has bleaching properties (although milder than lemon) which can help fade away scars and blemishes from your skin. There is one important point which you should always keep in mind when using lemon on your skin. Do not go out under the sun with lemon juice on your skin as that can cause sunburns.


Honey

Honey is awesome and gentle for the skin. It is a strong natural humectant[13]. That means it moisturizes the skin very well. It helps attract and seal the moisture in the skin to keep it hydrated properly for longer. Furthermore, it has potent antibacterial characteristics too. Hence, it helps prevent the outbreak of acne in the first place. Honey is quite a rich source of minerals and nutrients which are highly beneficial for the skin along with the whole body. It nourishes the skin very well to stimulate skin cell regeneration which is instrumental in healing any scars or marks on the skin. Moreover, honey is packed with anti-oxidants. This helps to protect your skin from a variety of free radical damage. Overall, Honey is a fantastic ingredient all around and a great remedy to heal acne scars and will make your skin more beautiful, supple, and glowing. 

How to use it?: You can employ honey in a variety of ways to help heal and fade your acne scars away. Its texture makes it an ideal ingredient to make face masks with and you can use it with other ingredients which are beneficial for the ski, including the ones on this list. But first, of course, you can use honey as a direct topical application onto your skin to lighten your acne scars. Use the instructions given below to learn how to do it properly.

  1. Firstly, take some honey and apply it onto your skin on the acne scars.
  2. Then, leave it on overnight but first cover it with bandages.
  3. Lastly, wash your skin in the morning using warm water and you are done! This is a simple and straightforward remedy which you can easily use daily to quickly lighten your acne scars.

Alternatively, you can make a mask using honey with aspirin to help get rid of your acne scars for good. Aspirin contains salicylic acid in it which makes it a great anti-acne remedy. The salicylic acid can dry up the pimples. Furthermore, aspirin is anti-inflammatory too so it will keep your skin soothed.

Honey2 teaspoons
Aspirin2-3 tablets
  1. Firstly, take 2 or 3 tablets of aspirin and then crush them into a powder.
  2. After that, take 2 tsp of honey in a bowl and add in the aspirin powder to it. Mix the two together thoroughly.
  3. Then, apply the mask onto your acne scars using gentle massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, leave the mask on your skin for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off using lukewarm water. You are done! You can use this remedy once every day if you wish to quickly fade your acne scars away.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar[14] is widely used to improve looks and health as it has many uses for beauty care. It is great for both the skin and hair. It is also a fantastic remedy for lightening acne scars and getting rid of them. Apple cider vinegar helps your skin to shed dead skin cells as it is a natural skin resurfacing agent. Hence, it promotes the regeneration of skin cells to help fade the acne scars away. It is acidic in nature so it can help clear up the skin and fade acne scars by lightening the pigmentation of the skin. Furthermore, apple cider vinegar stimulates the production of collagen so it helps to repair and regenerate the skin cells to fade acne scars. Moreover, apple cider vinegar has strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it will aid in preventing acne in the first place. It will also soothe the skin from any irritation or inflammation from acne to prevent or curb the resultant scars. There is just one thing to note and that is apple cider vinegar could be quite drying to the skin. So, use a moisturizer on your skin afterward to keep it hydrated after you use apple cider vinegar or any of its home remedies on your skin. Apple cider vinegar acts as a natural astringent for the skin. That means it helps to shrink the pores and tightens up the skin to make it smoother and more supple. It can also regulate the production and amount of sebum on the skin. Moreover, it is a great exfoliator. Hence, all these properties make it an ideal natural ingredient to help fade the unsightly acne scars and marks away. 

How to use it?: Using apple cider vinegar to treat acne scars is simple and not that much different than what we have been doing with other ingredients. First one up is quite a simple home remedy which is going to utilize amazing honey along with apple cider vinegar. The instructions on how to do it are given below.

Apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon
Honey2 tablespoon
Wateras needed
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add a tbsp of apple cider vinegar to it along with a couple of tbsp of pure organic honey.
  2. After that, add in a bit of water so as to dilute the mixture a bit so that it is gentle on the skin. Combine all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them together.
  3. Then, apply the mixture onto your skin and acne scars using a cotton swab or ball.
  4. Lastly, leave the mixture on your skin for about 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with regular water. You are done! You can use this remedy every day or every alternate day to fade your acne scars away rapidly.

Also, you can make the following apple cider vinegar skin peel. This peel will help to even out your complexion and fade any scars, marks, and blemishes on your skin. This peel will make your skin feel great afterward.

Apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon
Applesauce1 tablespoon
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and take 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in it along with a tbsp of applesauce. Combine the two well by stirring them together.
  2. After that, apply the mixture onto your cleansed face and acne scars using your clean hands or a brush.
  3. Lastly, leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes before clearing it off using cool water and a soft cloth. You are done! Use this remedy before you go to bed or before your shower in the morning.


Baking Soda

Baking soda[15] is a very common and popular fixture in many of the kitchens all over the world. People make use of it for a variety of reason concerning cooking, beauty care, and even household chores like cleaning. Furthermore, baking soda also has tons of benefits for the health of your skin. It is one of the most effective natural exfoliators of the skin around. Its properties and texture allow it to get rid of dead skin cells very efficiently. Moreover, it can help balance the pH levels of your skin as it is slightly alkaline in nature. That will help heal acne scars along with preventing acne in the first place. Hence, it will make your skin healthier and rejuvenates it to help clear any scars, marks, or blemishes on there. 

How to use it?: Using baking soda to help lighten your acne scars is quite simple. You can simply make a straightforward paste using just water and baking soda. This simple remedy is quite effective in fading your acne scars away.

Baking soda1 tablespoon
Water2 tablespoon
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and combine 1 tbsp of baking soda with 2 tbsp of plain water in it. You should obtain a paste.
  2. After that, apply the paste all over your acne scars and skin using gentle scrubbing motions.
  3. Lastly, leave it one for a bit to dry off then rinse it off with water. You are done! You can use this simple but effective remedy every day to get rid of your acne scars quickly.

There is one thing that you should be aware of regarding baking soda for sin. It can dry off your skin a bit so remember to use a moisturizer afterward if that happens. Also, avoid using this baking soda as skin remedies if you have sensitive skin, or test it by doing a discreet patch test first. Alternately, you can combine baking soda with a single other skin-helping ingredient to create a mask to help fade your acne scars away. You can use the following face mask which uses milk along with baking soda to lighten your scars and spots. Milk is highly reinvigorating for the skin and it is terrific for lightening its complexion and making it bright, clear, and supple.

Baking soda1 tablespoon
Milk1/4 cup
  1. Firstly, take a quarter cup of milk in a mixing bowl and combine it with a tbsp of baking soda to form a paste.
  2. After that, apply the hence-obtained paste all over your acne scars and skin using gentle circular massaging motions.
  3. Lastly, leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing it off using water. You are done! You can use this simple remedy 3 or 4 times in a week if you want to get rid of your acne scars in no time.


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most beneficial and amazing oils available around. It has so many benefits for the whole body. It can improve your skin, hair, and overall health significantly if you utilize it correctly. You can also use it to fade your acne scars away. It is terrific for the repair and regeneration of the skin as it stimulates the formation of new and healthy skin cells and tissues. That is because it contains a lot of anti-oxidants along with vitamins E and K. Moreover, coconut oil has powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory characteristics for the skin. Hence, it can prevent the occurrence of acne and breakouts and keep the skin soothed from any inflammation or irritation due to them. Furthermore, coconut oil is also packed with vitamin E which play a crucial role in fading acne scars. Vitamin E along with lots of fatty acids present in coconut oil repair and rejuvenate your skin cells and tissues to keep it supple and healthy and heal any scars or marks on there. What is more that coconut oil is also a nice moisturizer for the skin. So it hydrates the skin amply to make it more supple and soft to curb the appearance of acne scars. 

How to use it?: Using coconut oil is very simple and straightforward. It is an awesome and mild carrier oil so it is perfectly fine for application on the skin. You should just consider one thing, coconut oil can clog up your pores. So, use it judiciously and test it out on your skin before going all in with it. Now, you can simply use coconut oil directly as a topical application on your scars to fade them away. Follow the upcoming steps to learn how to do that correctly.

  1. Firstly, just take a bit of extra virgin coconut oil and warm it up a bit.
  2. Then, massage it onto your acne scars for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Lastly, leave it on your skin for about an hour before rinsing it off with lukewarm water and you are done! You can certainly use this straightforward remedy once or even twice a day to rapidly improve your skin and get rid of the pesky acne scars.

Alternatively, you can create a blend of coconut oil and lavender oil to help treat your acne scars. The instructions on how to make that happen are following.

Coconut oil1 tablespoon
Lavender oila few drops
  1. Firstly, take a tbsp of coconut oil in a mixing bowl and then add a few drops of lavender oil into it. Mix the two oils together to form a blend.
  2. After that, apply the blend onto your skin and acne scars using gentle massaging motions. Keep massaging for a few minutes.
  3. Lastly, leave it be for about 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off using lukewarm water and you are done! You can also use this one once or twice in a day to quickly fade your acne scars away.

Or, you can also use the following simple face scrub which uses coconut oil together with the previous ingredient in this list, baking soda. This remedy is very effective and will improve your skin a lot immediately. The steps on how to prepare and use it are given below.

Coconut oil1-2 tablespoon
Baking soda1 tablespoon
  1. Firstly, take both the ingredients in the required quantities and combine them together to make a face scrub.
  2. After that, clean your face first and then apply the scrub using gentle circular massaging motions for a few minutes.
  3. Lastly, leave the scrub on your face for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off. You are done! You can use this remedy 2-3 times in a week to get great results in fading your scars.


Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E is great for curbing the risk of acne and breakouts and also healing acne scars. That is because it is a powerful natural anti-oxidant which will improve the health of your skin a lot and protect it from free radical damage. Moreover, it is great for keeping the skin hydrated adequately so that it remains healthy. It can help heal the skin as it stimulates the formation and regeneration of skin cells an tissues. Consequently, it is very effective in healing any scars, marks, or any blemishes on the skin. It will improve the overall complexion and give you an even skin tone and texture to minimize the appearance of acne scars. Furthermore, it helps keep the skin looking fresh and young and slows down signs of aging on the skin. Overall, vitamin E is great for the skin and will provide it with a radiant glow. 

How to use it?: You can buy vitamin E capsules in a medical store. It contains vitamin E gel in it which you can use in your home remedies to improve the quality and look of your skin. You can use the vitamin E gel directly on your skin to help heal any scars or marks on it. Follow the steps given below to learn how to.

  1. Firstly, take a vitamin E capsule and then puncture it or break it open to extract its gel or oil.
  2. Then, apply the hence-obtained gel or oil onto the acne scars on your skin. You should follow this remedy a few times a day if you wish to get rid of your acne scars quickly.

Alternatively, you can also use vitamin E oil by mixing it with some other oils or ingredients to create a mask or blend. The following is a great blend of vitamin E with castor oil which will heal your skin effectively to fade any acne scars away. Follow the instructions which are given below to learn how to do it.

Vitamin E capsule1 of it
Castor oil1  teaspoon
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and extract the oil from a vitamin E capsule into it and then add in a tsp of castor oil to it also. Mix the two ingredients together well.
  2. After that, apply the hence-obtained blend onto your skin and acne scars before you go to bed and leave it be overnight.
  3. Lastly, rinse the blend off of your skin in the morning using lukewarm water and you are done! Use this remedy every night to disappear your acne scars soon.


Potato

Potatoes are the source of nourishment and sustenance for millions of people all over the world. This versatile vegetable has nurtured the human civilization for thousands of years. It also has characteristics which are beneficial for fading of acne scars, spots, and any other kind of blemishes on the skin. Potato has mild bleaching properties for the skin. Hence, it will lighten and brighten your complexion and even your skin tone along with reducing the appearance of scars significantly. Potatoes are one of the richest sources of starch around, which is what gives it the bleaching properties to fade scars and blemishes. 

How to use it?: 

You can use potatoes to fade acne scars and blemishes by extracting its juices and then using them on your skin.  The instructions on how to do that are given below.

  1. Firstly, take a potato and wash and clean it to remove dirt and debris from it.
  2. After that, grate the potato and then squeeze the grated potato using a cheesecloth to extract its juices. Take the juice in a small bowl.
  3. Then, apply the hence-obtained juice onto your skin and acne scars using gentle massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, rinse it off after leaving it on your skin for about 20 minutes. You are done! You can use this remedy freely to fade your acne scars. Use it 2 or 3 times a day to achieve great results.

Alternately, you can also slice the potato and use a slice of it to massage your skin and acne scars for a minute. Then rinse after about 15 to 20 minutes later. Or you can also use the remedy with lemon juice which has been detailed previously in lemon's section.


Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is a fantastic moisturizer for the skin. It helps to nourish and hydrate the skin very well as it can permeate deep into the outermost layer of your skin. Hence, it can keep your skin moisturized and looking great for longer. It also nourishes the skin and promotes the cells regeneration to repair and refresh the skin tissues. This is a great help in fading scars and blemishes from the skin. This awesome ingredient will even help lighten and brighten your skin and even out your skin tone. 

How to use it?: It is a very simple method to use cocoa butter to get rid of acne scars. You just need to use it directly onto your skin as a topical application to get an extra hand in neutralizing your acne scars. The instructions on how to do that are given below.

  1. Firstly, take some cocoa butter onto your fingertips and apply it directly onto your skin where you are plagued by acne scars.
  2. Massage your skin with the cocoa butter for a few minutes so that your skin can absorb it effectively.
  3. Lastly, leave your skin as is overnight and then wash it in the morning and you are done! You can easily follow this remedy every night before going to bed to rapidly diminish your acne scars for good.


Onion

Onion is not just great for your internal health, it also contains nutrients and compounds which can help you fade your acne scars and other blemishes to clear up your skin. It contains bioflavonoids in it like cephalin and kaempferol. These compounds are known to curb the appearance of acne scars on the skin after just a few weeks of regular application. Moreover, onion and its juices can even help prevent acne and breakouts in the first place. It has potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which go a long way in cleansing your skin and keeping them free from pimples and breakouts. 

How to use it?: 

To use it, you just have to extract its juice and then use it as a direct application onto your skin. We have provided you the steps below which you can follow to learn how to use onion to fade your acne scars.

  1. Firstly, take a fresh onion and then grate it finely.
  2. After that, squeeze the grated onion in cheesecloth to extract its juices. You can also use a food processor or the likes to extract juices from an onion.
  3. Lastly, just apply the hence-obtained juice onto your skin over your acne scars and rinse it after about 10-20 minutes. You are done! This is a highly effective remedy and you will start seeing clear results within a few weeks if you use this method daily.


Eucalyptus Oil

This is a brilliant oil for the skin and is highly effective in helping you get rid of your acne scars. Eucalyptus essential oil has powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it is great for preventing acne and breakouts in the first place. Moreover, it can help heal acne scars and reduce their appearance significantly over time when used topically regularly. This awesome oil is quite gentle on the skin too when compared with a few other essential oils. 

How to use it?: 

You use eucalyptus oil in the way you would any other essential oil for topical application on the skin. The best and easiest way is to just blend it with a milder carrier oil and then use the mixture on your skin safely and easily. We have furnished you with the instructions on how to do that correctly which are detailed right below.

Eucalyptus essential oil5 drops
Grapeseed/ rosehip oil20-25 ml
  1. Firstly, you need a small and dark glass dropper bottle or container to store the blend. Take about 25 ml of grapeseed or rosehip oil in it.
  2. After that, add in about 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the bottle and then close and shake the bottle vigorously to blend the two oils together well.
  3. Lastly, just use this blend and apply it onto your acne scars using gentle massaging motions. You are done! Use this remedy every day in the morning and night and you will start seeing results very soon as your skin will start becoming clearer by the day. Soon, those pesky unsightly acne scars would nowhere to be seen.

Cosmetic Creams and Treatments for Fading Acne Scars

Now, you should be well versed in a variety of natural and home-made or easily obtainable natural remedies which can help you fade your acne scars away. However, there are a few cosmetic and medical procedures available in the market which you can make use of to get rid of your acne scars. Although, you certainly need to consult with your dermatologist or doctor if you decide to go for any of them. Let us look at each one of them briefly.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can be quite effective in treating acne scars. You should consult your doctor and they could recommend a type of chemical which will be most suitable for your conditions and preferences.

Microneedling

This is another very effective medical treatment to fade the appearance of acne scars and blemishes from the skin. In micro-needling, (as the name might suggest) tiny needles are poked into the skin around the acne scars. This stimulates the production of collagen which repairs the skin and smooths it out to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Laser Treatment

Your dermatologist can also recommend laser treatment to you. In this process, your skin's uppermost layer is removed using lasers which stimulates the production on new skin cells and reveals younger cells. Consequently, the appearance of scars is faded. Now, you know about a few procedures which can help you get rid of your acne scars for good. However, you do not need to have a procedure done if you are finding it hard to fade your scars using home remedies. You can easily opt for any one of the plethoras of creams and other skin products available in the market which cater to your needs. There are tons of good and highly effective products available on the market which will aid you greatly in fading the appearance of your scars and blemishes while also providing some benefits to your skin to make it better and more beautiful. Thus, let us looks at a few of the best products available in the Indian market which could be useful in reducing the appearance of your acne scars.

Biotique Bio Myristica Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Face Pack

This is a great remedy for pimples and acne scars. It is made up of natural and organically sourced ingredients which are great for your skin. Moreover, it goes great with even oily and acne-prone skin. It is fully tested and safe for the skin so you do not need to be unnecessarily concerned. Price: around 200 rs.

SebaMed Face Care Gel

A great product to curb acne and breakouts while also making your skin soft and smooth. Hence, it is very effective in reducing your acne scars and their appearance too. It is completely safe and goes with all skin types so you do not need to fret in that department. Price: about 500 rs.

Soulflower Coldpressed Coconut Pure Natural Carrier Oil

This is a great product which is highly beneficial for both the skin and hair. It is highly nourishing and provides tons of benefits and boons to your skin and hair. It can easily fade away any scars or blemishes on your skin to give you a smooth and supple glowing skin. Price: 350 rs.

Mederma Scar Gel

This product is specifically targeted at scars, marks, and blemishes on the skin. Hence, it is quite effective in its purpose. It can easily heal any type of scars and not just acne scars. Price: 450 rs. for a 10 gm tube.

Vedic Line Papaya Bio-Gel Serum

This serum is for making your skin smooth and clear. It is highly nourishing and hydrating gel for the skin so it makes the skin quite soft and supple. Also, it is rich in vitamin E. Consequently, it helps heal and repair the skin effectively and in turn fade any scars, marks, blemishes, wrinkles and other skin issues. Price: 300 rs.

Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream

This one is a classic skin cream in India. It is made using ayurvedic ingredients and is fantastic for your skin. It will help treat a variety of skin problems and issues including acne scars. Furthermore, it will perk up your skin greatly to make it more gorgeous and help clear up any scars, blemishes, or marks on there. Moreover, it will make you fairer by lightening and brightening your skin tone and giving it a radiant glow. Price: around 220 rs. We hope that this extensive and comprehensive post proves of some use to you and helps you get rid of the pesky acne scars. Soon, you won't have to be self-conscious about your looks due to acne scars as they will be long gone if you follow the directions and information given in this post.


This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 21/05/2019 

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