How to Get Rid of Acne Scars with Home Remedies?

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The good news, you can get rid of your breakouts a few days after their flare-ups. But the pimple may cause a mark that could be very bothersome in your face. Here are home remedies to get rid of acne scars.

First off, the risk of acne scar increases when you pot the acne improperly. Unfortunately even if you don’t pop your breakouts, there is also a chance to have a scar.

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Acne scars – what do they look like?

There are several types for scars due to breakouts, these include; (a) deeper and narrow of ice pick-shaped, (b) boxcar-shaped, and (c) shallow lesion called atrophic [source].

Your skin tone may also have a role. Individuals whose skin tones are lighter tend to have erythema /redness within the scars, while others with deeper skin tones are likely to develop a condition called hyperpigmentation (darkening) within the scars.

If your scars are getting worse, it is much better to see a dermatologist. Medical treatment option is probably required to help improve severe acne scarring. But for mild cases, some natural treatments and home remedies are often enough to provide an improvement.

‘Natural’ goodies to get rid of acne scars!

There are some natural treatments you can explore to improve scars left from pimples. The result with home remedies can vary from person to person.

The severity of the scar itself, hormones, skin elasticity, and even age can affect the outlook and prognosis.

Gotu kola

Gotu kola contains antioxidants and other essential compounds, including anti-inflammatory properties.

These essential compounds are good things to help healing scar and improve the processes of new skin formation – according to Granny-Med. Some studies are learning the effectiveness of gotu kola to treat other skin conditions.

However to keep safe and for more detailed information, consult first with your doctor /dermatologist before taking this natural treatment!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is not only believed can help promote healthier hair, it may also help improve the health of skin. The key is its probably anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and swelling in acne scarring.

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Aloe vera also contains a special property called bradkininase. This special compound is a natural topical painkiller. Furthermore, the gel of Aloe Vera contains essential enzymes to help improve blood flow.

The use of Aloe Vera is commonly with topical option, applied on the skin where the scar develops.

Tea tree oil

Another herb that may provide helpful healing for scar left from breakouts is tea tree oil.

Some herbalists believe that applying tea tree oil topically to the affected area may help reduce the appearance of pimple and decrease the risk of scarring.

Tea tree oil can act as powerful as like benzoyl peroxide (one of common medications for acne treatment).

However, both tea tree oil and benzoyl peroxide can be potential to cause irritation. Therefore, not all types of skin can work with this treatment.

To keep safe, again consult with your dermatologist /doctor first – particularly if you have sensitive skin.

Don’t let your acne scars get worse!

There are some factors that can worsen scarring – even these factors may come from specific conditions that you don’t realize. Here are the brief summary on this!

The use of vitamin E topically

It’s undeniable that vitamin E is crucial to help promote healthier skin.

You can get vitamin E from foods and fruits in your diet. But applying vitamin E directly onto the scar is not effective enough, though this is probably still debatable.

So, it’s much better to focus on getting plenty of vitamin E from diet!

Avoid squeezing or picking!

Another thing you need to avoid is popping your pimple or picking /scratching your acne scars! These can cause further injury or inflammation of the skin, increasing the risk of developing more skin’s scarring and discoloration.

Popping a pimple can make dirt and bacteria go into deeper layer of the skin and cause more collagen damage.

Medically, scars after acne flare-ups are the respond of the body to repair itself. They are mainly made from protein fiber called collagen (naturally found in the second layer of the skin).

And keep patience! Patience is one of the keys to seeing your scars fade naturally. A few days after the flare-up, the body will build new blood vessels in the the affected area.

The new line of these blood vessels is needed to provide and deliver nourishment to the skin. This is the reason of why most scars (at early stage) look ‘pink /red’.

Then the building blocks of your skin called collagen will start to reform in months later. The more production of collagen in the affected area is necessary to restore the appearance of the skin.

Avoid exposing acne scars to UV rays!

The appearance of scars is more likely to become darker if they are exposed to the sun UV rays. This may also slow the process of healing.

The radiation of ultraviolet is bad for your entire skin, including for any scars left from pimples.

UV rays stimulate more pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. The melanocytes would worsen your risk of having more discoloration (bad for the improvement of scar on your skin).

So if you have a lot of activities outside, don’t forget to use oil-free sunscreens! Oil-free sunscreen products are more recommended because they will not clog the pores, especially if you have oily skin.

How about fade creams?

There are many products of fade creams to improve acne scars.

The problem is how to find one that meets to your skin needs and how to use it properly! This is one of common frequently asked questions, but it’s not always easy to find the answer.

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