For those of you who have suffered from acne for eons, you will be well aware of what it leaves behind – scars! It is only normal to have tried out every scar-removal cream in the market or have it concealed with makeup. Though these may produce temporary results, it could be unfavorable for the skin in the long run. The best way in this case, is to go natural. Find out how you can use simple kitchen ingredients to combat scars!
1. Aloe Vera
Fresh, potted aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin E and its gel properties have been known to treat damaged and irritated skin. Not only will this lighten scars over time, but will also help keep the skin supple. Massage the gel gently over spots and let it absorb into your skin before you wash it off.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has natural healing properties. Take a bit of coconut oil in your palm and massage it gently over the scars/ damaged skin. Your skin may feel greasy at first but don’t be in a rush to wash it off. You will have lighter and softer skin in a few days.
3. Turmeric Powder
Turmeric powder has long been associated with treating scars because of its medicinal and anti-bacterial properties. Make a paste using honey or curd and apply it directly over the skin. Not only will you get back your lost glow, it is also one of the most potent remedies to lighten scars.
4. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice contains AHA properties, fades scars and revitalizes skin almost instantly. If your scars are fresh, you might feel a burning sensation when you apply the solution due to the Vitamin C. The burning sensation is only natural and you will be left with fresh, scar-free skin in no time.
5. Baking Soda
Baking soda acts exfoliates the skin, combats scars and prevents further blemishes. Make a paste of baking soda and lukewarm water and apply it onto the skin. You will notice that your scars would have lightened after the first wash.