How To Get Rid of Acne Scars
Acne breakouts can be irritating, as they sometimes leave scars on the face and other parts of your body. Acne is commonly known as pimples. Pimple scars are unwanted conditions after an acne breakout that makes an individual bothersome, especially when it is on their face. Pimple scars are not permanent but they can be painful sometimes. We can use home remedies or can take medical treatment to get rid of them.
Pimple scars are the healing process of acne breakout. When your acne is healed, the skin tries to repair this damage with the production of collagen. If the quantity of collagen produced is too little or too much , it leaves us with a more concave scar.
Many are conscious about their pimples and their scars as they feel embarrassed about it in public. But let us be aware of the different forms of acne that occur:
- a) Mild Acne: It causes whiteheads and/or blackheads on our skin in most common cases.
- b) Moderate Acne: It causes red pimples.
- c) Severe Acne: It causes pus-filled cysts or lumps under the skin that are very painful.
Some Effective Ways To Reduce Pimple Scars
Acne scars are treatable through a laser-resurfacing treatment or punch excision surgery. For other alternatives, natural treatments are also available that can also give us healthy and clear skin. Let’s have a look at the various natural ingredients or remedies that help in the reduction of pimple scars, giving us a healthy, glowing and clear skin.
- Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil, also known as nigella sativa, is found mainly in Western Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Black seed oil is full of anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is helpful in the reduction of acne inflammation and pimple scars. Black seed oil is very beneficial in healing wounds and preventing acne and pigmentation.
Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring compound, essential l for removing pimple scars used in various skin care products. Salicylic acid removes the dirt or dead skin cells from the skin’s pores responsible for causing acne. It reduces the redness and swelling of the acne area, and minimizes scar marks. Those with acne can use this ingredient daily in their skin care routine. Salicylic acid works on all scar types, but those with sensitive skin need to be careful before using it. Products with salicylic acid may sometimes cause skin irritation or dryness.
Honey is widely used in treating burns, wounds and herpes. Studies reveal that honey has the properties and potential for quickly healing wounds and reducing scars on the skin. It also possesses antibacterial properties that promote clear skin.
- Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is an effective ingredient in removing dead skin cells on the skin. The pimple scars can be easily lightened with lactic acid, known to smoothen the entire skin area. In a few cases, lactic acid causes hyperpigmentation. Therefore, it is advisable, to test out lactic acid containing products on a small patch of your skin first before using them on the acne scars.
- Aloe Vera Gel
The aloe vera plant is commonly found in Indian households. Its gel is recommended for reducing acne scars or in treating other skin-related issues.
- For application, slice an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel into a bowl.
- Then, apply this gel directly on the affected area in a circular motion.
- After about 20 to 30 minutes, wash it with cool water.
- For best results, repeat this step twice a day.
ConclusionAcne or pimple scars may reduce a person’s self-esteem, but they can be treated as they are temporary. However, some of us quickly get rid of them , while a few have to fight stubborn scarring. We recommend using natural home remedies to reduce/remove your pimple scars instead of conventional skincare products.. Natural ingredients are less expensive and have few side effects compared to skin products in the market. Both offer the same result - clean and clear skin.