Acne scars are an unfortunate result of having to battle chronic acne. Though they aren’t a serious medical condition, they can cause emotional and psychological distress in many people who feel self-conscious of their acne scars. In some people, acne scars eventually heal and disappear over time. However, with other skin types, it can be hard to reduce the appearance of acne scars once the skin becomes damaged.
Thankfully, there are several natural remedies you can try that have skin-healing and nourishing properties to help get rid of acne scars.
About Acne Scars
Acne is a condition that many people suffer with over the course of a lifetime. No matter what age you’re at, it’s possible to develop acne due to changes in diet, lifestyle, hormones, stress and a number of other factors. Acne can be a difficult and stubborn condition to treat. And unless you identify the underlying condition, it’s possible that acne can eventually cause severe depressions in the skin, which are known as acne scars.
Acne scars develop as a complication of severe acne. When someone suffers from aggressive forms of acne, such as cystic or nodular acne, it can be quite painful and damaging to the skin. Large cysts and nodules rupture the skin and can cause permanent damage, leading to scarring. Additionally, acne scars are more likely to develop if you’re prone to picking your spots or squeezing your pimples.1
There are 3 types of acne scars that differ in appearance:
- Ice pick scars appear as puncture wounds
- Rolling scars produce uneven looking skin
- Boxcar scars are oval, crater-like scars
Over time, adults naturally lose elasticity in their skin due to decreased collagen production. As a natural part of aging, lowered skin elasticity can start to reveal skin imperfections more noticeably. Often, these imperfections are the scars left over from previous bouts of severe acne. Additionally, if you develop new acne, it can cause new acne scars. Multiple acne scars can become quite apparent, especially when they have formed in patches from how the original acne developed.1,2
Top Natural Remedies for Acne Scars
Because acne scarring can damage self-esteem, many people take aggressive measures to treat acne with fillers and other types of cosmetic surgery. But many natural products have tremendous health benefits for skin. They contain a variety of minerals and vitamins that directly target skin cells and help to repair and nourish damaged skin.
Some of the natural remedies to help get rid of acne scars include:
ASEA - ASEA is a supplement that helps to boost cell health and repair damaged skin tissue.
Flowers of Sulphur - Many people have used flowers of sulphur to treat skin imperfections and have successfully healed acne scars.
Camomilla - Camomilla has natural antioxidant properties. The leaves from the camomilla plant can be used as a topical treatment to help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Honey and Baking Soda - Using honey and baking soda as a face mask can help boost circulation in skin cells and speed up the skin’s natural acne scar repair process.
Lemon and Salt - Applying a lemon juice and salt mixture to acne scars daily can help exfoliate the skin and even out the skin.