Acne scars, can you get rid of it?
Here’s the deal with scars. There are two types:
- Pigmentation Acne Scars. These are your typical acne scars and most people are only dealing with this type… they’re basically just red or brown marks after your acne has healed.
- Hypertrophic and Atrophic Acne Scarring. This type of scarring is more rare, and it refers to acne scars that cause either an indent in the skin (atrophic) or acne scars that become raised scar tissue (hypertrophic).
Almost everyone gets pigmentation scars after a breakout, and the good news is that these will always fade away with time.
There is a second kind of pigmentation scar called hyper pigmentation, and that is when there is a dark or black mark, or a white or pale mark left at the site of the former lesion.
These are a little more stubborn, and it is best to treat them as soon as possible after they show up as to avoid them hanging around for years, or even permanently.
Unfortunately, if you have hypertrophic or atrophic acne scarring, the prognosis isn’t as optimistic.
The first thing you should try is a professional natural treatments,
Mind you, there are some over-the-counter treatments that are popular – such as Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), a weak chemical peel. Again, you will have more success with this type of thing if your scars are new and relatively shallow.
Natural Remedies For Acne Scars
- Vitamin E – Vitamin E is a well known antioxidant that can stimulate the production of collagen, which is a fibrous protein that helps to make up skin. You can get concentrated Vitamin E oil from any health store. I use it to make the face creams products, so you can find it at the Acne treat face cream for example.
- Lemon Juice – lemon juice has a lightening effect – and it can help to lighten your scars if you put it on your skin. I’d mix it with something soothing like honey or aloe if you are going to use it though, because it can also be kind of drying. And wear spf during the day…
- Aloe vera – Aloe vera will help with the inflammation and redness from the acne and scars. It can also really help to prevent acne from turning into bad, permanent scars if you use it while you still have inflamed sores, so I would recommend this at all stages.
- Manuka Honey – Manuka honey is the honey from bees that collect pollen from the Manuka tree – only found in New Zealand. This stuff is special because it has a very high antibacterial quality compared to other honeys and plenty of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It also promotes tissue growth and protects the new tissue from infection! It’s actually very helpful for healing acne as well as the scars, so it’s all around awesome
- Exfoliation – Gently exfoliating the skin can help your acne scars to go away quicker. This is because it gets rid of the dead skin cells that sit on top of your skin and gets to the new healthier skin underneath quicker. I would avoid too much exfoliation if you still have inflamed acne though, or it will likely make things worse. And even if you don’t have inflamed acne, I only recommend exfoliating a couple times a week in order to avoid irritation. But anyway, use a gentle scrub (as this) and you can also make your own.
- Very important to get into a routine of professional natural facial treatment every 6 weeks to heal and clean the skin! You are welcome to try here: