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How To Remove Acne Scars Naturally

Due to hectic schedules, it is becoming harder and harder to consistently take care of our skin. The ever-rising pollution and dust levels only create more damage. Well, worry not, ladies! I know how important having a flawless face is, and that’s why, I’m giving you some of the easiest and most helpful advice on how to remove acne scars.  Don’t believe me – try these!

1. Prevention is key

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Frankly folks, this might sound a bit bookish, but it’s the best advice I’ve got for you. Believe it when I say that not all pimples have to turn into troublesome acne scars. Just take regular care of your skin to keep it clean and beautiful without needing to remedy it. And quite frankly, you deserve it. So, after you’ve successfully gotten rid of those acne scars you have right now, (which I’m sure you will), just promise me to take care of your skin regularly.

Here go the natural ways of how to get rid of acne scars:

Suggested read: 7 ways you’re actually making your acne worse

2. Heavenly honey


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Honey is one of the best natural moisturizers that not only treats acne, but acne scars as well. It is always better to use raw honey (if you can get it) rather than processed honey. Once you have the goodness, massage it gently all over the affected area and leave it there overnight. When you wash it off in the morning, fresh, glowing skin will be waiting to say hello to you.
Tip: If you’ve got more time (and patience), you can make a mixture of 2 tablespoons of honey and some oatmeal or just add some cinnamon powder to it for wonderful results.

3. The power of aloe vera

A great source of vitamins, aloe vera gel can help fade your scars remarkably. When you’re shopping for that gel, I suggest you go for the fresh, organic one rather than the one from drug stores. It is very gentle and soft so there’s no way it will cause any further irritation or harm to your skin. So, all you need to do is massage the gel over your scars slowly and softly, and then let it sink in. After thirty minutes, wash your face with mild water and see the instant results for yourself.

4. When life gives you lemon (as in the acne scars) USE LEMON!

Lemon juice can make your acne scars fade away with its alpha-hydroxyl acid properties such as natural bleach, collagen rebuilding, and organic revitalization. It can moisturize and lighten all your dark scars and swollen pimples in no time. Just get some lovely fresh lemons, squeeze out the healthy juice, and dab it on your face will cotton balls. Let it soak in until it dries out completely. Let it stay there for a while before you wash it off with cool water, and voila! Your skin is as fabulous as can be.

5. Keep it cool with cucumber


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An integral part of most facial treatments, cucumber is a super hydrating, vitamin-filled treasure for your skin. It contains magnesium, vitamins, and cooling properties. You can use this brilliant and easy salad vegetable to heal your scars in the most relaxing manner possible. Just get a fresh cucumber and slice it, get in your warm and comfy bed, and take a beauty nap with the cucumber slices lying on the scarred area. Just thirty blissful minutes of revitalization, and when you rinse your face, your skin will shine soothingly with the much-needed pampering it just got.

6. Timeless olive oil

One of the most skin-friendly oils out there, olive oil is the perfect way to remove acne scars. It contains a rich composition of all the vitamins that your skin needs to heal from the scars. The wonderful (and obviously yummy) stock of Vitamins A, D, C, E, B1, and B2 replenish the glow of your scarred skin and the anti-inflammatory nature of olive oil prevents any possible irritation as well. Just massage your face generously and deeply with the oil until it is absorbed, then clear your pores with some hot steam, and see how well it pampers your lovely skin.

Suggested read: Papaya’s amazing benefits for your skin and hair

7. The exfoliating effect of baking soda

One of the most readily available and popular remedy for acne scars, the bicarbonate crystals of baking soda can exfoliate your troubles away. The most effective way of using this ingredient is using it as a generous scrub. So, all you need to do is make a paste out of baking soda and water and massage it gently and patiently all over your face for two minutes at least. Once you wash it off with lukewarm water and restore your skin’s hydration with a nice moisturizer (like olive oil), you’ll get a fabulously glowing face, free of dead skin and acne scars.

8. Potatoes can do more magic than just make you fat – USE POTATO JUICE!


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Along with their fat content, potatoes are a rich source of vitamins and minerals as well that work remarkably for your skin. For treating your acne scars with care, all you need to do is get some fresh potatoes and slice them. Now use these slices to massage your face in circular motions. Feel that juice soaking in – that’s exactly the wonder medicine you need. Let it dry completely and wash it off after about half an hour. Just add a nice moisturizer as the final touch and you’ll have your scar-less face in no time.

9. Scrub with sweet sugar delight

An enthralling therapy for acne scars, sugar scrub works wonder on your skin. Super easy to make and even easier to use, the glycolic and alpha-hydroxyl acid in sugar help you remove all the damaged, dead skin. Just make a consistent and workable mixture of fresh cane sugar, olive oil, and some drops of lemon juice. Use it generously on your scars and wash it clean after fifteen minutes or so. Keep doing this regularly on alternate days, and your skin will return to its awesome clear radiance in a month.

10. The wondrous workings of tomatoes


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Red wonders of moisture, brightness, and freshness, tomatoes can help you fade your acne scars like magic. All you need to do is buy some fresh and ripe organic tomatoes, slice them into two pieces, and crush them into a gooey pulp (deliciously smelling, I must add!). Massage it on your face lightly for about fifteen minutes, let it rest for another 15 minutes, then rinse it off with mild water. If you do this on a regular basis, you’ll get your shiny skin back in two quick weeks.

11. Don’t fall behind on vitamin-E

A vital element in assuring the health of your skin, vitamin E is the easiest answer to your troubling how to remove acne scars questions. Even better, it’s not even that hard to get. All you need to do is go out to the market and buy some over the counter Vitamin E pills or oil from the drugstore. Steam your face to open your pores. Just massage your face nicely by applying the oil (either the oil itself or from the pill) for 15-20 minutes, let it sink in for another fifteen minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. A daily ritual of this can cure all your skin scars within no time.

12. Heal it rich with cocoa butter

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One of the most excellent natural moisturizers out there, cocoa butter is the fat from cocoa seeds and a miraculous remedy for your acne scars. Not just a healing solution, if used regularly, it can even prevent acne in the first place. Plus, it’s super easy to use. Wash your face nicely and dab it dry to ready it for some pampering. Now, massage the cocoa butter deeply into your skin and let it rest overnight. Wash your face clean in the morning and you’ll be greeted with beautiful skin.

See, aren’t these methods just fabulous? Let’s count our blessings: first, you have all the answers on how to remove acne scars. Second, these methods are 100% natural, meaning that there is no risk of further harm to your skin. Third, these involve ingredients that are almost always available and easy to use. Finally, these are all super fun and super effective at the same time. Exciting, right?

BTW – You’re welcome, beauties!

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How To Remove Acne Scars Naturally
Acne scars plague many a woman (and man). But here's how to remove acne scars naturally - once and for all!
Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

I am a misfit software engineer who left her work in the corporate world to pursue the insatiable quest to write. A freelance worker by the day, I choose to dream with eyes open wide. I have conversations with myself where I talk of the possibilities that life can hold. Too many wishes made on empty starless nights ensure that there are various dreams yet to be lived. I am working my way as I am on a quest to find myself. The greatest journeys are indeed the ones that lie within. I am yet to live my story because right now, the book is full of too many apostrophes and too many commas. The words are jumbled until the right one fits the puzzle. I don't believe in perfection because too many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story. I am verbose and I aim at living life in full swing until a speed breaker curbs the tantalizing pace with which I wish to conquer the dreams that would otherwise be too big for the not-so-tiny shoes I wear. Blessed with a lot of chubby fat, I love going the extra mile to conquer my extra dreams with an extra advice after all, we all love a little extra. A die-hard shopaholic, you can often find me laughing on serious stuff inappropriately at wrong times (unintentionally).