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8 Best Things for Acne Scars

Nowadays its common to have acne in your teenage but the problem occur when it leave scars behind. So those acne scars make your impression bad in front of others. We all know that this is a fast going life in which all want to look perfect and best but due to this speedy life we often neglect so many things.

8 Best Things for Acne Scars

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We have to pay for our carelessness in the form of acne and if we are lucky it will heal by its own but some are not so lucky so acne leave scars behind and these are permanent but don’t worry now there are many treatments and cure that is available in kitchen counter or you can purchase from drugstore as well just you need a little guide that what are the best things for acne scars you must try on your home first to prevent them and to cure them.

What causes acne scars?

There are many factors behind causes of acne scarring, we all want to treat them, but before treatment, we should know what causes them. Not every acne turns into scars, do you the worse the acne or inflammation is the worse the scar?

All types of acne are inflammation of the top two layers of the skin, the epidermis, and the dermis but here dermis is the key. It’s the second layer of your skin and its where your oil glands, collagen, hair follicles, nerves and blood vessels are. When the dermis is damaged due to pus acne or pimples scars formed.

If your family member likes your mom or dad having acne scars then there are more chances that you can get acne scars.

By popping your acne pus can cause acne scars.

Eight Best things for acne scars

1. Mild Exfoliation

If you going to get rid of your acne scars then exfoliation is an important step to make the surface smoother for other products and ingredients to go deep into the skin. Exfoliation and scrubbing is the best way to remove dead skin cells which are on your top layer of skin so by removing them your new cells are formed and your skin can breathe easily. Exfoliation also helps you to unclog and clean your dirty oily pores so due to this you prevent or save your skin from further acne breakouts. A mild exfoliation not only makes your skin silky and smoother but it also makes your skin tone even. Before applying any products or home remedies for acne scars, use a mild or gentle scrub use store bought one or you can use a sugar scrub its recipe I given below.

Sugar Scrub

I always recommend using your own scrub because its less costly and it is the best natural scrub you are making with your hands, so you know what you are applying on your skin and you can either change ingredients according to your need. This sugar scrub helps to remove dead skin cells, clean your pores and also make your skin more revitalize.


  • Caster sugar two tablespoons
  • Half teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil
  • Few drops of lemon juice


  • In a small mixing bowl take all the above ingredients.
  • If you take brown sugar instead of white one then it works better because it’s finer.
  • Mix all the ingredients very well.
  • Now slowly and gently scrub your scar area.
  • Scrub for two or three minutes.
  • After scrubbing wash your face with water no need to use face wash.

2. Oatmeal and Lemon Juice

If you have sensitive skin then oatmeal is perfect for you as it is a plant-based ingredient. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to cure acne scars and it also helps you skin o stay moisturized for a longer time. Lemon is a natural exfoliant and astringent which help to prevent acne breakouts and removes dead skin cells.


  • Two tablespoons of cooked oatmeal
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of curd


  • In a small bowl add given ingredients.
  • Mix all the ingredients, the mixture should not be too thick.
  • Gently exfoliate your skin especially acne scar area with this for three minutes.
  • Let it stay for more 20 minutes.
  • After that little wet your face with water.
  • Gently rub your skin in circular motions for one minute.
  • Wash your face with warm water.

3. Vitamin K

Do you know dark green leafy vegetables are the best source of vitamin k? mostly runners take vitamin k supplements but if you are planning to apply it on skin surface then you have to use vitamin k cream or serums which are available nowadays in the market. As vitamin k use to reduce spider veins, acne scars, and many other skin problems. Take a good Vitamin k cream and apply it before going to bed on affected areas, let it stay for overnight. Don’t forget to eat a lot of green leafy vegetables to get benefits from inside too.

4. Dried Orange peels

Orange contains a high amount of vitamin C which help to repair damaged skin cells and also fasten the production of collagen, that’s why oranges are the best and inexpensive natural cleansers for acne scars. if you have oily skin then orange peels are really good for your skin, the orange skin has natural oil which helps to moisturize your skin.


  • One teaspoon of dried orange peels powder
  • Two teaspoons of raw milk


  • Take these both ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix both the ingredients very well.
  • You need a thick paste.
  • Now apply it on acne scars or if you want you can apply it all over your face.
  • Do gentle scrubbing with this mixture and let it stay for half hour.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

5. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar both are perfect ingredients to reduce acne scars as baking soda is a natural scrub and apple cider vinegar is antiseptic, lactic acid which prevents acne breakouts and even out the skin tone, it also boost skin collagen and removes dead skin cells.


  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar


  • In a mixing bowl add baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
  • Mix both the ingredients.
  • You need a thick paste for application.
  • First, clean your face and do little bit exfoliation with above sugar scrub.
  • Now apply it mixture to affected areas.
  • Let it stay for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

6. Aloe Vera and avocado

Nowadays in many beauty products, you can spot the aloe vera gel but did you know why? Actually, aloe vera gel has much beauty benefits but when this magic gel mix with avocado its benefits will become double. Both ingredients have moisturizing properties so they will fully hydrate your skin, increase the growth rate of cells and also repair them. As avocado contains a lot of vitamin C, A and fatty acids which help to reduce the acne scars.


  • One teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • Avocado paste
  • Yoghurt optional


  • Take one or two slices of avocado.
  • Mash it with the help of a fork.
  • Take one tablespoon of avocado paste.
  • Mix them all in a mixing bowl.
  • Gently exfoliate your affected areas with this mixture.
  • Exfoliate in a circular motion for one or two minutes.
  • Then leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it with warm water.

7. Salicylic acid Peel

As there are many home remedies which can cure acne scars naturally. Did you know salicylic acid is also natural? Yes, it comes from a plant. Salicylic acid is one of the best treatment not for acne scars but also for hyperpigmentation. If you want to do this treatment consult with a dermatologist for a salicylic acid peel or they can recommend you a commercial salicylic acid kit for home so you can use it at home without visiting doctors clinic.

8. Stop Popping your Acne

Popping your acne is really very bad habit so stop popping your acne because popping create pressure and due to this your skin inflames more or rupture and actually this is the main cause of acne scars. Popping can worsen your acne and swollen the area where you pop and leave an acne scar behind. So when your acne irritates you and doesn’t squeeze it instead of it use the remedy which I have given below. This remedy not only good for acne scars but it also helps to reduce acne inflammation.

Coconut milk

Coconut milk contains fatty acids, lactic acid and a lot of vitamin E which reduce dryness, repairs damaged skin, brighten your skin, soften your skin, and it also helps you to get rid of unwanted acne scars.

How to use coconut milk

  • Just tab a small cotton ball in coconut milk.
  • Place the cotton ball on acne scar areas.
  • Let it stay for few seconds.
  • Remove the cotton and let the coconut milk stay for overnight.
  • Next morning wash your face with warm water.

Green tea and honey

Green tea and honey both rich in antioxidant which stimulates the production of collagen, also they have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help to cure acne and its scars, it also helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.


  • Half teaspoon of green tea powder
  • Half teaspoon of honey
  • Small amount of natural mint toothpaste


  • Mix all the above-given ingredients in a small bowl.
  • You need a thick paste.
  • If you apply it on pimple then simply cover a whole pimple with it.
  • Leave it overnight and wash your face in morning.
  • If you apply it to acne scar then first do a little scrubbing.
  • After scrubbing apply this mixture.
  • Let it stay for one hour.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

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