Fighting acne is hard enough, then there is the other issue of dealing with the aftermath; the pimple scars. To many who have suffered this ordeal, it’s not nothing to smile about because it actually takes away your joy and looks. But hang in there; here are some simple home remedies to fade away the blemishes.One thing to always remember is that dry skin greatly projects the appearance of acne scars on your face. So keep your skin hydrated at all times by drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day.
Sugar has its many uses, and one you didn’t know is that it can be a great remover of acne scars. Sugar has glycolic acid as an ingredient, which is great for scraping off dead skin allowing the skin cells to generate new glowing skin. For a quick scrub solution, mix raw sugar with a few drops of olive oil and a generous addition of lemon juice. Make sure it comes out near pasty and not watery. Use this to scrub for like three days and let it sit on your face for about 15 minutes. Your skin will naturally get moisturized and the blemishes will fade away.
Oil from Rose Hip Seed
Cold pressed oil from rose hip seed is fantastic for moisturizing the skin making it look naturally healthy. The oil is gentle to the skin and doesn’t leave that sticky feeling. Rose Hip Seed oil is rich in vitamin A which is essential for the healing of scars. Apply it with the aid of a derma roller for faster results.
Aloe Vera is a plant known for its great healing properties and it does wonders in healing skin inflammations from acne attack, and also fading the scars. What makes aloe vera even greater is its mild nature, meaning it can be used even in the most sensitive skins. Instead of the normal aloe cream from the beauty shop, try your hand at natural aloe vera plant extract. Aloe plants are easy to find; you can even grow your own aloe pots at home. Aloe vera extract combats the acne scars on your face and leaves you feeling softer and moisturized.
It is known to help reduce acne attacks and it also does miracles in terms of clearing blemishes. Baking powder acts like a skin cleanser, exfoliating the surface and doing away with dead skin. You only need two teaspoons of baking soda partly mixed with water to form a fine scrubbing paste. Massage the paste on the affected areas for some minutes before rinsing off your face. The exfoliating effects of baking soda also help clear away the pores helping your skin to breathe again.
Blend of Honey and Cinnamon
Honey has antibiotic effects and cinnamon catalyzes the cleansing effect of honey. While mixing the two ingredients, a ratio of 2 to 1 is enough to make the paste. Dub at your skin with the paste where affected then rub in circular motions with your fingers. Let it sit for around three minutes then rinse your face using warm water. You will feel your skin rejuvenated and the blackheads won’t be all visible anymore.
The Famous Egg White Mask
Egg whites have a pulling effect that draws out the dirt from your skin pores. Additionally, the egg yolk narrows your pores living only enough space to expel sweat but little space for impurities to enter from outside. Take two eggs and separate the egg white from the yolk, then apply this generously to your entire face. Let it sit for about 15 minutes until the egg white dries off. Then gently rinse off the face in warm water and later moisturize your skin. You will look younger again and the skin feels smoother as well.
Mad baths were a favorite in Rome and Turkey; they even had public baths where everyone could go and cleanse. So you cannot go wrong with a clay mask to get rid of annoying blemishes and flaky skin. Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar to the clay paste then leave the mask on for about 15 minutes till the skin feels dry. Then rinse in warm water to reveal a rejuvenated and fresh looking visage. It is completely harmless and powdered clay is readily found in beauty shops.
The Magic of Fenugreek Leaves
If you had no idea, Fenugreek is an amazing skin exfoliating ingredient that removes blackheads in a matter of days. Crush the leaves mixing them with water to form a fine paste then rub the paste all over your face. About 10 minutes is enough to exfoliate the skin and leave a refreshing feeling on your face.
Yogurt with Oatmeal
Yogurt plays its part of an acidic agent that destroys skin bacteria while oatmeal has a relaxing effect after. You can throw in additional ingredients to the mix like lemon juice extract and olive oil to step up the healing effects. In different days you can try other ingredients and see how they work for you.
Lemon and Steam
Lemon rind in steaming water clears away stubborn blackheads, especially around the nose. The steam makes the skin soft and simultaneously drives out the blackheads. Put some hot water into a basin and add the lemon rind to it. Using a towel, form a tent around the basin rim and let your head soak in the steam for a few minutes; about 15 minutes is enough. Later on, wash your face with a gently cleanser and your face will feel good as new.
Green tea works the same magic on blackheads whether applied on the face or taken as a beverage. But for success in just a few days, make a paste with the green tea then scrub your face with it rinsing with lukewarm water after. Do this for about 6 minutes so the green tea paste can unclog your skin pores and reduce the oiliness.
You don’t have to invest in expensive facial creams to help keep blackheads at bay. Sometimes simple home remedies like the ones above is all your need to bring back that radiant face.