Getting rid of acne scars is the next problem to tackle after the acne has healed. For some reason this becomes an even bigger problem than acne, as the scars are not only surface scars which may be red or brown but some scars are indented and those are much more difficult to get rid of. These type of scars leave your skin looking bumpy.
I personally have managed to get rid of the dark marks left behind by acne as well as the pigmentation. The indented marks have also reduced a lot but I attribute that more to the overall health of my skin, which has improved a lot.
So today I am going to show you a two step method of getting rid of scars. As with all my methods, I prefer to attack anything from the inside as well as the outside.
Let’s start with the outside first.
Here is a face mask which has helped tremendously with both healing the acne and getting rid of scars. I know I sound like a broken record here as I keep repeating the same thing about honey, but believe me it works!!
So here you go……….
1 teaspoon organic honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
A pinch of turmeric
Mix all the above and apply on your face. Leave it on for an hour or more. Now when you go to wash your face, wet your hands with water and gently exfoliate the areas which are acne free. Use your finger tips to feel the clear areas. DO NOT go overboard. Just gently run the cinnamon and nutmeg granules around so that the dead cells are removed. We are looking for fresh faced here and not red faced, so remember do not go overboard! 🙂 This helps remove dead cells and also helps with the indented scars.
This mask will remove the dark marks left by acne as well as the pigmentation. Now as with anything natural please give this time to work. For me it takes about a week of everyday use to see results.
Now let’s get working from the inside.
I have found that hydrating the skin well makes it look much better. Skin looks smoother and the redness, if you have any, is reduced. So increase the quantity of water you drink. If you have trouble believing this, try this as an experiment. On any one day drink at least 2 1/2 liters or 10 glasses of water. Water only and no sweet drinks. See how your skin looks the next day. Just one day is enough to see a difference!
Also foods rich in beta carotene like carrots, pumpkin, squash and green leafy vegetables are great in improving the overall look of your skin. The more intense the color, the more beta carotene it has.
Hannah Do of ThankYourSkin has an amazing article with an infographic that tells you how you can use Vitamin E for acne scars. Hope on over to her site to check it out. https://www.thankyourskin.com/vitamin-e-for-skin/
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