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. This way your skin has the best chances of recovering from the scars.
Let’s start with the outside first. You need to remove dead skin cells from your skin and also heal the damaged skin and restore it to the original colour and texture.
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……….
The Mask Recipe
- 1 teaspoon organic honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
- A pinch of turmeric
Mix all the above with clean fingers in a small glass jar. Leftovers can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge. I used to keep it on the counter top in my kitchen. It stayed perfectly fine for a week and more.
Apply it on your freshly washed 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. Apply it regularly for 2 weeks and you will start to see results.
You can also use rosehip oil as a serum under your moisturizer. Rosehip oil helps in healing even old acne scars.
You also need to use sunscreen when going out. Acne scars are most susceptible to sun damage. If not protected you could end up with pigmentation. So remember to slather on sunscreen anytime you go out into the sun. Especially so when you have acne or acne scars.
Now let’s get working from the inside. As with everything diet plays a big role in improving the texture of your skin and helping it heal. The mask above will work to heal your scars much better if your body is helping it along.
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.
Vitamin C in the form of food or even a supplement helps your scars heal faster and improves the overall look of your skin. It even prevents acne from forming.
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