Getting rid of acne scars

acne scars

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.

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9 thoughts on “Getting rid of acne scars”

  1. I read this useful Article, it includes imortant advices to get rid of ance scars, I need to mention that I have used Argan oil lately and it heled me to resolve all acne scars and skin issues. Using argan oil for acne is not really a new treatment. In fact, people have been using this for their acne scars has for hundreds of years. This is for the reason that argan oil is amazingly rich in natural tocopherols, usually known as Vitamin E. Vitamin E nourishes your sensitive skin and can reduce the appearance of scars as time goes by. The final results of argan oil on acne scars are much like those achieved by other scar treatments.

      1. Sadly no. For indented scars medical treatments are the only option that works. This is because the skin tissue of indented scars gets stuck to the layers beneath the skin and no amount of face masks will get rid of that.

  2. Hi,

    I read this post regarding the mask containing -honey, cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder,turmeric.

    Did it really help your acne scars/pits , any idea if it will help pores?

    Also how much time we need to apply and how long does it take to see results?

    thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Neha
      This mask helped my flat acne scars. It took about 6 – 8 weeks of using it everyday for about an hour. Depending on your skin type it may take less time. Try it for a week and see the improvement in your skin. It did close up my pores as well. This mask will not help the indented scars (pits). For pits you can try regular exfoliation and a good diet with a Vitamin C supplement.


      1. thanks for your reply.
        What is the difference between flat acne scar and indented scar(pits)?
        Any reference will be helpful.
        Also, what works for exfoliation?


        1. Hi Neha
          Flat scar is basically a discoloration of the skin. The skin on the scar is on the same level as the skin surrounding it. In an indented scar the scar forms a pit or depression. The scar is lower than the skin surrounding it. I am not sure I am explaining it well so I tried to find pictures and posted links below which you can check out.

          Flat Scars

          Indented scars

          Exfoliation when you have acne should be with gentle things like oats and green tea. Anything harsher and you will irritate your skin. Mix oats with water or honey and gently rub your skin with it. But as I advice do not exfoliate your face when you have active acne. I have written an article on exfoliation for acne prone skin. You can check it out here.

          Hope this answers your question and helps you. 🙂

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