Our skin is a reflection of our overall health, which is why glowing, beautiful skin often results from proper care, hydration and eating a nutrient-dense diet. On the other hand, skin ridden with whiteheads, blackheads and other types of pimples can indicate oxidative damage, poor nutrition and hormonal imbalances.
From mild to severe, acne can cause painful and unsightly outbreaks on the face, back, chest and even arms. Left untreated, acne can also lead to diminished self-esteem and long-term hyperpigmentation or scarring.
The good news is this: many safe home remedies for acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and hyperpigmentation due to acne scars are all available. Below I’m sharing my favorite natural home remedies for getting rid of pimples and keeping them from returning.
Rubbing tomato slices on scars is found to be effective in reducing the appearance
of the marks or scars. This is partially due to the vitamin A and carotenes in
tomatoes, which not only provide the red color but are also antioxidant compounds
that can heal damaged tissues and promote the healthy re-growth of cells.
Cucumber juice is an ideal skin toner, which improves the texture of the skin.
Cucumbers reduce inflammation, soothe the skin and heal the scars caused by
Egg whites are easy to obtain and are effective in treating acne scarring. Apply
egg whites on the scars using a cotton ball and leave it on overnight to get the best
effect. Eggs contain a huge amount of protein and by applying them directly to
your skin, you can speed the healing process. Proteins are the building blocks of
cellular tissue, and muscle, so directly applying and leaving it on your face can
boost the speed of your acne scar recovery.
Herbs such as turmeric, aloe vera, and sage are also effective in treating acne scars.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in the Orient as a beauty product
and applying turmeric paste to the skin or ingesting turmeric is effective in the
management of acne scars. Sage and aloe vera are well known healing agents,
which can bring relief to acne scars.
Soak sage in hot water, allow it to cool, and then apply it on the skin. Aloe vera
can be applied directly to the skin.
It is a good toner that helps clear up scars and acne marks. Vinegar is a
powerful astringent that also stimulates blood flow to areas, which speeds healing
and regeneration of cells.
Apply freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice on the scars, and leave it for a while
before washing it off. The bleaching property of lime juice makes the marks less
visible. Lime juice also helps in the removal of dead skin cells and in the
regeneration of new cells, along with improving the elasticity of the skin.
You should use olive oil for cooking since it not only makes food appetizing but
can also lighten acne scars.
Lightly massage olive oil onto the skin, and it will make the skin smooth again
and reduce the scars. Olive oil is packed with natural antioxidants, which is why it
is frequently used around the world for a variety of health benefits. In terms of
clearing the skin of marks and scars, it is one of the best options for a home
Honey is a natural moisturizer, which is used in the treatment of acne scars. Eating
honey and applying a honey mask on the face are two ways which are found to be
effective in acne scar treatment.
Water is probably the best available natural method to treat acne scars. You
should drink plenty of water, as it helps in flushing out the toxins from your body
and revitalizing it. Water also assists in shedding dead skin cells and aids in the
formation of healthy skin. Drinking lukewarm water in the morning specifically
helps in flushing out toxins.
You can always apply the mint juice on the face as it is highly natural and nutrient-
rich substance that has been connected with anti-inflammation and a reduction in
After eating strawberries do not throw away their leaves, as these are helpful in
curing pimples on the face.
Home remedies are only recommended for mild acne scars and
if you have a secondary infection or deep scars, you should consult a qualified
dermatologist before setting out on an alternative treatment regimen. Apart from
the natural goodness of home remedies, a nutritious diet can go a long way towards
healing scars from acne.