6 Best Home Treatments for Acne Marks!
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6 Best Home Treatments for Acne Marks!

One of the most common skin problems that afflict each one of us is acne. And once the acne goes, what we are often left with is the acne marks. Acne marks are usually a good sign, as they show that our acne is healing - however, they can be obnoxious to deal with - as they sometimes leave concave scars on your face and, other times, raised spots. The texture your scar takes depends upon the collagen in your skin - too much collagen leads to raised scars, and too little causes concave scars. 

There are many treatments for acne marks out there and some that can be done at the ease of your own home. In this article, we take a look at how to remove acne marks at home. Are you ready?

Treatment for Acne Marks

The many different home remedies or treatments for acne marks include the use of aloe vera, honey, black seed oil, lemon juice, and more. We have discussed them in detail below. 

Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil or Nigella sativa comes from a medicinal plant of the same name. Native to Eastern Europe and Asia, the black seed oil is used for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in scar reduction and marks related to acne. It also improves healing and treats skin pigmentation, proving itself to be a good treatment for acne marks.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is beneficial for various reasons, thanks to its excellent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is also a rich source of vitamin E, K, and antioxidants that can help grow skin cells and remove skin marks, among other things. You can dab 1 tsp of coconut oil on the affected areas of your skin, leave it overnight, and see its results for pimple marks removal.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps renew your skin's pH balance - as it soaks in the excess oils from your pores and leaves your skin perfectly exfoliated and rejuvenated. Coconut oil also leaves your skin feeling smooth, soft, and blemish-free. Apple cider vinegar also reduces the redness on your skin caused by acne - thereby also reducing acne marks. 

You can dilute apple cider vinegar with water and apply it to your entire face with the help of cotton cloth. Let it stay on your face for 15-20 minutes, and after that, wash your face with water. Daily application of this will give you effective treatment for acne marks.

Honey

Honey is used for various medicinal purposes, including burns, wounds, sore throat, and cold, among other things. Another thing it effectively works for and you may not be aware of is its use to remove acne marks, thanks to its excellent antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also may help in reducing the appearance of more acne by fighting infections.

Aloe vera 

Aloe vera is full of antioxidants and various other nutrients that can help remove skin blemishes, promote the healing of wounds, and prevent acne marks. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help in removing acne marks, infections, and scars. You can extract aloe vera gel from aloe leaves and apply a thick layer to the acne marks. Leave it overnight and see results after continued daily application. You can also drink aloe vera juice as it helps in regulating your skin’s pH balance.

Lemon Juice 

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that has skin-lightening properties. This can also be utilized to remove acne marks or at least lighten them, if not obliterated. You can apply fresh lemon juice to your face or pimple marks with the help of clean cotton cloth. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water for effective results.

Some use other methods to remove or lighten pimple marks. These include baking soda, rosehip oil, tea tree oil, and chickpea flour, among other things. If these home remedies fail to work, you can also resort to medical procedures which involve lasers and cosmetic surgeries.

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