5 Secret Natural Remedies For Light Acne Scars
If you have acne then you know the pain and stigma that can come with acne scars. Many Houston skin care clinics treat acne scars as it is the most common skin care problem in America. Even though acne is often seen as something negative, the scars that develop are actually signs of the skin attempting to repair itself post breakout. In order to do this collagen rises to the surface of the skin, but if too little collagen is released a concave scar will appear; if there is too much collagen an elevated scar will form. The good news is that there are many methods and treatments that can reduce the appearance of scars or erase it altogether. Not all of the treatment require a visit to a Houston skin care clinic, many can be performed right in the comfort of your home. These five all-natural home treatments will give you some relief from the scars you develop and help prevent new ones.
The Power Of Honey
Honey is one of natures best multitaskers. While it is a natural antibacterial, mucus expectorant, and moisturizer it also helps with skin care. Many Houston skin care clinics actually keep some variation of scrubs that use honey as a base. Focus trials also have seen that honey appears to speed up healing wounds and prevents scarring. To treat your acne scars, apply honey directly to the scarred area or breakout and let it set overnight. If you want to boost its strength make a honey mask with a couple of tablespoons of honey with 2 or three crushed aspirin. This will not only clear away the bacteria on your skin but will minimize scarring as well.
EVOO Is Good
Olives are rich in vitamins that foster healthy and glowing skin and slow down the aging process. Packed with vitamins C, A and E, extra virgin olive oil massaged nightly onto breakouts can do wonders. Not to mention it is inexpensive and is a healthy oil to cook with as unhealthy trans fats and saturated fats also cause acne breakouts.
A Rose By Any Other Name…
One of the superstars of natural remedies lauded by Houston skin care clinics is Rosehip seed oil. It’s proven anti-aging qualities make it one of the best home remedies for reducing scars of all types. In addition to treating scars, it also helps with irregular pigmentation or redness associated with acne. Also known to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, you should apply this oil twice a day; massaged directly onto the scars for best results.
Here we have another natural multitasker that can even be ingested. The Aloe vera plant is a tropical plant with many health benefits. Drinking the juice of the aloe plant can prevent dehydration, cleanse the liver and balance pH levels in the body. In reference to acne, ingesting aloe juice or applying it to scars is an effective way to treat scars and prevent future breakouts. Aloe is another natural ingredient found in scrubs in almost every Houston skin care clinic.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This gem is a great exfoliating agent as well as ingestible for further health benefits. We strongly recommend Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother.” The mother consists of naturally occurring pectin and apple residues and means you are getting all the nutrients from the apples. Used for its medicinal value for thousands of years, ACV, as it is known, removes dead skin cells which help to minimize the appearance of acne scars. To use topically, mix one part Bragg’s ACV, one part water, and a drop or two of honey. Let it sit on your scars for about 30 minutes before rinsing. You can also drink this mixture by adding an extra part water and increase the honey. This helps the pH level balance out which is essential for healthy skin.
Have Deep Stubborn Scars?
If you have deep set scars that have been aggravated or picked and scabbed over, you may need a bit stronger treatment from a certified Houston skin care clinic like MD. For these severe acne scars, we recommend our Lightwave LED Therapy. Lightwave therapy uses Red light therapy as well as Infrared light therapy for anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks, wrinkles, cellulite and of course, acne scars This is all accomplished with no negative side effects and zero recovery time. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and see what we can do for your acne scars.