Top home remedies to reduce acne scars

Acne scars can be effectively removed if treated at the right time in the right way. There are many creams available in the market which promises to benefit you. But how of these stick to their claims till the end? Choosing natural remedies will save you money, side-effects and is certain to show you improvement.

Apply fresh lemon juice

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The natural bleaching properties of lemon help you a lot in reducing the acne scars and in lightening the marks. Mix the equal amounts of lemon juice with water and apply it only on the scars area avoiding the other surface. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with plain water. After washing your face, dab moisture to your face other wise it turns the skin more dry. You can also use lime juice in the place of lemon.

Baking soda

Use baking soda as a skin exfoliator to reduce the acne scars. Just prepare out the mixture formed from one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Apply this mixture over the face and gently scrub in the circular motion, rub especiallyon the infected area for about two minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat your skin with a smooth towel.

You can make use of baking soda paste directly on the scars surface rather than applying it over the face completely.


Honey is well known for the treatment of many skin problems. Among all it treats scar problems most effectively. This is due  to the reason that honey is a source of anti-bacterial property. It reduces the redness and inflammation left by pimples. Take raw honey and dab it directly on the scars area with the help of cotton ball.

Most of the treatment that we opt for erasing the acne problem involves drying the skin. But honey doesn’t dry the skin, whereas soothes and moisturizes the skin with its non-irritating properties.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera consists of many medical values, it treats various skin problems including burns, wounds and acne scars. It dulls down the acne scars and rejuvenates your skin. Cut a tentacle from aloe vera plant and extract the gel from it. Apply it over the affected area or to entire face. Leave it until it dry and wash off. For effective benefits you can add few drops of tea tree oil in the aloe vera gel. Tea tree oil will helps to clear the skin.


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The natural healing properties of sandalwood are a good method to treat your acne scars. Take two tablespoons of sandalwood powder and mix it up with few drops of rose water to form a spread able paste. Apply this paste to the scar surface and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash off and practice this process until you find difference.

Alternatively, mix two tablespoons of sandalwoodpowder with a tablespoon of honey and use it on the scars area directly.

Apple cider vinegar

Use apple cider vinegar to reduce the inflammation and redness dragged by pimple. The amazing properties of vinegar regulates the pH level of the skin and hence contributes for the over all bright appearance.

For this all you need is apple cider vinegar and water. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of water and apply it on the affected area. By doing the same process in everyday will give you best results.

Cold compress treatment

This is perhaps the easiest way to tick off those unwanted acne spots. Cold compress can benefit you in multiple ways. It removes skin inflammation leaving along with reducing skin blemishes, leaving you with a refreshing feeling. You can wrap an ice cube in a muslin cloth and rub it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes everyday.

Cure of olive oil

Olive oil is a powerhouse of vitamins like A, B, C, E, B1, B2 along with iron and antioxidants. Olive oil works magically in nourishing your skin apart from reducing the acne scars. Massage this oil gently aloe over your skin until it gets totally absorbed by it. After 2 minutes, wash your face with cold water and wipe off with a clean, dry towel. This oil also acts as a moisturizer providing a rich, smooth texture to your skin.

Harness the power of potato

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It is a useful ingredient for fighting off skin dullness and blemishes. The catecholase found in potatoes in is an enzyme that works as a great toner. Cut thick slices of potatoes rub it on your face for about 10 minutes and wash off. You can also make a face pack using mashed potato and lime juice and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash off.

Fight it with fenugreek

Fenugreek or methi is a fantastic aid to acne scars. To prepare a paste, you can simply crush some fenugreek leaves. There is another process as well using methi seeds. Boil these seeds to make a fine paste. Let it cool for some hours. Apply this paste on the skin and relax for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

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ACV is a wonderful ingredient to combat these unsightly dark spots. You can intake a solution made from a few drops of ACV in a glass of water and honey for taste. There is another way as well. Prepare a mixture combining some vinegar with lemon juice. Use a cotton ball to pat it over the spotted areas. This method will help you to rejuvenate your skin without much toil. The antiseptic qualities in ACV safeguard the skin against the germs that can affect the skin. Vinegar also functions like exfoliate; it brings out the fresh layer of the skin by eliminating the dead skin cells.

Scare the scars with mint leaves

Mint leaves work incredibly on these torturous acne scars. This herb has the power to steer clear all the impurities and harmful substances from the skin. Other than that its antioxidants will shun the passage to the formation of further acne. To use this leaves as a remedy, you require mashing it by putting it in a blender, now put the paste in a container, and include some multani mitti to increase efficiency of the pack. Add a little water to maintain the consistency. Apply this mixture smoothly all over the face. Let it dry. Rinse with water thereafter.

Papaya remedy

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Papaya contains papain which sweeps off the dead skin cells and inactive proteins from the skin. It also makes the skin feel baby soft and supple apart from helping the acne spots to fade gradually. For a flawless skin, simply put some pieces of papaya in a juicer; extract the juice out of it. Then apply the juice on the affected area. It will take only a few minutes to get soaked. Wash it with cold water afterwards.

Tea tree oil’s treatment

It is a classic ingredient to banish the acne scars. This oil can be a little costly but it is worth the investment. Apply tea tree oil daily on your face. For better result, dilute the oil into water a little and then use it on your skin, it will not only make your skin look glowing and beautiful but will also stop the future breakout of acne.

Combat acne with tomato mask

Raw tomatoes are quite helpful in eliminating acne scars. However, you need to hold on to your patience for having visible results given home remedies are never rocket science. The way to use this ingredient is not a big deal. Just cut a tomato into pieces, crush them to obtain the pulp, apply this on your face, let it dry for 20 minutes and then wash. To prepare a mask, you will have to mix cucumber and avocado juice with tomato pulp. This mask has all power to solve your acne problems.