• Prevent or prevail
It’s imperative that you avoid picking at your pimples so that you don’t get blemishes. You should also opt for electric shaver instead of a razor if you’re prone to breakouts. Shaving on acne-prone skin might worsen the situation. Also, try and avoid foods that increase skin allergies and acne, such as greasy food, sugary foods, deep-fried and trans-fat foods.
• Stay away from sun
It’s important to avoid excessive sun exposure if you use acne products with salicylic acid as it causes sun sensitivity. You can achieve that by either preventing yourself from going out in the sun for extended periods or by using a sun block with SPF 30.
• Baking soda to the rescue
A great natural exfoliant, baking soda helps unclog pores, kills acne causing bacteria and also exfoliate the skin. Just make a thick paste of water and baking soda. Make sure the paste is not runny and apply it on your scars. Keep it for 2-3 minutes and rinse it off with water. Don’t rub the scars, pat dry. Use it twice daily for faster results.
• Tomato face mask
This is one of the simple but effective home remedy that can help you get rid of acne scars. Take a tomato and slice it into two halves. Take one half and rub it on your scars in a circular motion. This activity can have 2 effects – it will visibly reduce the scars and will also increase skin elasticity. Continue the process for 20 minutes and conclude it by washing off your face.
• Calling cucumbers
This can be a great way to get rid of scars if your skin is hyper sensitive. It’s also a great technique to reduce inflammation and increase skin elasticity. Cucumber juice has no acidity and hence can be applied on scars for extended period. No need to wash it off immediately. However, be sure to repeat this remedy daily for accelerated results.
• Lemon wonders
Lemon juice works as a natural bleach and will therefore reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes. Grab a lemon and squeeze out lemon juice, grab a cotton ball and dab it with the juice and start massaging your scars thoroughly. Let it stay on for approximately 20 minutes and wash it away with warm water.