Acne scar can be especially challenging to eliminate. In many cases, this is because once you have cured one breakout, another one occurs in the same place. Once this has happened, the scarring in the whole area begins to look more profound.
Homemade Acne Scar Removers
There are many expensive products on the market that claim to eradicate the problem of scarring, and though some of these products have excellent reputations, they can be quite pricey. And some products do not work for everyone. Acne prone skin is often very sensitive. So one product that works to clear up acne scarring in one person, might cause additional breakouts, skin drying or dermatitis in another, further contributing to scarring in the area.
One way to save money during the trial and error process is to use homemade acne scar removers. There are several foods that you can purchase from your grocery store that will go a long way to eliminate your acne scarring. None of these methods will work overnight. However, if you give them at least three to six months to work, you might be delightfully surprised at the results you achieve.
You must also take into consideration that some of these products will work well for one person and not another, just like over the counter products. However, the most popular acne scar removing foods do tend to work well for most people who try them and cost next to nothing.
First Things First, Exfoliation
Exfoliation is extremely important when you are trying to fade skin discoloration. When you exfoliate your skin, you remove the dermis, or the skin’s top layer, forcing the skin to renew and heal itself. Exfoliated skin will absorb whatever ingredients you are using on a very deep level and make your products more effective. It is important to note that with both exfoliation and the use of products that remove skin discoloration, you are making your skin more sensitive to the sun. So no matter what complexion you are, it is advisable that you use strong sunblock when you are going through this process.
The Best Scar Removing Juices and Foods
In order to make these ingredients easier to apply, many people use egg whites as a binder. In addition to turning your raw ingredients into a facial mask, the egg white also provides some skin firming on its own which helps to tighten pores making you look younger and more radiant. Some people feel that egg white removes skin discolorations as well.
Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is a go to agent for skin discoloration. Almost everyone that uses it finds it to be effective. It is important to use juice from real lemons and not a manufactured lemon juice product with preservatives, because preservatives dilute the strength of the juice and can have adverse effects on your skin. Lemon juice can be drying also and can cause undesired bleaching in darker skin tones, so it’s best to use it with caution.
Orange Juice – People that have bad experiences with lemon juice, sometimes have better experiences with orange juice. It is less drying and its bleaching action is not as strong.
Cucumber – Cucumber is another gentle alternative to lemon juice. Perhaps gentler than orange juice, cucumber juice is popular in India for lightening dark circles under the eyes along with many other types of skin discolorations.
Milk and Yogurt – Milk and yogurt can be messy treatments as masks, but they both contain lactic acid which does remove skin discoloration.
Citric Acid – You can buy citric acid powder at any health food store and turn it into a serum or spray by adding a little to aloe very gel, glycerin or water. This is strong, so you want to make sure to only use a dilutant/ascorbic acid ratio of 4:1 or above.
The Best Scar Removing Oils
Grape seed Oil and Avocado Oil – Both of these oils contain natural antioxidants and exfoliating acids that help to remove skin discolorations over time.
Brenda Panin is an author of this article. She is interested in liposuction, botox and new ways to remove acne scars. In her free time, Brenda likes to exercise and prepare healthy meals for her family. You can follow her on Twitter @PaninBrenda