Scars are the worst part of acne, and they may cling to your skin all through your life, if you do not pay attention to them and use some scar treatment remedies.
Advisably, as soon as the problem of acne is resolved you should begin exploring acne scar removal options, and when you do so look for the homemade remedies and over the counter medicines first, than jumping straight on for expensive cosmetic and surgical treatments.
If the scars are not too severe, they will go away with some simple homemade remedies, and if they are a little stubborn you might have to use some medication on them.
However, cosmetic and surgical procedures are justified only if the scars are severe and pitted. Before you decide what type of treatment you need, you need to understand a bit more about the different types of acne scars.
There are two types of scars, the first type is known as pigmented scar and it simply means that the color of the affected area has changed to red or brown, the second type is pitted scars in which the tissue below the skin is damaged. All scars which fit into the first category are easily treatable with homemade remedies and over the counter medication.
The natural homemade alternatives
â€¢Â Â Â Sandal wood powder mixed with rosewater applied to the area regularly can lighten the scars, significantly. Let the paste stay on the affected area for a few hours everyday, or still better let it be on your skin overnight. And to get even better results rub some ice on the skin before applying the mix.
â€¢Â Â Â Cucumber and tomato juice added to fresh garlic paste also works wonders in removing acne scars naturally. After washing off this paste use some fresh cucumber juice to tone up the skin.
â€¢Â Â Â Turmeric and vinegar paste can also help in clearing up your skin of unwanted scars and marks.
â€¢Â Â Â If you have some aloe-Vera growing in your garden then mash its pulp and apply it to your face skin and besides removing scars it will leave your skin radiant and glowing.