Acne Scars – Getting Rid of Them

Getting rid of acne is one thing, but one of the problems you might have once your spots have all cleared up is that you might be left with scarring and pockmarks. Of course you will want to avoid these scars staying with you for life, so is there anything you can do to remove them?

A visit to the doctor?

First of all, you need to ask yourself honestly how bad the pockmarking actually is. If things are pretty bad, then the best advice would be to visit your doctor, who will be able to provide you with a more detailed diagnosis and make a judgement about whether you should be referred for laser treatment. Laser treatment can be very effective in the removal of acne scars, but it's not for everyone, so see what your physician has to say about your condition.

Natural and home remedies

There are various home remedies that are considered quite effective in the removal of acne scars.

First and foremost, make a point of drinking lots of water !. It can not be stressed enough how important water is for regenerating and revitalising the skin. There is no more effective way to naturally hydrate the skin than by drinking plenty of water.

Your diet in fact plays a much more important part in rejuvenating your skin than you might realise. Eating plenty of fruit, vegetable and green salad can really help those scars to heal. Especially citrus fruit such as oranges, grapefruit and the juice of lemons and limes.

Other natural remedies

There are various natural healing oils that you can try (as long as you do not suffer from particularly greasy or oily skin), including olive oil, rosehip seed oil and lavender oil. These are natural moisturizers that can help the scars to eventually become less prominent. Collagen cream is also effective.

Other things you can try are combinations of honey, aloe vera, sandalwood and rose water. And this might sound very unappealing, but if you make a face mask of yoghurt, sour cream and oatmeal and apply it regularly, you might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Ice packs

One tip worth trying is to wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and rub them against your scars for up to fifteen minutes on a regular basis (daily, ideally). Ice packs can really work magic with scarring.

As mentioned earlier, if the scarring is really bad, then the best thing to do is to visit your doctor. But if not, then one or more of the above remedies should really help.