14 Home Remedies For Acne Scars That Actually Work

Acne scars are like adding insult to injury.

It is unfortunate enough that you have to deal with awful acne. But, after the pimples are gone, you are left to deal with angry red spots and some deep scars!

Acne scars stay on your face for a few months to a year and can ruin your self-esteem.

Going for treatment means paying for the procedures, medicines, etc. which can burn a big hole in your pocket. However, there are some natural ingredients that you can use to help fade those scars.

And, you won’t have to pay a fortune for them!

In this blog post, I will teach you how to get rid of acne scars for good using a few natural ingredients.

So, let’s begin!

Home Remedies For Acne Scars that Help  You Get Rid of Acne Scars

In this section of the blog post, I will go through different natural home remedies that will help you get rid of the ugly acne scars once and for all.

Keep reading to know more…

1. Tea Tree Oil

A picture of tea tree oil

We all know that tea tree oil is great for acne.

But, only a few people know that tea tree oil is also a useful home remedy to treat acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Here is the link to research that supports the argument.

Tea tree oil has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammation properties which help in reducing the redness of your acne scars and disinfects them.

All you have to do is:

  • Apply two to three the tea tree oil to your face twice a day
  • You can either apply it directly or, mix it with your moisturizer

Keep in mind that this will take some time to work! You should start seeing results after two weeks of use.

Tea tree oil can be used in combination with a number of oils to reduce acne scars. You can also use it to make your own antibacterial coconut oil cleanser and use it on a daily basis for a scar-free skin.

here is what we recommend:

Tea Tree Clear Skin Serum, Age-Defying formula

Moving on…

 

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel

Aloe Vera has strong healing properties.

In fact, if you cut a leaf, just within a few hours, you’ll see that a protective layer has formed on it to ‘heal’ it.

These strong healing properties are useful when you want to treat your acne scars. In fact, they have been known to increase the healing of regular scabs as well as acne scars.

To use aloe vera, all you have to do is:

  • Cut open the leaf to extract the gel and apply it directly to your face
  • Let it sit for at least an hour
  • You may also use it as a moisturizer and not wash it off

I feel that you should use a fresh aloe vera leaf instead of pre-packaged gel. These gels have preservatives and additives that may irritate your skin.

Aloe vera gel works on all types of scars. It will also help you get relief from burns, scabs, and other injuries.

You must invest in an aloe vera plant.

Here is the aloe vera gel that I have used:

Nature Republic New Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera Gel

Moving on…

 

3. Tomato

Tomato isn’t just a tasty fruit you have in your salad!

It can help reduce your acne scars and hyperpigmentation is used correctly. In fact, tomato juice can work well in reducing depressed acne scars! Not just that, they also help reduce signs of aging.

Now, that’s what I call a super fruit.

You can apply tomato to your skin by:

  • Peel the tomato and crush it with a fork in a container
  • Apply the crushed material (including seeds) to your face
  • You can also juice a tomato and apply it on your face
  • Adding some cucumber will also help
  • Keep this mixture on your face for 20-40 minutes and wash off

Honestly, I prefer crushed tomato over the juice because it worked for me. But, if you feel icky about the seeds, you can give the juice a try.

But, don’t buy the packaged juice as most have a small percentage of actual tomato!

You can mix cucumber and tomato juice and freeze them in an ice tray. Use it whenever needed on your acne scars without having to repeat the preparation process every time.

Of-course natural is better but in any case you want to try an effective blend try this:

Yes To, Tomatoes, Clear Skin, Acne, Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes

 

Moving on…

4. Cucumber

Pickled Cucumber

Cucumber is one ingredient that you can find in anti-acne creams.

But, what most people don’t realize is that cucumber works like a miracle on acne scars as well. In fact, you will find cucumber extracts on acne scar treatment creams as well!

Here’s how you can use cucumber:

  • Juice a cucumber and apply it on your face with a cotton ball or a cotton pad
  • Slice and apply it directly to your face
  • You can even freeze some cucumber juice in ice trays and use a cube whenever necessary
  • Adding tomato juice will prove to be effective as well

Just like with all home remedies, you have to be patient with cucumber juice as well. It will take 3-4 weeks for you to see an effect.

This time reduces if you use a combination of cucumber and tomato juice.

You can apply cucumber juice overnight for the soft and supple skin. You’ll get the best results for acne scars as well.

On to the next one…

5. Egg Whites

Egg white mask

Yes, raw egg whites do help in reducing acne scars.

It is icky to apply raw egg white on your skin, but it is worth it. Egg whites don’t just work with acne scars; they also have anti-aging properties. Since egg white contains a large amount of protein, they tighten pores.

These are used in traditional medicine by people of the Eastern countries.

Directions to apply:

  • Apply raw egg whites on your face using a cotton ball
  • Let it sit on your face overnight
  • You may also use it or an hour or two
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

With this home remedy, you’ll see results in a matter of a week or two! Yes, it works that fast!

The egg whites you get in tetra packs aren’t a good idea as they contain a lot of preservatives. Use whole egg instead, and you’ll see better results.

6. Raw Honey

raw honey

Honey isn’t just a healthy alternative to sugar.

In fact, it has been used for centuries to cure skin ailments such as acne, dry skin, and even suntan. Its use can be traced by to ancient Egypt!

And, it works like wonder for acne scars as well.

Honey prevents and reduces scarring, has antibacterial properties, and moisturizes the skin.

So, don’t just use it for your acne scars.

Following is how you can use honey:

  • Take a tablespoon of honey and apply it on your face using a cotton ball
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

Adding some lemon to honey will also accelerate the process.

You will start seeing results in 3-6 weeks but, you’ll find your skin to be soft and supple!

Keep in mind to use raw organic honey for best results.

This is by far the best honey our of all brands that i’ve ever tried:

(Reviews will endorse what I say)

YS Organic Bee Farms CERTIFIED ORGANIC RAW HONEY 100%

7. Potato Slices

potato slices

Potato isn’t just used to make French fries.

My point is that the incredible potato can also help reduce your acne and acne scars! Potato is rich in Vitamins and minerals and helps treat hyperpigmentation, skin again, and various other skin problems.

And, yes, it is effective. I’m not kidding.

Following is how you can use potato for your acne scars:

  • Slice the potato
  • Apply the slice directly to your face
  • Leave overnight or for a minimum of 40 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

Potato can also help you get rid of dark armpits, elbows, and knees. You can give that a try as well!

It takes 4-6 weeks for you to see improvements.

Potato juice mixed with cucumber and tomato juice is known to be an effective remedy as well. You’ll see faster results if you use a combination of treatments instead of just one.

Moving on…

8. Turmeric Powder

turmeric powder

Turmeric is an incredible spice.

It helps reduce skin discolorations, decrease acne as well as acne scars. In fact, it is also known to help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease as well!

As you can see, turmeric is a powerful spice.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help reduce acne as well as acne scars.

Following are the directions to apply turmeric:

  • Take one teaspoon of turmeric powder and add it to two tablespoons of water to make a thick paste
  • Apply the paste on your face with the help of a makeup brush or a cotton ball
  • Let it sit for a minimum of 30-40 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

Organic turmeric paste will have no side effects and will be more potent than the regular kind that you’ll find on the market.

You’ll start seeing results within three weeks of regular use.

You can also make a face park of turmeric with some sandalwood and foster’s earth will help you see faster results. However, this face pack dries out the skin.

Also, using a makeup brush is better than using cotton balls for better application.

Moving on…

9. Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic Apple cider vinegar

Yes, apple cider vinegar isn’t just your average salad dressing!

Apple cider vinegar works really well on your blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation. And, it also helps you get rid of your acne scars!

Apple cider vinegar boosts the production of collagen, removes dead cells, and repairs your cells.

It is incredible if you use it correctly.

Keep in mind that incorrect use of apple cider vinegar can lead to chemical burns on your skin so, follow the instructions correctly.
Here is how to use apple cider vinegar on your face to get rid of acne scars

  • Mix equal portions of raw apple cider vinegar with water
  • Apply it on your face with a cotton ball
  • Leave it on your face for five minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water

Don’t leave apple cider vinegar on your skin for longer than 10 minutes as it can cause irritation, burning, itchiness, etc.

You’ll start noticing effects in three weeks.

Moving on…

10. Lemon

A photo of lemon juice
Photo on Visualhunt

We all know that lemon has Vitamin C in it and is good for acne.

But, it works just as well for acne scar treatment as well! Lemon acts as a natural bleach which helps lighten various kinds of scars on your skin. It also works well in lightening dark armpits, elbows, and knees.

Here is how you can use lemon to get rid of acne scars:

    • Apply lemon juice directly to your face with the help of a cotton ball.
    • Leave it for 10 minutes and wash with lukewarm water
    • Apply lemon juice as a spot treatment on just your acne scars if you have sensitive skin with the help of a q-tip
    • Mix lemon juice with honey in 1:1 ratio and apply on your face for 20 minutes and wash off

Applying rose water right after you wash off the lemon juice will provide relief from the tingling sensation.

Spot treatment is a good choice for those who have a burning sensation while applying lemon. You can mix this with baking soda or coconut oil as well.

Don’t apply the lemon concentrate you get at the supermarket on your skin as it may cause burns!

11. Coconut Oil

A picture of coconut oil cleanser in liquid state

Coconut oil has amazing properties.

You can cook healthy food in this oil, apply it in your hair for longer and stronger hair, and use it as a natural SPF. But, it treats acne and acne scars as well!

Most people with acne have oily skin. But, coconut oil doesn’t make things worse. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties which reduce acne and help lighten the scars it leaves behind.

The Vitamin E and fatty acids in this oil help repair the damaged skin tissue.

Let me teach you how to apply coconut oil on your face to get rid of acne scars:

  • Warm some coconut oil in your palm and apply it on your face with your fingers and massage it in. Let it sit for at least one hour and wash off with lukewarm water.
  • You can mix some coconut oil with Lavender essential oil or tea tree oil and apply it as mentioned earlier.

Cold pressed, and extra virgin coconut oil will provide you with the best benefits. However, take a look at the ingredients for the chemicals and preservatives used.

You’ll start seeing results in 2-3 weeks.

12. Baking Soda

baking soda scrub

Baking soda doesn’t just help you bake delicious choco chip cookies.

It also helps reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Baking soda is a mild exfoliant which works by cleaning up the dead skin cells when you apply it to your face. It also helps stimulate the regeneration of skin cells so that you get a scar-free skin.

Like all home remedies, it takes at least three weeks for it to show effect. But, you’ll be safe from the harmful side effects of topical creams!

Here’s how you can apply baking soda to your face:

  • Add two teaspoons of baking soda to two tablespoons of water to make a thick paste
  • Apply the mixture to your face and gently scrub your face for 2-3 minutes
  • Let it sit for five minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

You can use baking soda with lemon if you want to see better results.

However, people with sensitive skin often complain about tingling sensation after using this combination.

Moving on…

13. Vitamin E Oil

vitamin e oil

We all are told that a Vitamin E supplement is good for your skin and hair.

It also works rather well to treat acne scars naturally. In fact, Vitamin E injections have been used by dermatologists from all over the world to treat this condition. You, too, can reap the benefits by applying it to your skin directly.

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties which help keep the skin moisturized, evens out the skin tone, and repairs damaged tissue.

And, it works for all kinds of scars as well as stretch marks!

Following is how you can use the oil:

  • Take a Vitamin E capsule and puncture it using a needle. Take all the oil out and apply it on your face
  • You can use this as a spot treatment for your scars as well
  • Apply for at least 20 minutes and wash off
  • You can also let it remain on your skin overnight
  • You can mix vitamin E oil with coconut oil to reap double benefits

Keep in mind to use all the oil from one capsule in one go. Don’t use a single capsule multiple times.

I’ve heard great things about this brand:

100% All Natural & Organic Vitamin E Oil For Your Face & Skin

 

14. Fish Oil (My Favorite)

fish oil

Yes, fish oil is also an effective way to reduce acne scars.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil is an effective treatment for skin lesions. You can take it orally in the form of fish oil pills or, apply it directly to your skin for the best results.

You can use fish oil for minor burns to reduce their appearance as well.

here is how you can use fish oil to get rid of acne scars:

  • Take one pill of fish oil per day
  • Take a fish oil capsule and puncture it using a needle. Take all the oil out and apply it on your face
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

Apart from this there are myriad benefits that fish oil has to offer.

 

Omega-3 Wild Alaskan Fish Oil (Best of all)

Final Words

You can spend a lot of your hard-earned money on cosmetic procedures that may have side effects.

Or, you can give some tried and tested home remedies a chance to work like a miracle on your acne scars. The good thing about home remedies is that you don’t have to face any negative side effects or painful procedure.

And, you won’t be bleaching your skin using chemicals either!

In this blog post, I went through some amazing home remedies that have worked for several people. I hope that you find something that works for you.

Keep in mind that natural home remedies take a lot of time to work but, they are the safest option. People are known to have aversive side effects while using conventional treatment methods so, it is better to stick to these home remedies.

It will take at least 2-3 weeks of consistent and regular use for you to see actual results.

But, it’ll be worth it.

Still, have any questions or concerns? Let me know in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

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11 thoughts on “14 Home Remedies For Acne Scars That Actually Work”

  1. Hello there , can I just mix all the natural things for a mask and use the oils as a moisturizer after ??? With lemon as a toner …

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