As you may very well know, a pimple is nothing more than an inflamed hair follicle. And where there’s inflammation, there’s swelling.
When you get a pimple, the pore swells and breaks the wall of the follicle. With a break deep enough, it could affect the so called dermal layer of the skin.
Very simply put, the dermal layer protects the body from stress and strain. It’s a part of the body, that holds hair follicles and sweat glands.
As a break occurs in the dermal layer, your body will try to repair it by producing collagen. And while we all appreciate our body’s effort, the result isn’t always exactly satisfactory.
If you’re unlucky, you might end up with pimple scars.
The reason for dark spots is also due to your body’s attempt at being a hero. When it detects the inflammation in the follicle, your body releases way, way too much melanin.
Melanin is a pigment, which gives your skin its color and also decides the color of your eyes.
More melanin means darker skin. And if your body releases too much melanin in relation to your skin color, you’ll end up with dark spots.
Learn How to Get Rid of Pimple Scars & Dark Spots
People spend way too much money on creams and treatments that don’t work. And I can’t blame them. I’ve done the same.
The reason for throwing so much money at these products is often due to desperation, and a feeling of hopelessness. If you and I are anything alike, you’d do close to anything to get rid of your acne.
And once you manage to get rid of those pesky red and white bumps in your face, another problem might arise. The scars… the spots.
Would that mean you’d have to spend even more money, to get rid of those too? Luckily, NO!
Below are 7 of the best home remedies for battling acne scars.
They are extremely cheap and easy to make!
Recipe 1: Olive Oil Scrub
Despite what many seem to think, olive oil is actually quite healthy for your skin. Not only does it smell amazing (love the smell!), but it also has skin healing properties.
Besides, it’s incredibly cheap and available at almost every grocery shop you can find, so testing this recipe should be extremely easy!
- Just mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Scrub your face.
- Rinse it off.
It’s recommended that you do this 2-3 times a week.
Not only will it help with your acne, but the overall facial texture will improve as well. Awesome!
Recipe 2: Lemon Juice
The lemon juice recipe is a perfect solution for your dark spots. The reason for this is that lemon is LOADED with Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant that is effective against hyper pigmentation. Simply said, lemon is a bleaching agent for your skin.
- Mix 1/2 water and 1/2 lemon juice.
- Dab the solution on your dark spots and leave it on for about 10 minutes.
- Wash your face.
Because lemon is acidic, it’s very important that you apply moisturizer to your face when you’re finished. This helps to re-stabilize the pH in your skin.
Repeat this procedure about 2-3 times per week.
Recipe 3: Aloe Vera & Lemon Juice Cream
There are so many uses for aloe vera and I could almost say it’s one of my favorite things in the whole world.
In fact, I may dedicate an entire post to it in the future, because it has a huge amount of beneficial properties.
There are too many benefits to cover in this post, but a few cool things about aloe vera is:
- It heals wounds
- It’s Anti-Inflammatory
- It’s Anti-Cancer
- It reduces diabetes symptoms
- It’s Antimicrobial
- It improves skin health
And the last one in the list is why you should use it for your pimple scars and spots. Aloe vera actually reduces redness of the skin.
So, do the following.
- 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
- 3 drops of lemon juice
- Mix the ingredients together and carefully massage it onto your face.
- Leave the cream on for about 30 minutes.
- Apply a good moisturizer to your face.
The reason for the moisturizer is the same as the recipe above. The solution contains lemon juice, which can cause dry skin. And a dry skin is an unhealthy skin.
Recipe 4: Cucumber Slices
You know how people tend to put cucumber slices on their eyes to get rid of their dark circles? The idea behind using cucumbers against acne scars is fundamentally the same.
- Take a chilled cucumber and make 7-8 slices and them put them on your face.
- Leave them there for 30 minutes.
- Rinse with water.
- Apply quality moisturizer.
- Repeat 3-4 times a week.
Yes, it will look embarrassingly hilarious, but don’t get discouraged because of it. It’s good for your skin.
Cucumber contains the skin-friendly Vitamin C and caffeic acid. It’s also made of 96% water, and placing it onto your skin will help keep it hydrated.
Recipe 5: Apple Cider Vinegar
This recipe is one of the easiest to make. And it contains only two ingredients:
- 50% Apple Cider Vinegar
- 50% Water
Mix them together and pour the solution on a cotton pad or ball. Dab the affected areas and leave it on for around 10-15 minutes. Then rinse.
Apply some moisturizer afterwards, to keep your skin nice and fresh.
Recipe 6: Egg Whites (Caution!)
Note: Allergic to eggs? – DO NOT TRY THIS ONE!
Eggs are fantastic when it comes to removing dead skin cells and void the bacteria that cause acne.
Furthermore, egg whites contain a protein which helps speed up the healing process of your skin; making your scars heal a bit faster.
- Just crack an egg and separate the white from the yolk.
- Apply the egg white to your skin and leave it on until it fully dries.
- Wash it off with water.
- Repeat this process 2-3 times per week.
Your skin will look way better in no-time!
Recipe 7: Ice, Ice, Baby
Frozen water. How could that possibly be helpful for getting rid of pimple scars?
Actually, it’s not so much the water itself, but the cold.
Using a cold ice cube in your face reduces both scar redness and bleaches dark spots. All you have to do is put it in a clean cloth and carefully dab the affected areas.
The tedious part about this “recipe”, is that it has to be done every day for at least 2 weeks. Preferably longer.
Give it a Shot!
As you can see, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get rid of pimple scars and pigmented spots caused by acne. And there’s no need for chemicals to get involved either.
If you are persistent with using these natural recipes, your skin will look a lot better and contain less scarring.
And it wouldn’t have ruined you in the process.
That’s a win-win in my book!
Obviously, everybody’s skin is different and there’s no guarantee that it will work on your skin type.
But it could at least be worth a shot, when a healthier skin is the reward.
Have you tried any of the recipes? How did it work for you? How long did you use it? Let me know below!
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