Acne scars are important skin problem. Trying to squeeze acne will increasing the acne scar risk. But, even if you don’t squeeze acne, there is can be acne scar.
The reason is inflammation of acne are trapped under the skin. Although you don’t have visible acne, the skin underneath can have inflammation.
Acne scars will have dark colour on darker skin and red colour on lighter skin. The reason for such scar is the excessive production of colouring pigments. This process is known as hyperpigmentation and can cause permanent colour change.
The best way to prevent acne scars is to prevent acne formation. And you can do this easily. The reason for acne is blocked pores. Your first step should be keeping your skin clean.
When the pores are blocked, skin that tend to develop acne start to produce bacteria. High number of bacteria causes inflammation and acne. Another harmful effect of blocked pores is that they increase the spreading of acne.
When you clean your skin, number of acne will reduce. If you have oily skin, you should wash your face in the morning and at night. Before washing your face, you may drop 4-5 drops of rose water on cotton and clean your skin.
After this introduction about acne scar, we will talk about which masks you can choose.
Natural Solutions for Acne Scar
Homemade masks can decrease acne scars. You need to patients because these masks will give results over time. You could schedule a program and use the masks regularly.
To prevent formation of new acne, you should clean your skin and apply sunscreen before going out.
[box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]Try not to squeeze acne to avoid scars. If you try to squeeze acne, the inflammation will spread to layers of your skin. This is one of the reasons for acne.[/box]
Keep your hand away from your face. No matter how well you wash your hand, there still will be bacteria. And these bacteria will cause acne.
Cinnamon Mask for Acne Scar
Cinnamon will sooth irritated skin and reduce blemishes. Healing effect of honey will also accelerate healing of the skin.
Lemon juice in this mask will change the colour of scars. Lemon is a strong bleacher and will bleach the brown spots. High Vitamin C content will nourish the skin and eliminate toxins.
You will need 1 tea spoon of cinnamon powder, 1 tea spoon of honey, and 1.5 tea spoon of fresh lemon juice of cinnamon mask.
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them. You may add cinnamon for consistency. Apply the mixture on your face except eye and lip area. You need to wait for 15 minutes for the mask to be effective.
You can apply this mask 2 times per week.
[box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]You should increase lemon juice gradually if you have dry and sensitive skin. For example, add 1 or half a tea spoon of lemon juice in your mask. Increase this amount to 1-1.5 teas spoon in your skin mask. Lemon can easily irritate dry and sensitive skin.[/box]
To test if the mask will have irritation effects, you can try it on small region.
Acne Mask with Lemon and Clay
Since oily skins tend to grow acne and black spot, it is critically important to control oil production.
Clay will remove excess oil, clean pores, and balance oil production. Additionally, mineral will nourish the skin, and when used regularly, skin will have smooth look.
The strength of this mask comes from egg white. Egg white is as strong as clay and cleans the pores. Other benefits are firming skin, preventing black spots, and giving natural shiny look to skin.
Tea tree oil is a miraculous natural oil. This oil can prevent acne and scurf. It also heals scars in short time.
For lemon and clay mask, you will need 1 egg white, 1 tea spoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 tea spoon of clay (white or green), and 6-7 drops of tea tree oil.
Mix egg white and lemon juice. Add the clay in this mixture and continue to mix. Add tea tree oil.
Apply this mixture on your face excluding eye area and wait for 20 minutes. You can clean the mask with warm water. After drying your face, use moisturising creme.
- Drop 2-3 drops of lemon juice on cotton and directly apply on spots. Wash your face with warm water after lemon juice. Dry your face and apply moisturiser. You can repeat this application for 2-3 times.
- Alternatively, you can use carbonate mask to clean your skin. Add water on 1 table spoon of carbonate. Apply on your face, wait for 5 minutes, and dry with water.
- If you don’t have time to prepare a mask, apply 1 egg white on your face. Wait 20 minutes, wash your face with water, and apply moisturiser.
- You can also use strawberry, orange, and grapefruit mask as an alternative to lemon. There fruits have peeling effect and can clean the skin to prevent acne.