Acne. Some of our worst enemies and the one thing that everyone will encounter at least once in their lifetime. It’s inevitable, so finding the right cure for it is always at the top of everyone’s list.
Running to the drugstore at every hint of a pimple will certainly run your money dry fast, so check out these natural at-home remedies to clear those dreaded acne scars!
1. Onion Extract
Onion extract has been known to significantly reduce the appearance of scars after only a few weeks of daily use.
How to apply it: Most whole food stores carry onion extract, but if it isn’t readily available, you can make your own. Chop up some raw onions and blend in the blender with a few drops of water until smooth then apply to the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Then repeat once a week.
2. Essential Oils
Mixing oils is also a great option. From lavender to tea tree to carrot seed; the type of essential oil depends on the type of scar you’re dealing with.
How to apply it: Try mixing apricot oil with neroli, rose, and lavender oil (1-2 drops each) for a gentle and aromatic daily moisturizer to help heal your scar. Remember to only use essential oils topically and with a carrier oil like coconut oil, jojoba oil or almond oil.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda balances your pH and acts as a natural exfoliator. It eliminates dead skin cells and leaves you refreshed without damaging the skin around your acne scars.
How to apply it: Using two parts water and one part baking soda, make a paste and scrub it on the affected area, rinsing thoroughly and gently after a minute.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is hands down the best all-around natural ingredient for everything from cleaning solutions to skin care.
How to apply it: Mix it with honey, apply it to your acne scars and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Then repeat up to 3 times a day for best results.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains antioxidants to reduce swelling and redness, while its natural astringent removes