When keratin and sebum (oil) combine they clog open pores. These clogged pores are then invaded by bacteria and a red bump forms filled with pus. When pimples burst or go away naturally they often leave a mark or spot behind. These marks are of reddish pink color and make you look defective. Many people who experience pimple scars avoid medical treatment and prefer natural treatment. They are afraid of medicines and injections, etc. as they think such medical treatments can hurt them or even worsen their problems. Natural treatments are effective and pain free, so this article will inform you about natural treatments on which you can rely on. Aloe Vera is one of the best ways to remove scars as it consists of vitamins, which heal the skin and fades scars. Apply Aloe Vera gel, easily found in any drug or medical store, and apply directly to areas where pimple scars are present. You can even buy Aloe Vera plants and dissect the leaves until the white thick sticky gel comes out. This gel does not damage your skin in fact, it moisturizes it. Let the gel dry for thirty minutes, then wash away with water.
Baking soda, do not get astonished, this vital ingredient in baking can also be used to fade your pimple scars. It contains sodium bicarbonate which can cleanse your skin naturally. Make a paste of baking soda and water, and then apply on the scars. Leave it for 5 minutes and wash with warm water.
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and an all-natural cleanser. Take some coconut oil in liquid form, if you have it in semi-solid form melt it a little first. Use your palms and thumbs to massage the respective areas with coconut oil. You can even leave it on your face for better results. It is recommended to this before sleeping, but if you are in a hurry then let it dry for 30 minutes then wash the area gently.
Cucumbers are famous for their cooling effect, but also have the ability to heal acne marks. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium. Mash a few fresh cucumbers or blend them. After making the paste, apply it on your face and let it stay on for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water and look better than before.
Honey almost treats everything; it is and was part of every important medicine known to mankind. Therefore, it also heals scars left behind by pimples. Herbalists recommend using natural honey not ‘off the shelves’ ones. Using honey is hassle free, just apply directly on scars and let the magic start. It would be better if you mix honey and a little cinnamon powder for added benefit.
Lemon is a citrus fruit which is acting like a natural bleaching agent. Its acidic properties heal skin and make scars disappear permanently. Just take out some lemon juice and apply it on scars. People with sensitive skin, mix lemon juice with water as lemon juice can damage their skin. Let it dry completely and wash away with cold water. Do not leave it for too long on the skin.
Rose hip seed oil is a beneficial oil that enhances your skin and covers up acne scars/spots/marks. Make sure that the oil is organic and not processed; keep it in the refrigerator before use. Rose hip seed oil is non-greasy and has a pleasant smell, simply take it in your hands and apply on scars twice a day.
Buy vitamin E gel capsules and puncture them from behind. Squeeze the oil out and apply on the affected areas. You can even mix it with moisturizers and apply it daily.
Not everyone is comfortable with natural treatments or your scars are too stubborn for them. Then try these medical treatments instead.
Refer to a doctor and ask him to prescribe you a genuine cortisone cream, this cream reduces inflammation and heals scars.
Search an effective lightening cream which reduces pigmentation. Creams with vitamin C, licorice extracts, mulberry extracts etc. are preferred.
Retinoid skin products are popular for treating wrinkles and fine lines . They also heal pigmentation, acne and skin discoloration. Retinoid creams are widely available but it would be better if you contact your dermatologist and request to prescribe you retinoid cream.
Laser treatment is a powerful way to fight such marks; laser boosts collagen production and instantly vaporizes scars/spots/marks on contact. New skin forms with no marks.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are another way to treat such marks. In chemical peels an acidic solution is applied to your skin; this chemical will burn the top layers of skin and new layers form which are marks free.
Microdermabrasion is similar to chemical peels but some tools are for exfoliation.