While having a nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle can delay skin ageing and prevent pimples, acne and breakouts can still occur because of hormonal imbalance. There can be several factors that contribute to acne, pimples & skin breakouts such as stress, diet, inadequate water intake, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, dandruff, humidity, harsh environmental pollutants and more. The most difficult aspect to tackle is the stubborn scars that pimples leave behind, such as scarred dark spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone & dull, lifeless skin.
But there are several ways to fight acne scars naturally and bring back your skin’s true radiance.
Primarily, it is important to maintain proper skin hygiene. This includes not touching the face unnecessarily with dirty hands. When the skin cells accumulate dirt, oil sebum and toxins, it causes the pores to become clogged, which causes the growth of bacteria, leading to breakouts. Moreover, popping or scratching your pimples is one of the primary reasons behind acne scars being formed in the first place.
A combination of natural remedies and non-toxic skin products of the right kind can help you get rid of scars easily.
Aloe Vera has anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatoriy properties that help prevent skin infections as well as get rid of blemishes. Aloesin, a component present in aloe vera gel, helps in reducing the melanin production around affected areas and reduces redness & pigmentation left behind by a pimple.
Apply raw extracted aloevera gel or gel based products on your skin directly and leave it on overnight. With regular usage, it speeds up the scar-healing process and adds a natural glow to your skin.
Kélesta’s Aloe Vera Gel is made without parabens, silicone & toxic chemicals to help you get clear, blemish-free, even-toned skin.
TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of a tree called Melaleuca Alternifolia. It has anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties which help fight acne causing skin-infections & reduces inflammation. Tea tree oil works for all skin types.
Considering Tea Tree Oil’s potent nature, it is commended to dilute it with a carrier oil or liquid before using it. You can mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil with water or coconut oil, as per your skin suitability and apply it directly onto affected areas with a cotton swab. Leave it on overnight and & wash off with your usual cleanser in the morning. You can repeat this every alternate day for better results.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar helps the skin maintain accurate pH balance by soaking excess oils, keeping the skin pores clean and exfoliating naturally. It is known to make the skin soft, reduce redness & blemish-free. Apple cider vinegar also helps lighten the pigmentation, stimulates collagen production, repairs cells and removes dead skin cells. It contains citric acid which helps fight infections & succinic acid which suppresses inflammation, preventing scarring.
Owing to its acidic nature, apple cider vinegar should be used in small quantities and one should only increase its usage after being certain of skin suitability.
You can mix apple cider vinegar with equal parts of honey and apply it directly using a cotton pad. After leaving it on for about 10 mins, you can rinse it off with normal water.
For sensitive skin, it is recommended to dilute the mixture by adding water so as to not irritate the skin.
Additionally, it is crucial to follow this process with a good moisturizer.
Vitamin C is considered one of the best ways to maintain a smooth, even, and glowing complexion. The antioxidants in Vitamin C and it’s collagen boosting abilities reduce redness, inflammation, and accelerate the skin’s natural healing & regeneration process, helping the skin repair damaged skin cells quicker.
The best way to get direct results from Vitamin C is to use Serums that contain Vitamin C. You can also apply lemon juice mixed with rose water as this can help fix uneven skin tones, rough texture, fine lines, uneven pigmentations, acne scars and several other dullness or complexion concerns.
Kélesta’s Vitamin C Serum is loaded with special ingredients like grape seed extracts, liquorice root extract & Baobab oil whose combined benefits & antioxidant powers work wonders in removing old acne scars and brightening the skin’s complexion.
ORANGE PEEL POWDER
Orange is a vital source of vitamin C and the citric acid in it helps lighten marks and brighten the skin. The most effective way to use it is to mix a spoon of orange peel powder in a spoonful of honey and apply the mixture on your face. You can leave it on for about 10-15 mins and then rinse it off. You can try this method once every 3-4 days to remove scars.
BESAN/ GRAM FLOUR
Gram flour is a common house-hold ingredient that can do wonders in helping your skin. Besan has alkaline properties that help in maintaining the skin’s pH balance. It is a cleanser that can be used as a face scrub as well as helps reduce scars in the long run. Besan can be mixed with rose water or lemon juice, as per your skin type. You can leave this paste on for about 15mins and rinse it with normal water once it dries. This method can be used every alternate day for better results.
Additionally, there are several natural ingredients you can use to get rid of acne scars such as:
- Vitamin E Oil Capsules if you also wish to slow down the process of skin aging and hydrate the skin to restore glow;
- Castor Oil which is loaded with Vitamin E & Omega-3 acids. This mixture helps in repairing damaged skin layers by accelerating the growth of new skin cells;
- Baking Soda is an effective skin exfoliator which also keeps the skin hydrated, cleans clogged pores and maintains the skin’s pH balance.
- Coconut Oil is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins E and K. It helps repair the skin’s barriers and promote growth of healthy skin tissues, which in turns accelerates the scar-reduction process.