New Delhi: We all know that treating acne takes a great deal of care and effort (and oodles of patience!), but it’s those stubborn scars that take even more time to fade away. Little do many know that acne scars can actually reduce considerably just by natural ingredients you can find at home that is safer, easier, and convenient to use. We’ve handpicked five home remedies that’ll help you get rid of acne scars at home!
Here is the list of 5 DIY face packs are easier to make than counting to 10!
1. Chickpea Flour + Turmeric Pack
Popularly known as ubtan in India, this face pack has been used for centuries by women to achieve flawless skin that naturally glows. Add a tablespoon of chickpea flour to a bowl to which add a teaspoon of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder (optional). Add rosewater to create a paste and apply it on your face. Scrub it off as you would a regular face pack or rinse it off. Repeat this daily preferably twice a day to achieve clear naturally glowing skin without any blemishes.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar + Green Tea Pack
Apple cider vinegar has alpha hydroxyl acid which is non-comedogenic in nature and dissolves dead skin cells. It helps in restoring the natural pH of the skin and facing blemishes thereafter. Green tea on the other hand has anti-inflammatory properties that works on the redness of the acne mark and reduces puffiness as well. In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 3 tablespoons of cooled green tea, and to that add a tablespoon of honey and mix well. Take a cotton swab and soak it with the pack and rub it on your face in a circular motion for a few minutes and then leave the mask on for 10 minutes. Repeat this twice a day for 1-2 weeks depending on the scarring.
3. Honey + Cinnamon
Honey has moisturizing agents that keep the skin soft while gently making its way to its effectiveness. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties that fight back bacteria that otherwise promote the buildup of acne and scars. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 2-3 teaspoons of honey in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Gently massage the pack on the face or affected area with your fingers for approximately 10-12 minutes to let the skin absorb the ingredients. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and add your usual toner. Repeat this daily until the acne scars fade away.
4. Aloe Vera Gel + Green Tea
Aloe Vera is a wonderful ingredient for the skin especially for those who have acne-prone skin. Gently rubbing fresh aloe vera is the best acne reduction treatment in its most natural form. To increase the effectiveness, however, this pack does wonders too. In a clean bowl, add a tablespoon of aloe vera gel, a teaspoon of turmeric, and 2 tablespoons of cooled down green tea. Mix the ingredients well and apply it on the skin gently and leave it on for approx. 15 minutes. Turmeric is a natural bleach that instantly reduces the redness and colour and makes the skin glow naturally.
5. Orange Peel + Milk
Orange peel contains the most natural form of retinol found in any natural ingredient whose sole purpose is to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Dried orange peels are easy to preserve and this 2-ingredient face pack is perfect for all skin types especially oil/combination/acne-prone skin. Add 1 tablespoon of dried orange peel powder in a small bowl and add a teaspoon of milk to form a paste.
Use this mixture for 10 minutes on your face and rinse it off as usual. Use this paste twice a week for blemish-free skin.
Things To Remember When Applying A Natural Face Pack
- Patience is key; these are natural products and can show effectiveness a little slowly.
- Always take a patch test: Some natural ingredients can tend to cause allergies and is always best to take a patch test on your hand before applying it to your face.