If you are one of those people that suffer from acne you will also realize that although this problem may cause embarrassment and be a health nuisance it can even give bad consequences such as long term scaring, which can make your acne problem considerably worse than what it is at the moment.
There are several modern treatments to clear acne scars such as laser resurfacing and dermabrasion, which involve burning away and grinding away the scar tissue so that healthy skin tissue can grow in its place. Although these treatments may definitely be effective it is always better to use natural and more inexpensive treatments before you try out the more invasive types.
There is nothing wrong with these treatments specialists propose for getting rid of acne scars, but you will never know if a natural treatment could have solved your problem if you never try. Try these treatments before you go for the more invasive ones and you will be surprised by their effectiveness.
Lemon juice can be used effectively and should be applied with a pad or cotton swab and rinsed off after several minutes. This has a dual effect as the acid in the lemon juice will help to break down the upper layers of the scar tissue and the natural bleaching agents will help to remove the appearance of redness.
An oatmeal cleanser can also help and all you need to do is add a mixture of oatmeal powder and rose water to form a paste and then apply to the skin. This will have the effect of removing the existing pimples and reduce any scaring. The paste should be applied on a daily basis for about fifteen minutes and then rinsed off with cold water.
Honey can also be used in a similar way to the Oatmeal paste and the honey must be applied to the affected area and left for about 15 minutes before being washed off with cold water. Honey has natural enzymes that neutralize the acne bacteria and at the same time helps to clear acne scars as well.
Aloe Vera has numerous health benefits including the treatment of acne scars. You need to apply the gel from inside the aloe Vera leaf onto the affected area and this will sooth the skin and help to clear up acne scars and aid in the regeneration of healthy skin tissue. The gel should be applied for about an hour before being washed off.
These are natural remedies that are well suited for all kinds of skin without side effects. If however you do have a reaction to any of them stop using straight away. These treatments will be all the more effective if you drink five pints of water a day and eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables to keep a healthy complexion.