Acne scars home remedies

After a long battle of acne, it seems there is nothing else to worry about, SURPRISE acne scars form, I know it’s the most stressful thing.

Some pimples can leave deep craters and picking scars on the skin, while others can fade away.

 Fortunately, there are so many effective ways to reduce/remove scars; we will show you DIY face masks, home remedies to clear your acne scars,

sometimes what you think is actually acne scar is not, it might actually be acne mark which is much easier to eliminate.


Before diving into the process of healing scars you should know:

what is acne scar?

acne scar is the deep impression left into your skin after your acne has gone away.

Are acne scars permanent?

Scars can go away but it takes a lot of diligence and persistence, Masking frequently, and never skip the twice daily skincare routine Over time the scars will fade off, but It depends on the depth.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars are caused by an inflamed lesion (cysts, papule.) acne scar can also form from improper extraction or if you fail to treat your acne after it is

highly inflamed.

Advice: Don’t Pick at Your Skin, DO NOT squeeze acne, believe me, you don’t wanna deal with a red mark, leading to discoloration and deep marks.whis also can quickly spread infection and ruin surrounding tissue.

Acne scar VS acne marks:

Acne marks are flat and dark, they are noticeable in bare skin, unlike acne scars. They are a skin texture issue but acne mark is a skin color issue. acne scar isn’t guaranteed to go away completely because it takes time to fade.

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Types of acne scars:

There are four types of acne scars

1- Ice -Pick scars: narrow scars with a distinct outline that looks as if they were cut with an ice pick.

2-Boxcar scars: broad box-shaped scars with sharp edges.

3-rolling scars: relatively shallow scars that give the skin a wavy bumpy appearance.

4-Keloid Scars: thick, lumpy scars that result from overproduction of collagen.

When you’re looking to any product, try to search increase cell turnover so that your skin sheds the dead layers to give you fresh looking skin. As well as brightening products such as vitamin c, Niacinamide.

Home remedies to clear acne scars

With home remedies it might take longer to see results.

Aloe Vera

It is a natural removing scar ingredient, it helps repair damaged skin, improves the elasticity of formed tissue, and promotes growth of healthy skin.

How to use aloe Vera gel for acne scarring:

Cut the aloe Vera leaf, and scoop out the gel

-Apply the gel on your scar and massage it

Repeat it 2-3 times a day daily.

Or add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and apply it to your scar. You can repeat it foe 1-2 times daily.

Note: aloe vera might not be effective at old scars, please do not expect quick results using any of these home remedies.

Or Try this following recipe:

  1. 1 tablespoon of Aloe vera gel
  2. 3 drops of lemon juice

Mix the ingredient, massage the mixture on your face, leave it for 30 minutes, and then rinse.

Tomato (helps brightening and smooth your skin)

it is full of vitamin, and carotenes. As well as heal damaged tissue, promote regrowth of cell, shrink pores, remove tan, fight acne, and brighten the complexion.

Take one tomato, cut it into pieces, blend it, put it into a bowl, and apply the pulp on your face.

Leave it for 15-20 min and wash your face. You can repeat the routine daily for week or two.

Apple cider vinegar and spring water

½ cap full of acv

1 cap spring water

1.Mix all the ingredients together, and take q-tip-let it absorb the mixture that you just made.

Apply it to problem areas, it works as a toner to generate new skin and heal your scars.

2. take a jade stone, rub it into your skin to promote the blood flow, you can use it also to apply any kind of product.

Vitamin c serum

You should always apply vitamin c serum after using a toner or acv, it helps scars, discoloration, and brightening the skin.

You could apply it directly to your skin, or use jade roller.

Let product sit on your skin for at least 6 hours for the best results.

DIY face masks that actually works for acne scars

2 oz aubergine (eggplant)

1 Teaspoon honey

2 Tablespoon St. John’s Wort brew

1 Tablespoon aloe vera juice or gel Wash

peel the eggplant then grate it into a blender. puree then add honey and other ingredients.

Apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes then wash off and repeat application, then rinsing off.

Raw Honey and aloe Vera mask

Raw honey great moisturizer for your skin, full of vitamins, it clears up pores, and blackheads.

How to make the mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey.

Apply it to your face, and leave it until it dries. Rinse with warm water.

Repeat it 3-4 times a week for speeding the healing process.

Aloe Vera turmeric and lemon mask

These 3 best friends works so well together, why these 3 ingredients? lemon is natural exfoliator that removes dead skin, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties.

How to make the mask

Mix 2 tbsp lemon, 1tbsp of aloe vera, and 2 tsp turmeric. Leave it for 30 min until it dries.

Green tea, apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon

Apple cider vinegar is a common product in acne care, it has AHA properties which is good for acne scars.

Cinnamon is great exfoliator for acne prone skin. To balance your skin while using these harsh ingredients.

How to make the mask

Steam 2 tbsp green tea with hot water let it slowly get green. Grab new bowl mix 1tsp acv (start with less to see if it is harsh for your skin), 1tbsp raw honey, and 1tsp cinnamon.

Tip don’t worry if your face become red or you felt some ouchs.

1-Lemon juice:

apply it on the scar and leave it for 15 minutes, wash your face with cold water. Repeat this remedy twice a week.

2-Olive oil:

apply this to the scars in a backward motion. Leave this for about 2 hours and then wash your face. Repeat it twice a week for best results.

3-Mint leaves:

Take some mint leaves to make a paste and apply it on the face, leave it for half an hour and wash it with cold water.

4- Normal and sensitive skin mask:

you need a half peeled and grated potato, then juice the grated potato, add half of the lemon juice (add 1 tablespoon of raw honey if you have sensitive skin, and 1 tablespoon of rose water.)

For oily to combination skin: you need to use half lemon juice and the juice of grated potato, add 2 tablespoons of rice flour.

P.S: Use a pad to apply the mask, leave it for 15-20 minutes for best results.

Note: it is very important to eat a diet rich in probiotic rich food, anti-inflammatory food.

5-use natural skin care products:

don’t be afraid to use essential oils to your face, moisturizer, and serums that contain nourishing oils(tamanu oils, jojoba oils, castor oil, neem oil..)

6-Manuka honey :

using manuka honey mask raw honey has amazing benefits for the skin, manuka honey specifically really helps with healing acne as well as leading acne scars it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory to help heal breakouts it exfoliates the skin.

7-rose pure water and organic apple cider vinegar:

pure Bulgarian rose water or organic apple cider vinegar both are really great for fading red marks and evening out the skin tone you also would like to spray your face with rose water throughout the day to calm the skin.


2 oz aubergine (eggplant)

1 Teaspoon honey

2 Tablespoon St. John’s Wort brew

1 Tablespoon aloe vera juice or gel Wash

peel the eggplant then grate it into a blender. puree then add honey and other ingredients.

Apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes then wash off and repeat application, then rinsing off.

10-Egg whites:

You should wipe the whites of an egg in a bowl, and simply apply it in the infected areas.

Leave it for some time to dry, then rinse your face with water. repeat this twice a week.

This remedy will help you clean your acne scars as soon as possible, it is an ideal and simple solution to your scar.

P.S: if you are allergic to eggs DO NOT use this remedy.

11-Ice cubes:

ice cubes are used by many women all around the world to make their skin look fresh in the morning surprisingly enough they are effective in a battle with post acne problems as well they reduce acne scars redness and

fade dark spots dermatologists usually suggest the following algorithm put the ice cubes in a clean cloth and gently rub the scars with it for about 10 to 15 minutes, do this every morning for a couple of weeks.

if you want to try something else you can always freeze green tea to make it even better through tea tree oil, take your ice tray to add about three drops to each section of it, and then add already boiled green tea.

this mixture is great for killing all the bacteria and soothing the skin it also works just as good for pimples reducing the unwanted swelling and redness.

Other ways to get rid of acne scars


It is one of the most effective and common treatments for facial scars. While it uses the same general principle as the microdermabrasion kits you can do at home, this technique exfoliates the top layer of the skin.

so if you are dealing with Scars close to the surface( boxcar or rolling scars.)

This very effective scar removal treatment uses a high-speed brush or other instruments to resurface your skin and remove or reduce the depth of scars. You will typically need several days to heal afterward.


It is one of the less intensive types of dermabrasion, this technique uses a spray of very small crystals to remove surface skin.

-Chemical peels:

this technique is the best for all types of acne scars, it is a strong acid that’s used to remove the top layer of the skin to reduce deeper scars.

There are many different types of chemical peels, you should consult health care so you could know what-what is the best for you.

-Laser resurfacing:

This technique is the best for All acne scars and lighter skin tones. it has a faster healing time, it is like chemical peels, it removes the top layer of the skin


The fillers last between 6 to 18 months, they can be made with collagen, your own fat, or a commercial filler. They’re injected under the surface of your skin to help smooth out depressed scars.

PS 1: most fillers they need to be redone because ( fillers are eventually absorbed into your skin, you will have to repeat filler injections), but some are permanent.

PS 2: if you are dealing with a small number of boxcar or rolling scars.


this is a new technique uses a small, handheld, roller on the surface of the scars. As the skin heals, it makes collagen.

it may help reduce the depth of acne scars, but it can take up to 9 months to see changes, it’s a safe treatment that works for all skin tones.


this is the best technique for based scars. There are a few different medications that can be injected into raised scars to help soften the scars.


Don’t pick pimples: picking pimples in a wrong way can cause scarring that could take a lot of time to heal.

Cover your acne with acne healing patches.

Don’t put makeup on when you have breakouts.

Keep protect your skin from hyperpigmentation, melanin production. Here is how:

1.cleanse your face everyday.

2. wear protection to block uv rays

remember that having a good skin care routine is not all you should also pay attention to your diet (for more info please check acne and diet section) eat more fruit vegetables and fish to get all the needed vitamins a balanced diet will make your skin healthier just as much as all of these homemade recipes and when you combine the two the effect will be astounding.

Comment below if you have other tips to get rid of acne scars.

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Much love beautiful people.

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