Acne breakouts are frustrating for anyone, but the most irritating thing about these breakouts is that they leave a scar behind. These scars then become a reason for our insecurities to pile up. We become camera shy or avoid social gatherings with a fear of people noticing or questioning about those scars.
Doctor treatments can be effective but may cause side effects and may turn out to be a pinch to the pocket.
But the good news is that these acne stars do not have to be permanent, as some home remedies can do their magic to reduce these scars.
Read how your kitchen essentials can help you out to reduce the acne scars:
Coconut oil acts as a natural moisturizer and helps to close the skin pores. This not only lightens the acne scars but also helps further acne outbreaks. This is an ancient yet useful remedy to cure all types of skin problems including dry skin. Including coconut oil in your daily consumption can also help reducing blood sugar levels and also aids in shiny hair.
Raw Honey acts as an anti-inflammatory and reduces the outbreak of pimples. The natural texture of honey also helps in keeping the skin moisturized for a long time. Apply honey on your whole face then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Honey also helps in getting a natural glow on the face without any side effects.
Aloe Vera has been used to cure all types of skin problems. The natural antibiotic tendency of Aloe Vera helps combat pimple-causing bacteria. Apply the Aloe Vera gel on the face and leave it for 30 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry the face. Aloe Vera gel can also be used as a hair conditioner.
Lemon Juice contains vitamin C, a vitamin that can help fight the bad bacteria on your face. The use of lemon juice comes with caution because if it is applied on sensitive skin it can cause redness which may cause inflammation. So, instead of applying the lemon juice directly on the face, one can consume it with warm water and get the same result.
Turmeric is the kitchen essential that acts as an antibiotic. It can be used for healing wounds and also for getting a natural glow on the face. It can also treat a chronic skin disease called Psoriases. The anti-inflammatory trait of psoriases can help reduce acne and acne scars. Daily use of turmeric can combat acne breakouts too.
Besan (Chickpea Flour/ Gram Flour)
Besan is not only good for food but works deliciously well for the skin as well. Besan is a natural tan remover and helps lighten the skin. An additional benefit of besan is that it helps reduce the oiliness on the skin. Bit of turmeric mixed with raw milk and besan can be used as a facemask and it in return will act as a shield to combat acne-causing bacteria. It can also be used as a body scrub to lighten dark arms and neck.