Acne Scar Home Remedies
Lavender Essential Oil- Lavender is a flowering plant belonging to the mint family. Lavender has antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help the skin heal quicker and without scarring. Lavender oil stimulates skin cell growth, reduces inflammation and contains anti-aging properties.
Tea Tree Oil- Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Australian Melaluca plant. It has antiseptic and antifungal properties and helps dissolve puss and debris found in acne. It is an excellent natural remedy for acne.
In addition to healing and preventing acne scars it can also be applied to acne to speed up the healing process. Apply two times daily full strength or if full strength causes irritation it can be diluted with water.
Rosehip oil can help flatten out acne scars such as keloids—scars that are raised. When applied to acne scabs Rosehip oil will prevent keloid scars from forming.
Acne scar home remedies such as essential oils all rejuvenate the skin as well as help skin cells regenerate.
Sandalwood Oil-Sandalwood oil comes from the heartwood of the Sandalwood tree. Sandalwood oil has many therapeutic uses for the skin. Herbalists use it to treat acne and scars and it can be also be used to treat dry skin and stretch marks.
Sandalwood oil can be diluted with water (1:10). It is an astringent, antiseptic, emollient and reduces inflammation in the skin; these are all properties that can help reduce or prevent acne scarring.
Neem Oil- Neem oil comes from the from the fruits and seeds of the evergreen tree It kills bacteria and contains high fatty acids that are essential for healing wounds and scars.
Used to treat acne and prevent scarring. Its antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties help treat acne and prevent or reduce scarring. It is also used to treat skin diseases and inflammation.
Natural acne scar home remedies such as essential oils are a low cost effective way to treat scars and acne with no side effects.
Grape Seed Oil- Grape seed oil contains antioxidants and these help eliminate free radicals from the skin. Grape seed oil promotes blood circulation and is many times more potent than vitamin C and E. It has anti inflammatory action and free radical protection and contains flavanoids.
Free radicals cause cell damage and free radicals are caused by oxidation. Grape seed oil helps prevent the breakdown of collagen. All of these factors produce the positive effects of reducing or diminishing scars.