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10 Effective Ways to Deal with Pimple Marks and Acne Scars this Summer

May 28, 2020

Struggling with pimples is common to a lot of people across age groups, may it be a man or woman. It also reoccurs significantly amongst women going through menopause. Getting even one pimple is like dealing with it for at least a few months because what those pimples leave behind are blemishes, dark spots or scars. These spots are frustrating. 

Why do you get pimples?

Acne is a disease that usually happens when your body goes through some hormonal imbalance. The changes that the hormones go through produce more oil than usual due to which there is clogging in the skin pores that fosters bacterial growth which results in the most visible symptom called pimples.    

Difference between pimple marks and pimple scars.

Scars due to pimples usually do not go away completely without medical intervention. Dark marks or spots on the other hand, do not cause long term damage to the skin. These lighten over time and fade away within a year or two. This process of lightening the marks can be fastened with trusted home remedies or by applying skin friendly dark spot removal creams.

10 Effective Ways to Remove Pimple Marks and Acne Scars

Here is a list of some natural items to get rid of these spots quickly :

 

  1. Aloe Vera

 

Aloe Vera is an immensely useful medicinal plant known for treating skin injuries. It has anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties which play a vital role in lightening dark spots on the skin.

What do you need?

  • 1 medium to large aloe vera leaf

How to apply?

  • Cut the leaf to open it and scoop out the gel
  • Massage this gel on the scars
  • Leave it for half an hour
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat twice or thrice a day.

 

 

2. Lemon

 

Lemon is a natural source of Vitamin C and reduces skin damage. Due to its high pH levels, it acts as a natural bleach which reduces inflammation and decreases oil on the skin. It also promotes skin elasticity, new skin growth and lightens any pimple marks on the skin.

 

What do you need?

  • 1 -2 tsp lemon
  • 1 Cotton bud

 

 

 

How to apply?

  • Apply fresh lemon juice on the dark spots using a cotton bud. You can also use your fingertips for the same.
  • Let it stay for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • You can apply this once or twice a day.

 

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a rich source of fatty acids and Vitamin E. It reduces infllamation, keeps the skin moisturised and has antimicrobial & antifungal properties. It is naturally antibacterial and thus protects the skin from harmful bacteria.

What do you need?

How to apply? 

  • Massage skin with coconut oil
  • Rub little warm coconut oil onto the dark spots for  5 – 7 minutes
  • Let it stay for an hour
  • RInse with lukewarm water

 

4. Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which nourishes your skin and protects it from free radicals. It helps regenerate new skin cells and also helps in lightening of dark spots. It is usually consumed orally in the form of capsules. The oil in these capsules can also be used to repair the skin and reduce dark spots.

What do you need?

  • 2 – 3 Vitamin E capsules (if there are more spots you can use additional capsules as required)

How to apply?

  • Puncture the tip of the vitamin E capsule
  • Take out the gel on your fingertip and rub directly on the dark sports
  • Wash your face with water and pat dry your skin
  • Repeat this twice or thrice in a day.

 

5. Baking Soda

Baking soda is used for skin and a number of other beauty regimes. Its mild exfoliating property reduces pimples as well as skin blemishes. It is antibacterial and reduces the size of the open pores on the skin. It also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

What do you need?

  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 bowl
  • Water

How to apply?

  • Add water with baking soda to make a thin paste
  • Apply the mixture on the marks
  • Let it stay for 3 – 4 minutes
  • Rinse it off with water and pat dry your skin
  • Repeat twice or thrice a week for several weeks.

 

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

This product has been trending since the last few years and is used by skin care enthusiasts. 

What do you need?

How to apply?

  • Mix apple cider vinegar, water and honey
  • Use a cotton bud / ball to apply on the marks
  • Rinse it off in 10 to 15 minutes
  • Apply once daily.

 

7. Potato

Potato is known to reduce dark spots because it has an enzyme called ‘catecholase’. It is anti aging, brightens the skin, removes impurities and can also lessen the appearance of dark circles.

What do you need?

  • 1 grated potato
  • Muslin cloth
How to apply?
  • Strain the juice from grated potato using muslin cloth 
  • Apply this juice to the scars
  • Leave it for 20 – 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off with water and pat dry
  • Repeat daily for several weeks

 

8. Turmeric

Turmeric is rich in antioxidants which prevent the skin from free radicals. It has antiseptic properties which heals any kind of wound and also reduces scars. The anti-inflammatory qualities of this wonder plant targets your pores and calms the skin.

What do you need?

How to apply?

  • Mix turmeric powder, yogurt and extra virgin coconut oil
  • Apply it to the scars with your fingertips
  • Allow it to dry
  • Gently scrub it on your skin using wet fingers 
  • Take a minute, wash if off and pat dry gently
  • Repeat twice a week

 

9. Honey

Honey can be a part of your regular skin care routine. Honey nourishes damaged skin to lighten dark spots and moisturises every skin type. It is naturally soothing and hydrates your skin.

What do you need?

  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

How to apply?

  • Mix honey and lemon juice in a bowl
  • Apply it on the dark spots with your finger tips.
  • Leave it for 25 – 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off with water and pat dry your skin.

 

 

 

 

10. Dark Spot removal creams :

If you are open to applying scar removal creams, here are a few organic ones you could try :

It is a non greasy dermatologically tested cream which can be used non-greasy and creates a protective barrier on the skin.soothes the skin. It reduces blemishes, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Suitable for all skin types, this product nourishes the inner skin and lightens dark spots.

This non-comedogenic product is suitable for skin with pimples. The essence works on dark spots and treats dead skin cells.

It is an ayurveda based formula created with Saffron which lightens and brightens uneven skin, reduces pigmentation marks and dark circles. It also repairs age spots and fine lines.

 

While you are applying various natural items on your skin to get rid of the dark spots it is equally important to take care of your regular routine to avoid occurrence of pimples. 

  • Do not squeeze or pop pimples.
  • Have a proper sleep schedule.
  • Minimise dairy consumption
  • Keep your skin clean – Cleanse and moisturise properly. Exfoliate as and when required
  • Avoid stress
  • Quit smoking and have nutritious diet
  • Avoid greasy and sugary food items
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep your beddings clean

We are sure that trying out a suitable remedy will play an important role in the process of lightening any dark spots on your skin. While you take care of the dark spots, scars, or marks, do not forget that there is no one as beautiful as a happy woman.

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