Acne scars always remain after a blemish has healed. It doesn't matter your race or gender, we all suffer from acne at times. Most store-bought chemical treatments usually have powerful effects and, in some cases, positive results, but the side effects that come with them aren't worth it.
Therefore, when looking for ways to fade your acne scars, it's best to focus on more natural and safer options than chemical solutions. With this in mind, here are four natural options that will help you get rid of those pesky acne scars in a short amount of time.
ExfoliatingExfoliating is the primary way to get rid of old scars and everyone should be sure to exfoliate at least twice a week, especially those with acne; however, you should make sure that you use a gentle, non-abrasive skincare product. Contrary to what you may have heard, people with problem skin can exfoliate up to three times a week. This prevents dead skin cells from building up and mixing with oils which in turn will lead to acne. Removing dead skin removes old scars.
Unrefined African Shea ButterAfrican Shea Butter is very effective in healing wounds and eczema, fades acne scars, fights wrinkles and smoothes stretch marks. It really is a multi-purpose healing butter that can be used all over the body to heal a lot of food. Just make sure that the shea butter you use isn't refined, which means it still retains all of its healthy ingredients. Shea butter is also an ivory color, not white or yellow. Beware of sellers who sell white or yellow butter and claim it is real African shea butter. White Shea butter is stripped of all its natural, healthy ingredients. Yellow-called Shea Butter is "yellow butter", not Shea Butter. Yellow butter does not give the same results as unrefined African shea butter; in addition, the nut used to make yellow butter grows on a very different tree than that of Shea Butter.
Maracuja oilYou may or may not have heard of it, but Maracuja Oil is packed with Vitamin C and extremely high in essential fatty acids to effectively reduce acne scars, stretch marks, and acne healing. This oil has been shown to be so powerful that it can transform your skin in a matter of days. It really is castor oil that tackles major skin problems to bring your skin back into harmony, giving you a firmer, brighter, glowing complexion. Maracuja Oil can be used directly on the skin without leaving a greasy or oily feeling.
Vitamin CVitamin C is great for all skin types and has powerful effects to help reverse the signs of damaged skin. It works great for those with sun damage, old acne scars, wrinkles, or a dull texture or tone. So vitamin C not only helps with scars, but it also helps to bring back that youthful glow. It is like a 3 in 1 product; it gently removes dead skin cells, moisturizes, and reverses the signs of aging skin.
All of these natural acne scar remedies are not only good for your skin but not harmful to your overall health. Other options include bamboo soap, aloe vera, cocoa butter, and African black soap.
Nature really has everything you need to look beautiful and feel good about the skin you are in.