Acne can be very bothersome not only while it’s around, but also when it’s gone. That’s because it’s not uncommon for this nasty cosmetic condition to leave behind pockmarks — deep scars on the skin. While there are a variety of treatments available for it, not everyone who has these nasty scars can afford them. For mild cases of pockmarks, a few home remedies are around that can help in improving their appearance.
If you have pockmarks that you want to get rid of naturally, read on. Afterwards, share this article to also let your family and friends suffering from pockmarks know how to boost their appearance as well as self-confidence.
Dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microneedling, injection of fillers — these are some of the most common solutions for pockmarks at dermatological clinics and sometimes beauty salons, too. However, these treatments can come with steep price tags, plus they usually have to be carried out several times for results to be enjoyed.
Those with mild cases of pockmarks may skip spending a fortune on those procedures and instead try doing certain home remedies that are proven to greatly help in improving the appearance of pockmarks that are not too deep.
Here are some of the things that you may try if you want to make those pitted scars left behind by acne (and sometimes pimples, chicken pox and certain types of skin infections, too) become less noticeable:
Apply Aloe Vera or Vitamin E
The gel from an aloe vera leaf has vitamin E that repairs damaged skin. It’s for this reason why applying it regularly on areas of the face with pockmarks can be beneficial. If there’s no aloe vera around, you may also apply the greasy substance within a vitamin E gel capsule — prick with a needle and apply.
Massage With Lemon or Cucumber Slices
It’s also a good idea to supply the skin with vitamin C because it’s a precursor to the production of collagen. So if you like to improve the appearance of mild pockmarks, regularly massage freshly-squeezed lemon juice on it and rinse off with water after 5 minutes. This also helps in lightening dark pockmarks.
Or Try Cucumber Slices Instead
Stinging or burning — you may encounter this sensation if you have sensitive skin and you apply lemon juice on it. Worry not because there is another way to have your skin topically supplied with vitamin C, and it’s with the help of cucumber. On a regular basis, massage cucumber slices on affected areas of the face. Rinse off after about 15 minutes.
Exfoliate With Brown Sugar
One of the common solutions for pockmarks is dermabrasion, and it’s something that you can recreate at home. All you have to do is combine brown sugar and a little honey. Gently massage on problem areas for 3 to 5 minutes. Refrain from doing this tip for pockmark removal more than twice a week to prevent damaging your skin.
Maintain Proper Skin Hydration
Before you hit the hay, you may also apply a little coconut oil on those pesky pockmarks. Superb hydration can actually make those deep scars on your face appear less noticeable. Aside from coconut oil, you may also opt for olive oil. Regardless of which one you choose, practice sleeping on your back to have your pillows safeguarded!