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5 Tips for Reducing Acne Scars

Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies or natural cures can be the first thing to try to fade acne scars. Depending on the severity of the scars, one or several forms of these alternative treatments may work like a charm. Some skin care specialists recommend trying these tips before moving on to pricey, fancy treatments.

Some people say that rubbing ice on your face for 15 minutes both calms down the appearance of pimples when they flare up and also reduces the scars they can leave behind. Others say that raw potato, cucumber or tomato works like a charm at reducing acne scars. This method involves rubbing thin slices of the fresh vegetable in a circular motion on the scars and allowing the potato juice to stay on the skin for 15 minutes; repeat this process several times a week.

Yet other home remedies espouse dabbing a few drops of the following on the blemishes and rinse after 15 to 30 minutes. Repeat this up to several times a week, depending on your skin type.

  • aloe vera, lemon or lime juice
  • Vitamin E, tea tree, olive, lavender or rose hip seed oil
  • rosewater or vinegar
  • sandalwood powder paste

Don't expect overnight results, though; it takes time.