Acne scars are always left behind after a blemish heals. It doesn't matter your race or gender, we've all experienced an acne breakout or two. Most store-bought chemical treatments tend to have powerful effects and in some cases, positive results, but the side effects associated with them are simply not worth the trouble.
That is why it is best that when looking for ways to fade your acne scars, to concentrate on more natural and safer options other 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 time.
Exfoliating is the number one way to remove old scars and everyone should make it a point to exfoliate at least twice a week, especially those with acne; however, you must make sure that you use a gentle, non-abrasive skin care product. Contrary to what you may have heard, people with problem skin can exfoliate at a maximum of three times per week. This keeps dead skin cells from building up and mixing with oils that will in turn result into acne. By removing dead skin, you are removing old scars.
Unrefined African Shea Butter
African Shea butter is very effective in healing wounds and eczema, fading acne scars, fighting wrinkles and evening out stretch marks. It really is a multi-purpose healing butter that can be used on the entire body to help heal many aliments. Just make sure that the Shea butter that you use is unrefined, which means that it still maintains all of its healthy ingredients. Also, Shea butter is an ivory color not white or yellow. Beware of sellers who sell white or yellow butter and claim that it is real African Shea butter. White Shea butter has been stripped of all its natural healthy ingredients. Yellow-so called Shea Butter is "yellow butter", not Shea Butter. Yellow butter does not provide the same results as Unrefined African Shea butter; furthermore, the nut used to make yellow butter grows on an entirely different tree than that of Shea Butter.
You may or may not have heard of it, but Maracuja Oil is loaded with Vitamin C and extremely rich in essential fatty acids to effectively fade acne scars, stretch marks and the healing of acne. This oil has been shown to be so powerful, that it can transform your skin in a matter of days. It truly is miracle oil that targets major skin concerns to bring your skin back into harmony, leaving you with a firmer, brighter, glowing complexion. Maracuja Oil can be used directly on the skin without leaving a greasy or oily feel.
Vitamin C is great for all skin types and has powerful effects on helping to reverse the signs of damaged skin. It works great for those who have sun damage, old acne scars, wrinkles or a dull texture or tone. So not only does Vitamin C help with scars, it helps bring back that youthful glow. It's like a 3 in 1 product; it gently removes dead skin cells, hydrates and reverses the signs of aging skin.
Any of these natural acne scar remedies are not only good for your skin, but also not harmful to your overall health. Other options include bamboo soap, aloe vera, cocoa butter and African black soap.
Nature truly has all you need to look and feel beautiful about the skin you're in.