Baking soda and olive oil for acne scar removal-II

Now that you know lemon juice and honey proves helpful at removing acne scars, here is more information about other ingredients which can also remove acne scars. One of them is the wonder herb, aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera

The herb not only soothes swollen skin, but is also helpful at regenerating damaged tissues and boosting the body’s healing process. If possible, use the fresh gel-like substance from the aloe Vera leaf as it gives better and faster results than over-the-counter products containing aloe Vera.

All you need to do is peel the outer green cover of the aloe Vera leaf to get its gel-like substance under the cover. Take this gel out, apply on the scars and wash off after half an hour. It’s better to apply aloe Vera twice a day to see results in a few days’ time. Not only do you find your acne scars fading, but your skin also starts glowing and becomes tighter.

Olive oil

Olive oil is helpful for removing acne scars as it is the most skin friendly oil. It not only has inflammatory properties, but also contains lots of vitamins A, D, E, C, B1 and B2, iron and antioxidants.

To use olive oil, take a little of it and gently massage to your face before going to bed. Focus on the scars while massaging. Do this for a few minutes till you feel your skin has absorbed the oil.

After draping a clean towel or cloth in warm water, place it on your face to get the steam. Use the cloth to gently wipe away the excess oil. Don’t rub, and after 1-2 minutes’ wash your face using normal water.

Baking soda

Baking soda too provides a natural remedy for removing acne scars through its exfoliating effects. When mixed with water, its gentle, coarse granules remove the dead skin layer on your face without any inflammation.

Just make a paste of a few teaspoons of baking soda and water and massage on your face for 1-2 minutes, while focusing on pimple scars. Leave it on the face for a few minutes and then wash off with warm water. Apply a moisturizer like olive oil. Repeated twice or thrice a week.

Who ever thought these everyday ingredients would actually help rid you of your acne scars? This are not the only useful ‘spa’ ingredients you have at home. Read on to learn about more such ingredients in the coming posts!