Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Acne Scars

The after effects of acne are not easy, if it’s not controlled in the early stages, the resulting scars can take a very long time to fade away. Here are some easy natural remedies to get rid of acne scars:

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  • Wash your face at least two times a day to remove dirt, oil and bacteria. Do not use harsh soaps and cleansers. Use mild cleansers that contain scar reducing ingredients such as tea tree oil or salicylic acid. The more you wash your face, your skin will produce more oil. Therefore, avoid over drying your face.
  • Never pick or pop pimples on your face. I know, it’s very tempting but the fact is that popping pimples leave a crack which appears as scar.
  • Acne is related to your internal health and other factors such as hormonal imbalance. It is best to see a dermatologist who can recommend you oral medication.
  • Eat lots of  fruits and vegetables to remove body toxins and free radicals. Also, don’t forget to drink at least 12 to 15 glasses of water a day.

Want to try something natural for your skin?

Here are some natural homemade easy remedies to get rid of acne scars:

Lemon Juice:

Citric acid in lemon is helpful to get rid of acne scars. Lemon juice, taken internally or applied on skin, benefits equally. Drink lemon water( squeeze a lemon in a glass of water) before your breakfast. It will remove toxins from your body. Lemon juice is also applied on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and gently message the cotton ball on scars. The acidity will lighten the scars. Let it stay on for 20 minute then rinse your face with water. Do not go out in the sun with lemon juice on your face as it may irritate the skin and cause hyper-pigmentation.

Baking Soda:

Baking soda is an excellent exfoliater, which helps to unclog pores and kills bacteria that cause acne. Make a thick paste of baking soda with water. Apply it to your face and let it sit for 5 minutes then rinse your skin well with warm water. Use this remedy daily.


Drinking honey in water helps to reduce scars. Honey also makes your skin smooth and clean.

Egg White:

Egg whites have healing qualities which help to reduce scars and marks. Use a cotton ball to massage egg white on your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes then wash with warm water. This will reduce oiliness and make your pores tight.

Good Luck!

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16 comments on “Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Acne Scars

  1. I’m fairly certain you should not be drinking 12 to 15 glasses of water a day. That’s way too much!

    • Not entirely true, actually. Typically when people refer to “a glass” they mean 8oz. Ideally people should be drinking closer to 100oz of water a day. 12 glasses x 8oz = 96oz of water. At minimum people should be drinking half of their body weight in ounces of water each day. For example, a 150lb person should at minimum drink 75oz of water a day; a 200lb person should drink 100oz a day. This would be in addition to whatever juices, sodas, coffee, ect. a person chooses to drink. More water should be consumed if a person engages in physical activity or sweats a lot. It is easily conceivable that a person would drink 12-15 glasses of water. We need a lot more water to keep out systems functioning at their best than most people realize. Granted, 15 glasses might be a bit excessive for some people when factoring in weight and activity level. Drinking 15 glasses of water certainly couldn’t hurt though (assuming a person has no medical condition affected by water). The amount of water needed to harm a typical human is WAAAAY more than 15 glasses.

    • These are the natural remedies that worked for me:

      Honey and cinnamon mask – This is great for preventing breakouts as they both have anti-inflammatory properties and for lightening scars. You will have to look for different guides on how to mix them though as cinnamon can be harsh on the skin if applied too much, even with the honey! My mixture was 1:3, so you can try that too.
      Lemon juice – Also extremely harsh on the skin if used alone so dilute it in water first.
      Apple cider vinegar – Dilute it well in water. The more sensitive your skin is, the higher the ratio should be so as not to irritate it any further. You can use this as a toner or simply as a drink! It will help fight acne from the inside.

      I would recommend checking out as its a great resource and has a really high quality guide for how to clear up acne.

      Also.. ice, ice, ice, ice. I always rub ice on my face before washing my face (both morning and night). It feels great and is a wonder for redness as well.

  2. Sandalwood powder when mixed with rose water also makes a wonderful home remedy for treating acne and acne scars. It also improves the texture of your skin.

    • Thanks for the tip 🙂

  3. These are not my words I got them off a website.

    1. Baking Soda

    An excellent and very popular method for getting rid of acne scars naturally, as it helps to unclog your pores and kills acne causing bacteria. It even helps to exfoliate the skin. Simply combine water and baking soda and mix it into a paste. Apply this mixture to your acne scars and let it sit for about 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse and wash your skin well. Use this technique twice daily

    2. Tomato Face Mask

    This is simple home acne remedy that can help to get rid of acne scars/blemishes.Take half a tomato and then start rubbing on your scars, leave it for 20mins and then rinse. This will lighten the scars.

    3. Carrots

    Take some boiled carrots mash it up and apply this paste to your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it with milk. This will remove blemishes/acne scars.

    4. Cucumber Juice

    Apply cucumber juice to face or just massage your face with cucumber slices. This will help remove marks/spots and freshen ups your skin. Use cucumber juice to wash your face once a day to keep your skin soft and supple.

    5. Egg Whites

    Use a cotton ball to massage egg white on your face. The whites of an egg have very powerful healing qualities which can help to heal your scars, blemishes and dark spots.

    6. The Honey Rub

    An excellent way to smooth out the skin and clean your pores. Use warm water to clean your face, then quickly pat the skin and make it dry. This will open up the pores and allow the honey to get into the pores. Apply the honey to the areas affected by acne scars and lightly massage to your face. Leave it for 20 minutes, then wash your face with warm water. Dry your face and then rub an ice cube all over on your face this will close the pores.

    7. Potato Rub

    Gently rub potato slices on mark and all over face or apply potato juice to the face, leave it for 10 minutes and rinse with water. This will lighten marks.

    8. Lemon + Honey + Almond + Milk Powder

    Take 1 spoon of lemon juice, honey, almond oil and milk powder in a bowl. Mix it well and apply on face, Then leave it for 15 minutes and then wash. This will lighten and remove acne marks and blemishes. It is also used to remove sun tan.

    9. Turmeric + Lemon

    Apply mixture of lemon juice and turmeric once in week to remove your acne marks/blemishes and get clear skin.

    10. Lemon Juice

    Simply take a cotton ball, dab it with some lemon juice, then start massaging your acne scars thoroughly. Leave it for about 20 minutes and then wash it away with warm water .

    11. Orange Peels

    Oranges are great for skin. Drink orange juice for healthy skin and use its peel for making a face pack. Grind orange peels with little water to make a paste and apply this to face leave it for 15mins and rinse with water.

    12. Honey + Yogurt + Lemon

    Take equal quantity of honey, yogurt and lemon juice. Mix it well and apply to marks on face, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse.

    13. Papaya + Milk

    Use Papaya for removing pigmentation marks. Take raw milk and mashed papaya, mix it well and massage a bit and apply this face pack. Leave it for 15mins and then rinse with water.

    14. Vinegar + Water

    Wash your face with 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar. This work wonders for your skin and makes your skin clear, marks free, smooth and supple skin.

    15. Aloe Vera + Vitamin E

    Mix aloe vera gel with few ( 2-3) vitamin E capsules and apply this gel to the face. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse. This will remove blemishes on your face making it soft and supple.

    16. Cardamom + Lemon

    Take cardamom powder and mix it with few drops of lemon juice and then apply to blemishes and acne marks. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse with water.

    17. Almond + Milk

    Soak almonds in milk overnight. Next morning grind them into a fine paste and apply this paste to affected areas. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse with water. You can use this as a face mask it works great.

    18. Rose Water + Lemon

    Rose water works great for skin. Mix rose water and lemon juice in equal quantity and apply this mixture to the face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with water.

    19. Strawberries + Vinegar

    Make a paste by grinding 2 strawberries with vinegar and apply this on blemishes/marks and leave it overnight and then rinse with water. Works well to remove acne marks/blemishes.

    20. Sandalwood + Water

    Apply the paste of sandalwood powder and water on the face and leave it until it dries then rinse with water. This is simple and most common and effective method to treat blemishes/marks on face

  4. I already used these except baking soda. Thanks for sharing anyway.

    • NEVER use Baking Soda to exfoliate ur skin!!! I’ve tried it once to remove my blackheads and it make my skin burn!!! So….my advice, DO NOT try baking soda to exfoliate ur skin…

  5. this is nice treatment a baking soda any side effect?

  6. Always wash your face with clear water and make sure to take a rest. Too much exposure outside and pollution causes acne breakouts. provides safe and effective solutions on how to treat acne breakouts. Highly recommended.

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  8. I used DermalMD Scar treatment serum in the past for my breast augmentation surgery scar in my bellybutton and it worked great. I just ordered again for my boyfriend’s gall bladder surgery scars and it has been a month since the surgery and you can barely see any of the scars.

  9. Natural ways of getting rid of acne scars involve the use of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts and other nutrients to regenerate healthy tissue and restore collagen. For example, aloe vera has healing qualities that help reduce the appearance of scar tissue.

  10. No, no, no! No drinking honey if you have acne! Concentrated sugars can cause severe breakouts in acne prone skin!

  11. Lemons contain ascorbic acid, vitamin P, and phytoncides which suppress and kill the reproduction and growth of acne bacteria. i used to use just pure lemons, BUT THEY ARE too harsh. I did more research and I found the Citrus Clear products and they have lemon extract and oils in their products that work better and are LESS abrasive than using actual lemon juice. It has taken away ALOT of my acne scarring, and keeps my fresh clean of oil. Been using for 1+ years now and it works great.

  12. i had scars on my face from my child hood also. Unfortunately, Mederma does not work for my skin because it is very sensitive. I tried about 3 different facial scar screams, and the one that worked the best was the Dr Max Powers Scar Cream. I have sensitive skin, and this stuff did not itrritate it. It was easy to use every day. I have been using for one month now, and the scars are fading. My skin looks much better

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