Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition and is the most common skin condition; affecting 3 in every 4 people aged between 11 – 30. It occurs when the subcutaneous layer is activated and causes spots and pimples on the face, back, shoulders, neck, chest and upper arms.

Causes of Acne Scars

Oil on the Skin: Excess oil on the skin, clogs the pores making it difficult for the skin to breathe. This slows the healing process; consequently causing scars.

No Treatment: If you have acne, you should seek treatment because not doing so will inevitably result in the appearance of scars.

Accumulation of Bacteria: Bacteria growth ideally occurs around the hair follicles which results in red and yellow lesions on the acne prone area.

Genetics: Those whose parents have been affected by acne scars are prone to experience this scar problem as well.

Bursting Pimples: Poking and pinching the pimples caused by acne leads to scaring because they become an open wound.

Home Remedies For Acne Scars

Water: Drinking ample water will go a long way in preventing acne scars. Water aids in flushing out the toxins in your body, shedding dead skin cells and in the formation of healthy skin.

Honey: It is a natural moisturizer used in treating acne scars. You can eat it or apply as a face mask.

Olive Oil: Olive oil has natural antioxidants which are essential for making your skin smooth and reduce acne scars. Massage olive oil onto your skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar: It is a strong astringent which stimulates blood flow, thereby speeding up healing and the regeneration of cells.

Tea Tree Oil: Apply this oil to the spots affected by acne. it eliminates any bacterial activity by killing the bacteria permanently. It neutralizes the acne bacteria called Propionibacterium and other dangerous bacteria, which dwell on your skin and can quickly develop into acne.

These remedies are recommended for mild acne scars if you have deep scars, consult a qualified dermatologist to find a treatment regimen for you.