Do you know what is more stubborn to be treated than acne? "Acne scars"! Acne scars are an unwanted and bothersome condition of the skin that reduces its beauty. If not treated timely these can stay lifelong. Where acne remains for 2 to 7 days its scar can remain for a long time. Scars are even more difficult to be treated than dark spots. So if you are also tired of searching multiple ways of removing acne scars, here is the complete guide for you to remove your acne scars.

Reasons for acne scars.

There can be one or multiple reasons for getting acne scars. Acne is different from pimples. Acne is a condition affected by the oil glands that directly impact the skin pores. For acne puberty and hormonal changes are the two main causes whereas acne can be caused due to the irregular routine of diet, sleep, and inadequate water intake. Dandruff, weather change, humidity, and excessive sweating are some of the other reasons that can cause acne.

Types of acne scars.

Before treating the scars you need to find the type of scar that has been left by acne to get it targeted easily. The first type of acne scar is the one that is flat, dark in colour, and very tiny. The second type develops with a white head that goes deeper into the skin and leaves a stubborn mark. Third, they are dark brown in colour and are slightly raised. Every type needs a different treatment.

Different ways to treat acne scars.

  • Vitamin C - Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants which help brighten the skin and even out uneven skin tone. You can use lemon juice, squeeze one lemon in a bowl and apply it on the affected area with a cotton pad. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Do it alternatively and also do a patch test before application. Its bleaching and lightening properties will help reduce the scars.

  • Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is one of the trusted and effective remedies when it comes to treating scars or marks. Take one teaspoon of coconut oil and massage it on the scars. Leave it overnight for the best results. Coconut oil has anti-bacterial properties and can boost collagen production thereby brightening the skin.

  • Gram flour with Raw Milk - Gram flour has skin-brightening properties and can exfoliate the skin deeply. Take one teaspoon of gram flour, add raw milk to make a paste and add a pinch of turmeric. Mix well and apply it all over the face and affected area. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water followed up with a mild moisturiser. Raw milk contains lactic acid which reduces the appearance of dark spots and scars.

  • Tea Tree Oil with Castor Oil - Take 1 teaspoon of castor oil and add 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil to it. Mix well and apply to the affected area or all over the face. The ricinoleic properties of castor oil have lightening properties that can fade away acne scars. Tea Tree Essential Oil and Castor Oil by Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic are free of any chemicals and treatments and are cold-pressed.

  • Fairy Skin Oil by Aroma Magic - This skin oil is prepared with a blend of tea tree, juniper berry, and mint essential oils along with the witch hazel extracts and jojoba oil. It helps treat acne scars, prevent acne & pimples by balancing the sebum, and reduces inflammation. Apply 4-5 drops onto your clean face and neck every morning and night.