As if pimples are not irritating enough on their own, they leave behind a painful reminder called pimple scars. Pimple scars can make your skin look uneven and dull. I have an oily and acne prone skin, and I have dealt with acne scars a lot. Because of this ordeal, I now know about some things that actually work. I will share with you some pimple scars remedies that have worked for me. I hope they work for you too!
Pimple Scars Remedies
The Difference Between Pimple Marks and Pimple Scars
We often get confused between acne scars and acne marks. Acne marks are the discoloration left after your pimple has gone. The brown and red marks you see on your skin after a pimple has gone are acne marks. On the other hand, when your skin seems damaged and pitted, what you have are acne scars. Acne scars are a little bit more difficult to get rid of than acne marks. This is because when you get scars, it means your acne damaged your skin pretty bad. But, don’t worry. Try these pimple scars remedies to greatly reduce the appearance of your acne scars.
Exfoliation For Pimple Scars
Exfoliation or scrubbing helps your skin get rid of dead skin cells, and bring new ones to the surface. There are many scrubs available in the market. I personally like the St Ives brand. Their apricot scrub is pretty good. If you do not want to buy a scrub, you can always make your own. A simple recipe is to make a scrub of orange peels powder, finely ground almond, rice flour, and milk. Remember, you do not need to exfoliate daily. Only scrub your face thrice a week.
This is a pimple scars remedy I personally used. Raw papayas are great for acne scars. I will do a detailed post on it soon. In short, papaya helps to get rid of dead skin cells and encourages new ones. It speeds up the healing process of your skin. To use raw papaya for your acne scars, simply peel and dice a raw papaya. Put it in the blender with a little blender. You do not want a runny paste so do not add a lot of water. Store this papaya paste in an ice cube tray. After washing your face with a cleanser, use this ice cube on your face. Gently massage your whole face with it (apart from the under eye area). Keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with water. Repeat this step thrice a week. This is single handily the most effective pimple scars remedy.
Vitamin C Serum
Have you noticed how quickly your injuries healed when you were a child? When we are kids, we have a lot of collagen in our body. Collagen is the key structural protein in your skin. Collagen gives your skin flexibility and strength. One of the reasons we get pitted acne scars is that we do not have as much collagen as we used to have when we were kids. If you want to boost the production of collagen in your skin, start taking more vitamin C, both orally and topically. Eat more citrus fruits. Apart from that, buy a vitamin C serum. Vitamin C serums deliver vitamin C to your skin. They are a bit expensive but you only need to use a very little amount every day. Vitamin C serum will also help you get rid of pimple marks. If you use vitamin C serum every day, along with the raw papaya paste mentioned above every day, your scars will improve noticeably. This is because the raw papaya paste will digest the dead skin cells, and promote new skin cells and the vitamin C serum will increase collagen production. Both of these together will heal your pimple scars. These two combined are one of the best pimple scars remedies ever, as per my experience.
Vitamin E Foods
Vitamin E will help your skin heal itself. A lot of people recommend vitamin E oil but I will warn you against it as it can be a double edged sword. Applying Vitamin E oil can clog your pores and give you acne. This is the last thing you want. Try eating vitamin E rich foods such as spinach, almonds, and olives. Ask your doctor to prescribe a vitamin E supplement. The consumption of vitamin E will help your skin heal from within.
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Vitamin C Foods
As mentioned above, your skin requires collagen to stay healthy. Unfortunately, our bodies’ production of collagen decrease as we age. Thankfully, vitamin C increases collagen production.Consumption of vitamin C rich foods will help your acne scars heal faster. You can also ask your doctor to prescribe a vitamin C supplement.
You can also apply cucumber juice on your skin daily to get rid of pimple scars and marks. The good thing about cucumber is that it is very light. You can even apply it before going to bed over night. Cucumber has silica in it. Silica boosts collagen production. As you probably know by now, collagen is the most important element if you want to get rid of pimple scars. Cucumber juice will also act as a toner. It will keep your skin hydrated too.
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Pimple scars take some time to heal but with consistent efforts, you can heal up the healing process. I have personally tried the pimple scars remedies and I can assure you that they work. Just be consistent and regular. Do not expect an overnight miracle. Good things take time!
Which pimple scars remedies work for you? Share with us in the comments below!