What Is Good for Acne Scars?


The scars left behind after an acne breakout can be equally as embarrassing as acne itself. Many people don't know what they can do to remove the scars left behind after an acne breakout has been treated. Some acne-scar removal methods are less invasive than others. Here are some minimally invasive and cost-effective methods for removing acne scars.

Treat your acne scars
Treat your acne scars (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

Calamine Lotion

Before going to bed each evening, use a cotton swab soaked in Calamine lotion on each acne scar. Be sure to cover the scar thoroughly. Smooth away the excess lotion. When you awaken the next morning, wash your face with a lukewarm damp facial cloth.

Apply Calamine lotion before bed.
Apply Calamine lotion before bed. (Image: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Liquid Makeup

If you're going out and don't have time for other methods for treating acne scars, use a little liquid makeup. Find a shade that matches the tone of the skin on your face. Use a dab of liquid makeup on each acne scar and smooth away the excess liquid.

Use liquid makeup to cover acne scars.
Use liquid makeup to cover acne scars. (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)


Eating yogurt is good for the skin as a whole. Eating yogurt rejuvenates the skin to smooth away damage from the sun, cosmetics and acne scars. If you can't eat yogurt, you can make a yogurt facial mask, or simply wash your face in yogurt.

Eating yogurt is good for your skin.
Eating yogurt is good for your skin. (Image: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)


Blend a solution of oatmeal and milk into a thin, pasty consistency. Rub the oatmeal onto the acne scars and let it dry overnight. The next morning, wash your face with a warm washcloth. For added moisturizing and softening of the skin of the face, you can spread the paste over the entire surface of the face

Make an oatmeal mask.
Make an oatmeal mask. (Image: Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Vitamin Supplements

To improve the health of the skin of the face, you may want to consider taking a vitamin supplement geared specifically toward supporting the hair, skin and nails. These vitamins are available in the pharmacy department of many stores, as well in as vitamin shops. Follow the dosage instructions.

Take vitamin supplements.
Take vitamin supplements. (Image: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)


Although many people's first instinct with acne breakouts is to pop their pimples, this is actually the worst thing you can do. Popping a pimple, rather than treating it and allowing it to run its course through treatment, spreads bacteria, which can lead to further acne breakouts, not to mention more severe acne-related scarring.

Avoid popping your pimples
Avoid popping your pimples (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

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