Using home remedies to remove acne scars from the face takes time and patience. There is no instant cure for acne scars. Your skin must have proper care over an extended period to heal. Even expensive laser scar-removal treatments take several sessions and plenty of healing time before you see results. So before you try an expensive fix, think about using inexpensive and easy home remedies.
Acne occurs when dirt, oil, dead skin and/or ingrown hair clog a pore. The clogged area swells and may start to build up puss. Rupturing the puss-filled pimple may tear the skin and create a small crater in the skin surface. People who have or have had severe acne problems frequently also have scarring.
Healing acne scars requires your skin to be in the best possible condition. Caring for your skin properly will speed healing and prevent further acne problems. Wash your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser once in the morning and once at night. Warm water is better than hot, because hot water sucks away moisture and irritates your skin. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. Never scrub your face dry, as it irritates your skin.
Fresh aloe vera is one of the best natural ways to help heal any kind of scar. The plant is easy to grow and maintain. Simply break off a small piece of the plant, and scrape the gel-like flesh into a small bowl. Use clean fingertips to spread the gel across your clean face before you go to bed each night. Let the powerful aloe soak into your face during the night, and wash it off in the morning. The aloe will help heal the skin and allow dark colors to fade.
Keeping skin hydrated is important. If you suffer from acne scars and dry skin, you may want to use a nutrient-rich oil on your face to promote healing. Dab a little vitamin E oil onto a cotton ball, and sweep it lightly over your clean face before you go to bed. Let the oil soak into your skin while you sleep, and wash it off in the morning. You can use other light oils, such as hazelnut or almond oil. Do not use heavy oils that may clog pores, such as mineral or coconut oil.
If you have acne scars with heavy discoloration, using some fresh lemon juice may help the scar fade. Squeeze a tiny amount of lemon juice into a small bowl. Dip a cotton ball in the juice, and dab a heavy amount of the juice on your clean acne scars. Let the juice dry. The juice does not smell bad and causes no change in your appearance, so you can use the treatment in the morning and/or at night.