How To Lighten Acne Scars

How To Lighten Acne Scars

Learn how to lighten acne scars with these simple tips

There are many different ways that you can lighten acne scars left behind from previous breakouts, including those telltale red marks and embarrassing dark spots and discolorations. One easy tip is to use fresh lemon juice (which works as an effective bleaching agent) and apply onto scars with a cotton ball. Allow the mixture to sit for fifteen minutes, then rinse with warm water. Fresh potato slices are also said to be equally effective, and cucumber helps with redness. Read Clear Skin 101: Get Rid Of Acne Scars for a list of more effective treatments that help fade and lighten acne scars.

Camellia oil is another great natural remedy to lighten acne scars. It works by stimulating new cell growth, which assists with turnover of dead skin. Rub a few drops of oil onto the affected areas until fully absorbed. You can also mix plain yogurt with lemon juice to make your own face mask that helps lighten scars and fight active acne. It is also recommended to increase intake of antioxidant rich foods such as leafy greens, nuts, berries and beans, all of which help protect skin and promote more even skin tone. Avoiding foods with refined sugar will help prevent inflammation and redness in skin, which is often responsible for making scars appear more visible. The key to preventing acne scars however is to prevent acne in the first place, so be sure to check out 10 Best Drugstore Acne Fighting Products for ways to keep your acne under control.

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