What scar removal home remedies for face are there?

Tags: man age 18-24 face acne scar home treatment

I have all kinds of scars on my face due to popping zits all my life. Did anyone find any home remedies for these types of scars?


M, 24, Connecticut

I have suffered from acne for years. Now, I follow a simple skincare routine that includes gentle exfoliation three times a week followed by a gentle mask made for my skin type. For older scars, I go to my natural remedy routine of lemon juice and honey mixture turned into a paste. This has helped fade the darker colors nicely. If I get a pimple now, I apply toothpaste overnight. This really works wonders.

I popped my zits as a teenager and I regret it now. I am left with a few brutal scars that makeup won’t cover. I do not have the financial freedom for a professional treatment, so I turned to a home remedy my mom told me about long ago: Vitamin E supplements. I save money by buying a high-quality vitamin E oil capsule and pop it open. I apply the liquid to my acne scars and top it with a moisturizer containing vitamin C and aloe vera. Since my scars were bad but not severe, I saw an improvement over the first few weeks. I even tried a mixture of vitamin E and olive oil and applied to the affected area. My skin loved the moisture and my scars faded quite a bit. Here’s a hint, though: I didn’t realize how sticky my vitamin E supplements were, so try applying the oil during your nighttime skin care routine. It works best under moisturizer. If you suffer from serious scarring, you may want to talk to a cosmetic surgeon.

I have the same kind of scars. Most of the "zit popping" I have done was actually due to OCD and anxiety. So, unfortunately, I have plenty of these scars myself. I have created a really refreshing regimen that I follow every evening that has helped to smooth my skin and reduce the image of these nasty scars.

Three days a week I will use a really good exfoliating scrub to sluff off my dead skin cells. Then, every night I make sure to use a cleanser that is fit for my skin tone and follow it with a toner. I will also rotate clay masks and peels into my regimen, being careful not to dry out my skin. Then will a cotton ball I gently apply Frankincense essential oil, coconut oil, and occasionally apple cider vinegar on all of my deepest scars. It has reduced the appearance of my scars, and the regimen has helped my skin to appear smoother. It isn't something that happens overnight, but with time and consistent care, you can diminish the appearance of your scars too.