Acne scars are marks left behind from previously picked or popped pimples. Even after the acne is gone, it is sometimes difficult to live with the scarring. There are many products on store shelves that claim to reduce the appearences of these scars, but the prices are often high. Plus, it’s hard to really know what these products made of. And it never hurts to try a natural remedy first.
Massage your face with a half tablespoon of olive oil. If you want, you can pre-mix the olive oil with a half teaspoon of lemon juice, but this isn’t a must. Applying plenty of pressure and using circular motions, focus on the acne scars. Massage for 5 minutes.
If you have extra time, steam your face by leaning over a bowl of steaming, hot water for 10 minutes.
Wipe off the olive oil.
Now it’s time to exfoliate. Mix another teaspoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of baking soda and scrub. Again, use pressure and circular motions, and scrub for 5 minutes.
Use a warm, wet cloth to wipe away to rest of the mixture.
Clean your face with your usual face wash.
Apply 2 teaspoons of olive oil on your face and massage for three minutes. Instead of wiping off the excess, leave it on overnight.
*This is not a “quick fix”. Be patient and diligent, and you will see results.