Acne is a bacterial infection that arises when the pores get clogged by sebum, dead skin cells and dirt. A mild to moderate acne attack subsides on its own or by application of topical creams. Unfortunately, some people suffer from severe acne breakout which leaves behind scarring. More than the acne, it is the scars which are the most painful. Even after the acne has subsided, the scars remain life long. They appear in the form of depressions or craters, raised lesions and discoloration of the affected area.
The best solution for acne scar treatment can be found in your homes. Such natural ingredients can be used safely without any possibility of skin irritation. These remedies have been tested over time and are proven to be effective in reducing the visibility of the acne scars. Lemon juice is a natural astringent and a skin lightener. Take a cotton ball and soak in lemon juice. Apply it over the scarred area. In addition to lightening the scars, the skin also sports a brighter look.
Using face masks made out of fruits and vegetables also help to heal the acne scars. These are enriched with enzymes that promote new skin regeneration, thus enabling to reduce the scars. Masks made out of papaya, tomato and cucumber works well in lightening the scars.