If you have had embarrassing and painful back acne, you know that it was not only slow to heal, but leaves large, ugly scars. This is often because, during especially the teenage years, it returns over and over again, usually in the same places. This lends itself to the resulting red, bumpy scarring that will make you keep your shirt on to hide. So is it you ask, “how do I get rid of back acne scars?
The great thing though is, now with many people seeking much more natural and homeopathic remedies, there are several different things that you can try to get rid of back acne scars at home and fast. You will be ready for swimsuit season in no time. I will say that not everything tip below will help everyone in the same way.
Certainly, what works great for someone may not for you, but they are all worth the effort in trying for yourself to get rid of back acne marks. You may not have heard of either of these, but both of these have excellent natural healing properties, especially when put together. Rosewater will cool your skin and soothe it while reducing the inflammation associated with the fresh scars on your back.
The Sandalwood comes in a powder that has a nice smell calming the nerve endings, and speeding up healing. You will want to combine enough of the two to make a paste, then apply to your back. It is best to leave it on several hours, even overnight. If you do this, you will want to wear an old shirt and perhaps place a towel on top of the bedsheets.
I know this sounds like a smelly solution that you would rather not try, but garlic has been proven to be great for so many health-related issues that we have. It not only prevents the growth of germs but eases the inflammation that often keeps us from being able to grow healthy new skin. Its sulfur-like properties also help to keep acne from coming back. To do this, only use fresh garlic, (not minced, etc.), crush a clove and rub over the scars carefully. Let it stay on for 15-30 minutes before washing it from your back.
3. Lemon juice
This is another common item that has a ton of uses mainly for its bleaching effect. It has been known for its fading power on the skin in general and certainly will do the same for back acne scars. Again, this is where you want to use the real thing, not the concentrated kind you get in a bottle at the store. Take a whole, fresh lemon, cut in half, then squeezing the juice into a small bowl. You are then basically going to bathe the whole area using the juice using either a thin washcloth or cotton balls. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes or more, then wash off and dry gently. Don’t expose the skin to the sun afterwards.
This is the most surprising to me but again makes a lot of sense given the acidic makeup of tomatoes. This will cause it to act like a bleach to fade out those ugly scars. It is also loaded with necessary vitamins that will help you re-grow healthy skin. Take a juicy, fresh tomato, cut in half and rub all over the scarred areas. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after 15 or so minutes.
The great thing about these items listed above is that they are all perfectly safe remedies for eliminating acne scars and will do it in a slow, non-painful way. Be sure to use only one method at a time until you see how it is working for you. Now that you are on your way, below are a few things that you need to be doing to speed up and improve the process to get rid of acne and acne scars.
1. Maximum hydration – If your skin is like the Sahara Desert, it will not heal properly, and the scars will remain. Make sure that you are consuming plenty of water each day. Most of us know when we are not getting enough water, so pay attention and make a conscious effort to do that. Water flushes out all those toxins that build up in our pores.
2. Take vitamins – Make sure that you are not only eating the right foods that help your skin such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, but also considering taking those in supplement form. This will go a long way in skin repair and re-growth.
3. Be helpful to your skin – So many of us get in the habit of wanting to smell good with all of these strong perfumed, anti-bacterial soaps and body washes, but you have to be careful. Consider using milder products like Cetaphil, which is a non-soap to clean your skin each day. The products you are using now may be harming your skin and make the scars worse. Finally, remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. Those scars didn’t appear overnight, and it will take time to get rid of them.
These remedies to get rid of acne scars will work for you if you try them and follow the instructions. If you would instead take a faster approach without all the mess of these various items, some creams are beneficial for eliminating those scars quickly and easily.