Acne is a common especially in your adolescence. A variety of treatments from natural remedies to clinical acne scar treatments are available. In this article, we will explore some of the most common natural remedies that people use for their acne scars.
Apple cider vinegar1
Apple cider vinegar is commonly cited as a home remedy for acne scars as it is supposed to reduce inflammation.
Honey and cinnamon2, 3
Honey and cinnamon are also popular acne scar home remedies as they are both apparently good sources of antioxidants.
Green tea extract4
Found in many acne treatment creams, green tea extract is marketed as being able to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Commonly mixed with water to form a scrubbing paste that's great for removing stains, many swear by it as a gentle exfoliating scrub as well.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is supposed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, leading many to believe it helps with acne.
Every home remedy has its claims, so how do you know which to choose? Well, no one knows for sure, because most natural cures have not been extensively tested in clinical studies, or have produced inconclusive or inconsistent results in tests7. So, if you're not to keen on wading into unknown territory and taking risks with your acne scars, avoid these commonly cited home remedies.
For more certainty, go with an acne scar treatment like Dermatix® Acne Scar, which has been extensively tested and shown to lighten acne dark spots, marks, and scars 8, 9, 10 in as little as 4 weeks 11!