Nobody like scars on the face and getting rid of acne scars is a little tougher than eliminating acne. Some acne scars are stubborn as they don’t go easily. It may take some time but your regular efforts using certain natural bleaching agents as well as other ingredients may lighten your acne scars and gradually remove them permanently. Treating acne scars with natural ingredients, using them as face masks are very helpful. They will first help you lighten the scars of your acne as well as gradually these natural ingredients will help you to remove your acne permanently. Let’s take a look how are they beneficial and what is the face mask for acne scar.
10 Most Effective 2 Ingredient face mask for acne scar
1. Aloe Vera Gel Face Mask For Acne Scar
How To Use
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel (Buy From Here)
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix well and apply a thick layer of aloe vera and lemon mask on cleansed face. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat it 3-4(or daily if you don’t have sensitive skin) days a week to get the desired result.
Vitamin E found in Aloe Vera gets absorbed deep into the skin and assists in the healing of pitted acne scars.
The polysaccharides, gibberellins and glycoproteins found in Aloe Vera have properties that promote skin growth and repair, and are known to enhance cell growth, help speed wound healing, and even fight acne scarring. (Source)
When it is used with lemon which is good at removing dead skin cells. The vitamin c and citric acids in lemon help to fade hyperpigmentation and also stops breakout inflammation. Aloe and Lemon both have an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property which helps to heal the present acne and other vitamins assist in hydrating your skin.
2. Sweet Almond Oil and Frankincense Essential Oil
How To Use
- almond oil (Buy From Here)
- 5 drops of frankincense essential oil (Buy From Here)
- 5 ml dark colored glass dropper bottle (Buy From Here)
Take a 5ml dark colored glass dropper bottle and fill the 3/4th part of the bottle with almond oil. Now add 5 drops of frankincense essential oil into the bottle and mix well by shaking it. Use it as a daily face serum or moisturizer and apply twice on the cleansed face.
Frankincense essential oil is very effective for scars. It helps in regeneration of skin cells and makes them less visible due to its powerful astringent and regenerative properties. It helps to remove eye bags, slows signs of aging and keeps skin hydrated.
A study published in 2017 highlights frankincense essential oil’s ability to significantly decrease the levels of 2 important pro-inflammatory biomarkers, which demonstrates its known anti-inflammatory ability. Alpha-pinene is also recognized as a major anti-inflammatory component of the oil. This study promising a potential to modulate the biological processes of inflammation and tissue remodeling in human skin. (Source)
Almond Oil is a real food for your skin. It has emollient properties that help your skin to balance water loss; it can also relieve irritation and inflammation. It’s a good source of vitamin K and E, which reduces discoloration and scars. It also contains retinol which moisturizes delicate skin, leaving it soft and smooth and free from the fine lines.
3. Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Scrub
How To Use
- 1 tablespoon baking soda (Buy From Here)
- 1-2 tablespoon of coconut oil (Buy From Here)
4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
How To Use
- 1 tablespoon honey (Buy From Here)
- 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (Buy From Here)
Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent. It naturally tightens the skin, shrink large pores and reduce inflammation due to acne. It unclogs skin pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells and helps to remove dark spots and scars. It has the ability in controlling overproduction of sebum.
The enzymes in raw honey clarify, hydrate and nourish skin and keep pores clear and clean. Honey is said to lighten skin, and it helps to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration. The hydrating properties of honey help revive skin cells, while regular, gentle massaging will increase circulation to aid skin recovery and cell turnover.
Honey has been scientifically recognized for its anti-microbial and wound healing properties and is now used clinically as a topical treatment for wound infections and acne healing. Moreover, a number of in vitro studies suggest that honey is able to modulate the skin immune system. A scientific research has published the positive effects of treating rosacea with honey. (Source)
5. Egg white and Lemon
How To Use
- 1 tablespoon egg white
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Egg white is great for fighting oily skin because it shrinks pores and helps to tighten skin. It is rich in protein and albumin that have skin regenerative properties which help to renew skin cells which ultimately lightens the scars. It helps to control sebum production and prevents acne. The protein of egg white helps in cell growth and tissue repair.
Lemon has vitamin C which reduces the appearance of dark spots, scars and other types of sun damage. It helps to fade post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response. Citric Acid which acts as a chemical exfoliant which removes the dead cells and has an acidic property that eliminates excess oil.
6. Witch Hazel and Lavender Essential Oil
How To Use
- 4 tablespoons of witch hazel (Buy From Here)
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil (Buy From Here)
Take a small spray bottle and add witch hazel to it. Now add lavender essential oil into the spray bottle and mix well by shaking the bottle. Use this as a face toner twice a day on cleansed face. Apply with cotton on all over the face. Keep it on your face and do not wash it off.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that helps to control acne by reducing inflammation and decreasing oil and redness. It helps in speeding up the healing of scars, scabs, and infection. It helps to balance the skin’s pH level and moisturizes without leaving your skin feeling greasy. It reduces the look of pores, stops excess oil production, and it helps to stop the development of whiteheads and blackheads that contribute to those frustrating breakouts.
Lavender oil works as the best natural remedy for scars as it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to fight acne-causing bacteria, promote wound healing and preventing scarring from occurring the first place. It encourages the regeneration of healthy skin cells to lighten scars and exfoliates dead skin cells.
In a study, the area of wounds topically treated with lavender oil was significantly decreased as compared to that of wounds of control rats at 4, 6, 8, and 10 days after wounding. Topical application of lavender oil induced expression of type I and III collagen at 4 days after wounding, accompanied by an increased number of fibroblasts, which synthesize collagen. (Source)
7. Cucumber and Yogurt
How To Use
- 2 tablespoon of yogurt
Cut a small cucumber into pieces and blend them to make a paste. Now, mix in yogurt and then apply it to the cleansed face. Allow it to dry for 30-45 minutes. Rinse off with normal water and pat the skin dry.
Cucumber exhibits astringent property which helps to cure acne and lightens the appearance of acne by reducing redness and pain as well as scars. It removes dirt, dead skin cells and has natural calming and cooling effects to reduce redness and inflammation. It is rich in vitamin E that exhibits antioxidant properties to fight against the free radicals causing acne and stubborn scars. It acts as a natural cleanser, moisturizer, and skin toner.
Yogurt contains Zinc slows down the aging process and helps to heal dry and flaky skin and also brightens the dull skin. It reduces dark spots and acne scars and lightens the skin discoloration. It contains vitamin B2 which encourages new and healthy cell growth.
8. Potato juice and Lemon
How To Use
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Wash the potato thoroughly and remove sprouts and green spots. Then grate it, put it in cheese/muslin cloth and squeeze out the juice. You can use juice maker for that purpose. Now mix 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of raw potato juice and mix them well. Apply the mixture on your face with the help of cotton. Keep the mask for good 30 minutes and rinse it off. Do this 3-4 times a week. If you have dry skin, you can also add in a bit of honey.
9. Cinnamon and Honey
How To Use
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (Buy From Here)
- 1 tablespoon honey (Buy From Here)
Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste and apply on cleansed face and neck. Keep it for 5-7 minutes and wash it off. Repeat it 2 times a week.
The combination of Honey and Cinnamon is perfect for getting rid of acne and acne scars. Cinnamon is good for oily skin as it regulates the oil production on the face. It cleanses skin pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells. It has antiseptic property to heal wounds.
In a review, looked at 70 articles about cinnamon and found that cinnamon has antimicrobial properties as well as wound-healing properties. The researchers also suggested that cinnamon may have anti-aging properties in the skin. (Source)
The enzymes in raw honey clarify, hydrate and nourish skin and keep pores clear and clean. Plus, the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of honey prevent bacterial buildup that can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts. Honey is said to lighten skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration. The hydrating properties of honey help revive skin cells, while regular, gentle massaging will increase circulation to aid skin recovery and cell turnover.
Note: If you have sensitive skin, add a bit more honey to make the mixture paste-y. This is a mask and not to be used to exfoliate your skin. It’ll hurt if you try!
10. Turmeric and Yogurt
How To Use
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (Buy From Here)
- 1-2 tablespoon fresh yogurt
Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste and apply on cleansed face and neck. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and wash it off. Repeat it for 3-4 times in a week.
Turmeric removes excess oil and open clogged pores which cause acne and pimples. Its anti-inflammatory property reduces acne inflammation and anti-bacterial property kills acne-causing bacteria. Vitamin C present in turmeric lightens the dark spots and patches and maintains the skin firmness and tautness by building up collagen. It has cell regenerative property which makes scars and other skin damages less visible making skin smooth and clear.
Yogurt contains the lactic acid that moisturizes and nourishes dry skin. Zinc component present in yogurt slows down the aging process and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. It helps to heal dry and flaky skin and also brightens the dull skin. It reduces dark spots and acne scars and lightens the skin discoloration. It contains vitamin B2 which encourages new and healthy cell growth.
NunuAugust 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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SnehaSeptember 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm
I really appreciate the info and ideas. I love your blog! Thanks for your information
MamtaSeptember 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm
Hi Sneha, love to have you here 🙂
Sarah AngelSeptember 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm
I read this useful Articleit, includes imortant advices to get rid of ance scars, I need to mention to that I have used Argan oil lately and it heled me to resolve all acne scars and skin issues. Using argan oil for acne is not really a new treatment. In fact, people have been using this for their acne scars has for hundreds of years. This is for the reason that argan oil is amazingly rich in natural tocopherols, usually known as Vitamin E. Vitamin E nourishes your sensitive skin and can reduce the appearance of scars as time goes by. The final results of argan oil on acne scars are much like those achieved by other scar treatments.
MamtaSeptember 24, 2017 at 5:25 am
Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing your experience about argan oil to us. I am sure this will help allurinsoul readers and experiences like this help motivate them as well.
EdnaOctober 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm
hello Mamta! I’m from Uganda. its a beautiful country. some, if not most, products are expensive here especially the oils, but things like honey, lemon, yoghurt can easily be gotten. thank you for sharing with us the beauty that is in nature. its that time when we got back to living like cavemen(LOL!) but with more class(HA!). be blessed and its an honor to be a part of this.
MamtaOctober 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm
Hi Edna, I am glad that you liked the post. These remedies will do work for you.
Sophia AlvesOctober 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm
Very informative and helpful! I tried several products but I never got a result I wanted, and as I see now, nature has to offer more help. Thank you very much for sharing this with your readers 🙂
JagdeepApril 20, 2018 at 8:17 am
Thanks for your inputs about nature cure remedies for skin and hair.
Can you please suggest some remedies for my daughter’s thin and fine hair growth post chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment which happened 15 years ago when she suffered. She had treatment for 2 years, 15 years ago but since then never got her long and thick hair back.Tried ayurvedic herbal treatment and other remedies but not much difference.
MamtaMay 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm
I am so sorry your daughter had to face all of these. The side effects can be extreme sometimes. Natural remedies will surely work for her. Here is the link which will help her – http://alluringsoul.com/8-carrier-oil-for-hair-growth-healthy-hair/
CatharinaApril 22, 2018 at 3:10 am
can we use different masks in the same day?
MamtaMay 9, 2018 at 8:31 am
Hi Catharina, You have to choose any one mask and have to be consistent with it. Applying one mask in a day is enough for the result.
LorienJune 21, 2018 at 9:22 pm
Wow! These are great options for natural ingredients that are easily found at home! I used to have a lot of breakouts, and I’ve found that my pores have clogged over time and there’s so many acne scars left. Is there an amount of time wherein I could see satisfying results if I used one if these masks? Also, I’m planning on making a video about this; may I use your site as a reference?
MamtaJuly 4, 2018 at 10:56 am
Any mask from this post works great.
Yes, please use this post as a reference in your video. Thanks a lot for considering it.
ChoniAugust 21, 2018 at 1:12 am
How long do I have to keep on using and I also have some active breakouts
MamtaFebruary 5, 2019 at 6:39 am
You have to apply it until you get the desired result. Also, you can apply this acne serum which helps me to treat acne and also prevents them. Here is the link for the recipe- http://alluringsoul.com/diy-face-serum-for-acne/
angeliqueAugust 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm
my face is a science experiment. nothing works not even facials done by a professional every 2 weeks work. they have now stopped charging me.
MamtaOctober 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Please let me know your skin type and your skin problem so I can recommend you something.
ValeriaSeptember 3, 2018 at 5:40 pm
Can any of these face masks be stored in a container, or will they lose its affect?
Thank you for your help!!
MamtaOctober 4, 2018 at 6:01 am
Hi Valeria, you can store any remedies which do not contain water. You can store remedies – 2,3 and 6.
julieOctober 17, 2018 at 6:09 am
Hi, I love your blog and a natural ways on how to keep skin healthy. Thanks.
Shanna PattersonOctober 21, 2018 at 1:07 am
Can you combine any of these ingredients or will they provide a different ineffective chemical reaction if combined? For example, I wanted to put honey and cinnamon with the yogurt and tumeric.
MamtaOctober 22, 2018 at 10:35 am
Hi Shanna, you can combine any ingredients except essential oils.
JadeOctober 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm
How long will it take the darkspots to fade when i start using tumeric and yoghurt??..Thanks dear ,i like your blog ..
MamtaAugust 12, 2019 at 6:57 am
Hi Jade, apply the mask regularly and give it a try for at least 4-6 weeks to see the result.
Dhivya selvakumarNovember 25, 2018 at 9:35 am
I am dhivya from madurai. My face chin full of scars and pores and small pimples . Can i use cinnamon and honey face pack regularly? Tell me mam.. thank you…
MamtaJanuary 11, 2019 at 5:47 am
Hi Dhivya, yes, you can apply the cinnamon and honey mask to get rid of acne and scars.
SophieJanuary 6, 2019 at 10:47 pm
Hey Mamta! Thank you for sharing these masks withs us. So I want to start using one of these masks in my skin care routine, but I don’t know which one. I have a lot of acne scars for a long time and i’m still dealing with like 2/3 pimples every day, My skin is oily and sensitive, it gets irritated fast, if I don’t watch out I’ll be covered in acne. I’m not allergic to anything tho
Which mask would you prefer for my skin type?
MamtaJanuary 11, 2019 at 5:33 am
Hi Sophie, following face masks are good for sensitive skin-
1. Turmeric and yogurt mask
2. Witch hazel mask
3.Cucumber and yogurt mask
4. Almond oil mask
In addition, you can use face serum for acne to prevent and treat it. Click this link to get the recipe for acne face serum – http://alluringsoul.com/diy-face-serum-for-acne/
SarahMarch 11, 2019 at 10:41 am
Hello there, i have oily face and a large pores and at thesame time whiteheads on my face… right now im using grapeseed oil and baking soda to treat my acne scars… which oil did u prefer for my skin type? Thank you
MamtaMarch 12, 2019 at 6:04 am
I recommend using hemp seed oil or argan oil or safflower oil for oily skin and large pores. These oils are non-greasy, non-comedogenic, and great for healing scars.
If you love to use essential oils on your skin then tea tree oil, rose essential oil, lavender essential oil, frankincense essential oil(great for scars and dark spots) will be good for your skin type.
I would also suggest you apply a face serum which can help you in removing dark spots, scars, whiteheads and also controls face oil production. Here is the recipe- http://alluringsoul.com/diy-face-serum-for-pigmentation-scars-dark-spot/