Here are some of most effective homemade masks for acne scars that have been famous for ages for their great results:
- Lemon Mask:
Lemon consists of bleaching properties that helps in fading away the scars. Moreover, the vitamin C in lemon also helps to revamp the skin cells completely. Lemon juice is best for lightening the skin. You can use lemon with honey, oats and essential oils to turn it into a more effective mask for the whole skin.
Note: I would recommend you to not go out in the sun with lemon juice on your face. It makes the skin extra sensitive against the sun.
Add two spoons of honey, half cup of lemon juice, two spoons of oats and two drops of tea tree oil in a blender. Blend the mixture well and pour it out into a clean bowl. Apply the mask using a soft brush or finger. Make sure your face is cleansed and dried before you go on applying it to your face. Let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash the face with a face wash. Moisturize your face a little in the end.
- Potato Mask:
Most of you must be unaware of the many benefits of potato for skin. Potatoes consist of components like potassium and phosphorus that great help in lightening the scars. Moreover, the anti-oxidants also revamp the skin cells making the skin healthier and more glowing.
Take one potato and cut into halves. Take one half and grate it. Add some milk to the pulp and mix it well. Apply the pulpy mixture to your skin and let it dry for at least 15 minutes. Scrub it off the skin and wash your face in the end.
- Orange Peel Mask:
Just like oranges benefit the skin when you eat them, they are also super effective when applied externally. Oranges are full of vitamin C that is best for rebuilding the cells of the skin and removing the dull and scarred layer of the skin.
Take two peels of oranges and start making the mask while eating the oranges. Grind the peels with milk and some tea tree oil. Take the paste out in a bowl and apply it all over your face. Leave it on your skin for about 30 minutes. Then do a little scrubbing on the skin and wash your face in the end. Do not forget to apply tad bit of moisturizer on the skin when done.
- Egg White Mask:
Egg whites have capability to reduce the production of sebum on the skin which helps it to get clearer by the time. Moreover, the proteins and vitamins present in egg whites help in killing the bacteria that causes acne and also removes the dead skill cells which leads the scars to fade away.
Take two egg whites and blend them well. Take a tissue paper and start making layers of mask by applying egg whites on the skin and then sticking tissue paper to it. Then apply more whites on the tissue to turn into a hard mask. This way, it will not only help to fade the scars but also unclog your pores and remove all the dirt and blackheads with all the peeling.
This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com. Also, check out the three best face moisturizers for oily skin.