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Not a very usual post for The Nerdy Me but I thought that maybe it will be useful and helpful for some of you. Also, I may or may not want to get few tips and tricks from you… Anyways! I have a very difficult skin type and suffered from acne for a long time. Now I have finally almost healed it and I have a lot of scars and dark spots left as an evidence of that horrible time of my life. The best way to heal those is natural remedies. So, today I am going to list you few of the best natural remedies for acne scars that actually worked for me.
Tea Tree Oil
I read about tea tree oil while scrolling through Pinterest – you should totally follow me by the way! If you want of course, haha. And let me tell you that this thing works incredibly! Tea tree oil is very strong but its benefits for acne prone skin are fantastic. It is used to help fade away acne scars and spots. It has an antimicrobial component which kills the bacteria that causes acne. This oil removes dead cells and prevents the clogging of pores.
How to use | Apply a little bit of it on the areas that are scarred and leave it overnight or for at least few hours. You can also mix it with a little bit of water if you feel like it is too strong for you. Don’t forget to wash it off in the morning or after those few hours and moisturize with something more natural. The scent of this oil is incredibly strong and I actually hate it because I smell like medicine when I use it. But I can overlook it for the amazing results.
Useful | This is only one of the ways to use tea tree oil to treat acne. I found a very helpful and informative post that has a lot of recipes and explains all the benefits of tea tree oil on Home Remedies For Life website. You can find it here. Take a look if you want to find out more about this magical oil.
Where to get | I have been using Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop for a few months now and I still have about half of the bottle left. It is quite pricey since it’s TBS. At first, I regretted paying so much but now I couldn’t be happier that I decided to get it.
The Body Shop | 20ml | 10.23£ | 13€
Dr Organic | 10ml | 4.59£ | 5.83€
You can find it in any drugstore or beauty shop as well.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Another holy grail remedy of mine is coconut oil. Most importantly virgin coconut oil. It draws out toxins out of your skin, lightens the skin and actually heals it. I hate the smell of it and I use it with a very unattractive facial expression every single time. But I cannot deny its magic and healing powers. It basically does everything. This oil also helps to even out your skin, relieve inflammation and moisturize of course.
How to use | Simply massage oil into your skin when removing makeup or after tea tree oil treatment for a good amount of time (say 4-5 minutes) and wash it off with cool water. Don’t wipe your face harshly with a towel! Pat it. Wiping only irritates skin, light patting is the way to go. You can also use it as a mask. To do so, massage coconut oil into the skin and leave it for at least 10 minutes and wash it off like I mentioned before.
Useful | There are lots of other ways to use coconut oil to treat acne. Again, a wonderful website of Home Remedies For Life has it all explained. Take a look here and find the best way for you to use it from mixing it with baking soda to adding it to your everyday meals.
Where to get | You can find coconut oil basically everywhere. And I’m sure a lot of you already have it stored in your household give it for cooking or other beauty related procedures. I am using the one from Lithuanian brand called Amrita. It was about 7€ for a 500ml jar.
Planet Organic | 500ml | 9.99£ | 12.69€
Every drugstore and grocery shop you can find.
Lemon & steaming
I found out about this method from the lovely lady at a bus. Yeah, my skin’s condition was that hopeless that strangers use to come up to me and give their advice. It got annoying after a while, I must say. But I have to thank that one lady for this wonderful tip she gave me. Lemon juices fight bacteria that causes acne, it also is a great natural bleach and a good dead cells remover. And steaming helps to open up those pores that lemon could work even better. After this procedure, my skin feels so much cleaner and clear.
How to use | Cut the lemon in half and use one of the sides to apply it all over your face or areas where you have acne. You should press it in a bit but not too much since it is very acidy and may sting a lot if you have open spots. If it stings a bit, don’t worry and proceed. But if you feel like you can’t endure it anymore, wash it off. No need to torture your skin. Then after it is all applied, take a bowl with a boiling water and steam your face with a towel over your head. Do it for at least 10 minutes. Then wash it all off gently and moisturise the skin. It is important to drink lots of water when doing this to stay hydrated.
Useful | You can also use lemon juice to dab it on the areas where you have spots or scars and leave it overnight then wash it off in the following morning. Also, the same website that I already talked about has a great article about how to use lemon for acne treatment. You can find it right here. And I swear this is not a sponsored post. I just found their articles super useful and wanted to share them with you.
Where to get | I think we all know where to get lemons and we all have a tap in our household for water. I hope at least. You can also use lemon juice that is already squeezed and produced in the grocery shops. Just make sure it’s organic.
Walmart | 946ml | 1.72£ | 2.18€
Tesco | 500ml | 0.95£ | 1.21€
Have you tried any of these? Have they worked for you?
Do you have any remedies that you would like to share?