What'S The Ratio Of The Milk, Honey, Almond Oil, And Lemon Juice In Treating Acne And Pimple Scars?

(Jul 15, 2008)


Acneis one of the most common skin problems, affecting thousands or maybe even millions of men and women of all ages across the globe. This skin condition is characterized by the eruption of pimples mainly on the face. Although acne can be severe in nature, it is rarely ever a serious condition. However, it can make a person feel very self conscious about their appearance as the marks could sometimes be very unsightly as also very uncomfortable. Most people have a tendency to touch or fidget with their pimples excessively, further aggravating the condition. At times, people even burst or squeeze the pimples, in an attempt to reduce them. However, bursting and squeezing the pimples are probably the worst ways of dealing with them, as they could leave behind some unsightly acne scars. While it is not difficult to deal with acne, it is a totally different matter to reduce acne scars.

How to remove pimple scars (acne scars)?

Prevention of the scars is much easier than reducing acne scars, or seeking options on how to remove pimple scars. This is possible, by understanding the different factors that can lead to acne scars, which are usually caused by lesions such as cysts, papules and pustules. When most people look for options on how to reduce acne scars, they are usually advised to go in for laser treatment, dermabrasion, tissue fillers or even surgical procedure, so that they can get rid of pimple scars completely. Some women and even men may decide to opt for such methods to reduce scars on face and legs. However, a majority of the people do not consider laser and surgical procedures to remove pimple scars, as they are very expensive. Moreover, the cost of these procedures is not covered by most insurance companies. Hence a lot of men and women now seek to reduce acne scars naturally, using home remedies and natural treatment options.

How to get rid of acne scars with home remedies?

Fortunately, all people do not have to undergo surgery or laser treatment, in order to reduce acne scars on face. There are many people who get rid of pimple scars fast, by using natural and home remedies. People generally consult dermatologists for advice on home remedies for pimple scar removal. Fortunately, there is also a lot of information on how to remove pimple scars at home, through online resources. However, it is important to verify facts, especially before using any of the products on the face. Given below are some tips on how to remove pimple scars on the face. These methods to get rid of pimple scars with home remedies could help greatly as they do not cause any major side effects.

  • Rub one or two cubes of ice directly on the face or any other area affected by the acne scars. This activity should be repeated around three of four times each day. This helps in soothing the skin that has been affected by the scars, which helps them in healing faster. This is one of most commons ways to reduce scars naturally.
  • When asked "how to remove pimple scars from face" with minimal risks, several skin experts recommend olive oil, as it can reduce their visibility if it is used on a daily basis.
  • Lemon juice is also excellent for lightening the skin and reducing acne scars naturally. The juice of a lemon should be squeezed and applied directly on the scars, using a piece of cotton. The juice needs to be left on the skin for at least 10 to 15 minutes, before it can be washed off, as the skin needs to absorb the juice properly. This is one of the common ways used when considering how to reduce scars fast.
  • One of the most common tips on how to remove pimple scars from back is to apply lavender essential oil on the back twice a day. However, pure essential oil is generally too strong and can have a negative effect on the skin, if it is not diluted, before being applied.
  • Most salons and spas recommend cucumber, when asked how to reduce scars caused by acne. A cucumber should be chilled, before being cut into thick slices, which need to be applied on the scar affected area. Apart from soothing the inflammation, which expedites healing, this home remedy cools and refreshes the skin too.
  • Health experts usually tout the several health benefits of honey. Hence, when asked how to remove pimple scars on face or how to reduce scars on face, many experts recommend a facial mask, which is made from honey.
  • A facial mask made from natural ingredients like rosewater and sandalwood powder should be applied directly on the scars that are on the face, back, arms or other parts of the body. Even though it may be uncomfortable, this paste needs to be left on for as long as possible, that is, at least a few hours or preferably overnight. To wash the paste off, cool water should be used. Both sandalwood as well as rose water hydrate the skin and have a cooling effect.
  • A thick paste, made from a teaspoon or sour cream, a teaspoon of yogurt and a teaspoon of oatmeal should be made. You could also add some lemon juice to the mixture just before it is applied to the skin. This would help increase its effectiveness. After applying this paste on the skin and leaving it on for around 10 to 15 minutes, it can be rinsed off with lukewarm water.

Several people want to know how to remove pimple scars fast, like in one day. While this may not be possible without the use of surgical procedures, there are some home remedies that can remove the scars at a faster pace. Most of the tips on how to remove pimple scars from face naturally given above are relatively safe for use by most. However, there may be some people who see adverse skin reactions after trying to reduce scars, using some of them. Therefore, it is best to consult a doctor, or preferably a qualified dermatologist, before trying to get rid of pimple scars naturally. Everybody should bear in mind that it is virtually impossible to reduce acne scars overnight and the entire process may take a while. However, if any of the information on how to reduce pimple marks brings about negative skin reactions or worsens the problem then it is imperative to stop using it immediately.

answered by G R on Nov 17, 2010, 10:49:05

The application of milk, honey, almond oil & lemon juice in treating pimple scars is an extremely popular home remedy that works for some people, but in most cases does not yield results. Most scars caused due to a mild pimple attack eventually fades on its own without the need for any kind of local application or therapy. In some cases it takes more than six months to get rid of the scars caused due to pimples hence one of the best things that you can do is to avoid popping or squeezing the scabs that form over the pimples, even though it may be highly tempting to do so.

You can try rubbing ice cubes on your face for 5 to 10 minutes in order to tighten the skin pores and prevent pimples from forming. Some folk therapists also recommended the use of fresh cucumber juice as a skin application for pimple affected scars, while others believe in using fresh tomatoes. A tomato cut into half and wrapped on the skin is believed to reduce the occurrence of black heads thus preventing the formation of pimples. Fresh tomatoes juice applied on the skin is considered to be particularly good for oily skin.

A few practices and lifestyle changes can help in expediting the healing process of the scars caused due to acne. These include:

  • Applying a good sunscreen while travelling outdoors is believed to be highly essential in preventing further damage to the affected skin.
  • Do not succumb to loading your face with commercial preparations that advertise and promise instant results, as most of the time commercial products contain a host of chemicals that may cause a wide range of allergic reactions. Masking the affected area with cosmetics may irritate the skin further and may lead to permanent scarring; hence prevent the use of such cosmetic preparations till such a time the skin has healed completely.

Strangely even with the plethora of cosmetic preparations available in the market, no good clinical trials or scientific studies have shown that any topical application or antioxidant can help in preventing or curing damaged skin completely. If you are seeking treatment from your dermatologist in getting rid of the scars, have a discussion with your doctor and ask as many questions as you feel important, in order to determine the treatment for the scarring. Most scar treatments are useful in improving the appearance of the skin, but it is unlikely that complete skin restoration may take place and is most often not possible; hence speak to your medical practitioner about the consequences of any kind of treatment that you seek.

answered by G M on Feb 18, 2010, 3:38:58

Lemon juice and milk are acidic and so they help to dissolve the uppermost later of your skin. Using this regularly will therefore help to reduce scars. Honey is rich in antioxidants and protects your skin from free radicals.

Since these are all natural products, the proportions do not have to be exact. However, if you have oily skin it would be advisable that you use a little extra lemon juice, less milk and almond oil. On the other hand if you have dry skin you can use extra almond oil and milk and cut down on the lemon juice. Milk contains fatty acids that help your skin to retain moisture. It is also very nourishing. You can use honey and milk as your base and add a few drops of the other ingredients and mix it thoroughly. Wash your face with lukewarm water and then apply this mixture. Leave it on for at least thirty minutes before washing it off with warm (not hot) water. Follow this routine at least thrice a week or more if possible.

You can also use a natural, non-abrasive face scrub made out of potato juice, gram flour and sugar. This will help to reduce scarring and soften your skin.

answered by G R on Jul 15, 2008, 6:56:27


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