When acne breakouts penetrate the skin deeply, they damage the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage. During the healing process, the body produces collagen — a substance that regenerates the skin. If the body doesn’t produce the amount of collagen required for the regeneration, you will see a scar develop.
It is best that you treat a scar while it’s relatively new with natural herbs. We need to keep in mind that acne scars take time to go and hence, daily treatment and patience is very important when it comes to acne scar treatment. Here is how some natural ingredients can help in acne scar treatment.
Scar healing is a fundamental response to tissue injury that results from acne. Aloe gel helps to reduce acne scars by promoting skin regeneration. Though till date no scientific study is available for what constituents of aloe vera helps in acne scar healing, ayurvedic experts have suggested, glucomannan present in aloe vera accelerates wound healing. Aloe vera increases the collagen content of the tissue, thereby helping in acne scar healing. Some studies also suggest that anthraquinone present in aloe enhances skin’s essential nutrients and boosts cell development and restoration.
Almond oil contains high level of fatty acids which are easily absorbed by the cells of the skin. Fatty acids serve as a natural emollient for the skin, and can help the skin lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier. The moisture in the oil is then utilised by the tissues to repair damaged cells and give the skin a more youthful appearance. Further, the fatty acids in almond oil actually help dissolve the sebum that your skin produces, creating cleaner skin and pores, and helping to get rid of acne scars.
Lemon juice contains α-Hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs are well known for their exfoliating properties. The exfoliation process removes dead skin and supports growth of new skin cells, depleting the appearance of acne scars. In addition to exfoliation, the skin is lightened and brightened further reducing the appearance of dirty and dark spots on the skin. Lemon is also an excellent source of Vitamin C, an important component for collagen formation which helps in tissue repair and thereby aids in removing acne scars.