Lime juice: Most people like to use lemon juice for their facials, but I prefer lime. The citric acid helps to exfoliate your skin, giving it a nice non-chemical peel effect. I like to include this in my facial mix with the papaya and lavender essential oil.
Raw potatoes: The acid found in the brown potato is similar to that of lemon and lime. You just slice up a brown potato and rub them all over your face gently. Allow the juice from the potato slices to do its work for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off. You can do this a few times throughout the week.
Neroli oil: This is another great essential oil for your skin. It helps to fade away acne scars, as well as wrinkles, so it’s an excellent exfoliant. This is a special ingredient that I like to include in my DIY facial masks.
Tea tree oil: Combine this will neroli and lavender and you have yourself an awesome concoction to combat acne breakouts and scars.
Kaolin clay: This is one of my favorite clays because it is great for fading acne scars. I do blend it with three other clays and activated charcoal to provide my skin with the utmost benefits from them all.
Creating an at-home acne scar treatment regimen
You can use a combination of the above natural ingredients for your at-home acne scar treatments. To give you an example, I’ll tell you what my regimen looks like:
Every other day, I use my clay masks to deep cleanse my face. Afterward, I use an exfoliation mask made with papaya and lime juice mixed together. This creates a sticky paste that reminds me of a peel. I rinse this off and then apply aloe vera gel to my skin for moisture (I never use oils because they break me out).
I like to add aloe vera gel or olive oil to my clay masks as well to help keep them from over-drying my face. I also include lavender, neroli and tea tree essential oils in the mask.
When I can’t do my papaya and lime facial, I instead use sliced potatoes.
That’s pretty much it when it comes to treating acne scars. I, of course, use other masks like the seaweed clay mask to give nourishment to my skin.
So how about you? What have you been using to exfoliate away unwanted acne scars?