We all have those marks that we would like to get rid of – the dreadful ugly pimple. The problem is not only acne, but also the permanent scar it leaves behind. If only we can turn back time and avoid having it at all.
Pimples are generally small skin lesions or inflammation and are developed when the oil glands becomes clogged, infected and swollen leading to red lesions that are filled with pus. Pimples are also called spots or zits. Pimple scarring is triggered by contamination or by constantly touching it. Sometimes it is also caused by self-medicating which results to infection. An inflamed blemish can occur when a follicle or pore becomes enlarged with oil, dead skin cells or bacteria. When a pore swells, the follicle wall breaks. If occurs near the skin surface, the damage is usually minor and can heal easily. However, if a more serious damage arises (wherein there is a deep break in the follicle wall) the infection leaks and destroys healthy skin tissue.
There are several solutions to avoid ugly pimple marks. If you prefer the natural ways to rid or lighten the scars, below are some home remedies you can try straight from your kitchen.
Fresh aloe vera.
It a great source of vitamins that can heal skin and help fade scars. It is gentle in nature so even those with sensitive skin can use it. Aloe vera is also a good moisturizer, which can give your skin a softer and healthier look. In the market, you may easily find products containing aloe vera, the best is still the fresh ones. To use it for your marks, break off a piece of the leaf, peal the outer flesh and massage into the skin where the mark is. Soak for 30 minutes and wash it off.
Composed of sodium bicarbonate that can exfoliate the skin. To use it for pimple marks, mix equal parts of baking soda and water to form a thick paste the massage into the skin. Leave for a minute and cleanse it with lukewarm water.
Massage the oil into your skin and let it soak in. You may leave it on your skin or if not let it stand for at least thirty minutes before washing it off.
Contains hydrating properties, vitamin A and C and magnesium all of which are great for the skin. Lay slices of cucumber on your skin for around 30 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Use raw honey and massage a small amount over your marks. Another option is that you mix ground cinnamon and honey.
Squeeze the juice of a lemon and dab it on your pimple marks. Let it dry then rinse with cool water. If you have sensitive skin mix the lemon juice with water.
Slice some potatoes and apply it on the skin. You may also massage the slices on your marks.
Rose Hip Seed Oil.
Apply on your marks once or twice a day. Leave it on.
Mix cane sugar with virgin olive oil with a two is to one ratio then add several drops of lemon juice. Apply the scrub on your pimple marks and leave for fifteen minutes.
Use those gel capsules and squeeze the contents out. Apply the oil directly on your skin.
There are also certain skincare remedies to hasten the process and avoid further hyperpigmentation.
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