Acne Scarring Remedy

Acne Scarring Remedy

Acne can cause unsightly scarring, which can lead to a lowered self-esteem and negative self-image. This can effect one's outlook on life, ability to find a quality job, and ability to attract a mate. Luckily, there is a simple, natural remedy that can help. Using baking soda on the skin can lighten acne scarring, and it can reduce the chances of being afflicted with long-term scars.

Exfoliant Scrub
Mix 2 tablespoons with a drizzle of water until you create a consistency similar to toothpaste. Massage the baking soda paste into your freshly washed skin, and rinse with clear water.

Alkalizing Toner
Fill a bowl with warm water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. After washing the face, splash the skin with the baking soda water. Dry the face with a soft towel.

Mask Treatment
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of dry French clay mask. Add a drizzle of water until the mask is a muddy consistency. Apply to freshly washed skin, and let it dry completely. Rinse with water.

Baking Soda Compresses
Fill a bowl with water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Soak cotton pads with the baking soda water, and apply to the face. Leave the pads on the face for at least 5 minutes.

Spot Treatment
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with enough Calamine lotion to form a loose paste. Soak a cotton swab in the paste, and apply the mixture directly to the acne scars. Leave on overnight.