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Long after a pimple finally heals and goes away, it leaves its mark on your skin. Severe acne even leaves pitted scars that give your skin a bumpy texture. While there are heaps of prescription products available to fade those marks, the ingredient list on these things can be pretty scary. Use safe alternatives to fade and conceal your scars to make them less obvious.
Head to the produce aisle and stock up on citrus. Lemon juice is a powerful bleaching agent that fades the redness in acne scars. Slice a ripe lemon in half, then rub the juicy halves over your acne scars. Let the juice dry, then leave in place for 20 minutes before rinsing. Lemon lightens scars while the acidity in the juice softens scar tissue and smooths skin.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil delivers skin-softening benefits to your skin. Find this thick, sticky oil in the supplement section of the health food store or in capsule form at the pharmacy. Squeeze a drop of oil onto each scar, then blend in by dabbing the area gently. Applied daily, Vitamin E oil heals scarred skin, fades discoloration and softens surrounding tissue.
Next time you're slicing up cukes for a sandwich, slice off an extra chunk for your skin. Cucumber effectively reduces inflammation and increases skin's elasticity, so your acne scars become less visible. Slice the cucumber and swipe it across the scarred areas. Allow the cucumber to dry and leave in place. Repeat twice daily. The treatment not only makes scars less visible, it makes the rest of your skin glow.
While you're treating your acne scars, keep your skin looking flawless with cosmetic concealer. Opt for a concealer that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. A cream or stick formula provides the best coverage and will even help to fill in some of the deeper pits in your skin. Dab the concealer into the center of the scar, then blend out to the edges using your fingertip.