10 Home Remedies for Acne Scars Removal

home remedies for acne scars

Your body is made to take care of itself; it can manage, healing injuries and fading acne scars. But when you squeeze or touch acne pimples skin loses its elasticity because of loss of collagen, this makes skin to depend on external treatments.

Anyway, before trying home remedies for acne scars prevent pressing or squeezing acne blemishes. Yes, we knew that you can’t stop squeezing or pressing, apply hydrogen peroxide or other creams which keeps itching at bay.

A short intro about Acne

Oil glands present under skin produces excess oil called sebum making to clog skin pores and dead cells present on the skin along with bacteria gets accumulate on skin pores forming pimples or blemishes. Acne is most common skin disease.

10 Effective Remedies for Acne Scars Removal

With steroid creams you may treat acne blemishes but they leave scars on your face and no one in this world would love to have acne scars. With natural remedies you can not only fade acne scars but also make your skin youthful.

Nature is packed with thousands of remedies to treat various skin diseases but here we’re sharing only few home available remedies, so that you can choose one among them.

1. Papaya Remedy for Acne Scars

Two main nutrients present in papaya are vitamin A and papain (an enzyme). Whereas vitamin A acts as antioxidant to restrains acne causing bacteria, papain acts as an exfoliator to clear clogged pores by removing dead cells.

Not just acne, papaya benefits for skin are endless, which includes removing frown lines, hydrates skin, heals injuries, controls premature aging etc…


  • Get some fresh papaya and mash it.
  • Mix 2 tbsp of honey to the paste and apply it on your face or affected part.
  • Rinse it off with cool water after 20 minutes.

2. Honey Remedy to Remove Acne Scars

honey for acne scars

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in honey helps in treating acne and also help to fade acne scars. Not just skin disease, honey can be used to treat other major health problems. You can take it internally or use it topically.

Here is a case study about honey treating acne.


  • Add 1 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of grape seed oil.
  • Then add 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • You can also add 1-2 tbsp of essential oil.
  • Then apply it on acne scars.

Else you can try directly applying on acne scars.

3. Aloe Vera for Acne Scars

Like honey, aloe is another nature’s gift to human kind. Packed with vitamin A, B complex and C, aloe can be used to treat acne, eczema and psoriasis. To treat acne with aloe you just need to apply aloe gel on affected part and rinse it off after few minutes repeat the process and you can see wonders.

Repeating same remedy will help you to fade acne scars.

Also read: Aloe Vera benefits for skin


  • Take fresh aloe leaf and peel its skin to see gel like substance.
  • Apply the gel on acne scars.
  • Rinse it off after few minutes.

You can use aloe vera internally. Click here to make aloe juice.

4. Lemon to Fade Acne Scars

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Vitamin C present in this citrus fruit helps to rebuild collagen which was damaged because of acne and by squeezing pimples. It also helps to lighten dark spots and scars on skin.


  • Directly squeeze lemon juice in a bowl and apply it on acne scars using cotton ball.
  • If you’ve sensitive skin, then dilute lemon juice by adding water to it.
  • For lemon mask, mix lemon juice, tomato juice and sandal wood to make paste. Apply this paste on affected area and rinse it off after 20 minutes.

Lemon makes your skin sensitive, so while going out either wear sunscreen cream or wide spread hat.

5. Olive Oil for Acne Scars Removal

Olive oil is obtained from olive tree berries, packed with antioxidants and vitamins, works great for skin diseases. It can be used both internally and externally.


  • Using cotton ball apply olive oil on acne scars.
  • Leave it for few minutes so that your skin absorbs olive oil.
  • You can remove excess oil using a soft cloth.
  • Rinse it off after few minutes.

6. Baking Soda for Acne Scars

Baking soda is best remedy to exfoliate dead cells accumulated on skin. Anyway it may dry your skin so apply moisturizer after using baking soda.


  • Mix water with baking soda to make paste.
  • Apply the paste on acne scars and massage for about 2 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off.

For sensitive skin we don’ recommend baking soda, anyway you can consult dermatologist.

Also read: Using baking soda to treat pimples

7. Raw Potatoes for Acne Scars

potatoes for acne scars

This comfort food consists of vitamin B, vitamin C and potassium and magnesium. Place raw sliced potato on acne scars to see what this vegetable can do for your skin.


  • Slice fresh potato and rub it on acne scars in circular motion.
  • Repeat the process until you see sliced potato dried.
  • Take another sliced potato and do same.
  • Leave it for few minutes and then rinse it off with water.

8. Raw Tomatoes to Fade Acne Scars

Lycopene present in tomatoes have an antioxidant property which helps to fight bacteria.


  • Mash raw tomatoes into a bowl.
  • Now apply tomato pulp on your face.
  • Rinse it off after few minutes.

9. Cucumber for Acne Scars

Though this vegetable didn’t receive much press attention, it’s packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help to heal acne and fade acne scars.


  • Soak sliced cucumber in water for few minutes so that all nutrients get transferred to water, then wash acne scars with this water.
  • Else, make cucumber juice and mix yogurt to it. Apply this paste to your acne scars.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Acne Scars Removal

apple cider vinegar for acne scars

ACV is packed with antimicrobial properties which help to kill bacteria. It can be used to treat chronic skin diseases like eczema. Apple cider vinegar can also fade moles.

Read this: Vinegar benefits for skin


  • Get raw apple cider vinegar from local store or through Amazon.
  • Apply it on acne scars using cotton ball.

Did we miss any effective and inexpensive home remedy for acne scars here? Please share in comments so that we could include in this post.

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