How to get rid of acne scars

Home Remedies for Acne Scars


What the most effective home remedies for acne scars? Is it actually possible to treat acne scarring at home, without resorting to expensive laser treatments and the newest dermabrasion or light therapy?

If you have acne scarring after acne, then you will probably feel doubly cursed. Not only did you have to suffer through years of acne problems, you are now punished for life with the remaining acne scars.

However, these day, there are many effective treatments for acne scars on the market, such as laser resurfacing, but what can you actually do at home and does any of the home remedies for acne actually work?


1. Lemon Juice for acne scars.

lemon juice has been known to lighten the appearance of dark acne scars. Apply the juice on your acne scars with a cotton ball, and then leave this on your face for 10-15 minutes and finish by rinsing off with water.

2. Aspirin mask fot acne scars.

Yes, an Aspirin mask can be used to reduce the size of open pores, removing light acne scarring or acne outbreaks, cheaply and in some cases effectively.

Take 4-5 pills of aspirin  and crush them, then add a few drops of water and a few drops of olive oil to make it a paste for a mask. Apply on face and let dry for 15 minutes, then wash the aspirin mask off. Aspirin has anti-inflammatory effect and hence help in reducing pimples. Salicylic acid (beta hydroxyl acid) is the active ingredient in Aspirin,which only dissolves in oil.

3. Tretinoin gel and creams for acne scars.

Tretinoin gels or Tazarotene creams can be applied at home for the removal of light to medrate acne scarring. Tretinoin is a prescription drug in the US, but can be obtained cheaply through online overseas pharmacies. But use carefully. The drug has a peeling effect and should be used with instructions from a dermatologist.

4. Acne scar removal over-the-counter products:

Meladerm Pigment Reducing Complex for Acne scars.

Meladerm acne scar removal products work on the surface level epidermal hyperpigmentation. Meladerm works to reduce the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, dark spots and liver spots, but is not useful for deep scarring.

Zenmed Microdermabrasion Scar Treatment Kit fo acne scars.

Cost: $59.99

After one application, manufacturers of Zenmed acne scar removal products say you’ll notice the fading of acne scars and younger looking skin. Some can experience sensitivity to the glycolic acid.


HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE SCARS: ZENMED is one of the most popular over the counter treatments for acne scarring and acne vulgaris.

Skin Culture Home Chemical Peel – SKIN CULTURE FACIAL SYSTEM 1 for acne scars.

Cost: $360 (Standard), $562.50 (Advanced), $735 (Ultimate).

Skin Culture Facial System 1 is used for treating hyperpigmentation,  mild acne scarring and uneven skin tone.

Ingredients: Resorcinol, Salicylic, Phenol, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen.



Some people have had decent results from using cucumber and tomato juice mixed together on their scars. As mentioned, you can also apply lemon juice directly on your scars. Other s claim to have found success by mashing garlic cloves and leaving it on your skin for about 15 minutes, before washing the garlic  off. You can try to apply a paste mixed with sandalwood powder and a little rosewater. Finally, application of Vitamin E to the acne scrs have shown some promise, too.

-All in all the home remedies for acne scars have very mixed results. Different acne scar patients respond differently, and certainly it is mostly mild acne scarring that occurs only on the surface of the skin, that respond favourable to the above remedies. Of the treatments mentioned, Tretinoin is the treatment for acne scarring with the most scientific evidence behind it.

For deep, severe acne scarring, please see the pages on How to Get Rid of Acne Scars and Laser Treatment for Acne Scars.

Please leave a comment in the comment section, if you have had any experiences with the above acne solutions, or if you can recommend any other Home Remedies for Acne Scars.






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