Acne scarring can be an absolute pain (metaphorically and literally). Although acne is commonly known to outburst during the teen years, it can in fact make it’s appearance during your 20s and 30s – argh. There are however natural remedies that can reduce the scarring of acne and some that can in fact tackle the root cause of acne head-on.
One miracle ingredient is honey. More specifically raw, organic Manuka honey – it has some amazing properties including antibacterial and antifungal great for keeping those spots away! Honey is a humectant, to me and you that means it draws in moisture and retains it so is perfect for healing and protecting dry skin. It also contains plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which make it ideal for treating spots and scars. One way you can incorporate this halo ingredient into your beauty regime is by mixing it with olive oil, almonds and lemon juice to make a nourishing facial scrub.
Another fab ingredient is papaya as it contains papain enzymes which work to gently exfoliate your skin, even out skin tone and remove acne-causing bacteria – what a God send. By mixing papaya, honey and lemon juice you’ll create a face mask which will leave you with beautiful, glowy skin! But do be careful, unripe papaya contains more of the papain enzyme which may cause some irritation to sensitive skin.
Give these ingredients a go and let us know how it works for you!