How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Written by on May 1, 2013 in Health - 1 Comment | Print this page


How to Get Rid of Acne ScarsDo you want to know how to get rid of acne scars?  Let’s face it, acne scars are embarrassing.  They’re on your face, your arms, your back and your shoulders.

They can be especially embarrassing during the summer, when you want to wear short-sleeves or tank-tops.

Are you ready to stop shying away from those cute spaghetti tank tops or those cool wife beaters?

There are plenty of products on the market that claim to get rid of acne scars.  But there’s a simple routine you can start tonight that will clear up those scars by the end of the week.

I wish I could take credit for this acne scar home remedy, but the credit goes to my 23 year old kid sister Alice.  To say looks are important at 23, would be an understatement.  I would be more interested in how to get rid of acne scars naturally with home remedies.  Alice is more fix it now.

A few weeks ago, we met for lunch at Whole Foods (not one of her favorite eateries).  I noticed she was sporting an unsightly blemish on her normally clear chin, from a breakout a couple days before.  When I asked what happened, she quickly dismissed the matter, explaining it would be gone in a few days.

We changed the subject and finished our lunch.  To my surprise, when I saw Alice the following weekend, her blemish was completely gone.  As any sister would, I grabbed her face and inspected the area, demanding her secret.

Below is Alice’s advice on how to get rid of acne scars.  Here are a few tips to prevent acne scars.

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars Using:  
Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser Mask
Wash your face in the morning and before bed with Neutrogena’s Clear Pore Cleanser Mask.  It can be used as a regular face wash but for this purpose, leave it on the area covered with acne scars for five minutes.

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars Using:
Neosporin First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Ointment
After washing, rinsing and pat drying the affected area, apply the Neosporin Ointment as dots on each blemish.  Allow it to absorb into your skin for about five minutes, but don’t wipe off what remains.

Basic Organics Vitamin E OintmentHow to Get Rid of Acne Scars Using:
Basic Organics Vitamin E Ointment
After leaving the Neosporin on your skin for five minutes, you will then use a small amount of Vitamin E ointment as an overall moisturizer for the entire area.

Keep in mind that this ointment is very thick.  Use a small adequate amount to prevent your skin from getting oily.  FYI, this is also a great wrinkle fighting moisturizer.

These are all items that you can use regularly to maintain radiant, acne scar free skin.  If possible, try to expose the affected area to the sun.  Either sitting outside, walking or simply standing near a window can provide enough sunshine to speed up the process.

There you have it!  Now you know how to get rid of acne scars.  Try this out and share your experience in the comment box below.

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Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson tries to enjoy the simple things in life and writes for the Lifestyle category on Quality Life Resources. Living in the small New England town of Norwalk, CT, she looks forward to the warm summer months. To submit your own article for my category, please click HERE. View all Self Improvement articles.