Greatly diminish (mild) burn or acne scars using this simple home remedy . . .
Acne scars can cause significant anxiety and damage self-esteem in teens and young adults, but it doesn’t have to. There is a very simple technique that you can use at home that will help the rejuvenate the skin, allowing it to heal and greatly diminish the appearance of the acne scarring.
A Russet Potato
Gauze Bandage Wrap
Wash a medium potato, peel it, leaving generous sized peelings. Rub the raw potato over the affected areas liberally. Apply the remaining peelings as a bandage (cover with gauze to hold in place). Leave on for at least 20-30 minutes.
Alternatively, you can cut the potato into thin slices or grate the raw potato. Do not use cooked potatoes folks, they don’t work.
Rinse the skin gently with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
This remedy has been reported to work on both burn and acne scars.
Scars created from burns are considered “contracture scars,” which often tighten the skin and can greatly hinder movement. While not all scars can be completely removed, this remedy can lessen the scar and help heal.
Repeat Daily until scars heal, (approximately 2 weeks).
Yes, this does Actually Work, here’s a video from a board-certified dermatologist:
Acne Outbreak Remedy
If you’re in the middle of a nasty acne outbreak, you can puree a freshly scrubbed potato in a blender, apply it as a mask to your face, let it set 15 minutes with a dampened paper towel over it, then rinse off with warm water.
Help Heal Acne Scars
Another way to help reduce acne scarring is through a facial mask of honey, oats and fresh lemon.
Oats offer anti-inflammatory properties and saponins, a natural cleansing agent, making oats perfect for all skin types,- yes, even sensitive skin.
Honey offers antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it’s perfect for achieving that “glow” while fighting acne, opening pores and nourishing aging skin.
Fresh lemon juice contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to fight off acne and blackheads. Lemon juice’s citric acid helps fade dark spots, acne scars and reduces an overabundance of oil.
Combine the following:
1/4 c. Tepid Water
2 Tbs Oatmeal, ground
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 Tbs Honey
Mix well and apply over the affected area.
Leave on sensitive skin for 12-15 Minutes
Rinse with cool water
Repeat the treatment Every 3 days.
Additional References and Resources
“Rodale’s Encyclopedia of Natural Home Remedies”; Mark Bricklin; 1982