Nobody loves acne but since it occurs at one point of our life because of hormonal changes in one’s body, or change in weather, eating habits or lifestyle, the most important thing is that one doesn’t get left behind with a reminder that the acne was once present on your skin. Yes, it is true that acne scars form and usually they are an end result of tissues responding back to the inflammation that occurs because of acne.
When breakouts penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, they usually tend to damage the skin and the tissues beneath it. Though the acne clears after its time limit, the body copes up to repair the damage caused by the acne.
The damage that acne causes is that it increases the buildup of collagen in specific tissues areas so that the area appears darker as compared to rest of your body. However, the body heals slowly to overcome the damage but it should be noted that for youngsters the healing process is much faster because we are shedding dead skin cells almost every minute but as we increase on our age, the shedding process tends to slow down which means new skin cells takes time to reproduce and reappear.
Though there are chemical ways of dealing with acne scars however it is the natural remedies that guarantee the least amount of side effects. Natural remedies to get rid of acne scars may extend up to six to eight months but they are any day less expensive and more useful as compared to other forms of treatments such as chemical peeling or dermabrasion.
Sandalwood is one such ingredient that has widely been used in Ayurvedic medicines since centuries. Equipped with antimicrobial and cicatrizant properties, this ancient herb excels in soothing the skin plus helps in gradual fading of blemishes, scars and spots. Cicatrizant this is present in sandalwood helps in formation of new tissues over time plus the antimicrobial properties that it has helps in regular cleansing of new skin cells and shedding of the old ones plus boosts in scattering of the collected collagen which ends up lightening the surface skin tone.
However, Sandalwood if used with other rose water can give you a moist and hydrated skin tone because rose water has the ability to reach the deeper levels of your skin pores and cleanse it off any kind of dirt and impurity which thus leaves you all refreshed.
For people already suffering from acne and also wanting to remove the scars left behind by old acne can mix a bit of turmeric in the sandalwood paste because turmeric has the ability to remove the excessive oil buildup from the skin which is the main reason behind acne formation plus it also destroys the bacteria causing pain and inflammation to the acne so that one can quickly get over with the skin problem. Being a powerful anti oxidant, it ensures that there is no excessive collagen buildup so that one doesn’t have to face acne scars later on.
A sandalwood paste made from a teaspoon of sandalwood powder combined with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and 4-5 drops of rose water, twice a week for four to five months can slowly start treating your acne scars in a natural way.