Even though my acne is gone, I am still reminded of that painful experience with acne scars. Acne scars and dark marks can be annoying and hard to get rid of. That is why we are on the look out on the most effective ways on how to lighten acne scars and dark marks. Laser treatments that offer relief can be thousands of dollars! Luckily, there are better ways that are proven to lighten acne scars and dark marks. These options are safer and definitely less expensive!
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is the ultimate brightening solution. It increases collagen production that helps repair the damaged skin cells of the scar or mark. Vitamin C can also be applied to the whole face, not just the scar or mark because it is known to replenish and plump dry skin. You can find different serums and creams that contain vitamin C at your local drugstore or makeup department.
- Lemon juice
While lemon juice is known to lighten skin and hair, this option is not the best option because it can irritate sensitive skin. The safest way to apply lemon juice to the skin without irritating it is to mix it with water and baking soda and use it as a spot treatment. When used right, lemon juice not only lightens skin, but it can also reduce existing blemishes!
- Burning Facemask
A temporary fix to brighten acne scars and dark marks is a good facemask! The burning face mask reduces acne scars as well as uneven skin tone. For this mask, you only need a tablespoon of honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes before wiping off with a cool damp towel. I like to use this mask in the evenings before bed because it can make my skin a little red, but the next morning I wake up with brighter glowing skin!
- Banish Products
Lastly, the best option to lighten acne scars and marks is to use Banish products! The Banish starter kit contains the popular Banish Oil (vitamin C serum), Vitamin C Elixir, Medium Banish, Pen Banisher, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, Activated Charcoal Clay Masque and the Pore Smasher! The Banisher tools help the Banish oil absorb into the skin to reduce acne scars, dark marks, uneven skin tone and fine lines. Warning, do not use the Banishers on active blemishes! The Vitamin C Elixir is a toner that contains Aloe and Tea Tree oil to reduce redness and inflammation. The Pumpkin Enzyme Masque acts as an exfoliator to reveal newer brighter skin that is baby soft! The Activated Charcoal and Clay Masque acts as a purifier to absorb dirt and oil in your pores. The Pore Smasher can be used daily in order tighten pores and reduce puffiness.
Banish Products are organic with no artificial colors or preservatives and are made fresh to order!
Remember to apply sunscreen when using brightening products on the skin, your skin can become more sensitive to the sun!
Just remember these helpful and cost effective options on how to lighten acne scars and dark marks and you will never regret following it.