5 Easy Remedies To Get Rid Of Acne Scars Fast

Does your face look like a child’s activity book?

Seems like it’s somewhere we can play “connect the dots” in. Those pimple marks are scattered everywhere and there’s nothing you can do to hide them.

Sorry if I’m a bit harsh. I’m just being realistic.

Most people think that going to the doctor is the only way to remove those marks.

And if you are one of those people, I have some really great news for you.

Below are 5 remedies for acne scars that are guaranteed to get rid of those stubborn marks in no time.

1. Coconut Oil And Shea Butter

Frequency: Thrice a day

How To Do It:

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    Combine equal amounts and apply it to the affected area. There is no need to wash it off.
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Why It Works:

People with acne-prone skin will love shea butter since it has cinnamic acid. This compound reduces skin inflammation to soothe any existing pimples.

It is loaded with antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals. Shea butter even contains the component lupeol which boosts collagen, filling in acne scars to make them less visible.

Coconut oil, on the other hand, contributes to clear skin because it contains lauric acid. It’s an antibacterial agent that targets P. acnes, the bacteria that cause those zits.

And like shea butter, coconut oil is also loaded with antioxidants. This means it can help fight the signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin.

But, that’s not all.

These two are natural moisturizers. This means they help keep the area moist to help prevent scarring or keep the scar from worsening.

Note: Be careful to not let this mixture touch your clothes as they can leave stains.

2. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Frequency: Twice a day

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How To Do It:

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    Add 3 to 4 drops of the essential oil with your choice of carrier oil before applying to scars.

Why It Works:

Helichrysum essential oil is widely used to treat several skin irritations. It’s loaded with terpene compounds and flavonoids to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

It even helps hydrate the skin to prevent it from cracking. This essential oil blocks UV rays, too, which means it can protect us from skin cancer.

Note: Helichrysum essential oil is generally safe for everyone. But like all essential oils, it should not be used undiluted to prevent skin irritations.

I suggest using castor oil as your carrier oil. It has antibacterial qualities, too, which increases the effectiveness of this remedy.

3. Emu Oil

Frequency: Twice a day

How To Do It:

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    Pour a few drops of emu oil into a cotton ball. Apply it to affected areas.
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Why It Works:

Emu oil is packed with fatty acids to help reduce pain and inflammation. It also helps improve wound healing, so it may help heal and diminish acne scars.

It even has moisturizing abilities to heal dry skin.

Did you know it’s great for aging skin, too?

This is because it contains linoleic acid. This fatty acid reduces sunspots and can help even the skin by inhibiting melanin production.

Note: Emu oil won’t work for old acne scars. It only helps reduce scarring and minimize their appearance, so it’s important to use this remedy as soon as pimples start to heal.

You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil for this remedy. This oil boasts of its antimicrobial qualities that are as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne.

4. Rosehip Seed Oil

Frequency: Twice a day

How To Do It:

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    Simply apply this lightweight oil to affected areas.
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Why It Works:

Rosehip seed oil is one of the best oils for promoting healthy skin.

The reason is that it’s a good source of retinoic acid. This natural form of Vitamin A works by promoting cell turnover to make way for new skin cells.

Additionally, retinoic acid slows the breakdown of collagen, strengthens the skin, and improves its elasticity. It even lightens age spots due to sun exposure.

Rosehip seed oil is also packed with fatty acids and antioxidants.

Antioxidants are the key to healthy skin because they prevent premature aging. Meanwhile, the fatty acids in this oil hydrate the skin to leave it moist and plump.

Note: Be sure to use organic rosehip oil for this remedy. This means it hasn’t been processed yet, so you’re assured all of its benefits are still there.

5. Sugar Scrub

Frequency: Twice or thrice a week

How To Do It:

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    Combine 2 parts of sugar and a part of virgin olive oil in a bowl. Mix them well.
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    Add a few drops of lemon juice. The mixture should not be watery and still be workable.
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    Apply it to the affected area and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
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    Finish it off with a layer of moisturizer so the skin doesn’t dry out.
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Why It Works:

This scrub is great for scars since sugar contains glycolic acid. A form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA,) glycolic acid encourages cell turnover to reveal a fresher, more youthful skin.

Sugar is also a natural humectant. This means it helps the skin draw in moisture to keep it hydrated and moisturized.

Meanwhile, olive oil has antimicrobial properties to ward off germs and infections. It also has moisturizing properties to heal dry, cracked skin.

And of course, there’s lemon.

One of the many ways they’re great for the skin is their high amount of Vitamin C. This vitamin fights the signs of aging (like lines and wrinkles) by boosting collagen production.

This high vitamin C content even lightens the skin by decreasing melanin production. And if that isn’t enough, their antibacterial and antiseptic properties help control acne.

Note: Brown sugar has smaller and finer granules so it’s more advisable for the face. But, if you’re using this scrub for the body, feel free to use white sugar.


Having scars is almost unavoidable when you have acne.

Acne scarring is as embarrassing as acne itself. It has the same effect on your self-confidence and can cause you to become shy and isolate yourself from people.

But, don’t let those scars dishearten you. These remedies for acne scars are guaranteed to make them go away or at least prevent them from worsening.

What other remedies for acne scars have you used in the past?

Hannah Do

Hannah is the founder of ThankYourSkin. Having personally battled acne during her younger years, she aspires to provide an invaluable guide to anyone suffering from it.


  1. I am searching for this kind of information , bcoz i have acne problem . My skin is too oily So these home remedies are really very helpful for me . Many thanks for sharing this.

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