What is the Secret to Acne Scar Healing When You Have Sensitive Skin?

Acne scar healing is even more of a challenge when you have sensitive, acne prone skin. This article will show you some of the best acne scar treatments for sensitive skin, and several of the most effective home remedies for acne scars. You'll also learn three ways to maximize your body's innate ability to rejuvenate your facial skin.

Even though there are many new options available today for acne scar treatment, such as laser and light therapy, chemical peels, injections, derma rollers, surgery and more, these are intense interventions that may end up causing more irritation and skin damage for your sensitive skin.

For those sensitive souls who use a new facial cream which causes their skin to break out in big, red blotches, you can imagine what some of these more intense acne scar healing treatments would do to their skin!

I've had sensitive skin all of my life, and honestly there are no easy answers to this dilemma. For those who are healing from acne outbreaks, I completely empathize. It's hard enough to deal with the acne pimples, and now that they are gone you have to deal with the acne scars!

Thankfully, our bodies contain endless miracles of self healing, rejuvenation and regeneration if we can just tap into them. The acne scar healing process in your body requires a few basic things to "jump start" your innate self healing mechanisms.

Some of the basics of good health will go a long way here.

  • Drink plenty of pure water
  • Eat or juice fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Eat primarily whole and natural foods
  • Rest and sleep enough
  • Make time for play as well as work

Then, there are some specific things you can do to help your facial skin to heal. Acne scar healing can take a while, and so think of it as a long term project. If you create a lot of really good, healthy habits for your body and your skin, you'll forget about your acne scars. Then, one day when you least expect it, you'll look in the mirror and "poof!!" They will be gone.

Well actually it may not happen quite that fast, but it CAN happen. I am living proof, as I had bad acne as a teen which I cleared up completely naturally, long before the days of dermabrasion and the internet.

Now, with sensitive skin you tend to react more intensely to anything NEW that you may use on your face, so be SURE to do a skin test on the inside of your arm or behind your ear FIRST before you apply anything to your face.

There are three natural approaches to acne scar healing which are not well known, but that do work by supporting your skin's natural self healing mechanisms. There are:

Facial exercise increases the circulation to your facial skin, tones the muscles and speeds up the elimination of toxins to your skin. There are many forms of facial exercise including facial yoga and antiaging facial exercise programs. Both types of facial exercise work for people of all ages and not only does it help the acne scar healing process, but it tones, firms and enlivens your face!

Non-toxic hypoallergenic skin care eliminates many of the common chemical irritants that inflame sensitive skin, which will give your acne scars time to heal. NOTE - Read your product labels as many hypoallergenic products contain ingredients that are known skin irritants! I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true.

Home remedies for acne scars can help speed up the acne scar healing process. Some of the gentler and yet still effective natural acne cures include:

  • Baking soda - make a paste with water and apply to your face, leave for a few minutes and rinse.
  • Oatmeal - a soothing and gentle facial mask is made by grinding oatmeal in a blender and adding water to it.
  • Yogurt - is a gentle exfoliator which contains natural alpha hydroxy acids to tone and firm and heal your skin.
  • Aloe Vera - can be smoothed onto facial skin, and it is a bit more potent than the above remedies but if your skin can tolerate it, will help speed the acne scar healing process.
  • Honey - is a popular acne scar treatment even though it is a bit stick! It can be mixed with the above ingredients if your skin can tolerate it.

Natural acne scar healing treatments require a little more patience to see results, but they do work! With consistency and a commitment to maximizing your body's self healing and rejuvenating capabilities, your acne scars will disappear and in their place you will find a new and radiant complexion.

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