After all is said and done with accutane, absorica or whatever other medication your on, many people go through their next battle in trying to get rid of their acne scars. I'm currently trying to limit the amount of damage that I will have while on Absorica and I have been looking online for simple tricks to help my face heal.
Rather than use over the counter topical solutions, creams or go back to my dermatologist for a prescription, I was looking for a natural home remedy (I am also trying to limit the amount of chemicals and medications going through my body). I came across a video on Youtube, where the girl SWORE that this little trick really minimized her scars (other people in the comments agreed that it worked for them as well!). I personally have only done it twice so far, but I will definitely update on whether or not I see a difference in my face....here it is:
1. Cut a lemon in half (or use lemon juice) and rub it on your face around the areas of scarring. (I used a whole lemon but just cut one of the ends off in order to prolong its usage)
2. Let the lemon residue sit on your face for 30 minutes, it might sting for the first few minutes so its helpful to have a fan or sit near the air conditioning until it settles.
3. Next, take an ice cube and rub it over your face for 5 minutes (I've only done it for 2-3 minutes because my face was getting too cold and it was bright red)
4. Take a cloth and pat it on your face to dry up any wetness
*I recommend doing this at night before you go to bed, especially because my face was bright red after I did it. Also, when you are using the ice cube, keep a paper towel or a rag nearby. The ice melts really quickly so it can get a little messy.
Has anyone used or heard of this remedy before? I'm really curious to know your thoughts!