Can Any Home Remedies Get Rid of Acne Scars if You Have Sensitive Skin ?

by Michelle Zehr ; Updated July 18, 2017

Home treatments can help with acne scars.

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Acne — no matter how mild or severe — can lead to scarring on areas such as the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Acne scars can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in your own skin. For sensitive skin, over-the-counter medications can be harsh and drying. If your skin is sensitive and you are looking to get rid of acne scars, give home remedies a try.

Wash your face regularly. Wash twice a day using water and a mild facial cleanser. This can help prevent the buildup of dirt, oil, makeup and bacteria on your skin, giving you a smoother complexion.

Apply a few drops of vitamin E oil to each scar. Use twice a day for results within a month or two. Vitamin E can help reduce redness.

Grind up one clove of garlic. Mix with a tablespoon of water to create a paste. Apply paste to your skin immediately following your normal skincare routine. Leave the paste on for 15 minutes. Rinse with water.

Warm honey in the microwave. Zap a few tablespoons of honey for 15 to 20 seconds or until warm. Massage the honey on the scar. This can also help moisturize your face.

Mix a few drops of rosewater and sandalwood powder with 1/4 cup of oatmeal. Apply the paste to your face. Leave this mixture on your face for a half an hour. Rinse off with warm water.


  • If home remedies fail and you are uncomfortable with your scars. Consult a dermatologist for further treatment options.

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About the Author

Michelle Zehr started writing professionally in 2009. She has written on health, fitness, fashion, interior design, home decorating,sports and finance for several websites. Zehr possesses a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts in professional writing from Chatham University and a graduate certificate in health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.