How to Treat Acne Scars With Neem Oil

by Fashion, Style & Personal Care Editor

How to Treat Acne Scars With Neem Oil. Neem oil comes from a tropical evergreen tree that is native to Myanmar and India. More than 60 medicinal uses exist for neem oil, including the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, fungal infections, gingivitis, cold sores and acne. Products made with neem oil come in a variety of forms which you can use to combat acne and treat acne scars.

Items you will need

  • Neem oil soap (all natural)
  • 2 tbsp. neem oil
  • 1/3 cup carrier oil of your choice
  • Cotton balls
  • Neem oil topical cream
  • Neem leaf capsules
  • 2 tbsp. French clay
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
Step 1

Use a neem oil soap to wash areas of your body that suffer from acne and acne scars twice daily. Neem oil soap is extremely gentle, as long as it does not contain chemical perfumes or preservatives. Always use lukewarm water when washing your face.

Step 2

Mix 1 tbsp. of neem oil with 1/3 cup of your choice of carrier oils. While olive oil is the best choice of carrier oil for the treatment of acne and acne scars, other options include emu oil, grapeseed oil and almond oil. Dip a cotton ball into the oil mixture and apply lightly to acne and acne scars after each time you wash your skin.

Step 3

Apply a neem oil topical cream to acne and acne scars each night before bed to help speed the healing of acne and regeneration of tissue. You can find neem oil creams in most health food stores.

Step 4

Take 2 neem leaf capsules each day with a meal to get the healing properties of the oil internally. Neem leaf capsules hep to promote the healing and growth of the skin, helping to reduce even older acne scars.

Step 5

Make a neem oil mask that you can use 2 or 3 times a week to treat acne and reduce acne scars. Mix 2 tbsp. of French clay, 1 tbsp. of neem oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Apply the mask evenly to your skin and leave for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.