Pockmarks are deep pitted scars on skin. When present on face they can be extremely disheartening for the person, because you cannot cover your face all the time. Many people feel low self esteem and depressed when they have deep seated concave scars on their face, because primary focus of beauty is your face.
Except for ruining your cosmetic outlook, pockmarks do not cause any harm to your body. Getting rid of pockmarks was once considered to be a difficult task for dermatologists, however with modern day dermatological procedures your facial skin can become smooth just as it was before. These indented scars can become less noticeable with natural home remedies.
What Causes Pock Marks On Face?
Pockmarks are a type of deep scars, concave in shape. They result when the deeper and innermost layer of skin is damaged due to inflammation. As the deeper layer begins to heal, it leaves behind scar tissue which we call it as pockmarks.
Previously, pockmarks were common after smallpox infection. The disease is completely eradicated from all over the world. Pockmarks can also develop due to chickenpox which is still prevalent in many parts of the world. Boils and acne, staphylococcus skin infection can leave behind deep indented scars once the lesion heals.
Natural Ways To Remove Facial Pockmarks
There are several conventional treatments such as dermabrasion, laser surgery, and tissue fillers for removing facial pockmarks. However, being expensive and invasive procedures, many may prefer much cheaper and effective natural ways to diminish the noticeable facial pockmarks.
- Cocoa butter: Apply cocoa butter on the deep scars daily for several days. Gently massage the area with the tips of your finger for few minutes. Cocoa butter makes the facial skin smooth. It also increases the elasticity of the skin. The elasticity of skin makes pockmark less visible.
- Honey, lemon and ice: This natural home remedy is used since decades by many to get rid of pockmarks on face. Prepare a thick mixture of honey, lemon juice and small pieces of ice. Take 2 teaspoon of honey and mix it with 2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Add few ice cubes. When the ice melts to half, take the mixture on your finger and apply it on the pitted scars. Let it remain for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse your face with cold water after that. Repeat the procedure three to four times in a week. After few months the pockmarks fade and the facial skin appears smoother.
- Facial massage: Regular facial massage on the affected area helps to increase blood circulation and help in healing deep seated scars. You can use any oil for facial massage; the best among them is almond oil which contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is considered healthy food for skin healthy. Use your fingers in circulatory motion while massaging your face.
- Aloe vera juice is beneficial in disappearance of facial pockmarks. Aloe vera heals the inflammation quickly and thus when applied in the beginning of scars tissue formation the results are much better.