7 Effective Ways to Eradicate Acne Scabs
Dealing with acne is bad as it is when it comes to keeping face, but acne scabs just worsen the situation. Acne scabs are what become of acne spots when we try to scratch them with our fingernails only to have them bleed out, cause more irritation and open wounds that lead to infections.
If we try to pull the scab off now before it has completely healed, it will only magnify the scar that haunts your beautiful face. And while we don’t mean to scare you, but it is possible to have scabs on scalp as well.
Instead, you have to try to keep the scab soft and moisturized to accelerate the healing taking place beneath the scab.
Here are some of the best natural ways to increase the healing process of acne scabs in order to remove them in a fraction of the time it would normally take to do so.
1. Warm Compress
Take a clean towel or a cloth and soak it in warm water. Press the warm soaked towel onto the scab for 10-15 minutes. You have to do this at least two times a day without scrubbing against the scab or pulling it off. The moist from the towel will soften the scab, allowing them to come off naturally.
2. Wash the Scabs Every Day
Clean the scab twice a day using a gentle facial cleanser or an acne cleanser. Then rub the spot gently afterwards.
Honey has natural healing properties that have been applied since the times of the ancient. It also has antibacterial properties, which when applied to the scab area, absorbs the fluid of that infection. Honey will work especially if you apply it once a day. What you’ll get in return is a flawless soft skin and be guarded against further infections and scarring.
4. Clean With Oil
After cleaning the scab with soap, apply oil to moisturize and remove the scab. You can use either caster oil, olive oil, coconut oil, mineral oil, almond oil, or any other oil you wish to use. Use a clean washcloth to help the oil settle on the scab. Be gentle and only use a slight pressure.
Use this technique to gently remove the scab one small piece at a time. The process could take approximately 5-7 days depending on the size of the scab, but don’t force it off.
5. Bathe With Epsom Salts
Taking a bath filled with Epsom salts can help moisturize the scabs on your body and enhance the healing process. Be sure to fill the hot tub (If you have one) with Epsom salts and soak the scab spots for about an hour.
Keep this process going every day until the scab is completely gone. However, try to keep your face from coming in contact with Epsom.
6. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel is a natural product that has been extracted from the aloe vera plant and has all of the healing properties to treat acne and acne scabs. Apart from that, it is also beneficial in taking care of uneven skin.
Apply the aloe vera gel to the scab area with a cotton ball or a Q-tip. Leave the gel on for over 15-20 minutes and then rinse well. Repeat this process 4-5 times a day.
7. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil used as medicine to treat a variety of wounds such as scabs which can be obtained from tea tree leaves. It has antimicrobial characteristics which can accelerate the acne scab healing process.
Even though this ingredient is available in several cosmetic products, pure tea tree oil is especially known for treating acne scabs.
Clean your face with mild cleansers before applying tea tree oil with cotton ball.
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