Natural Renewal: A DIY Acne Scar Treatment to Fade Your Dark Spots

Posted Thursday January 24, 2013 8:41 AM GMT

Some pimples come and go, while others make a permanent mark on your face.

If you battle acne scars, you've probably sought out products that promise to diminish these discolorations — only to have their price tags send you into sticker shock.

We discovered a natural remedy you can do at home, that won’t cost you a pretty penny: A lemon and honey facial mask. The lemon juice in the formula helps to break down dead skin cells, promoting an even tone. The honey maintains the oil balance, which wards off future breakouts and improves your complexion's natural glow. Lastly, the yogurt and egg white work together to tighten pores, and again, leave you with an all-over balanced complexion.

*Since this mask contains lemon juice, we suggest you apply it at night. Direct sunlight will cause lemon juice to irritate the skin, and may cause a burn.

What you’ll need:
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons plain Greek yogurt
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 1 egg white

How to:
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Massage onto face and allow the mask to sit for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water and moisturize.

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