DIY Skin Lightening Serum for Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation

I struggled with acne for years. It’s hard to put into words how much it can impact your self-confidence, but if you’ve ever had any issues with your skin, you know what I’m talking about. I spent a lot of time looking for ways to clear up my acne. Many of the methods I tried would sort of work for awhile… but ultimately the results never lasted. What eventually helped me with my skin was living #LifeFromScratch. As I started eating more real, clean food and using natural, homemade skincare products (like my DIY facial serums and using tea tree oil for acne), my skin became healthier… along with the rest of me!

What was left behind, though? Dark spots and scars from years of acne all over my face!

I decided to deal with them the same way: by using plant-based, nontoxic oils to fade them. If you have dark acne scars or other forms of hyperpigmentation on your skin, you are going to love this DIY skin serum. It totally helped me to feel better about my own skin.


DIY Skin Lightening Serum for Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation

Supplies/Ingredients

Make It

  • Combine ingredients in a 1 oz. glass bottle, preferably with a dropper.
  • Gently shake or turn the bottle to allow the oils to mix well.
  • Use 4-5 drops of the serum on damp, clean skin.

About the Ingredients


Sweet almond oil is a wonderful carrier oil choice for skin lightening – it’s been used for ages to lighten and brighten skin.
Sandalwood essential oil is a skin lightening, skin brightening oil. It also has a wide range of other benefits for the skin (like for some people with eczema and those with aging skin!), so I just love using it in recipes like this.
Lemon essential oil is well-known for its skin-brightening effects. Lemon juice is also effective – many people lighten their skin by using fresh lemon slices. I find that using safely-diluted lemon oil isn’t quite as harsh.

More Tips for Getting an Even Skin Tone


Exfoliate regularly! Better yet, treat yourself to a whole weekly DIY facial. Buffing away dead skin cells allows fresh, new skin to come to the surface. Check out Pronounce’s Softening Skin Scrub in the organic skincare shop!

Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can prevent your skin from regenerating efficiently.

Use sun protection. Sun damage can darken hyperpigmentation – not at all what you want! Pronounce gives you a beautiful DIY Sunscreen recipe and also offers her SkinShade product for sale in her handcrafted organic skincare shop!

xo,

Not feeling particularly DIYish?

Head on over to my Pronounce Skincare Shop where I sell a fantastic Organic Face Serum (step 4 in the Total Face System).

While you are there, please look around at all of my other skincare creations. I love making them for my family and for you!

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