Tips and Warnings
- Cinnamon can also be added during the cooking process. Honey can be put on a dressing and applied directly to scarred area, to save on mess. Always add honey after the oatmeal has cooled. The heat can break down the anti-microbial properties of the honey. Use a medicinal honey like Manuka as many supermarket honeys have lost their healing qualities through processing. Lemon juice can increase skin photo sensitivity, therefore it is important to wear a moisturizer with high SPF after applying this mask.
- It is very difficult to find medical evidence to support the claims that home remedies such as honey, lemon and oatmeal are effective for treating acne scars. It is generally agreed that more research needs to be performed before such claims can be made. Always consult your doctor or dermatologist before beginning a home remedy such as this. They may recommend an over-the-counter product or a prescription medicine if scars do not improve.