(Home Remedies for Scar Removal)
Scars can hit our confidence levels, because they can sometimes make us look unattractive. There are many people who want to remove their scars in various ways.
Although scars may not be removed completely, they can often be made less visible. Many different things cause trauma to the skin, ranging from injuries and accidents to skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
There are several types of scarring that occurs after skin exposure to trauma:
Keloid scars – Elevated, dark, benign tumors that appears on ears, back, shoulders and chest. This can be very difficult to remove since it goes overboard the boundary of the affected area.
Hypertrophic scars – Raised and dark scars. Disappears in a certain amount of time but causes intense itching while this is used.
Atrophic scars – Creates indentation or sunken marks. One example of this type of scarring is stretch marks.
Acne scars – If you have had severe acne, you probably have the scars to prove it. There are many types of acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance.
Lavender oil. Apply and massage directly on scars to help fade. In time, it can completely eliminate them.
Flaxseed oil. You can buy this oil at almost any health food store. Rub the flaxseed oil on old and new scars a few times each day, including after you shower and again before going to bed.
Grapeseed extract, jojoba and almond oil are all effective scar treatments, especially when combined together.
Vitamin K. Apply as a cream topically to scars. Depending on the severity of your scars and skin type, you may see results in as little as a couple of weeks to a couple of months when used twice daily.
Olive oil. Apply 100% extra virgin to scars at least twice a day. Within a week you should start to see scars and stretch marks starting to fade.
Organic raw honey (especially high UMF factor manuka honey). Rub onto scars twice daily. The antibacterial properties in honey can help heal wounds and promote skin cell growth. Using honey is not recommended if you have oily skin.
Vitamin E. Use oil from punctured gel caps and rub it into scars.
Baking soda. Baking soda is one of the very natural methods of microdermabrasion available to us. Mix 5 parts baking soda with 1 part water and stir until you form a paste. Massage this mixture onto scarred skin and allow the paste to dry for a minute. Rinse completely with warm water and duplicate this process 2-3 times each week.
Don’t pick at it. Scarring is typically much more severe when people insist on picking at their scabs, cuts, and wounds. Avoid aesthetic or elective surgical procedures if possible, if you’re prone to forming thick scars. If operation is needed, discuss your worry about any potential scars with whoever is going to be operating on you.
Lemon juice. Lemons contain citric acid that is efficient for scar lightening. First, clean the skin with a gentle cleanser, dunk a cotton ball into lemon juice, then apply to the affected region. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.
Aloe vera. Among the numerous options for reducing scars, aloe vera is likely one of the very popular ones among most people. Advocates theorize that it helps to reduce inflammation and raises the elasticity of scar tissue because aloe vera has moisturizing properties.
Sandalwood water. According to Ayurveda, sandalwood or chandan is highly effective as a soothing and cooling agent, making it ideal to deal with skin problems. For use against acne scars, simply soak a piece of sandalwood in water for a few hours. Remove the wood, dry and store for reuse. Using a small ball of cotton, smear the sandalwood water slowly on the parts of the skin that has acne scars. Repeat every day for about a week.
Neem leaves. Neem contains alkaloids that give it distinct antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. This makes it effective against a wide range of skin problems right from acne and eczema to ringworm because it also has the property of cleansing the body of toxins.
Orange peel. It is rich in retinol which helps in skin renewal. Retinol encourages natural exfoliation by increasing the rate at which dead cells shed from the skin.It stimulates collagen production and also helps to rebuild and repair the elastin fibers in the cells. The result is over all cell renewal and regeneration. This entire procedure results in the fading of the acne scars and appearance of healthy skin.
The lessening and elimination of scar tissue requires persistence and patience. Serious scars may take up to several months, but with persistent and consistent effort you should eventually see good results. So, EHC advises you do not be easily discouraged by delayed results, but keep trying.