Scarring of tissue is a common beauty concern faced by people of all age groups and nationalities. It not only blemishes the smooth skin but is often, rather nasty to look at. These scars maybe due to an array of reasons like burns, acne scars, cuts, bites, infections or scrapes. Although scar tissues are painless, it remains a major cosmetic concern for most. There are at least a few hundred over-the-counter (OTC) ointments, lotions, creams and gels available in the market to help in the scar fading. However there are many home remedies that you should check out if you want to heal the scars naturally. Check out these natural home remedies for scar removal.
Home Remedies For Scar Removal
Sandalwood powder is a one of the best remedy for removing scars from face. Add rose water to sandalwood powder and mix. Rub it over the scars gently and leave it on for a while. Wash it with water. Practice this religiously for a month or two for best results.
Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and is rich in vitamin E. This makes it useful in the smoothing and reduction of scar tissue. Soak 2-3 almonds in water and leave them overnight. Peel off the skin from the almonds and grind them. Add a few drops of rosewater and make a paste. Apply on the scars regularly.
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E, lauric and capric acid which makes it an excellent ointment to help fade scars. This is the most common remedy for scar reduction. Application of coconut oil to the scar will reduce the scar. Use it regularly for best results.
Fenugreek is also excellent for reducing scars. Take fenugreek leaves and pestle them to make a fine paste. It can then be applied on the scars. Take a cup of fenugreek seeds and boil them with water. This water is then applied to the scarred area. Over time, it will lighten the scars.
Olive oil is rich in vitamins E and K, which are great for your skin and make it effective in getting scars to fade. Rub one tsp of olive oil onto your scars. Leave the oil on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Apply olive oil regularly for good results.
Having the least irritation potential, cucumber is most commonly used to make skin soft and reduce scar marks. Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds. Blend it with mint leaves to make a thick paste. Apply this paste over the scar. Leave it for a while. Wash with cold water. Apply regularly for good results.
Raw honey is an excellent remedy for scars. A natural moisturizer, honey is effective in the treatment of wounds. It also stimulates tissue regeneration. Mix raw honey with baking soda and make a paste. Apply on the scar. Wash with a hot water soaked washcloth after 20 minutes for best results.
Aloe Vera’s anti-inflammatory properties helps remove dead skin cells from wounds and fortifies new skin cells. It, thus promotes quick healing. Apply the aloe vera directly to the scar wound. Leave it for some time and wash with water. Regular application will help the fading of the scar.
Lemons contain a chemical called, alpha hydroxy acids or AHA’s. These helps in exfoliating the dead skin cells and helps the growth of new cells. Also since it is a natural bleach, it helps lighten scars. Squeeze the lemon juice and soak a cotton ball in it. Apply it on the scar. Leave it for 20 minutes and apply regularly.
This is the most effective and quick home remedy in case of a burn scar. The curd helps in naturally lightening the scar. Take lemon, yogurt and turmeric in equal proportions and mix them to obtain a paste. Apply it on the scar.
This is also known as ‘multani mitti’ and it is a type of clay that contains various minerals. It helps reduce the appearance of wound scars, minor burn marks or any other kind of scars, quite well. Mix fuller’s earth, rosewater and lemon juice to make a thick paste. Apply this mixture to the scar. Leave it for some time and wash with water. Apply over the scar regularly to see fading of scars.
Cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer that can moisturize the deep layers of skin it is also rich in vitamin E and this aids in the regeneration of healthy tissue. Massage the scar with cocoa butter directly in circular motions for 15-20 minutes regularly.
These are some of the natural ways to heal the scarred tissue and enhance regeneration of healthy tissue.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.