Scars are areas on the skin that show marks in the form of pale pink or brown patches of skin. Scars are a result of the healing process of wounds or skin conditions like acne.
Ways to Clear Scars Naturally
Lemon and Cucumber Juice: Apply lemon juice on the scar using a cotton ball, twice a day, until the scar disappears. A freshly cut lemon, when rubbed on the skin, can help make it clear and healthy. Application of cucumber juice on the face using a cotton ball, helps tighten the pores which will gradually reduce the scars.
Honey: The best way to get rid of scars naturally is by using topical honey which has been used for centuries to heal wounds and burns. It should be applied several times in a day to reap its healing benefits.
Tomatoes: One of the best home remedies to treat scars, especially those occurring after the acne heals is to apply tomato juice. Its lightening action ensures that the appearance of the scars reduces substantially. Instead of juice, one can cut the tomato and directly rub it against the skin to diminish the scars.
Sandalwood: One of the effective methods for scar removal involves the use of sandalwood paste along with rose-water. Apply sandalwood paste (made by mixing sandalwood powder with rose-water) and let it remain overnight. After keeping it overnight, wash your face in the morning.
A paste of black gram and sandalwood powder, used in a similar way, can help get rid of scars naturally. You will also experience a natural glow to your skin.
Herbs: Apply aloe vera juice, twice a day and within a few days the scars will improve. Continue doing it until the scars vanish. Rubbing raw garlic on the affected part of the skin many times a day is beneficial for healing scars naturally.Neem has been used for years for a variety of skin problems.
Vitamin E: For a healthy glowing skin, vitamin E oil or capsules, are often recommended. Application of this oil can cure scars. Within a few weeks of the application of vitamin E oil, scars vanish.
Blanched Tea and Olive Oil: Blanched tea is also useful in curing scars. Take a cotton ball and soak it in blanched green tea and then apply it on the scar. Olive oil or tea tree oil, when applied on the affected skin, can also heal acne scars naturally.
Ice: Application of ice for 10-15 minutes daily will definitely decrease the burning sensation and inflammation associated with acne scars. Ice helps in lightening scars to a great extent.
The natural remedies (given) for scar removal would be least effective if you are not eating the right food. In other words, to increase the success rate of these natural cures, it is crucial to follow a proper diet.
A diet high in green vegetables is often regarded as a skin friendly diet. These vegetables can certainly help to correct the damaged tissues of the skin. Often regarded as skin nourishing foods, green vegetables are packed with nutrients that help to heal a damaged skin naturally.
One of the best ways to include these nutrient dense foods is to have a vegetable salad everyday. Besides vegetables, one should also eat a variety of fruits for a healthy complexion and to alleviate the visibility of scars.
Apart from following the dietary recommendations (mentioned above), one should not forget to drink water adequately. Keeping the skin well hydrated is an effective tool to combat scars. Approximately 80% of our skin consists of water.
No wonder, inadequate water intake leaves the skin dry, thereby hampering the process of healing scars. Hence, drinking plenty of water throughout the day is considered as an effective natural treatment for scars.
It is observed that smoking slows down the flow of oxygenated blood to the superficial skin. This can impair healing of scars as they are deprived of fresh oxygen. So make sure to stop smoking when following the aforementioned remedies.
Disclaimer: The information provided is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.