Who doesn’t dream of a flawless skin which glows and offers that radiant look? Sometimes, scars ruin everything and leave a person disheartened. Scars are nothing but the marks that are left on the skin after an acne breakout, an injury, a burn or a surgery. Reason can be anything but the outcome is an irregular depression that looks unsightly to the eyes. Especially if scars are on the face then an individual develops lots of concerns about the same. It is not true that scars are permanent and no healing can take place. Facial scars take longer duration for healing as the face is the most exposed part of the body. Pollution in the environment retards the natural healing process that prevents rapid healing of scars. Facial scars gradually heal and become smaller if the right procedure is followed.

 

 

Clearer looking skin is possible by using the natural remedies mentioned below-

 

Natural foods to get rid of scars

We all have been told how healthy natural fruits and vegetables are and why we need to make them a part of our daily diet plan. In fact, they are so healthy that we need to incorporate them in a variety of forms and in the proper amount in our every meal. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and essential minerals. Thus, they help the skin to undergo the natural process of healing and repair. The more amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables we incorporate in our meals, the more rejuvenated skin we get to enjoy. Scars undergo the healing process and gradually start diminishing offering a clearer, cleaner look on the face. Include fruits and vegetables in the form of salads, juices, smoothies, milkshakes, soups, etc and make sure that the nutrients are intact and not destroyed or lost by the cooking process. There are foods which prevent us from enjoying spotless and healthy skin. These foods are high in cholesterol, trans-fatty acids, and saturated fats. Try to avoid eating foods that are deep fried, processed and milk products that are high in calories.

 

Turmeric a herbal remedy

Turmeric is easily available in the kitchen. Make use of it to flaunt a scar-free look on the face. Turmeric is the best ingredient to get rid of scars from the face because it has antiseptic properties. Turmeric can be used alone by making a paste with water or else other ingredients can be added to it such as honey, milk, gram flour, etc. Honey and turmeric paste nourishes the skin and accelerates the process of scar healing and repair. Honey and milk added to the paste will make sure that turmeric does not dry out the skin and make it itchy.  Prepare the paste and apply it evenly on the face. Spot treatment can also be done by applying only on scars. Let it dry and remain there for 15-20 minutes. Wash it with water. This herbal remedy can be followed daily to get better results. 

 

Lemon a natural remedy

Lemon is a magic ingredient when it comes to dealing with scars. Lemon contains AHA which stands for alpha hydroxy acids. It helps in the elimination of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells. It also helps the skin to gain elasticity. Lemon is a natural lightening agent. It bleaches the skin and lightens the depression and irregularities which we know as scars. Before applying lemon juice, clean the face properly. Make sure it is free of impurities such as sweat, debris, makeup, etc. Apply lemon juice evenly on the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Or else wet a cotton ball with lemon juice and rub it on the scar. Do not expose the skin when lemon juice is applied to it to sunlight as it may darken the skin color. Lemon juice makes the skin very sensitive to sun rays. Thus, make sure to apply sunscreens before going outside.

 

Aloe Vera a soothing remedy

There is no other ingredient that is as soothing and relaxing as Aloe Vera. Apply it daily to see the scars disappear naturally. The appearance of the scars naturally and gradually improves over time. The only precaution to be taken with this natural ingredient is that it should not be applied on open wounds. Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory in action. It increases the collagen production which helps the scars to diminish gradually. When Aloe Vera is applied to wounds, it accelerates the healing process. It also helps wounds to contract. It can penetrate deeper layers into the skin and keep it moisturized. It prevents skin irritation and itching or redness. Cut a small piece of Aloe Vera leaf. Remove the thick green skin present on the outside. Scrape the Aloe Vera gel using a knife or spoon. Gently apply it on the facial scar and give the area massage for a few minutes in a circular motion. Let it remain on the scars for 20-30 minutes and rinse with water. For better results, apply twice a day.

 

Nutritious raw honey

It is one of the effective natural remedies to fade facial scars. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin and thus rapidly heals wounds and accelerates the process of cells regeneration. Massage honey on the face. When mixed with baking soda, the mixture becomes a perfect exfoliating agent which again helps to fade the scars caused on the face by acne breakout. It also decreases the redness in the scars as it not only nourishes the skin but also has antibiotic properties in it.

 

Easily available Vaseline

Vaseline is commonly available in every household. It is a perfect solution to scar. Applying it daily gradually fades scar. However, it is a perfect solution to prevent a scar. For example, if there is any injury or cut on the face, immediately apply Vaseline over it. Keep it covered with the help of a band-aid for 8-10 hours. Long term sufferers from pimples do know which ones are going to leave scars. Certain pimples become large and fill in with blood and pus. Such pimples definitely leave marks. Apply Vaseline over them with gentle fingers. Make sure to clean the acne or wound before Vaseline is applied to prevent infections or inflammations. This home remedy will prevent the formation of scars on the face. Vaseline is antiseptic in nature. It keeps the wound or injured area moist and prevents the formation of a scab.

 

Effective Vitamin E

Vitamin E oil and ointments are extremely good as they help in improving the overall appearance of facial scars. Keep amount to minimal initially. Later increase the quantity. It is to avoid ill reactions that can be seen in case of certain sensitive skin individuals, who sometimes experience a burning sensation, itching, redness, blisters, rashes, irritation, etc. Never exceed the quantity more than recommended or prescribed. It is better to do the patch test behind the ear or back side of the knee before applying it to the face. Wait for some time as the results are displayed after 24 to 40 hours.

 

Healthy plant oils

Plant oils have been used since earlier times in a number of ways for their medicinal effects. They are rich in bio-active ingredients such as antioxidants, phospholipids, triglycerides, Phenolic compounds, and many more natural substances. They have a number of properties such as they are antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial in nature.  Apart from these properties, they are also good wound healing agents. They are emollient and also anticarcinogenic in nature. One can use any plant oil and apply it on the facial scar. Make sure to gently massage the area which promotes the absorption in deeper layers of the skin. Before applying oil, make sure the area is clean, moist and free from impurities. It is important that skin is moist because plant oils make skin dry. It helps the healing process and accelerates the scar removal process. Plant oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, almond oil, rosehip oil are all good for scar removal. 

Although all the plant oils are good to get rid of facial scars tea tree oil is the best. To get the best results, mix tea tree oil with olive oil and apply it on scars. Tea tree oil is enriched with healing properties. Olive oil, on the other hand, has nourishing as well as healing properties. Tea tree oil should be twice in the amount of olive oil. Take a hot towel and place it on the face for 10-15 minutes. Later rinse the face with water.

 

Conclusion

Scars are usually harmless. However, scars especially that on the face makes an individual conscious about looks. Unsightly scars can be embarrassing to certain individuals and increase insecurity. They may have certain consequences on the mind and emotions of scar bearers. Instead of opting for expensive treatments such as laser, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, etc, it is far better to go for natural remedies. These home remedies are simple yet effective. The progress is slow. However, if an individual keeps patience then these home remedies gradually improve the appearance of the scar and exhibit remarkable results.


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