No one wants to live with scars.
You’ve probably tried every scar treatment you’ve seen advertised on television and endorsed by your favorite celebrity, but nothing seems to work.
Scars can leave permanent marks on your skin. Having scars on visible parts of your body, especially on areas like the face, can take away from your self-confidence and become difficult to handle.
Erasing scars can be a challenge, but not entirely impossible.
You might not just have found the right scar treatment for you.
Here are 6 natural scar remedies you can explore and try out:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, has been hailed as an all-rounder natural ingredient for pretty much everything – from house cleaning to skin care.
When treating scars with ACV, simply mix it with honey and apply it on the scarred area, leaving it on for 10 minutes. Do this thrice a day for the best results.
Honey is a natural moisturizer that stimulates skin cell regeneration and helps scars heal faster.
Mix honey with some cinnamon to help keep skin smooth and clear.
Scars heal best when they are treated with moisturizing and soothing remedies. Aloe vera gives you both, while also reducing redness and swelling thanks to its antioxidant properties. Aloe vera is also a natural astringent that removes excess oil and dead skin cells.
Using aloe on scars is fuss-free. If you have an aloe plant, simply scrape off the gel off the leaf and lather over the scar. Cover it with some plastic wrap and let it stay for a few minutes.
Baking soda balances your skin’s pH levels and acts as a natural exfoliator. This action eliminates dead skin cells and refreshes your skin without causing damage to the surrounding skin areas of the scar.
Make a paste using one part baking soda in two parts water and scrub it on your scar, rinsing thoroughly and gently after one minute.
Pretty much any oil will work if it’s packed with omega fatty acids to moisturize and penetrate the skin, restoring its natural glow.
Coconut oil bags all the benefits above and is even a great addition to your daily skin care regimen.
However, if you have oily skin, be sure to only use coconut oil on the areas you want to treat, especially when treating acne scars. You don’t want to use too much as this may cause a breakout.
If you can handle a mild sting (that usually just goes away quickly), you might want to try onion extract as a natural scar remedy.
Onion extract contains bioflavonoids that help significantly reduce the appearance of scars after just a few weeks with daily use.
It is also praised for its excellent acne-fighting components, reducing redness, soreness, and inflammation.