Best natural remedies for healing scars


The most important thing to consider when looking into scar treatment is to be realistic in your expectation. Not all scars are created equal and the types of scars will affect the way treatment is done and the level of success.

One of the most well known and popular treatment for healing scars is collagen injections. Collagen injections work by filling out the scars and making them less noticeable. The upside is it generally works and with makeup, your scars may not be noticeable at all. The downside is collagen injections are expensive, insurance doesn’t usually pay for them and the process has to be repeated every four months.

Laser treatment is another option available for treatment of scars. This type of surgery alters the scar tissue and removes redness. Laser treatment is a good option for lighter, less severe scars, but this too may take more than one visit and can be painful.

Dermabrasion is another well known treatment for scars. It works by using a high-speed brush to remove the surface skin layer and changes the contour of the scars. If they are on surface, superficial scars may be removed altogether. Deeper scars will lose their depth. This too may take more than one treatment and it’s success is dependent upon the type of scars you have.

A treatment that is not new, but not very well known is Autologous fat transfer. This works in a way similar to collagen except it is using fat from another part of your body. The fat is injected just beneath the surface of your skin to elevate deep scars. It works well because your body recognizes your fat (no rejection). The downside to this treatment is it needs to be done more than once, about once a year because your body will reabsorb the fat.

Some natural remedies that help in healing scars

Honey and Sea salt

For this treatment you will need honey, and sea salt.

Method:

Mix 2 to 3 table spoon of honey with some sea salt. Make it into a sticky paste and apply it on to the skin. As mentioned in one of the above treatments, honey has many benefits of treating scars and using it with sea salt can do wonders in healing scars.

One thing to bear in mind is when applying sea salt on to the skin, it will sting a little bit but do not worry too much as it’s just the salt working its magic but if its unbearable then you can wash it off and mix more honey and just a little sea salt.

Sea salt bath

For this treatment you will need a bath tub and sea salt.

Method:

Simply fill up a warm water bath and mix the water with sea salt. Sit in it for about 30 to 45 mins and you will notice significant improvements in scars within a few weeks. This method is highly effective if you want to get rid of scars from your whole body.

How often:

Carry out this treatment one to two times a week.

Baking soda with water

For this treatment you will need Baking soda, a bowl and some water.

Method:

Place about 2 table spoons of Baking soda in a bowl and then add a few drops of water. Rub the paste directly on a few blemishes with your fingers. For this method, you can leave it on overnight. Remember this is only for spot treatment.

For an overall face mask, its best to apply it all over the skin, leave it on for 10-15 mins depending on your tolerance, as you may feel a burning sensation. Then wash it off with warm water by gently rubbing your face in a massaging circular motion. Applying baking soda mask can be quite drying so it’s always best to use a natural moisturizer after washing off your face.

Please note: If you skin is a little more sensitive than its best to use less baking soda and more water.

Why it works:

Baking soda also known as sodium bicarbonate has properties that detoxifies your skin layer and therefore in doing so, it takes away accumulated oil and old skin debris to allow for new, fresh skin to emerge. Additionally, it provides for a neutralizer mainly because it balances out the skin’s pH.

Potato Treatment

For this treatment you need one potato, organic potato will be of best choice.

Method:

Take one potato and wash it out thoroughly. Cut it into four thin slices. Apply the inner part of the potato onto the skin with a gentle circular motion. Leave the potato juice on the skin for 15 mins and then wash it off with warm water. Pat your skin with a dry towel.

Why it works:

Potatoes are recognized to consist of healing substances which is very powerful in killing scars. A number of the pimples combating elements discovered in potatoes are as follows:

Potassium, a deficiency of that has frequently been connected to scar like breakouts.

• Rich supply of sulphur, which is a useful ingredient in healing scars.

• Potatoes also consist of other properties such as phosphorus and chlorine that is used in many healing products.

• Potatoes also contains nutritional vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which helps in taking away decaying and lifeless pores, and skin cells which often clog pores.

Onion and Rosewater

For this treatment, you will need one onion and some rosewater. Make sure that the rosewater is 100% natural and there are no added preservatives.

Method:

Take one onion, peel off the skin and grate it into fine pieces. Then extract the natural juice of the onion by mashing the grated pieces in a clean bowl. Take a cotton bud, dip it in the onion juice and then apply if on the affected area. Make sure your face is cleaned before you do so.

Leave it on for 10 – 15 mins and then wash it off with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Use a natural toner on the skin and the best one to use is Rose water.

Why it works:

Onion extracts has natural healing properties that helps reduce inflammation in the skin. Onions has rich content of sulphur and other sulphur compounds which is makes it particularly suitable healing scars and maintain healthier skin.

Lemon Juice scar treatment

For this treatment you will need one Lemon or pure lemon juice and a cotton ball.

Method:

Remember to cleanse you face throughout before trying this method.

Take one lemon, cut it into half and squeeze the lemon juice in a small bowl. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the lemon juice and apply it on the scars. Leave the lemon juice on for 15 mins and then wash it off. Follow this treatment once in the morning and once in the evening.

Why this works:

Lemon juice contains a natural citric acid, which is called alpha hydroxyl acid. This property is highly effective in treating scars and blemishes. Many commercially available scar removal products contain lemon juice due to its antioxidant and antibiotic properties.

Tomatoes scar treatment

Method:

Take one tomato, slice it into half and apply it onto the face in a circular massaging movement. Apply it throughout the face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. This will feel like a thin mask onto the face. After wash it off with fresh water and pat dry.

Why this works:

Tomatoes are highly effective because of its cooling and astringent properties. It is rich in vitamin D and vitamin C that helps reduce the discoloring caused by scars and gives the skin a healthy glow.

On the side note: These natural remedies are not guaranteed 100% in healing scars. Seek a good dermatologist for better results.

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