If one has had an accident or an injury that resulted to a wound on the skin. There are only two things that can happen. The wound will either darken the skin or it leaves a permanent taint on it. This stain is referred to as a scar. Other scars are due to acne, burns, chickenpox, insect bites, piercings and sometimes vaccinations.
This happens when wounds are repaired and the skin undergoes a process called scarring. If there is so much injury and the deeper layer of the skin is affected, then the dermis is expected to produce this awful looking mark on the skin. This scar does not only change the skin colour but is causing a major damage to the deeper layers of the skin as it literally alters its normal structure.
Moreover, if the healing process becomes slow and is found to be defective, the worst that could happen to the scar is that it will result into a keloid, a thick, sometimes red and itchy knobby flesh that is an unpleasant site to see and most of the time becomes bigger over time. Surely, no one is happy to see this marking on the skin.
But, the world is not ending, there are remedies and even medicines to slow down its progression and lighten the scar itself. Take note though that the scar cannot be completely removed. There are treatments and remedies that will make it less noticeable and this is the goal that you should have. At least you do not want that obvious scar to be a conversation starter, right? So, read on and follow these natural remedies to make that scar go away.
The Use of Vitamin E Oil
The first on the list is the favorite of all natural remedy. Not only that vitamin E is good for the scar it is also very popular in skin care. It is even considered as an effective antioxidant. It has very good moisturizing property that makes the skin glow as it revitalizes and nourishes it as well. Vitamin E also stimulates in the formation of collagen that is responsible for skin texture and strength which will help lighten and smoothen the scar area.
Any source of vitamin E can be used as remedy. If vitamin E capsule is easy to have, just extract the liquid from the capsule itself and use this to apply on the scar. Vitamin E cream is also an alternative.
The steps are very simple. Simply apply the vitamin E liquid or cream to the scar area 2 to 3 times daily for 2 months and you will see that the scar is lightening and smoothing.
To make the remedy stronger, food sources rich in vitamin E should be a regular in the daily diet. This includes hazelnut, almonds, peanut butter or safflower oil.
The Use of Coconut Oil
Coconut is considered to be a wonder fruit and indeed it is. There is no doubt that its coconut oil also has medicinal use. The oil itself contains medium-chain fatty acids which is an antioxidant. This helps preserve and reverse the free radical damage on the skin. With constant application of the oil, surely the scar will be lightened. The oil can also stimulate the production of collagen that softens the skin and helps in the healing process.
The extra virgin coconut oil should be warm when applied to the affected area. One teaspoon of heated Virgin Coconut Oil in the microwave is all you need. Gently massage it to the scar in slow circular motions until it is absorbed. Repeat this several times in a day until you get the scar to be lightened and smoothened.
Since this is a very natural remedy, you can do it every day until you get the results that you want.
The Use of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a very famous herbal plant known for its capacity not just to heal wounds but to actually regenerate skin tissue. It has soothing and moisturizing property that helps reduce the size and appearance of the scar. To this effect, it helps reduce inflammation and increases the elasticity of scar tissue that helps speed up the skin’s smoothness.
The steps are very easy to follow. From the pot of the aloe vera plant, cut a leaf in appropriate length so you can squeeze out the gel to be used in massaging the scar for a few minutes until it dries. Then to get rid of that sticky feeling, you may rinse it with warm water. Applying the gel several times a day is recommended until you see results.
The Use of Apple Cider Vinegar
Because of the acidic nature of the apple cider vinegar, it easily exfoliates the skin in the affected area and removes dead skin which in turn will lighten it.
With a cotton ball, dip it in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the scar. Leave the cotton ball for about 10 to 15 minutes then rinse it with water. You can apply moisturizing lotion after so it will not leave the area dry. Do this several times daily for about a month. To avoid skin irritation with apple cider, dilute it with water before using.
The Use of Lemon Juice
Lemon has alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) and these acids can help remove dead skin cells, help regenerate and repair damaged skin.
Its other effect is that it works as natural bleach which can help lighten the scar.
Freshly extracted lemon juice should be applied in the affected area for about 10 minutes until it dries. Then rinse the area and pat dry. Apply moisturizer too to avoid dryness. Repeat for several times.
The Use of Honey
A particular honey that is recommended for the treatment of a scar is the organic raw honey or to be specific about it is the Manuka honey. This is the kind of honey that has a very high UMF (unique Manuka factor). This is essentially important because the honey in the market now is chemically produced. Thus the natural and unadulterated honey is the one that will give the desired lightening and smoothening effect of the scar. Moreover, honey has antibacterial properties that can help heal wounds and promote skin cell growth.
Just simply rub the honey to the scars at least twice daily until it smoothens and lightens. However, the downside to this treatment is that it cannot be used with person who has oily skin as it may have a different reaction.
Scar tissue is definitely a beauty concern and anything that is aesthetic is significant to women. More so that the best way to become beautiful is just to be natural at everything even in getting rid of a taint on the skin. The natural remedies mentioned above are so easy to use and are very much available in the market. Thus, what are you waiting for? Grab one of these and start to get rid of that scar and leave your skin smooth and soft.