I think you’ll all agree with me when I say:
It’s REALLY hard to get rid of scars naturally.
Or is it?
Well, it turns out you can dramatically fade your scars by adding a few of these simple treatments to your daily life….
…these methods I am about to share with you have all worked for many other people, so why not you?
Certainly one of the best methods to get rid of scars, coconut oil has many uses and one of the strongest is getting rid of scars. It contains lauric, caprylic, capric acid and vitamin E, these ingredients combined is what make coconut oil so special and exceptional at fading scars.
Coconut oil deeply penetrates into the skin, it will moisturize the scars which prevents scars from drying out and looking discolored. Also acting as a defense barrier against the environment you live in because of its anti-bacterial properties.
A great way to start getting rid of old self harm scars.
The correct way to apply: rub the coconut in your hand until it’s a liquid, rub and massage the oil in the desired area. Leave it on for 4-6 hours or better yet, apply before you go to bed every night. Remember when washing it off, make sure it is taken off properly and then apply a fresh coat of oil.
I understand this method is strange but hear me out. Onion extract is used in many scar removal products, it reduces redness and decreases scar size. Some people say onion extract made their scaring issue worse but most say it helped decrease the size of scars after 7 to 8 weeks, give it a try and see what you think.
Onion extract is mostly found in a gel form so it maybe better going with that.
The correct way to apply: Simply take your gel and rub it well into the desired area, this process takes months to actually see the benefits and is a long term solution/healer.
An amazing scar healer, people swear by using the aloe Vera scar treatment method and say it works so well and many people share this opinion. Using aloe Vera reduces inflammation and skin irritation, hence brilliant scar removing plant.
Aloe Vera can be found in many forms such as creams, gels, salve and ointment. But the best and purest form of aloe Vera is its plant form.
The correct way to apply: Take a juicy aloe Vera leaf and cut it open, make sure the juices are squeezed on the scar and instead of using your hand to rub it in, use the inside of the leaf. Make sure to massage it in thoroughly and leave it on for 4 to 5 hours or over night for better results.
Another amazing way to really fade and get rid of those nasty scars. Some of the key elements in Shea butter is vitamin E, vitamin A, anti-inflammatory agents and anti-oxidants. Just like coconut oil it contains fatty acids which dramatically helps healing and beautifully moisturizes skin. All these benefits can be formed without clogging pores.
If you have acne marks from your teenage years or even burns, then definitely consider giving this natural remedy a shot ( I don’t think you’ll be sorry). The form that you should be consuming Shea butter is a rich cream which you can purchase in a drug store, online or in a shopping center.
The correct way to apply: Simply squeeze out a generous amount of Shea butter onto your hands and rub it well into the skin, keep repeating this everyday and the results we be fabulous. Oh and the smell of Shea butter is beautifully intoxicating you just want to keep smelling the bottle!
Awesome way to get rid of scars on legs.
This method is very common because tea tree has been proven multiple times that it lightens scars and not causing any side effects. It restores skin to the normal oil balance, kills bacteria, moisturizes and penetrates deep into the pores.
The beauty of tea tree oil is you can combine it with any other treatment such as adding tea tree with coconut oil to give it a boost in effectiveness. Tea tree with Shea butter, tea tree with baking soda and the list goes on. There are many forms of tea tree such as face wash, face mask, creams and oil, I would recommend a concentrated oil based form of tea tree oil.
The correct way to apply: I think just putting tea tree oil on the scar and leaving it there isn’t very effective, instead you should combine tea tree with coconut oil and Shea butter to create a very effective product in solving your scaring problems. If you don’t like that idea you can experiment with adding tea tree to whichever ingredients you like to create your ultimate scar butt kicking treatment.
Brilliant way melt away scars from spots on face
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another effective method to add to your scar treatment tool kit. Containing antiseptic, antibiotic properties, balances pH levels of the skin, vitamin A, B2, E, C, P,B6, and amino acids which helps dissolve dead skin cells.
Commonly used to treat acne scars and many testimonials from around the world which adhere to the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Also contains acids which assists in exfoliating, reducing redness and plumping of the skin, a solid cleanser and skin detox.
Apple cider vinegar is a great answer to “how to get rid of old scars?”
The correct way to apply: mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of water, use a cotton ball to apply the mixture onto the desired area, let it sit for a few minutes and then wash it off with water. Pat dry the area it was applied on and repeat once a day.
I have personally used this method to get rid of acne scars and it worked like a charm. It’s good for treating acne scars or scars in general because lemon contains Vitamin C which triggers production for collagen and it encourages new skin cells to form. Also contains citric acids which helps remove dead skin cells and bleach the skin.
Lemon juice kills bacteria which will help prevent acne, tightens the skin, prevents excess oil, contains anti-bacterial properties and leave the skin smooth and shiny. The most effective way to use the lemon method is from the actual lemon itself.
The correct way to apply: Grab a fresh lemon and roll it between your hands, this is to make sure your extracting as much juice as possible. Next cut the lemon in half, squeeze out the juice from 1 half of the lemon into a small bowl. Now you want to grab a cotton-ball and dip it into the lemon juice and apply it to the desired area. Let it sit for 15 minutes and wash it off with water, repeat this once every day.
Commonly used to get rid of scars on arms
When the scar forms, dead skin cells can gather, oil gets trapped beneath the skin, clogged pores and this can result in infection due to bacteria forming. This bacteria accumulation can also take the form of acne forming all over the body, whether it be on the face, back or neck.
This is where honey can help…
Honey contains natural antibiotics which shields against bacteria, acts as a natural moisturizer, reduces inflammation, acts as a anti-oxidant, contains vitamins and minerals and all these natural ingredients ultimately helps heal damaged skin. The best way to use honey as a treatments towards healing your scars the raw, natural form.
The correct way to apply: Wash and cleanse the area you will be applying the honey, take enough honey from the container to cover the scar, next use a tool like the back of a spoon and rub the honey gently into the scar and make sure it’s a thin layer of honey that’s applied not a thick layer of honey. Leave the thin coat on for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse with water. Leave the honey on over night for best results, repeat once a day.
Not only is olive oil good for cooking but it’s also good for healing the skin. Olive oil is rich in vitamins, packed with antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, does not clog the pores and acts as a natural moisturizer.
Olive oil can be used and combined in many ways such as olive oil with sea salt which makes a great exfoliate, olive oil with lemon juice and the list goes on. The best form of olive oil is in it’s purest state and not combined with anything else when purchasing it, but if you want to combine it with other things like sugar then go for it!
The correct way to apply: Get 2 table spoons of olive oil and put it into a bowl, next take 4 heaped table spoons of white or brown sugar and add it to the olive oil. Mix well and wallah! You have a tough scrub which moisturizes deeply at the same time.
Lavender oil has many beauty uses and one of those uses is fading those scars. Containing anti fungal, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which are all key ingredients in fighting to dissolve scars.
Just like tea tree, lavender oil can be added to other ingredients to really pack a punch in getting rid of those scars. You can add it to coconut oil, honey, Shea butter and the list goes on. The best form of lavender is its concentrated oil form.
The correct way to apply: Simply take the oil and apply a few drops to any other scar treatment in this guide, such as coconut oil, lemon and you get the idea.
It may sound crazy using ice cubes to assist in your battle against scars, but just give me a moment to explain. When your body is in need of serious healing collagen is produced and the body can create so much collagen a cyst forms. In-order to reduce the cyst’s size ice can be used because ice reduces inflammation. (This method can dramatically reduce the size of spots)
The correct way to apply: Wrap a couple of ice cubes in a cloth, let the ice sit on the scar for around 10 to 15 minutes and repeat this everyday. Avoid using ice directly on the skin because it can cause frost bite.
You should make it a habit to exfoliate every single day! Exfoliating will get rid of dead skin cells and discolored skin. You can use harsh brushes or gentle exfoliators, I would recommend using my personal home made sugar scrub.
My personal home made scrub: There are only 3 ingredients which are honey, coconut and sugar (any type of sugar). The honey has bleaching properties and will help lighten the skin, coconut will help tone your skin, contains anti bacterial properties and act as a moisturizer. Next sugar will be added to act as a exfoliator which helps to get rid of dead skin cells. Add as much of these ingredients as you think is necessary, scrub and then wash it off with warm water.
I personally used this scrub to get rid of scars on back.
If we want our scars to heal as fast and efficiently as possible, we need to consume plenty of protein. protein is critical for rebuilding damaged skin and pretty much anything else the human body possess such as hair. If you don’t consume enough protein then this can hinder your ability in healing, consuming protein will help heal your cuts and wounds.
What kind of protein should I consume to heal scars? Make sure you consume chicken and fish which are very high in protein, if you do not eat meat then consider consuming soybeans and eggs.
The methods above are all natural and long therm but if you want to know how to get rid of scars fast, check out this article ==> FAST SCAR TREATMENT
Following any of these methods will answer your question on how to get rid of scars naturally.
What are scars?
Scars are a tangible natural piece of skin which has formed because of an injury your body had to heal, the injury can come in different forms such as burns, acne marks, stretch marks, disease, wounds and surgical operations.
The body produces a natural chemical called collagen when it realizes it has been injured. The collagen can be noticed depending on the degree of the injury, if the injury is minor like a popped spot you are most likely not going to notice after a couple of weeks. But if the injury is serious like an operation then your most likely going to notice the injury your body has had to heal. Generally the longer it takes to heal, the more likely you will notice that injury in the form of a scar on your body. Scars are not just a change of skin color but they change a piece of the body aesthetically and the scaring aesthetics are generally unappealing.
Types of scars
Acne scars are the most common scars out there, acne scars form due to pimples being healed by the body, most pimples don’t leave behind scars but some do. Acne scars or marks can really make the skin look unpleasant and even cause the person who is bearing the marks to become displeased about her/himself. There is mild acne and severe acne, mild acne will clear up in time and usually occurs during the teenage years. Severe acne is much more noticeable and can make the skin look red or purple with big bumps, and is much harder to get rid of.
Keys to identifying acne and the scars:
- Spots forming (especially in teenage years)
- Red or purple in color
- Oozes puss when popped
- Can be painful when touching
Ice Pick Scars
Ice pick scars are parts of the skin that look like bits have been taken from it, deep and small in size. Ice pick scars are caused due to acne infection and reach the surface of the skin whiles damaging tissue during the way. Ice pick scars form due to inflammation and severe acne, commonly found in areas after acne has broken out.
Keys to identifying acne ice pick scars:
- Can look like a loss of tiny bits of skin
- Forms after having severe acne
- Generally forms around the cheek area
- Can be soft or hard
Similar to ice pick scars, boxcar scars transpires after severe acne and looks like little pieces of the skin have be taken off. They have very defined edges and it’s difficult to really heal them and make it look even again with the original skin. These scars are best treated with micro needling and constant attention.
Keys to identifying boxcar scars:
- Deep and sharp in edges
- Caused by severe acne
- Look like you have pressed fingernails into the skin
Rolling scars occur when parts of the skin have been in a state of long term severe acne, these types of scars do not have sharp edged but instead rounded edges. Rolling scars occur due to damage under the skin, taking the same color as the original skin and is another tough scar to heal and even-out with original skin.
Keys to identifying rolling scars:
- encompassed in the skin and round edges
- Take the same color as original skin
- Occur due to long term and severe acne
Contracture Scars better known as burn scars are cause by… you guessed it, burns! When these burns occur it causes the skin to shrink. This makes the skin much tighter and can even hinder or restrict movement depending on the location of the burn.
Keys to identifying contracture scars:
- Pretty easy to identify, if you burn your self badly then you will know if you have a contracture scars.
A keloid occurs when the wound has healed but collagen is still being produced, the body keeps healing the scar even after it’s been healed, an overgrowth of a tissue. You can identify if it’s a keloid type of scar if it’s raised above the skin. Keloid scars can feel irritating and itchy and the keloid type of scar actually appears bigger than the original wound, it can feel painful, often look shiny and feel like a rubberized texture. Commonly adopting a dark purple or red color.
Keys to identifying a keloid scar:
- Red or purple in color
- Irritating and itchy
- Feels painful
- Rubberized texture
- Appears bigger than the original wound
A hyphertrophic scar occurs when the wound has healed but collagen is still being produced, just like a keloid scar. Another similarity a hyphertrophic scar has with a keloid scar is it turns red, but unlike a keloid, hyphertrophic heals within the span of the wound. The scar is raised at first but decreases in size overtime, it can hinder or even restrict movement because the scar isn’t as flexible as the original skin.
Keys to identifying a hypertrophic scar:
- Red in color
- Scar is raised at first but gets flatter overtime
- Can hinder or even restrict movement
- Heals to original size of the wound
Stretch marks are a very common form of scar, stretch marks form due to the skin being stretched and the body not having enough time to produce the necessary cells that keep the skin elasticated. Stretch marks most often occur due to pregnancy and can leave the skin looking pink, purple or grey. If you feel the stretch mark it will have a little bumpy and ridged feel to it. Stretch marks can also be inevitable for some people because of their genetics also it can feel painful.
Keys to identifying a stretch mark:
- Bumpy and ridged feeling
- Occurring during pregnancy
- pink, purple or grey in color
What can make scars worse?
Direct Sun Light
Exposing your scar to the sun is one of the worst things you can do to it, a scar is much more likely to get sun burned than your original skin. You may be thinking “if I tan my body including the scar it will help even it out.” That’s completely incorrect, scars are less resistant against the sun’s ultraviolet light and that goes especially for fresh scars.
If you have no choice and have to go out into the sunlight and there’s no way of covering the scar, use plenty of sunblock. The higher SPF the better protection.
Picking at the scars
Do not pick at the scar! It’s healing so give it time, I know it’s really itchy and irritating but stop picking at it. If it keeps itching just rub it or apply oil/cream. The scab is good… well, in a way, you see scabs tell you that your body hasn’t fully healed. Picking and tearing down the scab exposes that sensitive skin, it definitely doesn’t look great and another scab will form so you’ve just slowed down the process.
Morale of the paragraph DO NOT PICK THE SCAB!!!
Saved the worst till last, smoking causes blood vessels to tighten making it harder to bring blood to needed areas of the body and overall slowing the process of healing. Vitamin C is needed for the body to heal, boosting immunity and resistance to infections but studies have shown that smoking decreases vitamin C levels.
Smoking is also linked with worsening acne and even increasing the severity. As a whole smoking is very bad for your skin, making it look dehydrated, colorless and unhealthy.
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