Scars take a long time to heal, and can be bothersome if they’re in noticeable areas. In fact, if left untreated, they may never fully go away. However, with the following natural remedies and a little bit of patience, you can fade and get rid of your old or new scars without further damaging your skin with harsh chemicals.
Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that contains vitamin C, which helps rebuild collagen. Lemon juice can be diluted in water, or for some extra antioxidants, in green tea, and then applied to the scarred area using a cotton ball.
Cocoa or shea butter
Cocoa and shea butter are very powerful in treating scars, as they nourish the skin with essential fatty acids, and help with moisture retention and the elasticity of the skin. They are both commonly used as both prevention and treatment for stretch marks.
For overall skin health and to prevent and treat scars, taking vitamin E internally as well as applying it topically is often recommended. You can either buy vitamin E oil, or extract the oil from the capsules and apply it daily to scars. Just make sure you choose a pure, high quality supplement from a supplier you trust.
Aloe vera not only soothes and moisturizes skin, its application also helps to regenerate damaged tissues, speeding up the healing process. Check the ingredients and make sure you use 100% Aloe Vera, as many aloe vera products contain a lot of chemical additives. Even better – grow your own aloe vera plant and use the fresh gel from inside the leaf.
Raw honey is amazing for skin health, and can be used to help treat acne, eczema,and scars! Much like lemon juice, applying honey to scars will lighten and naturally fade them.
Natural Scar-Removing Cream Recipe
For the best results, combine the following ingredients and make your very own, completely natural scar-removing cream. The following combination of lemon juice, cocoa or shea butter, and Vitamin E is highly effective for healing scars. Combine two cups of softened shea butter, 3-5 vitamin E capsules, and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice in a glass bowl. Blend the ingredients with a hand-held mixer until it is creamy. Apply the mixture twice a day for as long as necessary. Be sure to store the cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
Some scars, especially old scars, may run deep into the skin, and require patience to heal. It can take weeks or months of regular treatment to improve old scars, so the sooner you start treating your scars, the better your chances of eliminating the scar.
-The Alternative Daily