Scars are often associated with unpleasant memories and hence there mere presence on the skin might tend to bring your confidence level down, leaving you to feel embarrassed. And the most irritating fact about scars is that they tend to be very stubborn; in the sense that they tend to not fade away easily. Though removal of scars is a challenge it is not an impossible task by any means. And moreover getting rid of scars can give you confidence and determination to face the world.
Scars can be caused due to a variety of reasons which may include injuries, burns, acne, blemishes, insect bites, chicken pox and surgeries. Scars can tarnish the skin and leave a permanent mark on the face and the body. Notably, scars can be classified into Atrophic Scars where they create sunken or indentation marks on the body, Keloidal Scars which are large, dark, elevated, and benign tumors that appear behind the ears, back and chest, Hypertrophic Scars which are the most common scars that affects us and are usually raised dark marks that are caused due to acne and other skin infections.Therefore it is important to getting rid of scars with natural remedies.
Lemons are rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which helps to remove dead skin cells and act as natural bleach on old scars. Lemon juice helps to lighten scars and erases them over the time. Moreover Honey is also an age old therapy which is often resorted to, in order to remove scars. It stimulates tissue regeneration and is very effective in treating wounds. Mixing raw honey along with baking soda in equal proportions and applying it to the scarred area also tends to aid in the process of removing scars.
Onions are also a surprising remedy for treating old scars as they have anti-inflammatory properties that help to inhibit the production of collagen, which in turn helps in fading scars. In addition to the above Aloe Vera Gel also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce skin irritations, remove scars and encourages the regeneration of new skin cells. Found in the form of ointments, creams and gels, aloe vera can be used on the skin every day.
Gooseberry or popularly referred to as Amla in India is rich in Vitamin C, which constraints the formation of scars. When applied to scars in form of a paste, the paste can be quite an effective remedy in treating scars. Lastly, Tea Tree Oil has anti-bacterial properties that can gradually reduce surgical and acne scars but what is to be noted is that it has to be diluted with water before application on the face.