[toc]Scars take away the beauty and flawlessness of the skin. It is a mark left on the skin, caused primarily due to either a wound, injury, cut, burn, skin infection, etc. It is a part of the healing process of the skin and may leave a permanent mark. However, it depends on the depth, nature of wound, as well as on the area or organ that is affected.
Although there are a lot of over-the-counter medicines, injections and ointments available, apart from surgical remedies, there are some excellent home and natural remedies that helps in lightening the affect of scars.
5 Various Ways To Treat Scars
Baking soda is an excellent remedy for removing scars. The natural presence of microdermabrasion in it helps in getting rid of scar marks faster. Add a few tea spoons of baking soda with a little water in order to form a fine paste.
Apply this paste on the affected area and allow it to remain for about a a minute. Wash the scarred area with warm water. Repeat this twice or thrice in a week. One thing worth remembering is that baking soda and baking powder are not the same. So, it should be insured that baking soda is used, in order to get better results.
Vitamin E is very helpful in reducing scars from the skin. Eating a diet which is rich in vitamin E is the best and possibly the easiest way to ward of the affects of scars.
Spinach, almonds, asparagus,sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, bell peppers, papaya, mustard greens, etc are enriched with vitamin E. You may also apply a paste of almonds or ripe papaya on the scarred area.
The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties present in aloe vera helps in removing scars. Infact, it is one of the best options which is naturally available in abundance. The natural fluid present in it has a soothing and moisturizing effect on the skin which increases the elasticity of scar tissues.
Break an aloe leaf and collect the fluid coming out from it in a bowl. Gently apply it on the scar and allow it to dry, before washing it off. This can be repeated a few times in a day.
Lemon juice is helpful in removing not only tans and blemishes, but is also an excellent ailment for scars. The citric acid present in it aids in lightening the affects of scar marks.
Always cleanse the skin with a mild cleanser before applying lemon juice in it and pat it dry. Soak a piece of cotton swab into some freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply it on the affected area. Make sure not to keep it on the skin for more than ten minutes before rinsing off thoroughly and gently.
Extra virgin olive oil is another ingredient which is an excellent antidote for removing scars. Applying olive oil on scars help in loosening dead skin cells and also removing them. It rejuvenates the skin and makes it free from blemishes and marks.
Massage the scarred area with a few drops of olive oil and allow it to dry. Another way is to apply it on the affected area and keep it overnight. This way, the skin will soak the goodness of olive oil, naturally. The best part of it is that it will not clog the pores.