[toc]Scars are formed when there is trauma or injury to the skin. Scar formation is a part of the natural healing process. Some scars take a long time to heal, whereas others heal quickly. Scars are unsightly to look at and people make a lot of effort to conceal them. Although some scars fade away with the passage of time, some scars are more stubborn.
There are many different types of scars like contracture scars, acne scars, hypertrophic scars and acne scars. Treatment for scars include microdermabrasion, laser surgery and skin grafts. However all these treatments are quite expensive and not everyone can afford them. But there is no need to despair. With the help of some simple home remedies you can fade scars to a great extent.
6 Natural Remedies For Scars
Papaya And Sugar
Peel and cut a ripe papaya in half. Blend the papaya in a food processor without adding any water. Add two tablespoon of granulated sugar to this mashed papaya. Now take a bit of the papaya and sugar scrub in your fingers and rub it on the affected area. Wash off after 10 minutes.
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that helps to lighten skin tone and sugar helps to remove dead skin cells. Use this scrub twice a week and you will see results in two to three months.
Aloe Vera And Onion Juice
Grind a large onion in a food processor and extract its juice. To this juice add two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel. Combine well and apply it in a thin layer over your skin. Wipe off after half an hour. Onion juice contains skin lightening properties that helps to fade scar marks. Aloe vera has skin rejuvenating properties that increases collagen production and heals skin.
Kiwi And Lemon Juice
Cut a ripe kiwi in half and mash it with the back of a spoon to get a thick mash. To this add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix well. Apply this concoction on your scar and allow it to remain for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with plain water. This natural remedy is best suited for dark acne scars. Lemon juice contains citric acid that helps in skin lightening.
Olive Oil And Vitamin E
Combine one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with a teaspoon of vitamin E. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and rub it over the scar affected area. Olive oil helps to soften the skin and lighten the appearance of scars while vitamin E increases skin elasticity.
Apply a thin layer of pure organic honey over the affected area everyday. Wash off after half an hour. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that increases the healing process and also keeps skin moisturized. With regular application of honey on scars, the scar marks will definitely lighten and the skin texture will also improve.
Turmeric And Sandalwood
Grind a bit of raw turmeric until you have a thick and fine paste. In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of sandalwood powder and a teaspoon of raw turmeric. Add a bit of water to make a paste of thick consistency. Apply this paste on the affected area and let it remain for 30-40 minutes. Wash off with water.
These were some ways of fading scars naturally. It is important to remember that natural remedies takes some time to show results and you need to be patient and diligent while following them.