How to Get Rid of Scars

Scarring can be a result of acne or severe accidents involving deeper layers of skin leading to permanent cosmetic disfigurement. Scarring not only affects your physical appearance but also significantly compromise your confidence, moral and self esteem. Normally skin is considered as the most extensive organ that has the remarkable capacity to regenerate. If only superficial layers are damaged, the skin cells re-grow and no permanent scarring takes place; however, in some situations when the deeper layers of skin are damaged or destroyed, the risk of scarring increases tremendously. Both home remedies and professional treatment can get rid of scars.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Scars

1. Cucumber Paste


Cucumbers are composed of almost 90% water and are known to make skin soft and hydrated with periodic use. You can obtain cucumber paste commercially from stores or prepare your own organic cucumber paste at home by this simple method:

  • Remove the seeds from the center and blend 3- 4 cucumbers with few mint leaves and one teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • In a separate bowl crack an egg and beat thoroughly.
  • Take out the contents in a jar and add the egg.
  • Shake gently and apply the mixture on your face.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes and wash the face with tap water

You will feel noticeable difference in the appearance of your scars.

2. Lemon Juice


The alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) content of lemon juice has remarkable rejuvenation potential that is helpful in replacing dead, damaged skin cells by new cells that helps in returning normal appearance of skin. In addition, lemon juice also acts as a mild exfoliative agent that helps in the process of regeneration and the bleaching action promotes lightening of acne scars.

Use a sterile cotton ball to apply lemon juice on the scarred skin and make sure the involved area of skin is fully covered. Wash your face with tap water after 10 minutes. Avoid going in bright sun if you have lemon juice on your face (and application of lemon juice may make your skin sensitive). If your skin gets painful or sensitive, avoid application for a few days.

3. Honey


Raw honey acts as a natural moisturizer that helps in fading scars and promoting the regeneration and healing of skin. For best results mix the honey with baking soda (1 tea spoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of baking soda) and massage your face for 3 to 4 minutes, especially concentrating on the scars. You can use a warm washcloth to provide deeper penetration and action. Once the washcloth has cooled down you can use it to wipe the honey and baking soda mask from your face. Additionally you can prepare an excellent exfoliative mask by doubling the amount of baking soda (2 teaspoon of baking soda in one teaspoon of honey).

4. Turmeric, Yogurt and Lemon Juice


Take a small bowl and add 4 to 5 drops of lemon juice, ½ tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp of yogurt. Mix the ingredients gently and apply on scars. Remove it after 10 minutes. You will feel significant difference in a few days.

5. Onion Juice


Onion juice has anti-inflammatory properties and also serves to stimulate the collagen production from the skin that acts as a filling agent. Due to skincare functions of onion juice, various manufacturers sell onion jells that can be used effectively on the scars for maximal relief.

Onion juice or gel works slowly and may take months to produce noticeable effects (so you may have to be very patient with this remedy).

6. Aloe Vera Gel


Aloe vera gel has remarkable capacity to promote regeneration of skin. In addition it induces a soothing effect when applied topically on the skin by reducing inflammation and swelling. It is available commercially in the form of lotions, gels and ointments but it is best of you use it in the raw and unprocessed state. Make sure to apply the gel from the leaves at least 2- 3 times daily.

7. Tee Tree Oil


Tea tree oil has strong scar removing properties that make it an ideal remedy to remove surgical scars and scars from the acne and other skin diseases. You can dilute it with water to obtain maximum benefits and to minimize skin irritation.

  • Warm a bowl of water and add a small amount of tea tree oil.
  • Prepare the soapy mixture and splash on your face
  • Let it stay for a few minutes and wash with tap water

You may experience mild tingling but that is normal due to astringent like action of tea tree oil.

8. Olive Oil


Olive oil is an excellent remedy for scars due to high acidity and antioxidant functions of olives. In addition, it also contains essential rejuvenating vitamins like Vitamin E and Vitamin K that are known to promote skin healing and regeneration.

  • Take a small amount if olive oil in your palm and use your fingers to gently massage the oil all over your scars.
  • Rub gently and let the oil stay on your face/ scars for an additional 10 minutes
  • Wipe out with a moist cloth or wash your face.

9. Cica Care Silicone Gel


In order to lighten the scar pigmentation, you can obtain silicone gel sheets or wraps from the stores. You can use the gel directly on the scarred surface or (if you are using an adhesive, stick it gently to cover the entire scar surface). Remove after a few hours.

Due to high potency and immense benefits, this gel is used widely by surgeons and medical doctors to reduce the appearance of scars and skin pigmentation. It is adhesive tape like and hence easier to use. You can use one strip for a period of 28 days.

Face Scars: How to Get Rid Of Scar Tissue on Your Face:

Here is a video link that may help in knowing the essentials of scar removal techniques from the face.

Professional Treatments to Get Rid of Scars

1. Laser Treatment

Laser beams deliver intense light energy rays that reduce pigmentation, blemishes and scarring from the face. It is one of the most recommended procedures today

2. Surgical Scar Revision

This is a procedure that involves surgical removal of scar and stitching of the adjoining healthy skin with absorbable sutures

3. Dermabrasion

In situations where scars are associated with indentations and unevenness of skin, dermabrasion can be employed for a smoother and gentler looking skin.

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