Acne scars are the worst. Though some people think their scars as marks of pride, there are a lot of persons who can give anything to make their scars go away especially visible ones. This is because of the way it affects their appearance or self-conscious it makes them feel.
Therefore, if you want to get rid of an old scar, first thing you need to do is understand what type of scar it is you want to get rid of.
Scars usually form as part of natural healing process following an injury. In some cases, if the injury heals really fast, the collagen deposited will be less and this makes your scars less noticeable will be. Also, the severity of your scar is dependent on the severity of the injury. Scars most times form differently on different parts of the body and also based on the age of the person injured.
How to naturally get rid of scars
When there are soothing and moisturizing present in your treatment, it becomes easy for your scars to heal. Thankfully, aloe vera contains these two and a lot more. The antioxidant property in aloe vera can reduce swelling and redness, while its natural astringent helps get rid of excess oil and dead cells. It is also a great remedy for sun burns and can be ingested if diluted properly.
Another beautiful thing about aloe vera is that you don’t necessarily need measurements. If you are able to find the plant, just scrape it open, remove the leaf and lather the scar. When you are done, cover it with a plastic wrap. It will feel a little weird and sticky, but you stand to reap a lot of benefits from that stickiness
Coconut oil, just like most of your favorite oils, can help moisturize and refresh your skin, simultaneously restoring your skin’s glow. That is why it is being recommended by beauticians and skin care professionals to be made a part of your daily regimen
Dab some of it under your eyes, on your lips, and bare brows in the morning to keep your face looking naturally fresh.
However, you might also want to watch how you use coconut oil on areas you don’t have scars, as too much of it can cause of your skin to breakout.
Baking soda can balance your skin’s PH and act as a natural exfoliator simultaneously. That way, it eliminates your dead skin cells and leaves you feeling refreshed without causing any kind of harm to the skin around the scar
Using two parts water and one part baking soda, make a paste and scrub it on the affected area, rinsing thoroughly and gently after a minute.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar has a reputation for being an all-around natural ingredient for anything and everything from cleaning solutions to ski n care.
Same goes to treating scars. All you need do is, mix apple cider vinegar with honey and apply it the scar area, leave it on for at least 10 minutes. When this is done up to three times a day, best believe, you will definitely see results.
Do you see a zit trying to pop up? Soak it in Apple Cider, then in water to dilute it just a little, and dab the mixture on the zit. Though it might sting for s while, it will help reduce redness and also stop any whitehead or dark spots from forming.
Onion extract is another good option if you are looking to get rid of your scars. With bioflavonoids, like cepalin and kaempferol, onion extract has been known to significantly reduce the appearance of scars after only a few weeks, and like every other ingredient aforementioned, it should be used daily.
The only downside is that it could sting a little, but it is only fleeting. Onion extract is also excellent for treating acne, as it has components that reduce inflammation, redness and soreness.
You are probably wondering why honey is mentioned more than once on this list. Honey has natural moisturizing and soothing effects that can contribute to tissue regeneration, thereby making it very an easy ingredient to mix into your daily regimen.
Honey, when used in its raw form is astounding and the darker it is, the richer the properties it embodies. However when it is mixed with cinnamon is a great renewal treatment that can help keep your skin smooth and clear.
If you want to lighten your scar, lemon is a great choice. It has alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), meaning it has the healing properties your skin needs. Known as a natural bleach, this lightener aids in new cell growth and gives your skin its elasticity back.
Start by cutting a lemon in half and rub a half over the scar; squeeze the lemon to let it soak the scar for about 15 minutes. Dab with cool water to rinse.
Shea butter is an all round natural. It helps women prevent or completely eliminate stretch marks. To get rid of your scars with it, you need to apply it daily. It also has moisturizing effects that can makes your skin glow.
However, it is important you find unrefined raw shea butter instead of the refined ones. This is because some nutrients in the refined ones have probably been broken down or completely destroyed
The curcumin property contained in turmeric makes it a great option for specifically treating acne scars. Curcumin is a compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce excess production of melanin, which can add pigmentation to your scar and make it darker
Turmeric powder also treats discoloration and helps your skin glow. It is also antiseptic so it makes your skin smooth without irritation.
You can also mix honey to hasten its effectiveness. Just add equal parts honey and turmeric (1 tsp each) and keep it on for about 20 minutes to allow the paste to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.