Published: 06/06/2012 - Updated: 10/08/2018
Thanks to nature and its healing power, we can find various plants and oils to help mitigate and effectively conceal that scar we do not like and want to hide anyway.
The first thing is to know that depending on the age of the scar, we will determine whether it can reduce some, less or nothing. In most cases it would be impossible to eliminate completely, even going through expensive treatments.
What we can do is to help the skin to hydrate, revitalize it, and improve its appearance and elasticity. How do we achieve this? After appearing scar because of a cut, burn, or a disease like chicken pox and others, we will seek that this annoying mark takes a color very similar to our skin tone.
Natural Remedies for our skin
To do this, there are these natural remedies to help you out:
Remedy No. 1
Every day, mix 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons of milk and pulp of aloe vera. Squeeze lemon juice mixed with milk, spread in the affected zone, when it’s dry; apply aloe vera pulp, covering it with gauze or bandage. Leave all night and next morning you should apply sunscreen to moisturize the area.
You can vary the application with honey, aloe, castor oil or cocoa butter.
Remedy No. 2
Exfoliate with a little sugar with honey which is applied in the marked areas and then wash.
Remedy No. 3
Vitamin E may help prevent and reduce scarring. To do this, you should open a capsule of vitamin E and drain its contents onto the affected area at least once daily.
Remedy No. 4
Mash 2 tablespoons of fresh calendula petals or 1 of dried flower, add 4 tablespoons of wheat germ oil tempered and apply several times a day. This remedy is ideal for acne scars.
Remedy No. 5
Add two handfuls of marigold flowers to a pint of boiling water and let stand. Then, prepare a pad, apply cold, it will accelerate the healing of minor injuries.
Remedy No. 6
Mix in a glass jar 15 drops of essential oil of rose hips, 15 drops of sage oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Heat the solution and smear it with a cotton ball at night and remove in the morning with warm water.
Remedy No. 7
Mix 1 egg (shell included) in half a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Apply this preparation daily on the scar.
Remedy No. 8
Mix 2 tablespoons of bean flour and 7 drops of milk of lactating women. If it’s too thick, you can pour a few drops more. Apply this paste on the scar.
Remedy No. 9
Boil water with 6 to 10 loquats mature, washed and seedless for 20 minutes. After that time, soak, with this preparation and a cloth, apply on the scar.
Hygiene is important
To apply these creams, it is important that the skin is completely clean and free from irritation, thus avoiding major complications such as allergies or other skin conditions.
Remember to protect your skin daily with sunscreen even though there is no sun in the sky; avoid getting spots that cause major problems.
If you have a wound, take care for it, disinfect it daily and if the doctor prescribes an antibiotic ointment, it’s better. A wound that heals quickly is less likely to cause a scar.
Do not take off the scabs; it could increase the chances of visible scarring.