Scars are fibrous tissue that protect and repair any injured areas of skin. Scars are often caused by accidental cuts, burns, chickenpox, insect bites, scrapes and other skin-related conditions.
While they may be harmless, they can make you feel self-conscious and lower your self-esteem. This is especially true if you have to face the world every day.
The good news is that there are natural remedies that can reduce the appearance of scars. Here are six of the best…
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has many healing properties and is an amazing source of antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E that can neutralise free radicals. To use, split an aloe vera leaf symmetrically and scoop out the gel.
Apply the aloe vera over the scar and massage gently into the skin. Leave on the skin for 30 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water. For best results, follow this procedure twice daily.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil has many amazing antiseptic properties that can help to treat hypertrophic scars. For best results, use a tablespoon of oil to half a cup of water.
Dip the cotton ball into the diluted tea tree oil and apply over the scars.
Repeat this process twice daily for best results. Wash the area with soap after 30 minutes of application.
3. Rio Rosa Mosqueta Oil
Rosa Mosqueta Oil is a pure and unscented oil from a wild rose of the Andes. It has many potential healing properties to maintain skin texture, attenuate scars and help in the prevention of premature skin aging.
This natural oil is excellent for keeping skin hydrated and soft, reducing the appearance of scars in the process. Apply onto the scars twice daily for best result. Rosa Mosqueta Oil has been reported as healing scars in as little as 6-8 weeks of initial use.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar can balance pH levels within the body and skin, while giving the ability to remove dead skin cells. To use, take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a little honey and 2/3 cup of water and mix well.
Dip the cotton ball into the solution and apply to the scar. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water. Apply moisturising lotion to the skin and then repeat this procedure twice daily for best results.
This proteolytic enzyme can dissolve inflammation and dead scar tissue within the body.
Serrapeptase works on external and internal scars in the same way. Can be taken in tablets or capsule form and is recommended to be consumed on an empty stomach for best results.
The suggested Serrapeptase dosage is to take 2 tablets/capsule x 3 times daily with water, 30 minutes before food or 2 hours after eating.
6. Baking Soda
Baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) is a natural method of microdermabrasion that can relieve the appearance of scars. To use baking soda for scars, mix 5 parts of baking soda with 1 part of water.
Stir the paste and then massage onto the skin and leave to dry for 1 minute. Rinse with warm water and then repeat the process for 2-3 times a week.
Rio Rosa Mosqueta Oil – Pure and unscented oil from a wild rose of the Andes. Rosa Mosqueta Oil is a special Rose Hip oil from Chile, and is particularly rich in essential fatty acids (EFA). This is known to be necessary constituents of cell membranes, in the synthesis of the hormone prostaglandin, and in skin welfare. For healing scars people report seeing benefits after just 6 to 8 weeks of initial use!
SerraPlus+ – Serrapeptase is a bioactive enzyme that can safely dissolve inflammation and scar tissue within the body, leaving the living tissue intact. SerraPlus+ is a combination of natural serrapeptase and trace minerals, along with pure MSM. This formula can support normal joint, tendon and
connective tissue health.
Among the 6 natural remedies, you don’t say how much water should be added to one part of Apple Cider Vinegar! Please advise. Thanks.
To use, take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a little honey and 2/3 cup of water and mix well.