Scars are disfigurements of the skin’s tissue that leave your skin looking deformed and abnormal. These scars can be the result of many things like an infections, a cut, scrape, wound or it may be more severe in nature like when you have an accident. When the scars only affect the outer layers of skin, they go away within no time as the skin cells get regenerated. But when the cause is more severe and the scars affect the deeper layers of skin, it is very hard to get rid of such scars and they may last for a very long time. Such scars make us feel less confident about our appearances as we feel we will be the subject of ridicule. But there are several home treatments as well as medical procedures that can get rid of these scars over time.
There are several food items that you can use at home to help lighten and completely reduce scars, such as:
As cucumbers have a high water content, using them on your skin makes it supple and soft and gives it a refreshed look. You can also use cucumbers to get rid of scars on your face by either buying the paste from stores or making your own paste at home.
To make your own cucumber paste, first take 3-4 cucumbers and remove all the seeds. Then put them in a blender with some mint leaves and add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Now put this mixture in a jar and in a separate bowl beat an egg thoroughly. Now put the egg into the mixture and shake it and then apply this paste on your scars. Keep it on for around 20 minutes and then wash it off to notice visible changes in the scars.
Lemon juice has some excellent rejuvenation properties that help get rid of dead cells and replace them with fresh ones. This juice contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) that make the skin look young and fresh as the lemon juice exfoliates the scars and lightens them. You can apply lemon juice on the face with a sterilized cotton piece and make sure you put a thick coating. Avoid going out in the sun with this paste on and if you feel a burning sensation avoid using it for a few days.
You can use honey to get rid of scars as well as to exfoliate it and make it look fresh. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of baking soda and then apply it on the face and leave it for around 3-4 minutes before washing it off. You can use a warm washcloth to apply the paste on your scars and after application you can dry it off with the same cloth. You can also exfoliate the skin later by adding two tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of honey.
Yoghurt, turmeric and lemon juice
All these three are excellent for the skin and when used in combination with each other, they can visibly reduce scars. Mix 1 tablespoon of yoghurt with 4-5 drops of lemon juice and then add half a tablespoon of turmeric powder. Apply this paste on the skin and keep it on for 10 minutes before washing it off.
Onion gel helps in generation of collagen that regenerates the damaged skin cells and lightens the scars. The anti-inflammatory properties make the skin look more youthful and fresh as well. This gel is available in local stores but it takes a long time to reduce and lighten scars so regular use is recommended.
Aloe vera gel
You can use the gel from aloe vera leaves to reduce the swelling and scars on your skin and keeps it glowing and refreshed. This gel is light and topical and can even be applied on sensitive skin. You should use it atleast thrice a day in the unprocessed state for the best effect.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a light astringent that not only reduces and removes scars but also cleanses skin thoroughly. This oil is effective to reduce deep scars as well as scars from acne etc. You can mix a few drops of tea tree oil with warm water and then apply it in the face. Wash it off after a few minutes and don’t leave it on for too long or your skin may get irritated.
You should apply olive oil on your scars for around ten minutes as the acid content and antioxidants in the oil reduce the scars and help get rid of it completely. It also contains vitamins E and K that help your skin regenerate cells. You must wash it off with a moist cloth.
Cica care silicone gel
You can also get rid of the scar tissue on your face by using silicone adhesive strips or gel. Apply the gel or the strip entirely on the scar and take it off after a few hours. The silicone helps lighten the pigmentation of the scar and is highly recommended by medical professionals. You can use one silicone wrap after every 28 days.
You can also get help from medical professionals and use the following techniques to get rid of scars:
The medical professionals will use laser beams to direct light energy to your skin and lighten blemishes, scars and pigmentation.
Surgical scar Revision
You can also have surgery done to remove the scar entirely and then it is stitched back again to regenerate the skin cells.
When the scars disfigure your face completely and make it look uneven and indented, you should opt for Dermabrasion as it helps even out your skin and keeps it looking young and refreshed.
Thus get rid of all these scars by using the methods listed above. For deeper scars medical procedures may be more effective so consult with your doctor before employing any method.