Home remedies for scar removal can easily be achieved using items you probably have in your pantry or refrigerator. It is recommended to begin treating the scar as soon as possible after it becomes visible for best results. If the scar is deeply embedded in the skin it will be more difficult to remove. Try some of these alternative treatment options before more-invasive solutions such as skin grafting, surgery or prescription creams.
Lemon Juice, Tomato, Almond Oil and Fuller's Earth
An effective home remedy for treating scars is to use lemon juice. Apply some lemon juice directly on the affected area with a cotton ball. The acid helps remove the scar. Another tip: Cut a lemon in half and rub it over your face for an all-natural pore-tightening treatment.
Cut a tomato in half and rub gently over the affected area. You may also make fresh tomato juice and apply to the affected area with a cotton ball. Tomato is also good for cleaning out facial pores.
Massage a few drops of sweet almond oil into the scar area. Vitamin E oil is also quite effective in treating old scar tissue.
Make a paste using fuller's earth or clay and apply to the scar. Mix 2 tablespoons of fuller's earth or clay with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add a small amount of rose water to the mixture, apply to the scar and let dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Do this twice a day until the scar is gone.
Fenugreek Seeds and Sandalwood
Mix some fenugreek seeds in about a cup of water. Boil for five to seven minutes. Let the water cool, then wash your face or other affected scar areas with the water. Use this procedure at least once a week for best results.
Sandalwood can also be used in scar treatment. Make a paste by soaking some sandalwood in water overnight. This will soften the sandalwood enough to form a paste. Apply the paste on the affected scar area, and let dry completely. Rinse with cool water. Repeat once a day for a week to see results.
Cucumber and Banana
Use cucumber extract to treat scar tissue. Apply to the affected area, and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash the skin with warm water, and repeat once a day for a week for results. You may also place sliced cucumber over scar tissue, leave for a few minutes, remove and repeat as often as you like.
Mash a very ripe banana, and apply the paste to scar tissue. Leave the paste on for about seven minutes, then rinse with warm water. Do this several times a week for best results.
- The Doctors Book of Home Remedies, The Editors of Prevention Health Books, Rodale Books, 2002
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