No matter how we may take care of our appearance, we cannot help but get scars every now and then. It may be from accidental cuts, surgery or acne but one thing’s for sure, it makes us feel self-conscious.
Over-the-counter medication and high end beauty creams are readily available to help lighten and eliminate these annoying scars. The only downside is the price tag. Effective scar-lightening creams may be a bit expensive and harsh on the skin.
Fortunately, ingredients that can lighten scars can be found in the comfort of our kitchen and our very own homes.
Frankincense essential oil can help treat the dry skin around the scar area. It is also effective in reversing signs of aging and reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
It is praised for its amazing healing qualities and its ability to protect the skin against further infection. Apply this oil to an inflamed wound to stop the swelling. This is also especially useful when administered to acne breakouts. Frankincense is a natural astringent so it not only helps in the lightening of scars, but also improve the overall appearance of the affected area.
When it comes to fading acne scars, cucumber is one of the top home remedy options. A fresh cucumber slice can help lighten pimple scars. Simply rub a slice on the area where the scar is and rinse after letting it sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
Freshly extracted cucumber juice can also be used to fade away scars and fight off blemish formation. For people fond of applying face masks, you can make a face mask made of cucumber and apply it regularly for faster results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
A simple warning, never apply apple cider vinegar to your skin without diluting it. Undiluted apply cider vinegar can irritate sensitive skin. You can dilute it in water and gently dab on the scar using a cotton ball. Mixing apple cider vinegar with water or green tea can be used as an acne-fighting toner.
Rosehip seed oil is a potent scar-eliminating essential oil. It is does not leave a greasy feel after application because it is easily soaked in the skin. It is high in fatty acids that moisturize dehydrated skin. Severely dehydrated skin is more prone to scarring and irritation.
Lemon juice has strong bleaching properties that can help lighten scar formation and discoloration. Combined with aloe vera to make an effective aloe-lemon pack, the effects will be observed quickly.
Remember to dilute this in water for a gentler approach at skin lightening, and in order to avoid irritation and redness.
Cut open a vitamin E capsule to get the liquid inside it. Directly apply it to the scar regularly and wait for the effects to take place. The soothing formula is soothing and is good for people who have sensitive skin. This method may be a bit messy but the effects are astoundingly great.