Scars are inevitable; no matter how careful you are, you are bound to get scars on your body. These can be due to a variety of reasons such as –
Irrespective of what caused the scar, none of them are pleasant to look at. Hence, people are always trying different ways to remove these scars. There are several products available in the market which claim to completely remove these scars, and some of them work surprisingly well.
However, wouldn’t it be better if you could just get rid of them without spending a single dime on these products, simply using home remedies? Besides, home remedies won’t have any side effects as well.
The following list consists of proven home remedies for scars which can help you to hide the scar temporarily or even remove it permanently.
- Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is extremely effective at removing scars due to the high amounts of citric acid and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) present in them, which have been known to increase growth of new cells.
First, completely clean the area surrounding the scar. Next, take a clean piece of cloth and apply some lemon juice to it. Rub that cloth on the affected area gently. After about 10 minutes, clean the affected area with water. Repeat everyday till the scar begins to fade away.
Remember those areas may become sensitive to light after applying lemon juice, so use a sunscreen if you need to go outside.
- Apply Honey
Honey, if used along with water and baking soda produces a massaging oil which is excellent for getting rid of scars. It also acts as a natural moisturizer.
To create the oil, you need to combine equal quantities of honey and baking soda and mix them with water. Apply this mixture on the scars. Gently massage that area for roughly 3 minutes. Then allow it to dry and clean it with water afterwards.
- Amla(also known as Indian Gooseberry)
Amla is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is highly effective in removing scars. Simply, massage a piece of amla onto the affected area (after cleaning it) for roughly 2 to 3 minutes. It can also be used as a paste, if you prefer it that way.
- Use Onion Extract
Onion extract is extremely helpful to prevent formation of scars due to cuts. It inhibits the production of collagen which is responsible for scars formed during a cut.
However, it can also remove scars which have formed a long time ago. Apply onion extract on the affected skin for a few days, and watch the scar fade away.
- Try Cucumber Paste
Cucumbers provide an excellent yet safe remedy for scar removal. Cucumbers are easily available in the market. Also, their acid content is relatively low, hence your skin won’t feel itchy or irritable.
Remove the seeds from a cucumber and mix the remaining potion with one egg white into a smooth mixture. Apply this onto the affected area and keep it for a few minutes. Wash with water afterwards, and continue doing this for a few days.