Scars are unwanted marks on the skin. They are most often a result of a healed wounds or acne. Dermatologists use laser technology for extreme scar cases or prescribe a cream to apply over the scarred area. All this can be very expensive! If your scars are not that bad, there are a number of natural and easy remedies for you to try out which help in clearing out your skin and are light on your pocket.
Lemon juice: Lemon juice is made from extracting the juice from a lemon. Lemon juice is bleach to the skin. One can use the squeezed juice or just rub a slice against the scar. It is wise to however dilute it because it can be harsh to a person’s skin.
Honey: Smearing your face or the scar with a generous amount of honey is helpful to the skin as well. It is a potent antibiotic that soothes and clears the scarred area.
Cucumber juice: Cucumber juice helps to tighten the pores. This gradually makes the scars vanish. One can simply apply it using cotton swabs or by rubbing and placing the cucumber slices on the scar.
Banana Paste: Making a banana paste and applying it to the skin is also considered therapeutic and a way to heal scars. This requires well ripened bananas.
Tomato juice: Tomato juice can be used to get rid of your unwanted blemish. The tomato can be smashed or used as a slice onto the place that needs to be clear toned.
Massages: This improves blood flow to the area being massaged. This means that oxygen and nutrients are made more available to that part of the body, speeding the healing of the scar.
Baking Soda scrub: Scrubbing dead skin off your face is a great treatment for reducing scars. It leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated, fresh and smooth. This also helps open up pores. Baking soda exfoliates really well. One simply needs to make a paste with water, apply and let it stay for around five minutes then rinse off with warm water. A paste of sugar and lemon juice works as a great exfoliant.
Olive oil: Olive oil does wonders for a scarred area by providing nutrients to the skin, replenishing it and thereby causing the scars to heal.
With these DIY at-home remedies you must consume healthy meals. Vegetables are especially useful and good in taking care of the skin naturally. Taking in food enriched with nutrients help heal any damaged part of the skin naturally. This goes hand in hand with consuming enough water as well. Keeping the skin hydrated has very positive effects on its glow and health.
Happy Skin= Happy You!
Virginia Cunningham is a mom and health blogger based in Los Angeles. She currently writes for Northwest Pharmacy.
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