Home Remedies For Scars On Body
There are a bunch of great home remedies for scars on your body. Let's have a look at a few of them. Scars can really interfere with a person's self-esteem and view of themselves. If they're affecting your life in any way, it's time to get rid of them. Here are some home remedies for scars on body.
Lemons offer one of the best ways to reduce scarring. Most people think they are a natural bleach, however they are better at smoothing and exfoliating skin. Exfoliation is what you want - it basically refers to the skin being removed… a little like sandpaper removes layers of wood from something someone is sanding.
Exfoliation will remove the very top layers of skin that's been affected by a scar, allowing the diseased skin to eventually come to the surface and be removed. The key to using lemons as a home remedy for scars on your body is constancy. People can be very put off when they apply lemon, as it stings like crazy. However, lemon has been proven to be one of the best natural home remedies for scarring. Apply once or twice a day, and leave on for at least an hour to let the acid seep through your skin. Yay.
This is little bit harder to come by then lemons, but if you do manage to find it, you'll be glad that you did. Cocoa butter is an excellent scar treatment and it can work wonders for you. It's one of the best natural moisturizers that I know of, and it works by softening and smoothing the scar area to permit the natural healing process to continue. It's also an excellent antidote to that harsh lemon juice that we've just applied.
Rub a couple of times a day into your scar for a really great sensation! Remember as with the lemon juice, the key is consistency here. You can rub it in once a week, and get no results, or rub it in once or twice a day, and get the benefits that cocoa butter gives you. It's one of the best home remedies for scars on your body, so give it a go.
It's important to remember that especially during the healing stages of your scar, you will find that it is very important to keep it protected from the powerful rays and UV light of the sun. Keep some sunscreen on it or preferably keep it under wraps in order to give your skin the best protection that it can get.
There's a myth that you should 'let scars be exposed to that 'good sunlight' and 'good air'. What happens when you immediately injure your skin? A scab is formed, to protect the healing skin from the elements to give it the best success of healing. People add bandages to aid the healing process. While a little sun is instinctively good for scars, it's much less then you might be led to believe.
Let the scar heal by itself.
To sum up...
So there we are. Three home remedies for scars on body. Remember, the key with all of these is consistency. Other, more powerful performers (like creams) and more expensive performers (like creams…) require consistency to work as well. It's no different with natural remedies. Give yourself the best option of success and try at least for two weeks before making a decision whether or not to continue the treatment.
I hope this was helpful to you.
Warning: Some people sometimes suggest that Vitamin E for scars is good. Can Vitamin E fix scars? Take a look there for a surprising answer (read it before attempting any vitamin E related treatment).
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