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9 Ways to Reduce the Visibility of Scars on Your Skin

Updated on October 12, 2017
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How to reduce the visibility of scars on your skin.
How to reduce the visibility of scars on your skin.

Have you realized scars don’t make your skin look beautiful? When you have too many scars on your body, you sometimes feel uncomfortable wearing some kinds of dresses because you know they don’t look beautiful on you. Scars appear in different shapes and sizes depending on the kind of sore you had some time ago. Scars can be really ugly and cause us much embarrassment, which is the reason why it is important that we find ways of getting rid of them.

Best ways to get rid of scars

There are a number of things that we can all do to reduce the visibility of the scars on our skin or better still get rid of them permanently. Here are some of the simple ways to reduce the visibility of scars on your skin:

  • Avoid direct sunlight

Try not to expose your scars to direct sunlight. The reason why this is important is because when ultraviolet rays get in contact with your scar, it will worsen the scar by discoloring it and making it more visible. This is the reason why it is important not to expose your scars to the rays of the sun. You can hide your scars from the sun by doing a number of simple things, including using sunscreens or you could wear clothes that can cover your scars from direct sunlight.

  • Dermabrasion

You can undergo a process called dermabrasion to get rid of your scars. But what really is dermabrasion? It is the process by which your surgeon uses a wire brush to remove the top layers of your skin. This is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of scars. The only disadvantage with this method is that it is quite expensive. If you cannot afford the cost of dermabrasion, you can use a microdermabrasion kit, which is less expensive in order to achieve a similar result. This can be done by yourself at home especially when your scar is not too big or deep.

  • Massage the scar

Massaging your scars will help you get rid of them. During the process of massaging, it is best to use a moisturizer to perform the massaging. When you massage your scars often, it allows easy circulation of blood around the affected area which will make the dead tissues to be replaced much faster so that new ones can develop. When you continue this process for some time, your scars will gradually fade away.

  • Eat foods rich in vitamin E

When you eat foods rich in vitamin E, your wounds tend to heal faster than someone who has insufficient vitamin E in his or her body. Also, eating a balanced diet with enough nutrients can effectively cure your skin problems.

  • Drink lots of water

Drinking lots of water helps in getting rid of scars faster during treatment. This is because water moisturizes your skin and enables the body tissues to be replaced much quickly.

Applying lemon juice on your scars can help get rid of them.
Applying lemon juice on your scars can help get rid of them.
  • Apply lemon juice

Applying fresh lemon juice on a daily basis to your scars helps you to reduce the visibility of scars. This is because lemon contains alpha hydroxyl acids which help replace dead cells with new ones.

The process of using lemon juice to treat scars, involves squeezing the juice from fresh lemon into a cup. Then use cotton wool dipped into the juice and then apply it on the affected areas of your skin. After 5 minutes, rinse off with clean warm water. Repeat this on daily basis.

Raw honey helps reduce the visibility of scars on your skin
Raw honey helps reduce the visibility of scars on your skin
  • Raw honey

Apply raw honey on the affected area. Row honey is effective in treating scars because it moisturizes the skin and heals wounds much faster. For the best results, apply raw honey on the scar(s) at least three times a day.

Aloe Vera leaves are very effective in treating scars
Aloe Vera leaves are very effective in treating scars
  • Aloe Vera leaf

Aloe Vera leaf is also very effective method in reducing the visibility of scars on your skin. The gel of Aloe Vera leaf can be applied on scars to get rid of them and make your skin clearer. Aloe Vera is capable of doing this simply because it has anti-inflammatory properties that help to renew dead cells. All you need to do is to cut the Aloe Vera leaf and scoop its gel and apply it on your scars. Leave the gel on the affected area for about 10-15 minutes before washing off with clean warm water.

Tea tree oils are very good treatment methods for scars on skin.
Tea tree oils are very good treatment methods for scars on skin.
  • Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil gets rid of scars when applied to the body because it has anti-bacterial properties that fight bacteria surrounding your scars and this makes your scars fade away quickly.

The above are some of the most effective ways to reduce the visibility of scars on your skin and keep it looking beautiful all the time.

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      Jo Miller 

      11 months ago from Tennessee

      Lots of useful information in this article.

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