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A Quick and Easy Homemade Scar Treatment

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Tips on how to make your own homemade scar treatment

Whether it is from a childhood incident, minor accident or even acne, scars happen. Though they might be a fact of life, that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Or even resign to getting used to them.

Personally, I have scars from scratching my chicken pox as a child, walking into a tree as a teenager and a very unfortunate battle with a trigger fish in Thailand. Though I am simultaneously embarrassed and proud of my fish bite scar, I’d rather not live with the others.

After some serious online digging and researching, I understand the formation of scarring more and best of all, how to reduce its appearance. Since sharing is caring, here’s what I learned and why I decided to use a homemade scar treatment instead.

How Scars Are Formed

Your dermis is a layer of skin that is deep and sensitive…kinda like what I picture my dream man to be like.

But I digress.

When you injure this layer of skin, your body will begin to produce collagen to help heal the injury. And as the wound heals, a scar is formed.

You’ve probably noticed how different your skin looks once a scar has formed. It is typically flatter and different in color to the rest of your skin. Sometimes your body under or over-produces collagen during the healing process and it is this imbalance that results in the different feeling and appearance of scars.

Traditional Fixes

Of course, there are several ways you can pay to remove your scars; laser treatments, injections, dermabrasion and of course, various different scar removal creams.

While laser treatments are effective, especially for acne scars, it can be costly and require several visits. Not only that, but it can be quite painful. No thanks!

Similar to laser treatments, injections can be painful but they aren’t nearly as effective. I think I’ll pass.

Dermabrasion, on the other hand can be helpful with minor scars. Dermabrasion is a treatment that uses a brush to abrade the skin. Basically you create a new wound so a fresh layer of skin will form under the scab. It’s not surprising then that this type of treatment can leave your skin feeling raw and uncomfortable. *scrunches nose and shakes head*

Naturally Remedy Your Red

If the above descriptions didn’t turn you off enough…well…you’re stronger than I am! For me, I like to green my routine as much as possible; even when it comes to my scar tissue.

If you have wounds that are currently healing, there are a few things you can do to help reduce future scarring. Aloe vera, fenugreek, gingko biloba, tea tree essential oil and vitamin E are all potent substances that promote healing and lighten the skin – meaning stock up, sistah!

For all your other warrior wounds, here is a great homemade scar treatment cream that will reduce the appearance and leave you feeling more confident about your skin.

All you need is:

From there, you just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: In a small bowl mix together all your ingredients until they form a nice paste.

Step 2: Apply the paste to your scarred skin and let it sit for 30-60 minutes depending on how big and deep your scar is.

Step 3: Wash off the paste with lukewarm water and repeat once or twice daily until your scar has faded.

This cream is great because the Fuller’s Earth naturally decolorizes scarring while the vitamin E oil and rosewater nourish and moisturize the skin back to health. And the best part? There’s no painful lasers, injections or scraping of your skin.

It’s a simple and affordable solution to eliminating those unsightly scars so you can get back to feeling like that sexy little minx you truly are.

This Video Might Help

The second remedy in the video below will offer some good results and the ingredients are a little easier to find. Just remember that this one is designed for people who have acne scars. If yours are much more severe, then the remedy I mentioned above will be much better:

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10 comments… add one

  • Hey….where do you buy these ingrediants and does it work for stretch marks drom.pregnancy too??

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  • Hey Jules,

    Any health food or vitamin store should stock all 3 ingredients, but I prefer to buy online from Amazon because it’s a little cheaper. Below I’ve listed the products I ordered from Amazon to make this remedy just in case you wanted to do the same:

    Vitamin E Oil – Jason Vitamin E Oil
    Rosewater – Heritage Rosewater
    Earth Clay – Fuller’s Earth Clay

    As far as helping stretch marks goes, yes this remedy will have a small effect but it depends on the size and depth of your marks. If you have quite severe stretch marks, I would recommend using a more powerful product like TriLastin SR.

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  • I have very pale skin. It was beautiful then my freshman year I started breaking out and started getting scars not a lot but some on my cheeks and chin and the problem I have is they are more noticeable because of my pale skin I really need the best and quickest way to get my skin back my confidence is super low now and I need that back to! The problem with this remedy is I have no idea how to get it cause I’m young or what it is so do u have any other remedy a that work quickly?!?!

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  • Okay then try this –> http://besskincare.com/natural-scar-remedies

    Maybe some of those could work for you? But regardless they are all natural remedies so they shouldn’t do any damage to your skin :-)

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  • Do you have any tips or posts about pigmentation scars? I have them badly on my chin. Dark spots/patches, some I think are old scars from picking spots. They are completely flat and match the rest of my skin in texture but are dark enough that I can never go out without concealer. Are there any ‘dark spot’ products that you have found really useful? Thank you

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  • Hey Anna!

    You should check this post out..it may be able to help you –> http://besskincare.com/how-to-get-rid-of-dark-spots

    If not, I like this product for lightening dark spots –> http://besskincare.com/meladerm-cream

    I hope that helps :-)

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  • Hi! In July I was curling my friends hair and the curling wand hit my leg and left a 2 inch scar. Do you think the recipe above would work well?

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  • I don’t see why not…give it a try :-)

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  • where can I buy aloe vera?

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  • You can buy it in any health food/natural food store…or you could buy it on Amazon :)

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