Scars tend to get lighter with time and the human body has a good mechanism to take care of scars. For healing up scars there are few home remedies, which you can try in order to lighten or treat the scars. The natural remedies target to minimize scar tissue, help to support effective cell growth and form a healthy skin. However please be clear that you need to be cautious of using the home remedies solutions too, as an excess of any may cause skin irritation and issues. Consult a dermatologist and be clear of your choices.
Home Remedies for Old Scars:
Following are few effective natural remedies and treatment to remove old scars:
Ice Cube: They are the simplest form of natural remedy for scar treatment and are available easily, anywhere and anytime without spending money. Rub an ice cube on your scar every day, and eventually, it will fade away.
Baking Soda: Baking soda is easily available in the market. Mix 2 tablespoons of water with 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda and make a paste and apply on your scars. Once it is dry wash it off with cold water and repeats the same three times in a week to get the best results.
Lemon: Lemon juice is considered as a natural bleach agent as it is rich in Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (AHAs). Squeeze fresh lemon juice and soak a cotton ball and apply the same in scars and you can directly rub lemon on the scar.
Aloe Vera: Use fresh leaf of aloe vera, cut it in half and remove the skin from one side of one-half and take out the gel. Slowly massage aloe vera gel over your scar, you can do twice every day, it helps to promote cell regeneration.
Gooseberry: Gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin C, it not only helps to remove the scars but also prevents the formation of scars further. Make the paste of fresh raw gooseberry and apply it over the affected area.
Honey: Apply raw, organic and pure honey over your scar. Honey stimulates the tissue generation effectively and thus making scars to heal easily and fast.
Onion: Onion has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property that makes it best to heal the old scars. Direct application of onion juice on scar can help to fade away the scar.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree oil is also considered as an excellent natural remedy for treating surgical scars and old acne.
Almond: Because of anti-aging properties almonds are considered to be quite effective for healing scars. Soak 2-3 almonds in water or rose water for overnight, and make a paste of almonds and apply the paste on scars.