There are a variety of reasons that a person may have scars. They could be the result of acne, surgery, insect bites, vaccinations, or a rather reckless childhood that had a few injuries. They come in any variety of sizes and shapes. Regardless of the cause, scars are often not desirable and many people seek ways to reduce their appearance. Many find that eliminating scars boosts their self-confidence and makes them feel better about how they look.
There are a lot of options for reducing the appearance of scars, including creams, lotions, and even laser treatments. Of course, these methods are generally expensive and unhealthy. The best solution is always the natural one, and when it comes to scars that are other choices available. It is still important to note that although scars will naturally fade on their own, generally, there is no way to completely eliminate scars. We can, still, reduce the appearance to one degree or another, and sometimes it requires some patience.
One of the most popular remedies for scars and stretch marks is Vitamin E, which can be used in the form of capsules or oil. Vitamin E is a great natural way to reduce scars because it stimulates the development of collagen. Collagen works by improving skin strength and texture. Vitamin E in the form of oil or lotion can be applied directly to the scar. You may also use capsules by emptying the contents inside. It is important to make sure that the wound or injury has already healed completely before using Vitamin E.
Another very popular choice is Aloe Vera. This incredible plant has many natural healing properties and it may also be used to reduce the appearance of scars. This is because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory healing properties. It functions like an emollient and can repair and heal skin which has been damaged. It also helps to encourage new skin to grow and can benefit skin texture. Aloe Vera gel can be applied to the scar and massaged into the area. It should be left on for about half an hour before rinsing off and you can use it twice a day. Like Vitamin E, Aloe Vera shouldn't be used on open or unhealed wounds.
Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, which as already mentioned can hep reduce the appearance of scars. Aside from Vitamin E, coconut oil also contains capric, caprylic, and lauric acids which also work by stimulating collagen production. Once again, collagen helps heal damaged skin and promote the growth of healthy new skin. To use coconut oil you heat it up to turn it into a liquid, then apply it to the scar for about 5-10 minutes with your hands. After this, you leave it on for about an hour, and you can repeat the process multiple times a day. Other oils, like flaxseed, lavender, almond, and olive are all also good for reducing scars and they all have healing properties. They are best if used in cold-pressed or organic form and applied to the scar or scars consistently.