Natural Remedies that May Help Treat Scars

November 29, 2018
If you're self-conscious about your scars, read this article to discover some natural remedies that may help your body's skin heal.

You should treat scars as soon as possible, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help the skin heal completely. We can aid this process with a diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Also, we can prepare a natural ointment that we can apply daily to help reduce them.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, or beta-carotene, helps keep the skin healthy and may promote healing. We can consume foods that have vitamin A, most of which are orange in color, like:

  • Carrots.
  • Pumpkin.
  • Sweet potato.
  • Spinach.
  • Broccoli.
  • Apricot.
  • Melons.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a source of energy that acts in four ways on the skin: it’s antioxidant, regenerative, moisturizing, and revitalizing. It may aid the healing process for all these reasons, and also by helping accelerate new skin cell production along with the shedding of old cells.

Foods rich in vitamin C:

  • Citrus fruits.
  • Barbados cherry.
  • Red fruits.
  • Red pepper.
  • Parsley.
  • Kiwi.
  • Broccoli.

You could also take vitamin C supplements, the most natural of which are manufactured with powdered barbados cherry.

Silicon: A remedy that may help treat scars

One of the most important supplements that may boost correct cellular function is silicon. This is the first mineral we think of when it comes to skin, hair, and nail health. Several firming creams contain it in their list of ingredients because it may help improve skin elasticity.

Foods rich in silicon:

  • Avocado.
  • Alfalfa.
  • Whole-grain rice.
  • Horsetail.
  • Onion.
  • Whole oats.
  • Cucumber.
  • Leeks.
  • Beets.
  • Cheese.

Silicon can also be taken as an organic liquid. This is an essential oil. We recommend that you use the organic variety for better absorption.

Natural ointment

Also, you can prepare a natural ointment with healing and regenerative ingredients:

  • Aloe vera: If you have the plant at home, you can directly extract the gel from inside. If not, you can buy natural aloe vera gel.
  • Rosehip oil.
  • Lavender essential oil.
  • Vitamin E (sold in capsules in herbal stores and pharmacies).

In a glass bowl, mix equal parts aloe vera and rosehip oil (approx. 50 ml of each). Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of vitamin E. Stir well with a wooden spoon. You can store this mixture in the fridge. Apply at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

Aloe vera.

Painful scars

We recommend applying hypericum oil to painful scars. Soak hypericum flowers outdoors, in a bit of olive oil, for 30 days. The oil will turn a pinkish color. Apply two or three times to the scar. This oil may also help treat contusions and burns.  

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You could also try the homeopathic remedy Hypericum 6CH, placing 3 little balls under your tongue three times a day between meals and strong flavors (breath mints, coffee, etc.).

Difficult scars

You can use arnica cream, which is sold in pharmacies and herbal stores, to help treat difficult scars. You can also use the homeopathic remedy Arnica 6CH, with the same directions as described above.

Arnica.

Honey and propolis: Two ancient remedies

Bees give us two naturally excellent and inexpensive solutions that may help treat scars. Honey is a special food with lots of properties with moisturizing, antioxidant, and antibiotic effects.

It’s frequently used in skin masks, and it can also be used to help treat scars. For this remedy, apply organic honey every day for at least ten minutes, three times a day.

Propolis was used in ancient Egypt due to its antiseptic and healing properties. If you apply it daily to your scars and take it orally, it may help regenerate skin and help reduce the appearance of scars. You can also purchase a pre-prepared propolis cream in herbal stores.

Read more here: Naturally Reduce the Appearance of Scars

We hope you enjoyed this article on some natural remedies that may help treat scars!

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