Having a scar is worrying for many people, it is embarrassing and sometimes reminds them of traumatic experiences. These people have sought out ways to remove their scars. In Nigeria, people who were given tribal marks at a young age have had to deal with awkward situations on daily basis. There are many scar removal methods available today. In this article, we’ll look at the types of scars, the scar removal treatments which include scar removal creams, screams removal home remedies.
Types of scars
Scars are areas of the skin or fibrous tissue that appear after injury or the process of wound repair. There are 5 common types of scars.
1. Hypertrophic scar
Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overexpresses collagen. The scar is normally raised above the surrounding skin and red or pink in color. It ia hard and itchy. It is caused by wound infection or skin injuries.
2. Keloid scar
Keloid scars are very similar to hypertrophic scars. They can be differentiated from hypertrophic scars by their lack of growth outside the original wound area. Keloid scars are commonly caused by surgery, accident, skin burns, chicken pox, acne or,
sometimes, body piercings. However, in some people,
keloid scars form spontaneously. It is not adivisable to treat keloid scars with surgery.
3. Acne scars
Acne can leave scars on the skin. They look like deep pits or angular waves.
Severe acne can penetrate the skin and cause damage to the skin and the deep tissues. Popping or squeezing acne might worsen the scar.
4. Contracture scars
These scars occur as a result of a burn on the skin. These scars tighten the skin, possibly impairing the
ability to move that area. These types of scars can go penetrate deep in the skin, affecting muscles and nerves, and can be really bad for
5. Atrophic scars
An atrophic scar appears as a sunken recess with pitted appearance in the skin. Atrophic scars are caused when the structures supporting the skin, such as fat or muscle begin to atrophy or disappear. This type of scarring is said to be caused by acne, chickenpox, Staphylococcus infection surgery, some particular insect and spider bites, or accidents. It is
also said to be caused by a genetic skin disorder, called Ehlers–Danlos syndrome.
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How To Remove Scars Naturally
As I mentioned there are so many scar removal techniques today. There are many ways to remove scars naturally, through home made remedies for scar removal. Many people have sought for scar removal creams in Nigeria. Others have opted for scar removal surgeries or laser treatment. But natural methods to remove scars are much better since scar removal surgeries are very costly.
Natural methods of scar removal
The home remedies used to remove scars include:
1. Coconut Oil
Using coconut oil is a very good way to remove scars naturally. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and
antioxidants that inhibits scar formation, and speeds up wound repair. Furthermore, coconut oil contains lauric, caprylic and capric acids that increases
How to use;
Place the coconut oil on your palms. Then rub it on the affected area on your skin. Then leave it for hours so the skin absorbs the oil. You can repeat this procedure 3 times a day.
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2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is the ultimate natural remedy for the skin, and it also helps you treat scarring naturally. Aloe vera is a natural emollient to that repairs damaged skin and gives you a healthy, radiant skin.
How to use;
– Peel off the outer covering of the aloe vera plant.
– Carry out the natural gel and rub it on the scarred area.
– Repeat the procedure twice daily.
3. Shea butter
Shea butter has many health benefits to the skin, one of which is scar removal. It is advisable to apply shea butter immediately after getting a wound, so as to keep it moist and prevent itching.
How to use;
– Apply shea butter ~on~~ths skin and leave it overnight.
– Do it daily.
Lemon is very rich in alpha hydroxy acids, which have healing properties. You can use lemon to treat all the types of scars. They destroy dead
skin cells, promote the production of new skin cells and enhance skin elasticity. It also contains antioxidants like vitamin C, which aids the regeneration and repair
damaged skin. Furthermore, the bleaching property of lemon helps lighten scars.
How to use;
– Rub the lemon juice extract on your skin
– And rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
Note: If you have a sensitive skin, dilute the lemon in vitamin E oil (another great home remedy for scar removal. And do not step out after doing this, lemon makes your skin photosensitive.
Honey is another excellent natural remedy. It is an extremely good skin moisturizer. It prevents the
accumulation of dead skin cells, by destroying them and stimulates growth of new skin tissue
How to use;
– Apply some honey on the scar, cover it with a bandage before going to bed.
– The next morning, wash off with warm water. Do this daily before going to bed.
Other notable natural remedies for scar removal include:
• Apple Cider vinegar
• Onion gel
• Cocoa butter
• Olive oil.
Here are the natural ways to treat scars. I hope you found this article helpful.
I have more than a few scars do to a medical condition, so this will diffidently come in handy. I will be totally bookmarking for later use.
This is great! Thanks for the tips!
I have also read that vitamin e oil is beneficial too. We combined that and aloe and saw a reduction in scar visibility. Good to know there are many other natural remedies too.
Very interesting post…Thanx for the information 🙂
These are great tips!