Scars appear on the body in all shapes and sizes and can be the result of a number of things such as weight loss/ gain, injury, acne or a reminder from a painful operation. No matter what the size or shape of the scar is, there are things you can do to make sure you get rid of them effectively and significantly reduce their appearance. What is a scar? A scar is the result of fibrous, connective tissue, which has covered a trauma to the skin, which is why a scar is a thicker, more raised part of the skin. There are highly invasive scar treatments on the market but we are going to discuss some more gentle and homemade remedies for you to try. So what can you do to help get rid of your unwanted scars.

Thought about Aloe Vera gel?

Aloe Vera gel is a huge favorite in many skin treatments because of its incredible properties and these properties are equally as beneficial to diminishing the appearance of scars. Aloe Vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce skin irritations and help remove dead skin from wounds. Aloe Vera is also good at reducing swellings, repairing damaged skin cells, and fortifying brand new skin cells. Apply and massage the Aloe Vera gel directly on your scar tissue several times a day.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E isn’t only great for your skin health in general; it’s also excellent at helping to reduce the appearance of scars. It is an excellent anti-oxidant and has rich moisturizing properties, which helps to deeply nourish your skin. Regular Vitamin E application can also help with the formation of collagen, which can help improve your skins appearance, texture and elasticity making it ideal for the treatment of scar tissue.

Fresh lemon juice

You probably didn’t realize the lemon sat in your fruit bowl can help to reduce your unsightly scar tissue. Fresh lemon juice is actually a great way to deal with your scar tissue. Lemon contains a substance called alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and AHA helps to remove dead skin cells and can regenerate and repair damaged skin. That’s not all; lemon juice also works as a natural bleach to help lighten scars as well as blemishes so it packs a powerful punch!

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an age-old recipe, which has been around for years and years because it works. Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and will help to exfoliate the affected skin and scar area. It will also help to remove dead skin, which in turn will reduce the appearance of your scars.

Cryosurgery involves a procedure in which your upper skin layers are frozen to induce blistering which will help remove excess tissue from the scar. This is a very popular method of getting rid of scars.

Scars can diminish your confidence. Try the above methods twice daily for several weeks to get positive results and to help reduce the appearance of your scars significantly and start enjoying your life again.

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