4. Onion extract
Due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties, onion extract-based topical gels may significantly reduce the height and soften scarred tissue without side effects. Try using onion extract gel on hypertrophic scars 3 times a day during the early postsurgical period.
- burn scars;
- hypertrophic scars from surgical wounds.
3. Apple cider vinegar + honey
Due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, apple cider vinegar is widely used as a natural disinfectant and astringent. It won’t help you get rid of those old ance scars completely, but it will surely reduce them so they are not as noticeable. To aviod redness and inflammation mix apple cider vinegar with raw honey, apply to the scars, and rinse after 10 minutes.
- acne scars.
2. Oils (olive oil and coconut oil)
Natural plant oils have a wide range of great therapeutic effects. Coconut oil, for example, contains lauric, caprylic and capric acids, which help heal damaged skin by stimulating collagen production. Olive oil is rich in vital vitamins that promote the healing process of acne scars, keeping your skin hydrated and nourished. Try massaging the scar with olive or coconut oil for 5-10 minutes several times a day until you get the desired result.
- acne scars.
1. Vitamin C
This may sound surprising but it’s vitamin C, not vitamin E, as many of us believe, that may gradually improve the appearance of scars. To boost the synthesis of collagen, our skin needs vitamin C. It also helps improve skin elasticity, reduces redness, and promotes wound healing. Doctors recommend both internal (drinks) and topical (creams) use.
- acne scars;
- fine surgical scars.
The good news is that many scars fade over the time, but if you have a deep, old scar that won’t go away, you should consult your doctor because no scar can be completely eliminated without serious invasive procedures. But as they say, prevention is better than cure. So, here’s what you can do to your wound to prevent bad scars:
- Keep the wound clean and moist by applying a moisturizing ointment.
- Always cover the wound with an adhesive bandage.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and apply sunscreen.
- Don’t use any treatments on an open wound.
- Don’t pick a scab off your healing wound.
- Get some exercise.
- Be consistent and patient.
Tell us which of these methods you’d try on your scars.