Unfortunately, no one person is protected from various skin lesions, which, while healing, can leave behind scars and scars. It may be small strips of unsuccessfully healed abrasions or scratches, and pits and indentations left after acne and acne treatment, and scars after surgery, and stretch marks on the skin (cosmetologists call them the medical name “stretch”, and also include for scars and scars). Of course, it is customary to say that real men can only beautify scars. But what about women? After all, the scars have nothing to do with their decoration! Scars in general often look unattractive, not giving the fair sex an opportunity to wear, for example, a short skirt, an open dress or a sleeveless T-shirt. Also, the presence of scars for many can be a serious psychological problem when visiting a solarium, beach or swimming pool. Can I fight with scars? Of course, it is possible and necessary. But before that, it’s worth finding out what type the hated scar is.
Experts identify several types of scars and scars of the skin. They all look different, and approach to themselves require different.
1. Hypertrophic scars
The first type of scars, talk about cosmetologists – hypertrophic scars. This is the formation of scars in which they are above the normal level of the skin. Such marks are usually left from a ragged or incised wound, the edges of which were sewn.
2. Atrophice scars
Atrophic scars – on the contrary, are located below the total surface of the skin, forming recesses and indentations. Such scars are most often formed after acne or acne passes.
3. Calloid scars
Keloid scars usually have a reddish or pinkish hue, most often formed at the site of burns. Such scars can cause itching and even pain.
4. Normotrophic scars
Normotrophic scars are also called physiological. They heal quite quickly, while leaving an almost imperceptible mark on the skin.
Some cosmetologists-dermatologists call strii – stretch marks a separate type of scars. They appear as a result of too strong stretching of the skin (the so-called overstretching) and hormonal imbalance in the body. That is why it is believed that stretch marks are most susceptible to pregnant women, adolescents (during intensive growth) and athletes who need to increase body weight. Also, striae can appear in some diseases, such as Marfan syndrome or Itsenko-Cushing disease. Many people believe that it is possible to fight with scars only in special cosmetology clinics. But it is not. Scars can also be treated at home, using proven and safe folk remedies. Of course, before such treatment, you need to consult a doctor so that he, after determining the condition of the skin, will allow you to be engaged in treatment at home.
How to cure scars at home: folk remedies
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an effective means for removing scars at home. The fact is that the fruit acid contained in it acts on the skin of the scar, gradually thinning and removing the top layer of skin on it. Many chemical peels are based on this action. Apple cider vinegar (1 part) must be diluted with warm water (4 parts) and put compresses on the scars for 5-7 minutes. You can repeat such compresses several times a day.
2. Vitamin E capsules
Also at home to improve the appearance of the scar, you can use vitamin E capsules. It is known that he is able to run many regeneration processes and restore damaged skin. Vitamin E can be used in different ways. You can take the capsules inside, one per day. And you can cut the capsule and apply the vitamin directly on the scar. It is worth asking the doctor about the possibility of using vitamin E, as it may cause allergies.
3. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter – a recognized tool in the fight against scars and scars. In addition to its main functions – moisturizing and softening the skin, cocoa butter is also able to smooth the upper layers of the skin, making the scars less noticeable. It should be applied once a day, on clean skin, massaging the scar until the oil is completely absorbed.
Honey is part of many products that fight with scars. To remove scars, it can also be used in its pure form, as traditional medicine advises us. It is enough just to apply honey to the scar area two or three times a day, covering with a film for 10-15 minutes, then the film can be removed and wait for the honey to be completely absorbed. If you do this regularly, the scar will begin to smooth out and the skin will become smoother. Use honey is possible only if there is no individual intolerance to this product.
five. Peeling mask
An effective and versatile effect has a peeling mask of oatmeal, lemon juice and milk (or cream). All ingredients are mixed in a proportion of 2: 1: 1. Apply to the problem area with scrubbing circular movements, rubbing for about 5 minutes, then leave for 10 minutes. Oatmeal has the effect of scrub sanding the skin, lemon brightens, and milk or cream softens the skin.
6. Lemon juice
Lemon juice can be used in its pure form (or slightly diluted with water) to lighten the scar surface and make it less noticeable.
7. Cucumber juice
If the scar is fresh enough, a good effect can be achieved by using cucumber juice and cucumber pulp. To prepare the medicine, you need to peel the cucumber and grind it to a creamy consistency. The remaining juice can lubricate the scar, and the gruel of cucumber should be applied at night.
8. Olive oil
Olive oil is considered a good treatment for scars, because it contains a lot of vitamin E, softens and moisturizes the scar. Oil should be rubbed into the problem area with gentle movements until completely absorbed. You can also mix it with oatmeal, then you get an oil scrub, which after use you need to wash off.
9. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has a good effect on fresh scars, preventing the growth of granulation tissue, which reduces the scar, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
10. Massage with onion juice
If the scar is not very deep, then you can try to get rid of it with a massage with onion juice. The duration of the massage is no more than a quarter of an hour.