A scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after an injury. Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin, as well as in other organs and tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process.
While some people consider their scars to be marks of pride, many people just want them to go away. Since they can affect your appearance, they can make you feel self-conscious.
If you want to get rid of an old scar, you need to understand what a scar is and what type you’re trying to get rid of.
There are different types of scars, each with defining characteristics.
1. Atrophic scars: are characterized by the loss of tissue. They appear depressed, serrated, or flat against the upper layer of the skin. Often atrophic scars have darker skin pigmentation than other area of your skin. Examples of atrophic scars include acne scars and chickenpox scars
2. Hypertrophic scars: are characterized by excess tissue that forms over the skin as it heals. Unlike a keloid scar, it does not grow outside the injured area. Hypertrophic scars are commonly darker than other skin in the area.
3. Keloid scars: are the result of aggressive healing and an overproduction of tissue. They are characterized by a raised, thick, puffy appearance. They are typically darker than the surrounding skin. Unlike a hypertrophic scar, keloid scars can grow beyond the injured area.
4. Contracture scars: result from large areas of skin being lost or damaged, typically from burns. They are characterized by tight, shiny skin that can restrict movement
BELOW ARE METHOD ON HOW TO GET RID OF OLD SCAR
1. VITAMIN E
Cut open a vitamin E capsule over the scar and squeeze the oil onto the scar (you might need more than just one capsule to get enough liquid for full coverage).
For about 10 minutes, massage the oil on and around the scar.
After about 20 minutes wash off the oil with warm water.
Repeat this process a minimum of 3 times per day.
Heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil, just enough to liquefy it.
Massage the oil into the scar for about 10 minutes.
Let the skin absorb the oil for a minimum of one hour.
Repeat two to four times every day.
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Apple cider vinegar
Combine 4 tablespoons of distilled water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Dip a cotton ball into the water-cider mixture and generously dab your scar.
Let it dry.
Do this every night before you go to bed, washing the area in the morning.
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3. LAVENDER AND OLIVE OIL
Mix three drops of lavender essential oil into three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.
Massage the mixture into the scarred area for about 5 minutes.
Leave the oil in place for about 30 minutes.
Rinse the area with warm water.
Repeat this process a minimum of three times a day.
Before going to bed, cover your scar with a layer of honey.
Wrap the honey-covered scar with a bandage.
Leave it on for one full night.
In the morning, remove the bandage and wash off the honey with warm water.
Make this part of your routine every night.
Slice a potato into medium thick rounds.
Using a circular motion, rub the potato slice on your scar.
Once the potato slice starts to dry out, discard it and continue rubbing with another slice.
Continue rubbing and replacing for about 20 minutes and then let the scar air-dry for about 10 minutes.
Rinse the area with cool water.
Repeat this process at least one time each day
6. ROSEHIP AND FRANKINCENSE
Mix equal parts rosehip essential oil and frankincense essential oil.
Massage the rosehip-frankincense mixture onto the scar.
Wait for 45 minutes before gently rinsing the area with warm water.
Follow this procedure three times a day.
7. BAKING SODA
Mix distilled water — a little at time — into two tablespoons of baking soda until it forms a paste.
Wet your scar with distilled water and then apply the paste to the wet scar.
Hold the paste in place with a warm compress for 15 minutes.
Rinse the area and repeat daily.
Before trying any of the remedies above, thoroughly wash and dry the scar and the area around it. Also, only use these remedies on scars, not open wounds. Should any of these remedies cause any irritation, stop use immediately.
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