Scars – get rid of them naturally

Are you suffering from very old scars that aren’t going away with anything? Don’t worry, with this article, I’m here to help you with some excellent natural remedies to reduce your scars.


  1. Lemon: Lemon contains AHA (Alpha hydroxyl acids). AHA helps to remove dead skin cells. It also aids new cell growth and increase the elasticity of skin. Lemon is also natural bleach that can help to lighten scars.
  • Clean the scar and surrounding area well.
  • Dampen a sterilized cotton ball with one teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Gently rub the cotton over the scar.
  • Let it rest on the scar for about ten minutes and then wash off.
  • Before, stepping out, cover the scarred area with a sunscreen, if it has a risk of sun -exposure.
  1. Honey: Honey is a natural moisturizer. It also stimulates tissue regeneration. Make sure you use raw honey.
  • Mix two tablespoons of raw honey with equal amount of baking soda.
  • Massage the scar with the mixture for about three minutes.
  • Soak a washcloth in hot water and place over the area.
  • After it cools, use it to wipe the area.
  • The mixture can also be used as an exfoliating wash to fade scars.
  1. Onion: Onion has anti- inflammatory properties that can hinder the collagen production in scars. This can help to make the scars less visible.
  • Onion extract is available in gel forms in the market.
  • You can also cut an onion into two halves for the purpose.
  • Rubbing the gel or the inner part of onion several times on scars can fade them.
  • However, it may take several months to notice the results
  1. Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe Vera gel helps to reduce skin irritations and removes dead cells from scars. It repairs the damaged skin cells and boosts new cell growth.
  • Aloe Vera gels are available in the market or you can peel the upper leafy part of aloe Vera to obtain the gel.
  • Apply and massage, aloe Vera gel directly on the scars several times a day to get rid of scars.
  1. Indian Gooseberry: Known as ‘Amla’ in Hindi, Indian gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C. If the injury is new, it has the efficiency to stop the formation of scar tissue and it is highly effective in diminishing old scars too.
  • Dry Amla in shade and turn it into fine powder.
  • Mix the powder with water to make a paste.
  • You can also use olive oil in place of water for best results.
  • Amla powder or paste is also available in the market.
  • Apply the paste on the scars and massage it for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
  1. Cucumber paste: Cucumber can be used to fade scars without causing any skin irritations. In addition to fading scars, it also makes the skin soft and supple.
  • Peel the cucumber and remove its seeds.
  • Place it in a blender, add four-five mint leaves and blend it.
  • Beat an egg white and mix it with the cucumber and mint paste.
  • Apply on scar and leave for about twenty minutes.
  • Rinse off with cool water.
  1. Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil can effectively reduce acne and surgical scars.
  • Add 4-5 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Apply on the affected area and massage for ten-15 seconds.
  • Wash off with cool water and pat dry gently.
  • A slight stinging may be experienced which is due to the anti-bacterial properties of the oil. It should go away in few minutes.
  • If stinging persists, stop using.
  1. Virgin Olive Oil: Olive oil is a rich source of Vitamin K and E. These Vitamins are powerful antioxidants that are great for the skin and can help to reduce scars.
  • Apply a few drops of virgin olive oil on your scar.
  • Massage the oil for about five minutes.
  • Leave the oil on the skin for ten more minutes.
  • Rinse off with cool water.

Natural remedies are great because they are inexpensive and they actually work. Though, the results may take some time, these remedies are safe as compared to chemical peels and other methods that can lead to side-effects and other health issues.

By Vineeta Sinha

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Vineeta Sinha, the owner and president of Vineeta Constructions Co. is a writer and blogger at heart. An economics graduate, the talented writer has been in the writing industry for years. When asked about how she manages the two very different professions, she says, “Construction business is what me and my husband who is a civil engineer dreamt of together and I am glad we succeeded but writing is something I have been doing years before I stepped into the construction world. I was very young when I realized that there was a hidden passion for writing in me and I unveiled it through my school magazine for the very first time and there has been no looking back since then. Though construction contributes more in running my world, writing is something that completes me.”