A scar is a mark left on our skin indicating where a wound has healed. We all have scars for one reason or another, some of them we wear as a badge of honor, or as my friend’s daughter calls them “memory marks.” Others we’d rather get rid of. Over time, some scars may heal completely while others tend to linger, depending on the degree of the injury. If you’ve got a scar that you’d like to get rid of, but don’t want to spend a ton of money on expensive serums or creams, then some natural remedies may just do the trick, and they’re right in our own pantry, making them super convenient too.
Scarring is a natural part of our body’s healing process. It is the accumulation of collagen, a natural healing “solution” produced by our bodies to help a wound heal. Some scars will heal naturally, others require a little extra attention, the more significant of which may require surgery in order to remove. Our age, the location of a scar, and some genetic factors can impact how our body scars and how it will heal. For a list of some natural ways to treat scars, take a look at some of the ideas below.
12 Ways To Reduce The Appearance Of Scars Naturally
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Benefits: Dab a diluted solution to fade sun spots and scars, good for fighting acne and oily skin.
Benefits: Minimizes inflammation.
3. Aloe Vera
Benefits: Reduces inflammation, swelling, and redness.
4. Lemon Juice
Benefits: Helps to fade discoloration related to acne scars, good for reducing inflammation.
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