I wouldn’t say I’m accident prone….but I sure have a lot of scars!
In 5th grade I was playing tag with my friend. I thought I was slick and tried to outrun her by swinging from a low branch of a eucalyptus tree in my grandparent’s back yard. As I swung sharply around the tree my shin rammed and stuck into a rototiller blade. Yeah. That scar isn’t going anywhere.
In 7th grade I crashed and ate it while rollerblading down a very steep driveway. I fell on my knees and got some nice scars out of that experience.
That same year I tripped and fell on a piece of glass that went through the back of my hand and I still have chicken pock scars near my left eye.
Of course I have the normal scars of growing up that have forgotten stories. So yeah, I’ve got quite a few scars, and they never really seemed to bother me. I always thought that were kinda cool… until I started getting acne. That’s when I got the first scar I really felt self-conscious about…. right in the middle of my right cheek.
So how do we go about remedying scars like this? Simple DIY homemade remedies of course!
The Best Remedies for Scars
Here are some recipes I’ve used with great results in reducing the appearance of scars. They have certainly helped my war wounds, battle scars, and clumsy encounters.
Scar Smoothing and Brightening Dab
Never underestimate the power of fruit and vegetable juice and its ability to heal. This recipe is fast and simple to make and is best for scars that are fresh but healed. You won’t want to put this on any type of open wound because that would sting like crazy. Just sayin!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• The juice of 1 lemon or garden fresh tomato
• A cotton ball/pad for easy application
This is so easy! Just…
• juice one of these ingredients (you can even mix equal parts each for a super concoction!) and use a cotton ball to soak it up.
• Next, dab the juice on scared skin and let the juice soak in
• Let it dry, then go to bed without rinsing until morning
The citric acid in the lemon and tomato will lighten and brighten hyperpigmentation, reduce redness, and slough off dead skin cells. In time, your scars will be much smoother and become less noticeable… it’s really one of the best remedies for scars!
Use this remedy every day for normal skin types and only every few days for those with sensitive skin. Be sure to protect yourself from the sun the next day after treatment.
Healing Oil for Scars
This one is great for new scars that are still stitching together though not open. All you need are 2 ingredients:
All you have to do is put these in a nice little dropper bottle and shake it well for use. I usually use 2-3 drops depending on the size of the scar.
DMAE is a natural amino acid that repairs and nourishes the skin. Using it in a facial oil will help pull its nourishing qualities deep within the skin the help heal and diminish scars.
Using this scar remedy daily will show improvement almost immediately.
Scar Removal Salve
This remedy is really great for fresh scars and has a bit more staying power than the Healing Oil.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• Melt the beeswax and oils in a double boiler over low heat until the beeswax is melted completely
• Remove from the heat and add the essential oil
• Stir to combine
• Pour into little salve tins and allow to harden before using
You can use this lovely salve anywhere from stretch marks to scars. The Vitamin E oil is super nourishing and moisturizing, pulling scar-healing properties deep into the skin. The lavender essential oil is known for its healing abilities too, so it’s perfect for this scar healing salve.
Use it twice per day for best results during healing.
- • 3 TB beeswax
- • 2 TB shea butter
- • 1 TB hemp seed oil
- • 1 TB Vitamin E oil
- • 5 drops lavender essential oil (where to buy essential oils)
- Melt the beeswax and oils in a double boiler over low heat until the beeswax is melted completely
- Remove from the heat and add the essential oil
- Stir to combine
- Pour into little salve tins and allow to harden before using
What kinds of scars are you trying to treat? Have you had any successful treatments that reduced their appearance? Please share below! =)