Although keloids and scars rarely present any health risks and are literally skin deep, they can affect the individual’s psyche and how they see themselves when they look in the mirror.
Despite of the fact that this is more of an aesthetic issue, no one should be forced to live with things like that their entire lives. You can also opt for surgical removal, but there are other methods that are far less risky and cheaper. We will talk about the best ones.
Before we do that, we need to point out a few things: the best time to treat a scar is when it is practically a wound. And make sure that you always clean it properly in order to avoid any complications.
- Carrot seed oil
We often overlook carrots, but they are very healthy and offer plenty of beauty and health benefits. Carrots can naturally treat acne and scar tissue. These veggies are most powerful in oil form, because this oil is very effective antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic agent.
You can either apply it directly on the affected area, or consume it. It can help in the treatment of stomach ulcers, digestive issues and it can lower the acidity levels in the body. It is a very useful ingredient that everyone should have in their homes.
In order to treat the scars you just need to pour a couple of drops on the affected area and then massage the oil into the skin for about 10-12 minutes, twice a day.
- Tea tree oil
This oil is gaining popularity, and there is a reason for that. It is very safe and it has a beautiful scent. Pregnant women love this oil, because it helps them avoid abdominal scarring. Also, this oil can relieve certain pains and it can act as a natural cleanser for the sensitive parts of the skin. It can be even used for mouthwash, but if you decide to use it this way, you need to remember that you need to dilute it in some water first.
In order to treat scars, you need to pour a few drops onto your scar and then massage it until the area is moisturized. You need to do this two times a day.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many uses. It contains effective antiseptic properties, that make it a natural cure for gastritis and oral ulcers. It can also be used for sanitizing wounds and as a mouthwash. Because it is edible, it can be used in many recipes.
When you want to use ACV for scar treatment, you need to dip a cotton pad into it and then apply it on the affected area.
- Combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
This combination will gently sizzle on your skin and it will offer some soothing effects. Baking soda is very effective for alkalizing the body, but when it is combined with hydrogen peroxide, you get a cleaning paste that is very powerful. And cheap.
But, please remember that you cannot leave this paste on your skin more than ten minutes. After you rinse it off, make sure that you moisturize the area.
- Vitamin C and guava
These two can work in place of lemon juice. Kiwis and bell peppers, berries, leafy greens, chili peppers and guava are great sources of vitamin C.
You can combine these foods with supplements of Vitamin C. This will make for a great beauty paste. You can use this pro-collagen, anti-scar and anti-acne mixture to give yourself a nice spa treatment.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is safe to use and it is packed with vitamin E and collagen, which make it a great choice for treating skin problems and soothing burns. It is an natural antibacterial agent that offers great results at reducing inflammation.