Are you looking for a way to get rid of old scars or maybe just hide them?
Scars due to surgery, trauma and injuries can be unsightly. Scars in conspicuous areas of your body such as the face, legs, neck and chest area can lower your self-esteem and self-confidence. If your scars are due to acne, then you should read our article on how to get rid of acne scars.
On the bright side, there are ways to successfully remove scars! You can try any or all of the following strategies:
Exfoliation removes the outer layers of skin. As the outer layers are removed, new, better and younger looking skin will resurface.
You can exfoliate in the bath by using loofa to remove the old skin layers.
Exfoliate using warm water and mild soap. You can also use facial cleansers or facial washes that contain micro beads to remove dead skin.
Old scars can be removed using everyday items such as lemon juice.
Lemons have natural acidic properties that can slightly erode the outer layers of skin. This technique will reveal healthier, whiter and blemish-free skin in no time at all.
There are over-the-counter medications such as retinoid creams that are known to remove scars. They work by stimulating cells to regenerate.
Applying retinoid cream in the morning and then in the evening on the affected area will help reduce scars.
These creams come in varying strengths and brands. You should consult a dermatologist for the ideal strength and a recommended brand depending on how your scar is formed.
Another way for getting rid of old scars may come straight from your garden! If you have an aloe vera plant, you can use the gel that you find inside the leaf of the aloe plant directly on your scars.
Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties as well as compounds that can heal skin. So they are a natural way to help remove old scars.
You may also consult a dermatologist on how to get rid of your old scars. Some scars are too old and too deep that ordinary home treatments may not work.
Only a dermatologist will be able to recommend the most suitable treatment for your type of scar.