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How to Get Rid of Scar Tissue

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Scar tissue is a common beauty concern for many. It is the tissue that replaces normal skin when the skin has been damaged beyond its first layer. This can occur for several reasons like minor burns, cuts, scrapes, acne, a fungal infection, bites or some kind of surgery.

Technically speaking, scar tissue is the same type of tissue as healthy skin. But it looks different because the fibers in this tissue are arranged differently.

Scar tissue does not cause pain, but it is definitely a beauty concern for many and so people look for various options to get rid of it.

You can try some natural remedies to help fade and minimize scar tissue. Bear in mind, results may vary from person to person depending on the depth and severity of the problem. Scar tissue also tends to fade naturally over a period of time.


how to get rid of scar tissue

Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of scar tissue.

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids that act as antioxidants, preventing and reversing free radical damage. This oil can effectively stimulate collagen production and soften the skin to speed up the healing process.

  1. Warm 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin coconut oil in the microwave.
  2. Apply this warm oil to the affected area, gently massaging using small circular motions until it gets absorbed.
  3. Repeat several times daily until you get the desired result.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is known for its ability to regenerate skin tissue and can help reduce the size and appearance of scars. Its soothing and moisturizing property will increase the elasticity of scar tissue and help reduce inflammation.

  1. Cut an aloe vera leaf in half and squeeze out the gel.
  2. Apply the gel on the scar and massage gently for several minutes.
  3. Allow it to dry on its own, then rinse it off with warm water.
  4. Do this several times a day for 1 or 2 months.

3. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another very popular remedy to get rid of scar tissue. It is an effective antioxidant and has a moisturizing property that helps revitalize and nourish the skin. Plus, it can stimulate the formation of collagen, which improves skin texture and strength.

  • Extract the liquid from a vitamin E capsule and apply it on the scar 2 or 3 times daily for several weeks. You can also use a vitamin E cream.
  • Plus, include foods rich in vitamin E in your diet like almonds, safflower oil, hazelnuts and peanut butter.

4. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a very effective way to deal with scar tissue. Lemon has alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) that help remove dead skin cells and regenerate and repair damaged skin. Plus, it works as a natural bleach to help lighten scars as well as blemishes.

  1. Apply freshly extracted lemon juice on the affected area.
  2. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  3. Apply some moisturizer.
  4. Follow this remedy twice daily for several weeks until you are satisfied with the result.

Note: As lemon juice can make your skin sensitive to light, always wear sunscreen before going outside.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Another excellent remedy to get rid of scar tissue is apple cider vinegar. Its acidic nature will exfoliate the affected skin and remove dead skin, which in turn will reduce the appearance of scars.

  1. Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the affected area.
  2. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with water.
  3. Apply some moisturizing lotion.
  4. Use this treatment a few times daily for a few weeks.

Note: If apple cider vinegar causes skin irritation, dilute it with water before using.

6. Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil contains skin cell rejuvenating properties that can help treat scar tissue and keloid scars. It helps increase the skin cell turnover rate, in turn preventing scars from becoming permanent.

  • Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil on the scar. Massage gently in circular motions for 10 to 15 minutes so that the oil penetrates deep into the skin.
  • Another option is to mix equal amounts of lavender oil and olive oil, apply it on the affected area and massage gently for several minutes.

Follow either of these remedies twice daily for several weeks to get positive results.

How to Get Rid of Scar Tissue was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Top10HomeRemedies

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19 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Scar Tissue”

  1. I would agree with everything but just one major thing.. Do NOT heat coconut oil in microwave….. It changes and the oil’s structure and neutralise its benefits so better just to warm it up in your hands, do NOT ever heat the oil in micro. Cheers :))

    1. Coconut oil had a high smoke point so it won’t really matter. But I agree. Hands are really effective. Maybe it was suggested in case the oil you got was solid because of your country’s climate?

  2. Thank” for tell me about the home treatement for scar tissue,i have cut my nose skin deeply in an accident since two year to go .the cut is completely close but the scar is vissible , after now i will try any of these home remedies until it will give me the result.

  3. Wow,thankx for th page..my son got burnt wth a pressing iron and it hsnt completly healed so wanna try these out before it leaves an ugly scar on his face..

  4. Thank you for these great tips – however I would never recommend heating up anything in the microwave to put on your skin (or eat) as this changes the cellular structure of the substance and kills any antioxidant properties. You can instead put a little coconut oil in a glass jar and immerse the jar in hot water for a minute or so (but not boiling). This will easily melt the oil in the jar and you can then pour the oil out or mix whatever else you need to add in the jar itself. Small medicinal jars are great for this but any jar will do. Blessings.

  5. I got a deep tissue biopsy last year and my scar is a big, crinkly, unattractive piece of scar tissue. I started using the apple cider vinegar trick, and then recently tried the coconut oil trick daily. They both worked well and left my skin soft, less purple/bruised looking, and less wrinkly. This page is great!

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