The worst thing that can happen to your skin is the formation of scars. Apart from injury scars, the common scars that people face are acne scars. Acne scars are stubborn but they do not have to be permanent. There are many treatments, whether natural or medicated that are available for scar treatment. Scars are frustrating to many because it leaves a mark on your skin. Every human being is born with the perfect skin, but unfortunately, as we grow up, many factors like lifestyle, pollution, eating habits, hygiene, hormonal imbalance cause acne and leave marks.
Various Treatments for Scar Removal
There are many medicated treatments available for the removal of scars. A visit to the dermatologist will help you get a clear idea of how they work and how much they cost. Scar treatments performed by the physicians do not come cheap. So before making a visit, make sure you are prepared for it.
- Chemical peeling
- Laser treatment
- Retinoic acids
- Skin grafting
- Punch excisions
Home Remedies for Scar Treatments
Our grandmothers were the best doctors providing us with home remedies. In earlier times, there were no sophisticated doctors and dermatologist with skin perfection treatments. They depended on ingredients from our kitchen and surprisingly enough received much better results! Below are some kitchen and garden items that you can use as a mask. You can juice them or make a paste and apply on your scars for an effective remedy. The ingredients that you can find good for scar removal are:
- Aloe vera from the garden
- Neem leaves again from the garden
Many of these ingredients are also used for making modern-day skin scar soap. Another miracle ingredient that is often found in these soaps is charcoal. Using activated charcoal on your skin is a complete game-changer. You can take activated charcoal pills orally or use it as a face mask or soap. Handmade charcoal soaps are a rave among the west and it has amazing reviews!
How Does Charcoal Work?
If you are using a charcoal Scar Soap, you will see visible results in just two weeks. Charcoal absorbs 200x its weight of impurities that are present on your skin. It acts like a magnet for the bacteria that is responsible for clogging our pores and also regulates the facial oil or oils secreted by our skin. It also acts as a good exfoliator, removing the dead cells from the surface of our skin. Many beauty addicts mix the charcoal powder with fuller’s earth for more effective results. Charcoal peel-off masks also work very well in removing impurities, blackheads, and whiteheads from our skin. It is always best to use charcoal by mixing with some other ingredient. This is because pure charcoal dries up the skin. Most charcoal-based products that you will find in the market like soaps, masks, etc. are also mixed with either clay, seaweed, Vitamin E or aloe vera or salicylic acid.