Almost everybody has a scar they’d really rather not see every day. I’ve got a few from the chicken pox I had 25+ years ago, one from accidentally stabbing myself while trying to whittle a piece of wood, another from a really bad steam burn I sustained while working in a coffee shop, and yet another from slipping on a dock and gouging my ankle. And those are just the ones I notice on a daily basis. So first of all, not great memories! And secondly, even though the scars are faded, they’re still a little unsightly.
If you have scars from cuts and scrapes, injuries, acne or surgery, chances are nobody else is noticing, but they can be annoying or make you self-conscious. While scars are inevitable (especially if you’re clumsy like I apparently am), there are a lot of natural remedies you can use to minimize their appearance. Note that it may take several consistent applications—daily is ideal—for results to be really noticeable.
If you’re also battling stretch marks (aren’t we all?), here are some natural stretch mark remedies, too!
Especially helpful for acne scars, a cucumber treatment like a face mask or lotion can minimize inflammation and the appearance of scars.
This essential oil helps treat dry skin, reverses signs of aging, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
3. Rosehip Seed Oil
Mix frankincense oil with another scar-fighting oil, rosehip seed oil, to make an anti-aging facial oil that also works on scars. Rosehip seed oil is high in essential fatty acids that heal dehydrated skin. It’s a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue, so you can use it just about anywhere on your body.