Skin, your body’s largest organ, is one of the most important parts of your body as it helps to produce vitamin D and it is the first barrier against infections.
Like glass, once your skin is broken, it will never go back to what it was. There will also be a scar, reminding you never to pop a pimple, in my case at least.
While you can always seek medical treatments to remove scars such as laser treatment, it is not the most wallet-friendly solution.
There are many natural remedies that will help you lighten the unsightly scar that has been taunting you for years.
I have tried all of these methods before, and since everyone’s skin is unique, you might not get the same results.
Please consult your doctor first, if you have sensitive skin.
What do you do when life gives you lemons? You apply them to the scar, of course!
Lemon contains vitamin C which is imperative for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.
So if your itchy fingers decided to pop a pimple, you need vitamin C!
The vitamin C will help dry out pimple inflammation and it also contains antibacterial properties.
How to: use a cotton ball and dip into the lemon juice; then dab it on the scar. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash your face.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia which is used by the Aboriginals as a topical treatment for centuries.
You would have probably noticed that it is commonly found in facial cleansers and serums—a natural antiseptic that helps fight off bacteria and fungus.
Not to mention, it contains antioxidants which help protect the body from damage and it also helps in the development of new cells.
How to use: Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil; use a Q-tip and apply a thin layer of the mixture on the scar. Keep it overnight and wash it off in the morning.
Baking enthusiasts, you probably would have this in your pantry. Baking soda is recommended by many beauty vloggers as it helps reduce the visibility of scars and wrinkles.
According to manufacturer Arm & Hammer, baking soda can function as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, promoting the growth of new skin cells.
It also helps to restore the natural skin’s PH balance, fading the appearance of scars on the body.
How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water to form a paste of sorts. Apply the paste to the face as a face mask and leave it for 10 minutes before washing your face.
Another miracle worker provided by mother nature—according to a study in 2015, aloe vera improves wound healing, especially cutaneous wounds.
It also helps to increase the amount of collagen your skin produces which is important if you want new skin cells to grow.
How to use: Lucky for you, aloe vera gel is easily found in health stores and pharmacies; just read the instructions given by the product
Vitamin E oil
Ok, this is more of a hack. If you’re not into arduous skin routines, then vitamin E is your best bet
It is known for its wonderous effects on the skin, from keeping your skin moisturised, strengthening your nails to helping heal damaged skin, you will kill two birds with one stone.
How to use: You can easily find it at any health or beauty stores! Just like the previous one, follow the instructions given by the product!