Let’s face it. Scars are ugly. Ok, that’s too harsh. Scars can make you very uncomfortable around people, especially when it is situated in a prominent place like your cheek, forehead or arm. It can ruin your plans of wearing a bathing suit by the beach during summer. Much worse, it can lead to many insecurities and social anxiety.
Because scars are often viewed by the medical world as “harmless”, they are often given very little attention. On the other hand, if you consult with a cosmetic practitioner or a plastic surgeon/dermatologist for an invasive solution (like plastic surgery for example), it can cost you thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many people have benefited from using home scar treatments instead. Not only are they cost-effective, you can even get some at little to no cost!
Home Scar Treatment Options
There are many different home scar treatment options out there. The key is that you should choose one that fits your complexion, skin type. Not all methods will work for everybody, so feel free to ask your dermatologist before using any of these home scar treatments:
Get A Tan
In many ways, getting your skin tanned can even up your complexion including the parts where you have scars. I know this for a fact because I grew up with scars all over my hands and feet since I was 5 years old (the scars were due to a childhood immune system-related illness which affected my skin). When I became a teenager, I looked for ways to treat my scars naturally. I noticed that each time I went for a swim and got my skin tanned, my scar color would eventually lighten up in color after the tan has subsided (around 1 to 2 weeks).
Apply Lemon or Orange Peel On Your Scars
This is something that I have also personally tried. After eating an orange or squeezing a lemon, don’t throw the peel right away. Apply the peel on your skin and make sure you give that peel an extra squeeze so that some of the juice hiding underneath it will rub off on your skin. Over the long term, this can smoothen out your skin and whiten the dark area of your scar. This is one of the most potent ways to treat your scars at home. Sure it takes a lot of discipline (and lemons), but it is all worth it in the long run.
Use Scar Treatment Creams
Now this is something that I am choosy and picky about. I don’t just buy whatever scar cream there is in the market because some may be dangerous for my skin. However, I’ve heard a lot of reports from my friends (who have scars) who have benefited from short term use of so-called scar repair creams. Actually some are pretty effective and cost-friendly. Here’s one cream I particularly found online which may work for you:
Frustrated over your scars? Don’t fret. It’s not the end of the world. With the advancement in science and health industry, there are practically dozens of options you can use to get rid of your scars. You can use commercial/pharmaceutical options, or you can also use natural remedies. Personally, I like to use pharmaceutical products (like skin creams) then supplement them with home scar treatment alternatives.