Naturally Fade Scars
Having a scar on your body can be a badge of honor, but it can also be annoying when it is prominently displayed. Thus, I created a few simple recipes that can help to naturally fade scars.
Scars can make us feel self conscious.
In fact, my mom has the smallest scar above her eyebrow that she got when she was a toddler (to be honest, I’ve never noticed it). She recently told me that she is so self conscious of this scar and it is the reason why she has worn bangs her whole life!
Hearing this inspired me and I decided to share some natural DIY recipes that help to naturally fading scars. Additionally, these recipes are designed for minor, more recent scars, but you can always try them on scars that have been around awhile.
First of all, it is important to understand what scarring is. A scar is the result of a healing skin. As the skin tries to heal itself from an injury, infection, surgery, inflammation of tissue, or even acne, it may eventually scar as the body tries to repair damaged skin. You can read more about scarring here.
A few factors that affect the body to get a scar:
- location on body
- type of injury
- age of person
If your scar is in a prominent place (on your face, neck, hands), it is important to wear an SPF. Scars are especially sensitive to the sun. Unfortunately, sun exposure darkens scars and often causes scar tissue to thicken making it more difficult to fad scars.
Additionally, there are a few factors that affect your body’s ability to naturally fade scars.
- genetics – yep, this is hard to mess with since it is how you were created
- age – younger skin produces more skin cells and is capable of transforming more quickly than mature skin
- lifestyle – do you eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and stay out of the sun?
Acne scars and scars on the face
My husband has had acne scars since he was a teen. Since using my Fresh Face facial serum, we have noticed his acne scars fading!
Face Serum Recipe:
- 5ml roller
- 2 drops lavender
- 2 drops frankincense
- 2 drops Purification blend
- 2 drops Tea Tree
- top with Jojoba oil
Rub on your face after washing (use instead of a moisturizer). Jojoba oil is amazing for sensitive skin and keeps the scars moisturized (important in the healing process)!
General Scar-fading Recipe:
(I have not tried this, but I made this for people who have experienced results with newer scars)
- 5 ml roller
- 5 drops lavender – nourishes and supports healthy skin
- 5 drops frankincense – improves skin tone, reduced fine line and wrinkles, excellent for aging skin. Promotes new skin growth.
- 5 drops cedarwood – balances and rejuvenates skin
- 5 drops myrrh or Geranium (optional)- Geranium revitalizes skin cells & Myrrh supports aging skin
Top the rest with:
- 1/2 Rosehip seed oil – improves skin health & complexion. Good for maturing skin. Hydrating.
- 1/2 sweet almond oil or Grapeseed oil – moisturize and hydrate skin
Nighttime Scar Recipe
This recipe includes essential oils that are photosensitive (meaning when this oil is applied to skin that is exposed to the sun it can be more sensitive to burning). Also, it is best to apply this recipe on at night or on scars that are covered and not exposed to the sun.
- 5 ml roller ball
- 10 drops grapefruit oil
- 10 drops lemon oil
Top the rest with:
- sweet almond oil or Grapeseed oil
Areas not exposed to sun, apply multiple times per day
*Remember, if scars are on face be sure to wear an SPF daily and wear a hat. The face is very sensitive and sun exposure darkens scars and often causes scar tissue to thicken making it more difficult to fad scars.
If you have some scars (maybe from acne, injury, or even child birth), give these recipes a try. Please let me know how they work out for you!
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