Home Remedies for Scars
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Scars

Scars are the marks of acne, measles, small pox, skin burn, etc., even after the burnt skin or the infected skin is treated. Overexposure to sun rays also leads to scar on face, hands, etc. Studies have also shown that apart from the above causes dark marks or scars can also occur due to stressful life style, improper bowel movement, excess intake of oily and junk foods, etc. Scars are quite embarrassing if it is on face or other exposed parts of the body. With advanced technologies, today there are various treatments available which may help in removing the scars permanently from the skin. However, one cannot rely entirely on these treatments as these have lots of side effects. It is due to these side effects people are looking for some effective ayurvedic home remedies for curing scars. This article will explain in detail in what all ways can scars be cured by using natural herbs and other easily available items at home.

  1. Home Remedies for Scars
  2. Balanced Diet for Scars

Home Remedies for Scars and Acne Scars

Scars are embarrassing; sometimes people start feeling low self-esteem, embarrassment in mixing with others, loose confidence, and even become irritating. Given below are some of the simplest and effective home remedies in order to get reed of this embarrassing marks.

Lemon juice:

The citric nature of lemon helps in cleaning the skin and removing any kind of scar. Apply lemon juice over the effected skin, or rub lemon over the skin by cutting it in two half.

Tomato:

Similarly, tomato juice extract is also good for curing scars. Apply freshly prepared tomato juice over the effected area, or simply rub tomato over the skin by cutting it in two pieces.

Almond oil:

Almond oil is also very effective for removing skin cars. Apply and gently massage the effected area with this oil.

Fuller’s earth (multani mitti)

Fuller’s earth pack is also very good for curing burnt skin or other old scars. Prepare a paste of multani mitti and lemon juice, by taking two teaspoon of each. Add little amount of water to it. One can also add rosewater in place of water. Apply this paste over the effected area and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash the skin using cold water. Apply this paste 1-2 times a day, till the scar is not removed completely. One of the useful home remedies for scars.

Fenugreek (methi ) seeds:

Fenugreek or methi seeds are useful in treating various diseases. Even for treating acne scars, pimples, dryness, etc., fenugreek seeds are quite effective. Prepare a solution by adding 1-2 tablespoon of methi seeds in a 750-1000 ml of water. Allow it to boil for 5-7 minutes. Let the solution to cool, and wash your face and other effected areas. One can see great improvement within a week. Do this at least once in a week even after scars and other marks are removed. This is one of the best home remedies for scars.

Margossa (neem) leaves:

Similarly, margossa or neem leaves are also very good for treating different skin diseases. scars especially due to chicken pox or pimples are easily cured by neem leaves. Apply neem-leaf extract over the effected area 2-3 times a day till the scar is not removed completely.

Mint (pudina) leaves

Mint leaves are very good for removing ark circles, pimple marks, acne scars, etc. Take 10-15 pudina leaves and wash them. Take them in a perforated clean cotton cloth and extract mint leaf juice. Apply this juice extract over the effected area. This is one of the important home remedies for scars.

Sandalwood (chandan):

Sandalwood paste is really one of the best and effective ayurvedic treatment for acne scars and other marks on skin. Soak sandalwood in water and keep it overnight. Apply it over the effected area and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off using cold water. One can also add black gram paste into it.

Cucumber:

Cucumber extract is also very good in removing dark scars. Apply cucumber extract over the effected area and keep for 5-10 minutes and wash it off. Do this 2-3 times a day until the scar is not removed completely. This is one of the useful home remedies for scars.

Banana:

Mash ripe banana and apply over the effected skin. Allow it to dry for 5-7 minutes and then wash it off.

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Balance Diet for Scars

Eating healthy and nutritional foods are essential to keep body and mind healthy. Person with scars, dark patches should eat plenty of green vegetables, fruits, cereals, salads, etc. One should also drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday. Similarly, freshly prepared fruit juice is also very good for health. Junk food, oily and fatty foods should be strictly avoided. Oily foods tend to produce harmful chemicals in the body and hence result in skin pigmentation.

Apart from the above mentioned home remedies for removing scar, one should always live happy and stress free. Doing yoga and exercises is also very good for health. One should go for morning and evening walk, do different breathing exercises and other yogaasanas. Sunbath is also very good. One should not use chemical soaps for skin, medicated soaps, rosewater, etc., are good for the skin. Applying ice cubes over the skin also help in removing the dark pigments and scars.

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I have cut my face with knife.I have scar on face.how to remove it.
#1 - emin - 06/22/2008 - 08:40
I went for lazer hair removal and got second degree burn one month back. Now have very bad dark scars on my face. please please help me. I feel very low with scars on my face
#2 - Lylla - 07/20/2008 - 02:42
hi during my last pregnancy i got scar near to my ear, can i have remedy to remove it
#3 - fatima - 08/31/2008 - 08:53
which remedie works best
#4 - chicka - 10/06/2008 - 17:43
during my grade schools i got many scars at my feet whats the best remedie?
#5 - ghe - 11/26/2008 - 00:05
I have many scars on my legs during my grade school days what must i do to remove it?please help me...
#6 - JING - 01/06/2009 - 01:03
Research has shown that combining the use of the pulsed dye technology with carbon dioxide laser vaporization was found to provide improvement in non-reddened, minimally thickened scars. Atrophic acne scar where there is a breakdown of the skin, have been found to respond most favorably to carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. The number of acne scar treatment rounds necessary depends on the type of lesion and each individual’s collagen and wound healing response. Usually two or more rounds of acne scar treatment are needed for hypertrophic (thick) acne scars.
#7 - Seasol - 01/08/2009 - 21:38
I have scars on my legs too. I got them when i'm in grade school because i always want to play around and run so fast that's why i get them.. now i'm already in college and i want to wear shorts & skirts like the other girls but then i'm shy to show my legs because of the scars that i get.....can you please help me to get rid of my scars.????please.......
#8 - Jenny - 01/12/2009 - 00:18
i have scars on my legs too..as of now i use nutmeg and milk...
#9 - thin - 02/06/2009 - 22:10
i have plenty of scars on my face and it's quite deep. my scars done by a deep pinching of my sister since i was a child. it became my inferiority complex and lowered my self-esteem and many people ask me if were did i get these scars of mine. right now i couldn't find a job because of my scars and i'm looking forward for an effective remedies to eliminate my scars and bring back my flawless face. i consulted a dermatologist but since my face is like a world map of scars it costs a lot to receive a treatment. please give me hope and i don't want to suffer with my scars anymore.
#10 - scarface - 02/11/2009 - 22:22
i am a cheerleader and i have so many scars on my legs.i have been really down because of this because the cheer competition is around the corner and i still cant find a cure to remove my scars.
#11 - liyana - 02/25/2009 - 04:28
I have scars on my cheeks and I feel unpleasant when people comment about it. What is the best treatment to remove th scars?
#12 - Ann - 03/16/2009 - 01:15
omg ever since i was young i had scars on my face whether i got it from my brothers or fighting others. please help me get rid of it .......
#13 - mimi - 06/02/2009 - 00:30
I have very dark scars on my back from acne and nothing I do will make them go away. I have had a doctor tell me that black women who get dark scars have to learn to live with them. This is so depressing.
#14 - jallison - 06/30/2009 - 17:33

Hi friends
Every one is anxious about scars it is all due to taking junk food & using chemical mix cream & lotion.
Take healthy diet,drink a gl[@] of milk daily.
I am giving a home remedy of my grandmother's try it u will find best.
Take 250 gm yellow sarsoon seeds do not take black rai seeds &300ml milk cook seeds with milk on low heat when milk dries spread the seeds & let it dry fully, grind sieve & keep in a bottle.
Before going to bed make paste with milk rub slowly & softly to scars & face wash ur face in the morning do not use soap. If u do not want to use at night use at day time . Wash ur face with it when ever u apply rub softly for 10 to 15 minutes.
use it & pray for me.
Thanks
#15 - Roshan - 07/08/2009 - 05:55
I recently had chicken pox and now my face is full of scars and dark marks.. I have no clue how to get rid of them and I am desperate as it is affecting my confidence between people
#16 - arpita - 07/29/2009 - 11:44
i have no scars in my legs when i was in grade school,but when i was in high school,im shock because ther are some scars i saw in my legs,i dont know why,until my legs is full of scars.please help me to rid it.can you give me some tips?
#17 - naesor - 07/30/2009 - 02:19
I recently got lazer on my arms and it left with so many scars as i got burned on my arms... I am using dyper rash cream at night and its getting healed :)...It has zinc in it which is good for irritated skin or scars and i am going to try to get zinc capsules too as it also helps a lot..I am also mixing vitamin E with it...I hope this helps....
#18 - jazz - 08/21/2009 - 15:32
I have a scar on my face due to misused of salicylic acid when im curing the white spot on my face.. it lighten a bit but still there\\\'s a visible dark spot that makes me feel so low when my officemates sees it.. How can i total get rid of if??? im applying aloe vera because they said that it will helf to generate new skin tissues..
#19 - maya - 09/01/2009 - 19:48
my face is full of acne scars. now it looks horrible and people keep starring at me. what should i use to get rid of it? can someone help me please.
#20 - jojo - 09/21/2009 - 10:06
What has really helped me out with scars is Ice Cubes...all you have to do is rub ice for 10 to 15 mins with ice cubes and in due time they will reduce in appearance and if ur lucky go completely. Good luck
#21 - Justin - 10/06/2009 - 08:27

Hi Arpita
The home remedy i have
given of yellow sarson seeds use
use it esp it is for chicken pox
scars. use vitamin E oil on ur face
daily.
#22 - Roshan - 10/06/2009 - 10:30
im undergoin hair removal laser treatment on mine face coz of which pores are occurring on mine face which makes mine face look rough.plz suggest me some natural remedy
#23 - robinder - 01/02/2010 - 02:37
I have many many scars on my legs and arms! I really hate the summer time because I want to wear cute little stuff but i know i cant because people always comment on the scars... people always say oh your so pretty but you got all those scars.. i juss want somthing to work im only 17 and nothing has worked yet! i suffered from these horrible marks since i was 7 or 8... Its like it keeps me from fitting and gettin close to people going on summer trips with friends just because i dont want no one to see!! What really works Im going to be 18 this summer and i juss wanna feel pretty for once!
#24 - mariah - 03/04/2010 - 03:05
hi....if u want 2 remove ur scar...just cut 1 lemon,sit down in front of tv or sit in nice view and spend ur time in rubbing that lemon..dont press to much the lemon just make wet little if u feel it come dry 2 ur skin...rub it faithfully,there's no smthin wrong if in evrythn we owe and ask 2 God...
#25 - Babyliza - 03/06/2010 - 16:05
using ice help lighting ur skin it may be a little pain involve but it is worth it. i bet u notice during the winter months ur skin light a the ice does is focus the cold on one spot and it lighten the skin
#26 - agee22 - 05/16/2010 - 22:16
using ice help lighting ur skin it may be a little pain involve but it is worth it. i bet u notice during the winter months ur skin light a the ice does is focus the cold on one spot and it lighten the skin
#27 - agee22 - 05/16/2010 - 22:16
i have a scar on both legs.these started as small pimples when i was at primary and now i am a university student pliz help me to remove it because i feel bad when wearing a skirt.pliz help me
#28 - shanduraimadho - 06/12/2010 - 01:02
Hey,
im gonnna try the lemon and bannana one i think.
:/ hope it works, because i have darker scars inbetween the tops of my legs, i think they were caused by very very bad nappy rash as a baby but am not sure, i have always had them, and are defineltey not birthmarks..
also, i am scared of boys seeing them, if/when i do start to get [@]ually active ://////
hope this helps :(
xx
#29 - ljbabes - 07/08/2010 - 14:02
i have scars & rubbing ice cubes on them seem to work. also bio oil.
#30 - sam - 07/08/2010 - 14:41
hi....i have some scar on nose..plz help me....i am very worried about this
i also avoid junk food
nor i put any cream or cleanser bcoz it makes the matter worse
plz tell me wat to do...
#31 - ankit - 07/09/2010 - 12:28
im 14 and im a allstar cheer leader,i have old scars all over my legs and i wana knw how 2 get rid of them before my first cheer competition on november 20th????): help plse
#32 - kiana - 10/23/2010 - 18:52
i have deep scar on my cheep and have used everything nothing seem to work .please tell me how to get rid of them it seems like i had my vain showing frist now it's dark
#33 - Barbara Calvin - 11/21/2010 - 19:37
hi i m 21 n having blackheads n pimples on my face n back. whn i ws in 3rd std i got chicken pox n has many scars on my face... i tried 2 make paste of neem leaves..but ws nt able 2 prepare it......plzzzzzzz help me...
#34 - nupur - 11/23/2010 - 21:45
If u want to remove your scare just mix honey and lemon with multani mitti...and work it full night and wash in the morning...or else use mallai on your face or use nomarks products they are too awesome...it really works me tried all this...
#35 - Lucky boy - 01/09/2011 - 06:55
hi,
i ahve tried CO2 laser for acne scars. it really worked well for me.. moreover there are some natural remdies like lemon, potato, banana which will reduce the spots.
but consider a dermatologist for severe acne problems. i have co2 laser for 3 times and it has shown amazing results for me.
#36 - priya - 01/10/2011 - 05:48
hi im 14 years old and i have many pimples acne marks and whiteheads on my face how can i remove it ? please help me ..
#37 - aby - 03/24/2011 - 20:43
I have acne scar on my back,I want to wear [@]y and show my back to ppl.but i cant right now...i try to use fresh aloe vera gel last time,it could works...i think i wanna try it again...this is my only remedies and i hope it could helps u all.
for those who have very sensitif skin problem,for my advise,it is not recommend to use lemon juice to apply on it,or else it could lead to more acne and painful for yr skin...Now i pray to jesus everydy that he could helps me to cure my acne...i know he could,bcoz he is almightly and wonderful god...
#38 - Elaine Lee - 04/08/2011 - 04:30
I have acne scar on my back,I want to wear [@]y and show my back to ppl.but i cant right now...i try to use fresh aloe vera gel last time,it could works...i think i wanna try it again...this is my only remedies and i hope it could helps u all.
for those who have very sensitif skin problem,for my advise,it is not recommend to use lemon juice to apply on it,or else it could lead to more acne and painful for yr skin...Now i pray to jesus everydy that he could helps me to cure my acne...i know he could,bcoz he is almightly and wonderful god...
#39 - Elaine Lee - 04/08/2011 - 04:30
well i got lots of scars in all of my body parts, from face down to my legs.. i got deep acne scars and I've read that baking soda helps in reducing the scars, that's actually a facial wash.. I got also scars in my back from acne, so hard for me to reach on my back.. I got scars n my legs too, gotten it from my childhood years bcoz of clumsiness..

Now imma try ice, since it's easy to have. Also, ice is used for minimizing pores in face, u know, prevents u from getting pimples.. Now i know that it'll take years to minimize the visibility of scars.. WEll you cant get rid of scars, u can only minimize it..
#40 - maan - 05/03/2011 - 10:27
i also have scars on my legs during my grades, i need help
#41 - funwi - 07/26/2011 - 03:42
i also have scars on my body..i need help too cuz' i have a shop to run & people always complained about my scars on my face esp. on my nose..it made me felt so embar[@]ed with the customers looking at me only b'cuz of my scars..please help me!!oh please!!!
#42 - yuki sakura - 07/29/2011 - 05:09
I started using skinlite cream, I got irritation and black scars on my face. Please let me know the remedy to get rid of this scars immediately.
#43 - arpitha - 08/04/2011 - 05:14
Bio oil and vitamin E work rly well. Another one is tea tree oil :) try it bcuz it made a difference for me
#44 - Akkk - 08/05/2011 - 23:04
scars on [@] from too much [@] I believe. how to apply and still be able to not interfer with [@]?
#45 - jon ackerman - 08/16/2011 - 06:45
wen we use lemon juice over the face ,skin gets smooth and acne spots fades but the problem is that skin becomes more photosensitive . wat to do then suggest
#46 - swap - 08/22/2011 - 07:59
hi i have lots of scars on my legs from childhood clumsiness
and i have alot on my arms as well from getting attacked by a cat and i have acne scars on my face and back my aunt Recomended i use Mederma because she said she used it from ehr C section she had from having my babby cousin so iv barly started to try that but also you guys that is crazy expencive ugh and better reconmendations??
#47 - monica nicole - 08/26/2011 - 18:59
hi i have lots of acne scars on my face, back my husband didnot like me because of my scars. please help me what i do . please please
#48 - nehasri - 08/28/2011 - 04:39
I lost my job and had lots of stress. I got acne ALL over! Face, chest, back, buttox and most of all my legs! I have tried so many scare treatment and have spent a lot of money. My scares on my legs are very embarr[@]ing. I can wear my bathing suite nor shorts because the scares are very dark. I am about to leave for a beach vacation. I need help FAST PLEASE!!!
#49 - Sara - 09/22/2011 - 23:50
i have scars on my face and i lived with them for more than 17 years.My worry is that even my teenage boys r going through the same problem and i cant help them since i failed to help myself
#50 - tjitje - 09/26/2011 - 03:19
i have scar marks on my legs, how do i treat them?
#51 - pee - 10/10/2011 - 07:40
i hit my little sister carefuly and now she has a dark mark i have one to and my bro and my parents r saying that i caused that if everybody in our family has that:(
#52 - stacey - 10/12/2011 - 16:25
I have old chicken pox scars on my legs. I've have tried almost everything to get rid of them like skin lotions and oils. I had these scars since elemantry school and not am 21 I really wish to get rid of them. If there is anything I can do please tell me. Thanks
#53 - kiki - 10/13/2011 - 12:26
i have scars in my legs. plz help
#54 - liz - 10/16/2011 - 23:52
I got laser hair removal on my legs three days ago.. and it made my skin blister and now its red and scabby.. will my legs hyperpigment??? will it change different color??? I'm so scared and wanna cry or beat the crap out of the girl who lasered my legs... will it get better??? please help .. I feel so crappy!
#55 - mich - 10/17/2011 - 20:59
on my face a hard and large acne scar Please help... to remove it.
#56 - vivek - 11/29/2011 - 08:49
i hav a scar on my nose due to piercing.plz suggest me some ayurvedic home medicines to fade that scar.....plzzzzz hlp me
#57 - amrutha - 02/04/2012 - 10:59
i have a bad scar on my face n nose since 3 months ,i feel very embr[@]ing to go infront of anyone,i feel frustated plz suggest something really effectively
#58 - amruta - 02/15/2012 - 00:34
thnks i got some relife by visiting on your website... i got scar mark on my face nd it look very ugally on ma face...i felt very disappointment coz of this but... but when i saw ur tips i felt very good i ll definetly use ur tips.... thank uuu...
#59 - rucha - 03/06/2012 - 02:10
for how much time do we have to rub the lemon
#60 - melissa - 03/21/2012 - 17:24
i have scars on my chiks sometime pimples also come out. i have applied many ointments for this but nothing gud results was there but suggest me what can i do nw..
#61 - parneet - 04/05/2012 - 14:56
I have very fair skin but the problem is
I have black marks on my whole face at earlier it was the parts which were converting in to red due to sieness or hit and now my chiks ,chin are being blakned .most of the time my face looks radish.
#62 - Priya - 04/25/2012 - 09:58
I have a scar on my leg from shaving and I want to get rid of it ... How many times a day do u put the banana on for and how long will it take to heal
#63 - Bob - 05/07/2012 - 11:45
I m using multani mitti mixed wid lemon juice twice a day and using cetaphil oil free cleanser itz works 4 me. Now my acne are very less. I was suffering from very bad acne on my cheeks.try dis u wil get rid from acne. And dont use chemical products on ur face. Gud luck :))))(
#64 - Nature boy - 05/16/2012 - 02:11
hey...i have pimples on my face...it goes but sudnly came back n i have some scars due to pimples....plzz help me to get rid of it plz...i felt so uncomfartable whn im sitting with my frnds n family members its quite emberresing...
#65 - Messi - 06/14/2012 - 11:28
SEP 4th Was my mrg...i have sudeenly scars in face of pimples..blemishes of wounds. kindly suggest me with exact home remedy to be on my big day without any marks....i n this tension am losing my sleep....thanks in advance.... dry skin with uneven colour complexion...do the neddful....[email protected]
#66 - Eshwari - 08/03/2012 - 23:00
i have measles scars ...any body know anyyyy treatment
#67 - sadia - 09/01/2012 - 06:48
hey guys..i have scars on my face due to pimple pinching..even my dermatologist told me that it 's hard because i have a fair skin..what will i do.pray for me..
#68 - zey - 10/04/2012 - 02:01
I have chickenpox scars which are very ambar[@]ing,bt i can't get rid of them i've bio oil and it seem 2 be not workin please help...#despirate#
#69 - Nondumiso - 04/08/2013 - 02:59
I am an African American women that suffers from dark spots after my break outs. Citrus Clear works wonders for my face. After using the Citrus Clear Face Wash for a month I can defintely say I have seen improvement my dark spots are fading and now I am less reliant on make-up.
#70 - Dorothy Nissi - 05/03/2013 - 20:11
I have black Mark on foot fingers due to wearing slippers ..really It gives ugliest look..how to remove It quickly.. Help plz
#71 - rani - 09/17/2013 - 03:41
i had scars on face looks so odd on my face plz.... i think so u may help me since 1year iT bcum more am feeling so irritate to show face SAY home remedies by which i may cure soon bcoz i had an interview help me plz..................
#72 - sindu - 11/18/2013 - 08:23
Guys...i had a clear face earlier with rare breakouts,but from a month i ve got small problem,i ve got acne on my right chin..i tried to cure it myself bt didn't work as it is a long process..i consulted a dermetologist, hmm well after 3weeks of using medicines,i ve seen sum difference,and now left with few small pimples and acne scars, he suggested chemical peeling by which i cn get a new skin and relief from acne forever.if u have lot of acne ,u want faster results u must consult a dermetoligist..if u are with little and manageable pimples home remedies are best...1)steam ur face,boil water adding few lemon drops,10tulasi leavs and few mint leaves,allow the steam into ur face,it is helpful in shedding out wastes and clearing pores.2)apply cucumber paste on ur face as a pack for 10mins.3)do not use soap if u want a clear skin,try using facewash containing tea tree oil such as acnevon,lotus facewash,gorgeous facewsh.4)try to keep ur hair clean.5)use clindamycin phosphate gel usp for 1month and u can feel the pimples jus peel of from ur skin,don't rush for results ,u cn see the results from 2nd week,apply it to whole face mrng and nyt before going to bed.
#73 - shreya - 03/27/2014 - 17:54
6)oat meal face pack is very effective,take 3spoons of oat meal,add curd or milk ,honey 1spoon,papaya paste 2spoons and mix them inin oat meal for fine paste ..leave the paste aside for 15mins so tht the ingredients will stirr well,and apply tht paste on face and wash it cool water wen it dries..u cn v wonders if followed ,weekly thrice is recommended,in a week u cn see the changes.7)if pimple is bothering u alot ,take spoon of turmeric powder add few drops of lemon in it and apply the paste on pimple leave it overnight ,wash off with cold water in the morning and u cn see the pimple vanishes in few days.8)Drink carrot and beetroot mixed pure juice every night for complexion improovement daily nyt after dinner.9) avoid egg,chicken,prawns and pizzas for 2mnths adding lot of fluids to ur diet.10)keep ur face clean and wash ur hands ,keep urself clean.11)eat tulasi leaves early in the morning,it keeps clean ur stomach and leaves u with better skin further in future.11) apply carrot paste to acne scars for half an hr,it helps.12)exfoliate ur skin with the raw milk early in the morning ,use cotton to rub ur face dipping cotton in milk.it will reduce spots.13)apply lemon n honey to the face as a scrub for 5mins and then leave it for other 5mins to dry.do it in the morning and before going to bed at night.huh lot of remedies well try these,i can say u can see the results ..all the best :) do let me know if these helped u..!!
#74 - shreya - 03/27/2014 - 18:16
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