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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.