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Top 7 Ways To Lighten Scars

By: Deepa Ranganathan
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Does a scar on your skin bother you? Probably you got that while you were removing the hot pan off the gas or, while you were checking your car. You might burn your hand in any incident and it turns into a scar after a while. Some of you may have scars that's been on your skin all your life. There are a number of reasons why scars become a part of your life. Despite the many scars, the worst one that literally puts you off is the scar due to a pimple on your face.

Don’t you just feel that the pimple should die without leaving a scar. But, it seldom happens and you are stuck with a hideous scar on your face.


You tried every possible cream that’s sold in the market to ensure that the scar is wiped off the face without much effort. But, scars stay on for a longer time than you can expect. So, what do you do in such cases? You can’t stay with a scar for all your life, can you? Well, there are some remedies that you can apply to make lighten the scars. Here are a few remedies to lighten scars on your skin.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the best treatment for every possible skin trouble. You can apply the gel on your face and lighten the facial scars. Aloe Vera is one of the best remedies for treating scars.


Exfoliate With Baking Powder

With baking soda you can scrub and exfoliate your skin. This would definitely reduce the scars along your face. Mix baking soda with water to create a mixture. Now apply this mixture on your skin and rub it in circular motion. After you have exfoliated, wash it with cold water. For best results do this on a regular basis.


Treat With Honey

You can treat pimples and their scars with honey. Its antibacterial properties are considered to be the best for lightening your scars. With honey you can soothe your skin and control the inflammation. It works best for sensitive skin.


Turmeric Paste

When you mix turmeric with water and apply it on your face, it proves to be a good remedy for lightening your scars and treating other skin problems. Turmeric is considered to be the best for skin issues.


Fenugreek Seeds

This is the best way to treat your scars and lighten them. Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning grind the fenugreek seeds and make a fine paste out of it. Apply this mixture on your face, along the scars and burn marks and let it be on for sometime. Let it dry off before you can wash it off. For best results apply this paste overnight.


Almond Oil

Massage almond oil gently along the scar to remove it for good. You can massage it twice in a day for good results. Almonds hold the property of taking care of your skin and hair.


Lemon & Tomato Juice

Heard how well lemon lightens the scars on your face? Well, lemon's acidic properties happens to be the best remedy for your scars. With a mixture of lemon and tomato juice you can rejuvenate your skin and make it appear nourished. In fact, tomato when freshly squeezed to prepare juice is able to act as a bleaching agent and make the scars due to burns and other reasons appear lighter. When you apply this mixture, make sure you have washed your face well with cold water. Using the acidic and bleaching property of this mixture is one of the best ways help lighten the scars

Story first published: Friday, February 7, 2014, 22:31 [IST]
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