Treatment of scar and scar tissue ranges from massage, to topical applications of natural remedies like Castor Oil packs, to supplements like Hyaluronic Acid. Smoothing the appearance of scar tissue involves soothing and hydrating the skin. Many home treatments are especially effective for treating and preventing scars.
A scar is the result of regrowth of tissue after the skin has been damaged. The tissue that makes up a scar is technically the same as normal, healthy tissue; however, it appears different as the fibers in this tissue are arranged differently. Scar tissue develops as the result of healing from a variety of different wounds including a cut, burn, acne or fungal infection. Scars develop when the skin has been damaged beyond its first layer.
Natural Remedies for Scar Tissue
Scar tissue can be treated using a variety of home remedies. Common applications including castor oil packs, vitamin E, aloe vera and coconut oil soothe damaged and inflamed areas preventing and treating the development of wounded areas. These treatments also support the growth of new skin.
Castor Oil is one of most effective ways to break down scar tissue. Castor oil not only decreases inflammation, but can dissolve scar tissue. Learn how to make a castor oil pack here.
Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant and nutrient application. Massaged into the affected area multiple times a day, the vitamin E oil revitalizes and nourishes the skin. This treatment can also be paired with a vitamin C supplement to boost efficacy.
Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compound. Applied directly to the site of a scar or healing wound, aloe vera delivers natural emollients to the skin to aid in regrowth of healthy skin. Aloe vera can also be applied directly to burns to prevent wounding.
Coconut oil is a natural compound that is comprised of a medium chain of fatty acids. The oil’s composition effectively stimulates collagen production and increases the rate of healing. This compound also increases the development of new blood vessels and produces healthy skin free of scaring.
Scar tissue is the tissue that replaces normal skin when the skin has been damaged. While scar tissue is technically the same type of tissue as health skin, it looks different and can be a cause of concern and self-consciousness for many. Natural treatments support effective cell growth, minimizing scar tissue and creating beautiful, healthy skin.
Continue reading to learn the most effective remedies for scars as reported by our readers over the past decade!