It may seem like no matter how well you care for your skin, scars, whether caused by acne, an injury, or something else seems to stick around no matter what.
Facial scars can be be raised, sunken, or darkly pigmented, they may be itchy or painful they can even result from acne, injury, or surgery. There are many methods that can help one heal, diminish, and cover the scars. No matter what method you choose, keep your skin clean and moisturized. Follow these tips religiously and get rid of those scars.
Baking soda: The discoloured and the scarred areas can be sloughed away with a naturally made scrubber, you need to use only a natural and a soft scrub to slough away the scarred skin. Baking soda is the best scrub for this purpose, add one spoon of baking soda in one teaspoon of water and make a paste rub the paste on the particular areas for 1 minute in circular motion then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Lemon juice: Once the dead skin cells are removed, apply any substance which is high in Vitamin C content, it will help in the building of new cells. Concentrated lemon juice is the best option, take a cotton ball and soak it in the juice then apply on the face.
After 5 to 10 minutes remove the cotton balls and let the skin dry, you can also use a mask made up of lemon juice daily to build new skin cells. Lemon also helps to even the skin tone.
Olive oil: To get rid of skin discolourations caused by scars, use a non-comedogenic oil to loosen the scar and soften it. Olive oil is the best suited for this purpose, massage your face with one tablespoon of olive oil slowly.Then put a steaming towel over the face it will open up the pores and will also soften the skin.
Use SPF to protect: Sun exposure not only damages the skin, it can also worsen the appearance of scars. The cells that produce pigment in the skin become overactive during the healing stage and produce more pigment than normal, which is why scars are dark in the first place. Sun exposure essentially tans the scar, making it even darker for a longer period of time. Use SPF 30 on your scar (and all over!) every day.
Buy a microdermabrasion kit, or skincare kit that includes microdermabrasion. These kits are less expensive and less intensive than being resurfaced by a dermatologist. If the scars are not severe, or if your skin is particularly sensitive, it may be a better choice for you than surgical dermabrasion.
Apply mineral make up: Covering up scars is the obvious way to reduce their appearance, but be careful not to go too concealer crazy. Caking on too much product will draw attention to the scar instead of camouflaging it into the skin. Using mineral makeup disguises scars by helping them blend them into the skin, resulting in a flawless finish.