Healing Scars with Natural Ingredients
by Purple Herbal
Nature has provided us with numerous remedies that heal scar tissue:
Evening Primrose Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
All of the above mentioned remedies provide essential nutrients and vitamins to the skin, which encourage the skin to regenerate quickly, allowing it to go back to its original state, before the scar was there. Most of the over the counter scar tissue treatments out there contain parabens, chemicals, and artificial fragrances. These are not going to help skin heal. They’re a hindrance.
The main and most effective ingredient in the over the counter scar tissue product Mederma is aloe. If someone wants to ensure their scar will heal, I say get actual 100% aloe vera gel, and not a concoction of chemicals and potentially unsafe ingredients along with it.
Sometimes commercial hand and body creams are useful, and handy to have, but for scars, intense treatment is needed. That means going straight to the source of the ingredient, if you can. You don’t have to necessarily have to go out and buy a coconut from which to derive pure coconut oil, rather I would suggest getting an aloe plant or a few real lemons, extract the juice, and start using it on your scar tissue. (When using lemon juice, take caution if you have very sensitive skin. Lemon juice can irritate the skin, especially when exposed to sunlight.) Then go and buy the other oils and cocoa butter from a health food store that sells products that contain only 100% pure ingredient. Do not look for a commercially made creams, unless they are of extreme quality because they contain no artificial ingredients.
I had very problematic skin as a teenager and found using vitamin E oil, along with aloe and lemon juice, rose hip seed oil and herbs such as slippery elm, goldenseal, echinacea, chickweed, dandelion, and burdock root helped heal my acne scars and keep my skin clear of future blemishes.
The use of herbs and also eating a healthy diet can be of use to a person trying to heal scars. Bumping up your vitamin C intake, as well as making sure you get enough vitamin A and E is extremely important. Silica is an important mineral in the healing of skin. The herb horsetail contains high amounts of silica. Homeopathic silica is good for healing keloid scars.