How to Remove Scars With Nutmeg

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Removing a scar altogether is not always possible, but there are ways to diminish it and make it less noticeable. Scaring forms due to injury or damage to the skin surface; this trauma can occur in an accident or just be a leftover reminder of acne. There are several medical approaches for scarring, such as laser treatments or dermabrasion, but look to the kitchen and the spice cabinet to create a less invasive procedure.

Mix one tsp. ground nutmeg and one tsp. unprocessed honey in a small bowl.

Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser.

Dip your fingers into the honey mixture and spread lightly over the scarred area. Let the nutmeg/honey compound sit for up to 20 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.

Rewash the area if necessary to remove the honey compound, and then apply a light moisturizing lotion that contains aloe to the scar.

Repeat this process twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, until the scar fades.