Homemade Scar Removal

by Jody Braverman ; Updated July 18, 2017

Scars can be troublesome. Whether you've gotten one from an accident, illness or acne, scars are a constant reminder of imperfection. They can also have lasting effects on you that extend beyond the depth of your skin. You could pay thousands of dollars for invasive surgical procedures, or you can try a few home remedies that can soften the appearance of your scars.

Scar Treatment with Aloe Vera

Obtain fresh aloe vera from the plant or either a bottle of aloe vera gel.

Apply liberally to the scar, massaging into the area for five to 10 minutes.

Repeat three times daily until the scar appears less visible.

Scar Treatment with Vitamin E

Purchase Vitamin E capsules.

Break a capsule apart or pierce it with a straight pin. Apply the oil directly to the scar.

Massage the area for 5 to 10 minutes.

Apply at least three times a day.

Scar Treatment with Lemon Juice

Cut a lemon in half with a knife.

Rub one half on the scar for two minutes. Continue to massage the juice into the scar for five to 10 minutes.

Rinse the area. Pat dry.

Apply a moisturizer, such as shea or cocoa butter.

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About the Author

Jody Braverman is a health and fitness professional and writer in Seattle. She has been a personal trainer and yoga instructor for almost a decade and is passionate about movement and helping people lead active, healthy lives.