How to Get Rid of Discoloration & Scars With Home Remedies

by April Dowling

Imperfections affect the appearance of skin, which can cause low self-esteem and feelings of self-consciousness. Skin discoloration is a difference in skin tone caused by aging, overexposure to the sun, antibiotics or hereditary factors. Scars are patches that form on the skin due to cuts, severe acne or injuries. Fortunately, home remedies can remove skin discoloration and scars; however, home remedies may not cure skin imperfections due to skin diseases.

Items you will need

  • Yogurt
  • Damp washcloth
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Limes
  • Sandalwood paste
  • Rose water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Water
  • Honey
Step 1

Apply yogurt to your skin to remove dead skin cells and discoloration. Once the yogurt dries, gently scrub it off of your skin with a damp washcloth. You must do this every day to see results.

Step 2

Mix sandalwood paste and rose water together in a bowl with a spoon. Apply the mixture to your scars before bed, and wash the mixture off with water the next morning. Do this every night for several weeks to see results.

Step 3

Apply honey to the scars several times each day, if you do not see results from the sandalwood and rose water mixture after three months. Rub the honey directly onto the scars, and wash the honey off with water. Apply the honey to your scars for several weeks.

Tips

  • You can use sour milk instead of yogurt. You can use cucumber juice instead of honey. Rejuvenate your skin by eating fruits plentiful in vitamin C. Eat fruits such as apples, oranges and limes daily to get rid of discoloration and protect your skin against sunrays.

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About the Author

April Dowling first started writing in high school and has written many news articles for newspaper and yearbook publications. She is currently pursuing a career as an online writer and affiliate marketer. Dowling writes for several websites and keeps many blogs.