No matter how old you are, odds are, you’ve probably collected a number of scars over the years. You might have some from acne, cuts, and burns, pregnancy or surgery incisions, and while there is no magical cure-all for making them disappear completely, some essential oils are quite effective for lightening and reducing those scars naturally.
If your scar takes center stage, no matter how you try to hide it, and if you are ready to take steps to reduce its appearance naturally, then read on.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to reduce or fade the appearance of unwanted scars or blemishes on the body and to help regenerate skin cells and tissue which can layer over the uneven and damaged scar tissue and create a new and healthy overall appearance. Although these marks cannot be erased or removed completely, when used daily, essential oils can push your scar to the background, leaving you free to continue telling that story or joke without any distractions.
- Carrot seed essential oil
Carrot seed essential oil is one of the best essential oils to combat wrinkles. It is equally popular as an antioxidant, a sunburn treatment, a skin regenerator, and a skin toner.
- Frankincense oil
Frankincense oil promotes cell regeneration, and reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and can help wounds heal properly so that scarring is less likely. It is also one of the best essential oil for eczema, and also one of the best natural treatments for crepey skin.
- Lavender oil
Unsurprisingly, lavender oil, that all-around remedy for so many ailments, is good for your skin too. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can thus promote wound healing, healthy skin cell formation, and help with acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. Find more uses for this oil in my article about top 10 uses for lavender essential oil.
- Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary essential oil has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can thus help a range of skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, acne, and other conditions that cause scars. It can also tone your skin, eliminate dryness, and give it an even glow to reduce the appearance of scarring.
- Sandalwood oil
Sandalwood oil stimulates olfactory receptor cells in your skin that advances cell proliferation and wound healing. Cell proliferation is exactly what you require for old, scarred skin cells to be replaced by new ones.
- Neroli oil
Neroli oil helps to build new skin cells, it keeps your skin elastic, it lightens scars, reduces stretch marks, and heals broken capillaries (tiny blood vessels) under your skin. It is also one of the best essential oils for acne.
- Mandarin oil (tangerine oil)
Mandarin oil, sometimes called tangerine oil, is effective because of the vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, it contains. It promotes the formation of new skin cells and is a powerful antioxidant to prevents skin damage, which helps to keep scar tissue under control.
- Lemon oil
The lemon essential oil contains vitamin C and is also good for acne scarring. It has antibacterial properties and also prevents the formation of new acne on the skin. Find more uses for this oil in my article about 10 amazing uses for lemon essential oil.
- Tea Tree oil
Tea tree oil is found in many skin products as it has many essential properties that are good for your skin. It has the potential to improve skin by healing dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. And it’s also one of the best home remedies for healing scars naturally.
- Chamomile oil
Chamomile is popular in cosmetic applications as it reduces scars and marks on the skin. Chamomile oil also heals wounds, cuts and bruises and helps to prevent them from becoming infected.
- Clary sage oil
One of the major properties of clary sage oil is that it is used to reduce scars and stretch marks and helps in healing wounds, and this is why it has a strong place in the world of cosmetics.