5 Kickass Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Scars
Think of natural moisturizers, and the first thing that comes to mind is coconut oil! In the recent years, it has gained a lot of popularity and has been in use as a natural remedy for yeast infection, as a diaper rash cream, a scar treatment cream and even as a toothpaste!
Now, a study has also found how this oil could help speed up healing of burn wounds. If you’re not sure about how to use coconut oil for scars, here are 5 simple ways to get it right!
Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
A mixture of this oil and baking soda is probably the most effective when it comes to lightening scars. This is because the natural exfoliating action of baking soda, combined with the nourishing and skin lightening properties of the oil, makes for an unbeatable combination!
Coconut Oil and Honey
Mixing raw honey with some of this wonderful oil and applying it directly on the skin can not just reduce the appearance of scars but also naturally hydrate and tone the skin. Infact, you can also make this a part of your weekly beauty regimen.
Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar
One of the best ways to use coconut oil for scars is to mix it with a little brown sugar and use it as an exfoliant. The oil nourishes and hydrates the skin while brown sugar gently removes the layer of dead skin (and dark) cells from the surface, revealing the healthy, glowing skin within.Tackle #scars the natural way using #coconutoil! via @BeautyJOnlineClick To Tweet
Using a mixture of coconut oil and turmeric and using it to massage the scarred area regularly can help brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and also give it that healthy natural glow.
Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut Oil
Mix a teaspoon of both of these in a small bowl and apply it directly to the scarred area. Let it stay for a few minutes and then rinse it off. The combined action of aloe vera gel and the oil helps repair the area, reduce irritation and redness and also lighten the skin.
Using coconut oil in combination with other skin lightening agents like lemon juice, chickpea flour etc can also help. It’s just a matter of experimenting and finding out what works best for your skin.