After recovering from chicken pox, scarring is a common problem that many people worry. Over time, chicken pox scars usually begin to fade.
However, you may want to reduce the appearance of chicken pox scars and ensure that the skin’s cell renewal process takes place faster.
The good news is that it’s possible to fade these scars with the use of some all-natural, home remedies. Try using these natural tips to reduce the appearance of your chicken pox marks.
Natural Home Remedies to Fade Chicken Pox Scars (Marks)
① Use a Honey Lemon Mixture
One great way to fade those chicken pox scars is to create a mixture of honey and lemon, applying it to your scars each day. Lemons contain plenty of vitamin C, which helps to encourage faster cell turnover. Vitamin C also helps to fade scars. The honey helps to break down the scar tissue and also works to moisturize the skin.
How to do:
Make this natural treatment by mixing two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a 2 tbsp of raw honey ( manuka honey is the best). After mixing well, apply to the scarred areas. Leave on skin for 10-15 minutes and then rinse away using warm water.
Another option is to take a freshly cut lemon and rub it directly on your chicken pox marks. However, you need to limit sun exposure after using any remedy with lemon. Lemon juice makes the skin more sensitive to the rays of the sun, which could result in the darkening of your scars.
② Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil has long been used to treat scars. To reduce the appearance of your chicken pox scars, apply a small amount of this oil directly to your scars a couple times a day. The vitamin E oil penetrates skin deeply, conditioning and softening your scars. It can also prevent the darkening of your scars.
How to do:
After taking a shower, massage some pure vitamin E oil onto arms, legs, torso and other areas affected by chicken pox scars. Continue to massage until the oil is completely absorbed.
The vitamin E helps moisturize the skin, and the massaging action improves the circulation. Together, the vitamin E oil and massage contribute to ensuring that your scars heal a lot faster.
③ Almond Scar Treatment
Almonds have been used for centuries to fade scars and whiten the skin, so they make a great home remedy to fade those chicken pox scars.
How to do:
To make your almond scar treatment, begin by soaking about six almonds in some water overnight. The next day, grind the almonds until they form a fine paste.
Add a little manuka honey to the paste, so it spreads quickly. Apply to the chicken pox marks and allow the paste to sit on marks for several minutes. Scrub the scars and rinse the paste away.
If you don’t want to take the time to make almond paste, you can always use some sweet almond oil. This emollient helps to soften and refine scars.
Massage the scars with a little almond oil a couple of times a day. Over time, it will contribute to lightening the color of the scars, making them less noticeable.
④ Honey, Milk and Pearl Powder
You can also make a natural home remedy for chicken pox scars by making a paste of honey, milk and pearl powder. Pearl powdered has been used within Traditional Chinese Medicine to help heal damaged skin tissue and whiten skin.
Milk contains lactic acid, which contributes to exfoliate skin, showing off fresh, new skin cells. The honey helps heal skin, which makes it excellent for treating scars.
How to do:
To make this home remedy, mix ½ teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of pearl powder and a little bit of milk in a container until you have a thick paste.
Coat the scars with the pearl powder paste, leaving on skin for about 10 minutes. Individuals with sensitive skin should only keep the paste on for five minutes. Use this paste a couple of times each week for the best results.
Consider using one or more of these home remedies to fade your chicken pox scars. Other home remedies you can use include rosehip oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil and bio oil. Milk and nutmeg rose water, and sandalwood paste also provides excellent natural treatments for chicken pox marks.