Are you enjoying the new look and feel of your breasts following your breast lift procedure, or is your excitement marred by the fact that you are still limited to a few certain clothing styles because your scars are visible, and seem to be healing at a painfully slow rate? Did you know that there are ways you can improve the appearance of your scars? What’s more, you don’t have to spend too much money as most of these things are natural and easily available.
1. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a very popular ingredient in most skincare products because of its ability to fill in wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful and supple look. What’s more, Vitamin E can greatly reduce the appearance of scars to the point where they disappear completely. For this reason, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery encourages the use of vitamin E amongst patients to improve the appearance of scar tissue.
2. Aloe Vera
Yet another ingredient commonly found in skincare products, Aloe Vera is known for its moisturizing and healing qualities. It is said to promote the reduction of scar tissue by moisturizing it. As the tissue forms, it becomes less visible. Application of Aloe Vera gel will reduce the appearance of scars over time.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon is an astringent which gives it the capacity to produce a lightening effect on most things, including scar tissue. Lighter scars are less visible than darker ones, so applying lemon juice to the scar tissue should reduce its appearance within a few weeks.
It’s important for you to note that lemon juice should not be left on the skin; instead, it should be washed off. This is because lemon juice decreases the skin’s defences against UV rays, eventually increasing the risk of skin cancer.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil has often been called the ‘Elixir of Life’ because of its numerous healing and moisturizing qualities. In this case, olive oil is beneficial to scar tissue because it helps in loosening dead skin, thus reducing the appearance of scars. Aside from softening your skin, it will also help in lightening the scar.
5. Mustard Seed Oil
Ointment that contains mustard seed oil applied to scar tissue is said to help improve the appearance of scars. This ointment should be applied at least 3 times a day in order for you to see results within a few weeks.
6. Cocoa Butter
Although it may prove tricky to come by at first, if you do manage to get your hands on some you will be grateful you did. Cocoa butter is popularly used amongst pregnant women as it helps prevent the formation of stretch marks as their pregnancies progress. Cocoa butter aids in smoothening and softening scar tissue, allowing it to heal well.
7. Lavender Oil
Aside from its calming scent, lavender oil can also be used to treat ugly scars. It should be rubbed onto the scar tissue several times a day.