Are you searching for ways to get rid of insect bite scars? Here are four natural home remedies you can use for insect bite scar removal.
One unfortunate side effect of bug bites is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Some hyperpigmentation will resolve on its own within a year or so; others will require further treatment to remove the scar from the insect bites. Keep in mind that most scar treatments are more effective if they are done on newer scars than on scars from previous insect bites.
Dark spots after insect bites are more of a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation response and most likely due to a mosquito bite or bee sting.
A Healthy Regime to Heal Skin
Exfoliate regularly to help reduce scars. In time, most scars will disappear on their own as the skin rejuvenates. When the skin sheds the old layers, the scar will often slough off with the skin. Move this process along by using a gentle exfoliate on your skin in the shower.
Wear sunscreen each and every day. Many people fail to see how this can help to reduce the appearance of scars. However, it can significantly reduce their appearance. New scars are more sensitive to UVA rays and will begin to darken as they are exposed to the sun. The sunscreen prevents this darkening and reduces their appearance.
Massage your legs daily to help break down the scar. Use some cream or cocoa butter and gently massage it in. The scars will eventually fade away. You can also do this in the shower after you exfoliate. It can help if you use circular motions or long strokes over your scars.
Remedies for Insect Bite Scar Removal
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E Oil is another great remedy for scars. Long touted for its healing properties, rub some Vitamin E oil on the scar daily to reduce the appearance. The Vitamin E oil will moisturize and use its power antioxidants to heal the skin from the scar. Be sure to test the Vitamin E oil on a small area of the skin first to make sure that there aren’t any allergic reactions.
Try some Aloe Vera sap. The Aloe Vera plant is well known for its healing properties. It can soothe irritated skin, moisturize and heal. The plant contains anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-bacterial properties. Applied daily it should begin to heal the skin. Never use Aloe Vera to open wounds.
Olive Oil is an excellent all natural treatment for scars. According to research, it’s best to choose the Extra Virgin Olive Oil that’s believed to have a higher acidic content than other forms of Olive Oil. Gently massage the olive oil into the skin to soften, moisturize and help reduce the scar. This treatment can also be done in the shower as with the cocoa butter.
Cucumber is often used to treat scars. It breaks down the scar tissue and is also very soothing. It will reduce inflammation and soothe the scar area as it begins to itch. Peel and chop the cucumber and place in a blender or a food processor. When it is a paste-like consistency, apply it lightly to the scar and leave on overnight. Rinse off in the morning. Repeat as needed. Again, cucumber works best on new scars as well.
Many people choose to mix and match several of the above and create their ‘designer’ scar reduction cream. These tips will work if you keep applying them to your scars.