Natural Remedies to Get Rid Of C-Section Scars

There is no woman who does not want clear, flawless skin. However, one thing that c-section leaves behind in a woman’s body is that stubborn scar. In the first few weeks after a c-section surgery women find the scar red, swollen and very scary. And let’s admit it! No matter what you do, there is no way this scar will disappear. But, of course, it will fade with time.

Although your doctor might have prescribed ointments or creams to treat the scar, there are a few natural remedies that will help you treat the scar. However, ensure you consult your doctor about c-section aftercare and follow it to the T.

1. Massage with any oil

Like for any other scar, massaging is the first and foremost treatment for a c-section scar as well. Massaging with oil helps to break the collagen underneath the skin, thereby flattening the wound. To begin with, massage for a few minutes and then slowly increase the time, as your wound heals. Since massage can open up the wound, you need to be extremely sure that your wound has healed well before you start.

2. Aloe Vera

One of the age-old remedies for scars, aloe vera is the best natural remedy for scars. Natural aloe gel is transparent and not green in colour. Simply apply this gel on the scare 3-4 times a day. If you are buying aloe vera from the store, make sure you buy an organic one.

3. Vitamin E

Another natural remedy that will help treat scars is Vitamin E oil. In case you don’t find this at the store, simply break a capsule and apply the gooey liquid on the scar. Vitamin E helps to speed up the process of fading scars.

4. Tea bag

Simply dab a tea bag on the scar. The antioxidants and caffeine in the tea are known to be beneficial for the skin. Any tea will do the trick. It does not have to be herbal. Chamomile tea however is known to be specifically good for the skin.

5. Potato

Ask any acne sufferer and she is bound to tell you the goodness of potatoes. The juice in potatoes helps to lighten the skin and also fade scars. Cut a raw potato and rub it gently over the c-section scar. Leave it on for twenty minutes and wash off with water. This is a good remedy in the early stages when the scar has healed, but is still red.

6. Honey

A natural moisturiser, honey is harmless for the skin and scar. Simply apply it on the scar and if don’t mind the stickiness; leave it on the whole day. Honey with moisturise your skin and prevent itching.