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Kitchen remedies to reduce eczema scars

Written By | Aug 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2017 – Eczema affects 35 million Americans (1-3% of adults, and 10-20% of children.) Children younger than 5 years old account for 70% of all cases. Sixty-percent of infants who have eczema carry symptoms into adulthood.

Sufferers tired of using concealers and primers to keep the scars hidden are seeking a way to erase eczema scars permanently and quickly. Using makeup commands regular touch ups and medical consultation since it can potentially worsen the itch. We need a long-term solution that will take care of the symptoms and the scars.

A long-term solution that will take care of the symptoms and the scars is needed.

What you must think about before going in for a treatment

Now two eczema outbreaks are the same. Eczema on the face is different from penile eczema, and they are both different from eczema on the legs or arms. The skin on the face, especially the area around the eyes requires gentle treatment and its intensity should vary according to the thickness of the skin, the sensitiveness of the area and the depth of scarring.

Ugly marks on our legs from old eczema occurrences keep us from wearing shorts, skirts, and swimsuits with confidence during the summer. However, skin on our legs is generally thicker and able to withstand stronger scrubs.

Now it is time to say goodbye to those scars with some natural treatments.

The Manuka Honey Home Remedy

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Manuka honey has a higher concentration of enzymes as compared to regular honey. You can buy it from online companies based in New Zealand. It is honey from the nectar of the manuka bush.

  1. Wash the area thoroughly with warm water.
  2. Apply honey on the rash.
  • You can mix organic cane sugar with the Manuka Honey to create an exfoliant, but only after the scars have healed.

Dab the honey on your skin and gently rub with small circular motions and let sit for 30 minutes. Wash with warm water.

You should repeat this daily for quicker results.

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Lemon is a natural skin whitener. However, if your rashes are raw, it will burn and scar more. Only apply citric acid on healed sites. As the citric acid will kill any lingering bacteria that could cause future flares, this is a great treatment when your scars are fully healed.

Mix two tablespoons fresh lemon juice and sugar until it is a granular paste.  Rub dry, healed areas in small circular motions until it feels smooth and the sugar has dissolved.

Do this twice a week.

Shea butter

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Shea butter is a heaven-sent, natural moisturizing agent that is suitable for almost all skin types. It is rich in vitamins C, E and A, with a buttery texture and mild aroma, locks in moisture, increases elasticity and evens out skin tone.

Teaming with unique antibacterial compounds and boasting an impressive non-comedogenic profile, Shea butter is the perfect balancing balm for irritated, acne prone and oily skin.

  1. Mix 2 parts shea butter and one part lemon juice.
  2. Apply the paste on darkened spots
  3. Leave on overnight.

Do this twice a week for better results.

Fish oil

Fish oil capsules are rich in Vit D. it is great for your skin. The omega three fatty acids help to eliminate scars. Include Omega 3 and Vit D rich food in your diet can help inside and out.

  1. Take 1200 milligrams cod liver oil capsules thrice a day.
  2. Eat salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, and trout.

Always consult your doctor before you start taking fish oil supplements.

Orange Peel

By Ellen Levy Finch (Elf) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Orange peel contains oodles of Vit C and it is great for skin. It smoothens out scars and leaves skin feeling fresh. It also has tons of retinol that removes dead skin cells.

  1. Allow clean orange peels to dry and then zest, or grate the orange skin, capturing in a bowl.
  2. Add honey until it forms a smooth paste.
  3. Add one tablespoon of cinnamon.
  4. Apply gently to scars
  5. Allow to completely dry and wash off with warm water.

Repeat this once a week.

If you are allergic to any of the common household ingredients from these remedies do not perform these treatments.  When purchasing Fish Oil, Shea Butter, and Manuka Honey, take care to get original and organic products.  Always use organic lemons and oranges when possible. Always seek medical consultation before attempting any home remedy. The above is not intended as medical advice.

Author Bio: Mandy Bular is an author and blogger. Her work is based on eczema recovery, scar treatments and daily encounters with eczema patients. You can find more on eczema scar treatment on the Stop Itchy website.


Communities Staff