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How to Lighten Burn Scars

author image Ireland Wolfe
Ireland Wolfe has been writing professionally since 2009, contributing to Toonari Post, Africana Online and Winzer Insurance. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Arts in mental health counseling. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, registered nutritionist and yoga teacher.
How to Lighten Burn Scars
Burn scars can be lightened without expensive procedures. Photo Credit: Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images

The scarring process is critical for the healing of a burn, and while the mark left can be unsightly, if you take good care of the damaged area early, fading the scar will not be extremely difficult. Even if you have an older scar that has settled, there are home remedies you can use that will help lighten the mark if more expensive options such as medication and laser treatment are not possible for you.

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Step 1

Mash a banana.

Step 2

Cover the scar with banana twice daily.

Step 3

Massage the area daily with lemon juice, which is high in vitamin c, for two minutes.

Step 4

Massage the area with aloe vera, which helps soften the skin and lighten scars, for a few minutes.

Step 5

Brew chamomile tea leaves.

Step 6

Let the leaves cool.

Step 7

Massage the affected area with the tea for a few minutes.

Step 8

Apply cocoa butter as often as possible to the damaged area.

Step 9

Take two tablespoons of cilantro juice three times daily to promote the burn scar's healing.

Step 10

Apply honey to the scar several times a day.

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