Acne, rashes, injuries and illnesses often leave behind stubborn scars on the face. With the use of good home remedies, they are easy to eradicate if followed with regularity and diligence. Fruits are great exfoliators of dead skin and also moisturise the face, lightening marks gently while keeping the skin hydrated. They contain vitamins and antioxidants that protect the layers of the skin and keep the collagen youthful.
Here Are 8 Awesome Fruit Masks For Scar Removal
1. Strawberry Mask
Strawberries are highly rich in antioxidants and a pack of yogurt, strawberries, and honey is very beneficial for acne and its scars. Take 2 strawberries and mash them well. Mix together 1/2 tsp of honey, mashed strawberries in 1/2 a cup of yogurt and whisk well. Apply this mask on the face and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Moisturise. This pack can be used 2 times a week. Strawberries contain salicylic acid which helps in eradicating marks and blemishes from the skin and makes the skin tone fairer. Yogurt also contains compounds that improve skin texture, fights microbes and lightens the marks of the skin.
2. Banana Mask
Mash a banana and add a tsp of honey and a tsp of sandalwood powder to it. Mix well. Now apply this mask all over the face and let it dry. Wash off and moisturise after a while. This mask reduces skin oiliness and the sandalwood with the banana, fights the stubborn scar marks and makes them lighter. Regular use of applying the mask 2 times a week for 2-3 months will show visible results.
3. Papaya Mask
Mash some pieces of papaya and mix it with milk, for dry skin, and yogurt, for oily skin. Add some honey for added benefits. Apply this mask on the skin and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off. Papaya contains enzymes that can be effective against scar marks and blemishes. Milk contains lactic acid that lightens skin tone and honey are known to improve the complexion.
4. Lemon Face Mask
Lemon has astringent properties that help in lightening marks and keeps the collagen healthy. Cinnamon is antimicrobial and controls breakouts on the skin, keeping it clear and clean. Nutmeg is highly recommended for scar removal and honey has antioxidants to protect the skin. All these ingredients can be combined together for an excellent lemon mask that helps in keeping the skin clear and radiant and moisturised. Lemon has been known to combat dark pigmentation marks too. Take 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp lemon juice. Mix all ingredients together and apply on the face. This mask is also known as burning mask as it burns when initially applied on the skin. But it’s fine after a while. It should be kept for 1/2 hr, but can be washed earlier if the burning sensation is unbearable. It can be applied 2 times a week and helps in reducing marks and blemishes, reduces pore size and controls the recurrence of acne.
5. Red Plum Face Mask
Red plums can reduce the intensity of dark scars and helps in lightening them significantly. Mash a plum and add some milk to it to make a thick paste. Apply it over the skin and leave for drying. Wash the face and moisturise. This pack also works well for acne and pimples.
6. Cherry Face Mask
Cherries are red fruits that are vital to skin care and are known to moisturise the skin and clear scars. Mash few cherries and add some honey and rose water to it. Apply this mask on the face and leave for drying. Moisturise well to avoid dehydration of the skin.
7. Apple Face Mask
Apples are rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that help protect the collagen of the skin and control aging. Blend a few pieces of an apple and add some milk and honey to it.Apply this mask on the face and leave for a while. Wash off when dry. This mask not only lightens the skin tone, fights scars but also adds a glow to the skin and keeps the texture of the skin soft and supple.
8. Watermelon Face Mask
Watermelon contains vitamins A, B, C, that help in keeping the skin texture healthy and protect the cells of the skin from damage. It acts as a great skin exfoliant and gently removes the upper layer of the skin which consists of marks and blemishes. Grind a watermelon and sieve it to get the juice. Apply this juice properly over the face and leave to dry. Wash off after 1/2 hour and moisturise. This regime can be followed daily till the lightening of marks become visible.