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How To Use Honey To Fade Scars

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: March 31, 2019
How To Use Honey To Fade Scars

Honey has been used for ages for its medicinal properties and therapeutic benefits. Recent researches have also proved it to be effective in fading scarstoo, provided that you choose the right type of honey for the purpose. Here at oneHOWTO, we are going to tell you how honey can be effective and how to use honey to fade scars.

You'll need:

  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Cloth or gauze
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  1. Choosing the right type of honey
  2. How honey can fade scars
  3. How to use it exactly

Choosing the right type of honey

Honey can be bought from any grocery store, but most of these are processed and have very little therapeutic effects. It is better to use unfiltered, unprocessed, unheated honey only to receive maximum benefits. Raw honey is the one that is concentrated nectar and is made by honey bees naturally. Raw honey is the best honey you can use to fade scars.

How To Use Honey To Fade Scars - Choosing the right type of honey

How honey can fade scars

Honey has natural purported benefits, it stimulates healing process, and is effective in treating wounds and stimulating tissue regeneration. Owing to its natural moisturizing properties, it can work wonders at removing acne scars too as it is a natural antibacterial and will be able to soften the surface of the skin to leave it back to normal. For more remedies to lighten scars, click here.

How to use it exactly

Now you know all the details it's time to get down to what's important: how to use honey to fade scars.

The first thing you'll need to do is to mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl until they blend perfectly.

Then, apply this mixture on the area of your skin where you have the scar, and massage for 3-5 minutes.

Without removing the mixture, place a hot piece of washcloth or gauze on your skin. You can boil it in a saucepan or in the microwave so it's hot enough. Just make sure it is completely clean to avoid any infections and let it cool down a bit to avoid your skin from burning.

Once it has cooled down, wipe off any excess oil from your skin with a new gauze or towel.

Your skin will be softened, due to which you will be easily able to remove dead skin cells from the surface.

You should repeat this process twice a week and notice the difference!

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  • If the scar is small (such as a popped acne pimple), you can apply it directly on your scar with a clean finger at night and let it work during the night. Rinse the honey off when you wake up.
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