Hippocrates said that “if man falls ill, he finds the solution in nature, if he knows how to look at it”. Indeed, Mother Nature provides man with everything he needs to meet his health needs.
In his book “Aromatherapy: healing with essential oils“, Dominique Baudoux offers many formulas based on essential oils that have a healing purpose for the skin, such as preparation for small wounds with essential oils for example.
A scar is a trace of dermal injury once the tissue has repaired following an accidental wound or surgical incision. Depending on its origin and the good progress or not of the healing process and depending on your skin, the scar that remains is more or less beautiful.
In some cases, the use of a dermatologist or even a surgeon may be necessary. However, it is possible to reduce a scar yourself, recent or old, including massages with vegetable oils and essential oils.
The different types of scars
During a process of normal healing, the scars have an inflammatory phase during which they swell and blush, then a maturation phase at the end of which they are reduced and fade. It takes about 12 to 18 months for them to take on their final appearance.
Hypertrophic scars are scars that have thickened during the healing process, but not beyond the edges of the initial wound. Over time, they eventually fade and flatten slightly.
Keloid scars are very thick, blistered, red or purple scars that protrude beyond the edges of the initial wound, forming an outgrowth. They have no tendency to improve spontaneously.
The 10 anti-scarring essential oils
1- Vegetable oil of argan. A beauty oil with many virtues. Argan oil is particularly effective in the treatment of scars and stains. It contains an active ingredient of the sterol family that gives it a restorative and regenerative action on the skin in case of burns, acne scars and chapped skin.
2- The vegetable oil of rosehip. An oil with healing properties, regenerating and “depigmenting” quite exceptional. It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, C and E. It acts as a tensor of the epidermis and reduces scars, spots and stretch marks.
3- Macadamia vegetable oil is used to regenerate and nourish the skin and make it soft and smooth. Macadomia vegetable oil is softening, regenerating, and improves microcirculation.
4- The vegetable oil of St. John’s Wort for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The vegetable oil of millepertios protects, helps to find a soft and supple skin and repairs sensitive skin.
5- Wintergreen essential oil: anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, improves hypertrophic scars and keloids.
6- The essential oil of Helichrysum Italian: healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-hematoma, improves the hypertrophic scars and keloid.
7 – The essential oil of cista ladaniferous: regenerative, improves microcirculation.
8- Geranium rosat essential oil: regenerative, improves microcirculation
9- Tea tree essential oil
A must for healing and prevention of acne pimples. Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-infectious. Its active molecule is terpineol-4. Its anti-infectious properties are recognized and have been the subject of multiple publications and university studies. Deposited on a sterile compress or on the skin, it allows to disinfect without traumatizing the flesh brought to life. This HE additionally provides a complementary detersive (that is to say, tissue cleansing) role, which is particularly useful for promoting cicatrization as early as possible.
10- The essential oil of lavender
An essential oil healing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Apply by drop targeting a small area or by diluting in a vegetable oil.
Example of essential oil mixture anti scar
– 15 ml rose hip oil;
– 10 ml HV macadamia, Argan or St. John’s wort;
– 12 drops of each selected HE.
Precautions for use
– Pregnant women should avoid essential oils.
– For essential oils, always try and wait 48 hours to avoid any risk of allergy or skin reaction.
Massage your scar with your essential oil blend
The advantage of massaging a scar with essential oils then allows:
- soften the tissues and thwart the process of fibrosis;
- reduce adhesions;
- to stimulate micro-circulation;
- and gradually improve the appearance of the scar;
- Massage for 5 minutes twice a day.
- Massage for a long time to get results: at least 2 or 3 months.
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