Introducing the best way to treat and remove scars on the skin.
The skin is such a beautiful thing, and everyone wants their skin to remain healthy and beautiful looking. But unfortunately skin beauty can be marred by the slightest form of burn, cut, surgery or any form of trauma to it – a scar.
There are several types of scars, amongst which include Keloid scars – the commonest form of scars of the skin.
There are also several ways one can go about with the treatment of scars. One can use prescription creams, gels or ointments that are prescribed for the removal of scars. But the sad thing here is that most of the times these things just don’t get the job done as we would like them to.
Having said this, there is something that works effectively in the treatment of most forms of scars. The name is Sandalwood. Now what is this? It is simply the name given to a certain group of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum. But in this article, we are not interested in the Sandalwood itself, what we are interested in is the essential oils derived from the sandalwood.
The oils gotten from sandalwood are mostly used in traditional herbal medicines for the treatment of urogenital diseases and skin diseases of course. The sandalwood oil is also a very popular ingredient used in the preparation of soaps.
What sandalwood actually does is it performs an antimicrobial activity which is used clear acne – pimples and spots from the skin.
A lot of trees contain this sandalwood. The majority of these species of trees containing sandalwood are mostly found in India. But don’t be alarmed yet! You do not necessarily have to travel to India in order to get sandalwood oil as you can get these in major health shops around you.
Now, before you go shopping for this I’d like to caution you on the use of sandalwood oil.
• Sandalwood oil is extremely strong and should never be used on the skin without properly diluting it in a carrier oil. I stress on this point again - It is always a must that you properly dilute the sandalwood oil with carrier oil before applying it on your skin else depending on the strength of your skin you will end up suffering from serious skin irritation or burn.
• Some people may still experience some sort of mild and not serious skin irritation upon the application of diluted sandalwood oil on their skin.
• Lastly it is not advisable for people with kidney disease to use sandalwood oil as it could deteriorate their health.