I never had this common childhood disease, but I know plenty of people looking for ways to get rid of chicken pox scars. That’s especially true of those left on the face. Of course, some people get a mild form of the disease and get by unscathed, but if you had a more severe case and are left with marks to prove it, check out these ways to get rid of chicken pox scars. Feel free to share them with anyone you know and then let me know how they work out for you.
1. Vitamin E Oil
The key to getting rid of the marks is to keep the area hydrated, which makes vitamin E oil one of the best ways to get rid of chicken pox scars. It’s best to start applying it as soon as possible after the pox clear up, but there isn’t any harm in giving it a try even years down the road. Simply massage in a bit of the oil a couple of times each day.
This method involves “blasting” your skin with small particles that help buff away the surface layers of your skin. Often this can be effective on scars that aren’t too deep. You can have microdermabrasion done in a professional setting, but there are also over the counter options that you can try at home.
3. Aloe Vera
The trick here is to use a fresh aloe vera leaf rather than products that contain it. Break off a segment of the plant and gently rub it on your chicken pox scars. The substances in the gel help lighten scars so they are less visible and you can better hide or disguise them. Continued use will give you the best results.
4. Coconut Water
Using coconut water is as simple as pouring it over your scars a couple of times each day. What could be easier than that? The coconut water is said to help lighten the appearance of chicken pox scars. You can’t really complain when you find a treatment that smells fresh and proves to be effective, so I say give this one a try.
5. Lemon Juice
Rubbing lemon juice on your skin can help lighten the scars and help them blend into the surrounding skin. Simply cut a lemon in half and gently rub it over the affected areas. You can sprinkle the lemon halves with a bit of salt if you want to exfoliate at the same time that you lighten.
6. Photo Facial
This is a professional treatment that involves having a laser shown on the scars to help lighten the pigment and make them less noticeable. You should have this done by a reputable and licensed skin technician who has experience treating chicken pox scars. That way you know you’re getting it done safely and correctly. That’s the only way to ensure the results you want.
7. Laser Resurfacing
This treatment, which bears the full name of fractional ablative laser resurfacing, involves removing the top layer of your skin. When that’s done, it can help get rid of scars left on the surface of your skin after your chicken pox heals up. The treatment should never be done at home.
Do you have chicken pox scars? Fortunately I’ve escaped the disease so far and I’m hoping my luck holds out. However, should I ever be left with such scars, I will definitely try some of these. Which one do you think works best?