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Scars can appear anywhere on the body as a result of trauma to the skin. Any wound or injury to the skin on your legs can create scar tissue as part of the healing process. The type of scarring and its size depends on genetics and other factors. Some people are more prone to getting scars while others rarely scar at all.
There are several natural and home remedies that have proven effective in reducing or eliminating scars. Alternative healers and even some medical doctors suggest using them to remove scars on the legs.
Using Vitamin E Oil
While no studies report that vitamin E oil is effective on scars, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that vitamin E works. Dr. Joel Studin, a plastic surgeon, recommends vitamin E oil for his patients. In his article вЂњScarringвЂќ he states that the vitamin E breaks down the collagen fibers that form the scar tissue. Vitamin E is sold in bottles and as creams and lotions. Most of the vitamin E sold is available in varying concentrations. You can get anywhere from 30 IU (international units) of the oil up to 70,000 IU. The higher the amount of vitamin E in the oil, the sooner you will see results, report experts. Apply the oil, cream or lotion to the legs once or twice every day for a few months or a few weeks, depending on the severity and size of the scar.
Using Cocoa Butter
Another well-documented natural ingredient for scar removal is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is the fat of the cocoa bean. It is often recommended for removing stretch marks, which are injuries to the middle layer of the skin. Weight gain and weight training can cause stretch marks on the legs. Many consumers report that cocoa butter is good for other types of scars as well. Cocoa butter is an inexpensive product sold in most drug stores. Apply cocoa butter to the legs once or twice each day for the best results. Use the cocoa butter for several weeks or until the scar starts to fade.
Using Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a known bleaching agent. The citric acid in lemons also exfoliates the top layer of the skin. This can reduce the appearance of dark or discolored areas and make scars on the legs less noticeable. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball to the leg scars once or twice every day. You can use the lemon juice in combination with the vitamin E oil or cocoa butter for faster results.