Is tea tree oil good for scars

Maintain scars to fade them

After an operation or after an accident, scars often remain, which many people find annoying. Taking proper care of the scars is important so that they fade if possible, even if they won't go away entirely.

The first important step in scar care is positive wound healing, reports pharmacist Angelika Borger from the Heiland pharmacy in Wiener Neustadt. “The skin fibers need around four to six weeks to anchor themselves together. Intensive scar care should therefore only be started about a month after the operation or the accident. If the scar treatment is done too early, the anchoring loosens, the scar becomes flat but wide. "After about four weeks, however, the skin has built up a certain anchoring at the scar site, and care can now be started quickly.

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In general, you should make sure that fresh scars are not exposed to direct sunlight, as this can lead to permanent discoloration. Tight-fitting clothing should also be avoided, as this can cause redness and hardening. It is also very important not to strain or strain the sensitive young tissue. You should therefore avoid sport in the first few weeks.

Creams support scar treatment

A scar develops and regenerates over a period of about 2 years. During this time, the tissue reacts particularly sensitively to positive and negative influences. If you pay attention to your scar, especially in the first two years, it will thank you with an inconspicuous scarring. Most scar creams or gels contain active ingredients that make the tissue more elastic and counteract redness and itching. The tissue should be gently massaged with an appropriate product twice a day.

Even older scars can still be treated with such creams. The pharmacist recommends covering them with the scar care product overnight and putting a bandage over them so that the active ingredient can be absorbed easily. The collagen fibers become smoother and the scar structure is improved. The scar becomes softer, flatter and paler.

From grandma’s medicine cabinet: onion and honey

Preparations containing silicone protect the surface of the skin and prevent the tissue from drying out. The skin's moisture balance is stabilized. Additional moisturizing factors such as dexpanthenol support the absorption of water into the skin.

For centuries, onion extract has been used as a home remedy for wound healing and scar treatment because of its anti-inflammatory properties. In combination with heparin (promotes water binding in the scar tissue) and allantoin (helps to remove dead cells from the horny layer and facilitates the penetration of other active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin) it is considered the scar care product par excellence .

Another old home remedy for scar care is honey. It moisturizes and supports the healing of scar tissue. The high sugar content draws water out of the tissue. A moist environment is created in which the wound can heal optimally. In addition, honey has bactericidal properties. Here the expert recommends the so-called Manuka honey, also known under the name Medihoney, which is said to have particularly strong antibacterial properties.

Tea tree oil can also accelerate the healing of damaged and inflamed skin. To do this, olive oil is diluted with tea tree oil in a ratio of 10: 1. After massaging the scar tissue, the oil remains on the affected skin area for several hours before it is washed off. The olive oil keeps the skin elastic and supports the formation of new skin.