Let’s find out what such mark means. First, you need to know it is a Yoruba thing. Various scars usually identify which group you belong to. It may denote that you are Nupe, Ilaje, Egba, or a person of any other Yoruba origin (in other words, it defines a family or a tribe). Sometimes they are also used for a purpose of beautification. There exist even celebrities, who have such marks. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of people, who want to know how to remove scars.
How to get rid of the markNowadays it is possible to remove the scar without any damage and consequences. The most common methods include the following:
The choice of a concrete method will depend on various factors. For example, whether you have raised or depressed scars. Their depth, size, and age are also of great importance.
Before making a decision, think everything over and make sure you really need to get rid of your injury, because any treatment may have particular complications, like pigmentary changes, etc. Sometimes it’s necessary just to reduce it a bit, and you will look good enough. Remember that plenty of celebrities still have marks and they are considered attractive.
Home remediesThere are cases when tribal scars are not that obvious. Thus, many domestic means may be used to make them smaller or even get rid of them. And you should know that our body has a natural way of fading out such signs. Probably, no treatment will be necessary after some time. The following methods might be used to eliminate a mark or at least to make your skin to look better:
It helps in building new cells. That’s why you can apply it, for instance, after surgical excision or laser procedures. Vitamin C will fasten the regeneration process. How to use:
It’s thought to be a miracle remedy. It’s useful for getting rid of discoloration. As we’ve mentioned the treatment and scars themselves may lead to various types of pigmentation. Beside, with the help of this oil you can soften the scar. Application:
Scrubs with soda are very effective not only against scars, but also in improving your skin appearance in general. It is also applicable for discolored skin. The biggest advantage is that it’s completely natural and harmless remedy. How to use:
Wax or bee venom.
It can be a wonderful remedy in the complex with the royal jelly. Their composition works as a regeneration activator. Besides, apitoxin softens the mark and makes it much less noticeable. There are many lotions based on it and medical procedures of inputting natural honeybee venom under the skin.
Mixture of nutmeg, milk, and honey. Mix one part of nutmeg with four parts of milk and honey. This paste should be put on the cicatrice, rubbed into it, and then washed away. Repeat this procedure three or four times a week until you see the result. It usually depends on the individual abilities of the organism to regenerate. Make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction to any component before using.
All these means might be used in complex. Apply them for one or two weeks (however, don’t be extreme, otherwise some negative effects can appear). Remember that it’s very effective to use cosmetic gels and creams along with the home remedies. But it’s better to consult the doctor beforehand. It’s important to find treatment, which will suit for your type of skin and your kind of mark. Never start doing something (except for some domestic methods, if you aren’t allergic to the components) without proper thinking and consultation with a specialist, because you can make even more harm. It’s also essential to make sure you are ready for any cosmetic procedure to get rid of your injury. Think it over properly before making a final decision.
Tribal marks have always been a part of Nigerian history and culture. Despite of the fact that some people are proud of them, as it symbolizes their belonging to a certain family, there are those who hate them. Such people are looking for any ways of eliminating their scars. The reasons might be different – job, their appearance, or relations with the others.
Nowadays there is a great number of methods to remove a scar. Some of them are very effective and harmless. However, there exist those, which are able to lead to pigmentation and other damages. The choice of a particular method will always depend on skin and mark types. A consultation with a doctor is obligatory in such cases. Don’t forget, if your injuries are not that noticeable, you can always try to use creams and home remedies.