Four Oils and Balms for Scars and Stretchmarks

Apply daily to reduce the appearance of scars and other blemishes.

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Start by looking for skin-softening ingredients like Vitamin E oil.Karolina Grubowska, Pexels

Scars and stretchmarks are practically inevitable—but they don’t have to be permanent. Here are four oils, salves and balms to help smooth your skin.

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil, 2 Ounce, Body Oil for Scars and Stretchmarks, Hydrates Skin, Non-Greasy, Dermatologist Recommended, Non-Comedogenic, For All Skin Types, with Vitamin A, E

Absorbs Quickly

This popular, lightweight product sinks in quickly for immediate post-shower application.Bio-Oil

If you’re not a fan of greasy gels or creams, try an oil-based scar treatment. Oils are a great way to hydrate skin, which is key when trying to reduce the appearance of scars and stretchmarks.

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel - 1x Daily: Use less, save more - Reduces the Appearance of Old & New Scars - #1 Doctor & Pharmacist Recommended Brand for Scars - 0.7 ounce, 0.7 Ounce

Legacy Brand

Contains onion extract, which is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient.Mederma

Scan your scar treatment’s ingredient list for vitamins A and E keep skin soft, supple and hydrated. Onion extract is a valuable anti-inflammatory to help soothe itchy scars and stretchmarks (and remember, as tempting as scratching may be, it’ll only make the marks worse).

Aroamas Advanced Scar Gel Medical-Grade Silicone for Face, Body, Stretch Marks, C-Sections, Surgical, Burn, Acne, Old & New Scars, Clinically Proven, 30g

Extra Strength

This maximum strength formulation can tackle a number of skin issues, even if they’ve been hanging around for years.Aroamas

Got an old scar? Look for a treatment that works on scars that have been there awhile as well as more recent ones. Silicone can help regulate the buildup of collagen that leads to raised or bumpy scars.

100% Natural & Organic Vitamin E Oil For Your Face & Skin, Unscented - 15,000/30,000 IU - Reduces Wrinkles & Fade Dark Spots. Essential Drops Are Lighter Than Ointment. Raw Vit E Extract Sunflower

Handmade in the USA

Created using jojoba, avocado and rice bran oils, from plants raised without synthetic pesticides.Health Priority Natural Products

If you prefer a natural approach to scar reduction, Vitamin E should be your go-to ingredient. It’s a great way to build collagen and soften your skin without using synthetic ingredients.