Natural Wellness, Beauty & Lifestyle |


Scarring; natural and organic products to help treat and reduce scarring and decrease scar tissue. Also consider MSTR work to increase fluid between the fibres of scarring and encourage healing.

What is scarring?

Scarring is often a very natural result of the healing process in which the body repairs and replenished the damaged tissue. Scars appear when the body produces new collagen fibres to close a wound or incision. Therefore scars can be very varied in appearance depending on the type of injury and the depth of the wound, even the location on the body can have an effect on the way a wound heals due to differences in tissue structure [1] [2] [3].

Common forms of scarring:

Normal or mature scars: These scars are typically flat, pale, and blend with the surrounding skin over time. They may gradually fade and become less noticeable [4].

Hypertrophic scars: Hypertrophic scars are raised, thickened, and typically red or pink in color. They remain within the boundaries of the original wound. This type of scarring may improve over time but often do not fully disappear [5].

Keloid scars: Keloid scars may be raised, thick, and have a smooth, shiny appearance. Keloids may continue to grow even after the wound has healed and can be more prominent in certain individuals with a genetic predisposition.

Atrophic scars: Atrophic scars appear like indentations in the skin. They can result from conditions like acne, chickenpox, or injury that causes a loss of underlying fat or collagen in the skin [6].

Contracture scars: Contracture scars occur when the skin tightens and shrinks during the healing process, leading to tightness and restricted movement. They will be most likely to appear after recovery from a large wound or burn, as these are wounds which tend to affect deeper layers of tissue [7] [8].

For more information specific to certain conditions, please see also our articles on Acne Marks/ Scars and Post Surgery Healing.

Nutrients beneficial for minimising scarring

High protein foods: Collagen is a protein, so consuming an adequate amount of protein-rich foods is important for collagen production internally within the body in response to healing. Good sources of protein include lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, and tofu [9]. Organic Bone Broth Collagen Protein - Ancient Mushrooms / Skinful Pure Marine Collagen (300g)

Vitamin C: This vitamin plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis. Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, and leafy greens [10]. Vitamin C 250mg Multi-Ascorbate Complex

Vitamin A: This vitamin supports the formation of new tissue and can aid in wound healing. Good sources of vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and liver [11]. Vitamin A 5000IU (60 Capsules)

Omega 3: These healthy fats have anti-inflammatory properties and may promote wound healing. Sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish (such as salmon and sardines), walnuts, flaxseeds, and chia seeds [12]. Omega Oil / Cytoplan Omega Balance

Zinc: This mineral is involved in collagen synthesis and wound healing. Foods rich in zinc include oysters, beef, poultry, nuts, seeds, and legumes [13]. Zinc Citrate Caps

What treatments can help with scarring?

MSTR (McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release®) is an excellent therapy to help improve healing of scars, by enabling fluid to move into the area, resulting in tissue mobilisation, easing of restriction and aiding reduction of scar tissue density [14]. For more information on this click here.

Want more Advice?

Talk to Us
Want more Advice?

Related Products


Please note that the information contained within this website does not and should not replace medical advice, and is not intended to treat or diagnose. We always recommend you consult with your doctor. Our Nutritional Therapy team is highly trained and we offer one to one Nutritional Therapy Consultations, which are designed to be complementary to any medical treatment from a functional medicine approach, as well as offering a preventative & optimal health focus.