How to Get Rid of Bug Bite Scars

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How to Get Rid of Bug Bite Scars
Remove your bug bite scar. (Renaud Visage/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

No matter how hard you try to avoid getting bitten, bug bites are bound to occur year-round. If the itching isn't bad enough, a scar leaves you with a permanent reminder. However, there is a way to remove those annoying scars left behind from bug bites -- it doesn't matter which bug was the culprit. A homemade paste can relieve your pain and scar. Simply mix, apply and watch your scar fade away.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Washcloth
  • One aspirin tablet
  • Unflavored meat tenderizer
  • plate

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Instructions

    Baking Soda

  1. 1

    Mix baking soda with water until it forms a thick paste. It is likely that you only need enough to fill a spoon. Make a larger amount if you have a larger scar.

  2. 2

    Apply the paste directly on your scars.

  3. 3

    Leave the paste on your scars for five minutes.

  4. 4

    Rinse the scars in cool water and allow the paste to come off.

  5. 5

    Pat your skin dry with a washcloth.

    Aspirin

  1. 1

    Break one aspirin tablet in half.

  2. 2

    Wet the rough, inner edge of the aspirin half under a thin stream of running water. You can also simply dip the edge into a glass of water

  3. 3

    Scrub the rough edge of the aspirin half onto the bug bite scar.

  4. 4

    Allow the aspirin sit on the bug bite scar for five minutes.

  5. 5

    Rinse the scars in cool water and allow the aspirin remnants to come off. Pat your skin dry with a washcloth.

    Meat Tenderizer

  1. 1

    Sprinkle unflavored meat tenderizer onto a plate.

  2. 2

    Lick your finger, getting it slightly wet. Put your wet finger onto the unflavored meat tenderizer to collect a small amount.

  3. 3

    Rub the meat tenderizer paste onto your bug bite scar with the finger that you applied it on.

  4. 4

    Allow the paste to sit on your bug bite scars for five minutes.

  5. 5

    Rinse the scars in cool water and allow the paste to come off. Pat your skin dry with a washcloth.

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