How to Get Rid of Skin Scratches

Updated February 21, 2017

Scratches on your skin may give you an infection if left untreated and many scratch sufferers try to hide them. Getting rid of unsightly scratches is important if you plan to wear revealing clothing. You may not be able to erase the scratches, but there are ways to expedite the healing. With good skin care, you can lighten the inflammation and restore smooth flesh in just a few days.

Wash the scratches with a gentle cleanser under some warm running water.

Pat the scratches dry with a clean towel. Do not rub your scratches.

Apply Vitamin E lotion to the scratches to moisturise and help heal the skin.

Allow the skin to moisturise for a full day before proceeding.

Squirt a small amount of microdermabrasion exfoliant into your hand. Rub the exfoliant into the surface of your skin. Use small circular motions to wipe away surface scratches. Only rub for 1 minute.

Rinse the surface of the skin with warm water. Apply the replenishing lotion that comes with the microdermabrasion kit. You only need a dime-sized amount.

Things You'll Need

  • Gentle soap cleanser
  • Clean towel
  • Vitamin E lotion
  • Microdermabrasion kit
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As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.