How to Get Rid of Black Scars After Shaving

Updated February 21, 2017

Scars from shaving will occur after the wound has been healed. Scars are generally permanent and difficult to remove, but there are natural remedies (see Resources) that can lighten scar tissue. A strict skin care regimen is necessary to help lighten scars. No removal technique is perfect, and all methods require time before the scar will fade. Also, using the proper tools and techniques when shaving may prevent future shaving scars.

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl and mix with and equal amount of water. The acidity of lemon juice will reduce the appearance of the scar tissue naturally. You may also use the mixture without the water and apply lemon juice directly to your skin.

Cleanse your face with soap and water. Apply a generous amount of the mixture on the scar. Allow it to sit for five minutes. Cleaning your face prior to adding the mixture will remove any dirt. If you are having an allergic reaction, wash your face immediately. Wash your face and apply moisturiser.

Exfoliate and moisturise your face. Use an exfoliating soap and a loofah sponge. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that may be causing the scar. You can find the soap and loofah sponge at any chemist.

Visit your dermatologist. A dermatologist may be able to suggest a medicated prescription to remove facial scars.


Sticking to a skin care regimen will help with the appearance of scars.

Things You'll Need

  • Lemon
  • Water
  • Loofah sponge
  • Exfoliation soap
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Resonna Shaw has been a writer since 2008, for personal enjoyment and for various websites. Shaw holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from DeVry University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Keller University.