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Skin scars, blemishes and fungi? Don’t panic, Try Onion.

Onions make us all cry, however, here’s something about onions to make you smile: The Onion ( Allium Cepa) can be beneficial for your skin. Onion extract has been shown to improve the appearance of scars on the skin.  Specifically, the extract gel improved the scar’s texture, redness, softness and overall appearance.  One study evaluated the application of onion extract to surgical excision scars on the skin, after lesions called seborrheic keratoses were removed. Seborrheic Keratoses are very common as we age. They are brownish in appearance and look pasted on the skin. The lead investigator in this study was “blinded”, meaning he didn’t know which study participants were treated with the onion extract and which were not. The scars treated with onion showed significant improvements at 4, 6 and 10 weeks compared to the ones not treated with onions.

Onions may also help fight skin fungi, or dermatophytes. How annoying are they?!! They look like circular hypo or hyper-pigmented spots on the skin that often appear and spread when it’s hot and sweaty. I’ll admit, I struggle with this when I run a lot in hot weather. And, yes, I DO use onions, because the recommended Selsun Blue smells so horrid, even though it does work well.  I don’t purchase onion extract. I use the onions in my kitchen, because it’s more fresh that way.

 

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8 Responses to “Skin scars, blemishes and fungi? Don’t panic, Try Onion.”

  1. This is really interesting information! I\’ve used a lot of natural remedies for my scars, but I\’ve never thought to research onion. Thanks for the tip!

  2. This information is very useful. I’m sharing.
    Many studies show that the onion and garlic are excellent natural products for the skin.
    Thank you.

  3. I didn’t know that onions have health properties that can improve how my skin looks. I’ve been trying to find a way to get rid of my acne scars. It’s interesting that there’s a study that evaluated how using onion extract can heal surgical excision scars on skin after lesions were removed. I’m impressed that the participants that had onion used on their skin saw improvements within four to ten weeks. Maybe I should eat more onions and try using onion extract on my acne scars to help them heal. Thanks for posting this!

  4. I just wanted to thank you for this list. Thanks for providing this comprehensive list. I appreciate your reading suggestions.

  5. Very good information.. thanks for sharing

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