How to Rub Fish Oil on Scars

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and eicosapentaenoic acid, fish oil is a type of oil derived from the skin and tissues of certain types of fish 2. While frequently taken internally in softgel tablet form, fish oil is sometimes also recommended for topical application for the removal of scars and stretch marks. When punctured with a pin or other small device, the fish oil can be mixed with the contents of a Vitamin E softgel tablet for a quick-healing concoction for the skin. With patience, practice and an attention to detail, practically anyone can effectively help their scars with fish oil.

Designate a clean working area with sufficient light for preparing your fish oil ointment. If applying the oil on yourself, position a mirror so that you can clearly see the scarred section of skin in the reflection.

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Puncture the fish oil tablet with a safety pin and carefully squeeze out the oil on a small bowl or plate. Press the sides of the tablet until all of the oil has been removed. Impale the skin of the vitamin E tablet and empty out the contents in the same way on top of the fish oil. Shake the bowl or stir with your finger to mix the two liquids.

Locate the scarred area in the mirror, and make sure the area is dry and clean of any dirt by rubbing with a towel. Insert your finger into the oil mixture, and gently apply it to the scarred area. If you do not wish to use your finger, one end of a cotton swab can be dipped into the mixture and applied.

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Rub the oil mixture gently in a circular motion around the scar, and continue applying until the scar is saturated in the oil mixture. Let dry.


Apply the mixture three to four times a day. See your dermatologist if the scar persists beyond a week of fish oil application.


If the oil mixture falls into your eyes, flush the effected eye immediately with water.