How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies
At least once in our lives, we've bumped into a hot skillet or been surprised by some drops of boiling oil on our skin. Burns are the one of the most common household accidents. The annoying thing is that once the pain subsides, it's very likely that a mark on the skin will remain as a constant reminder. To get rid of these unsightly marks, we'll explain at oneHOWTO how to get rid of burn marks on the skin, whether they are on your face, legs or hands.
Lemon has many properties for the skin and works well to get rid of burn marks, as well as dark scars. If you want to get rid of burn marks on your legs, wash the affected area with cold running water. Once the burn has been somewhat relieved from pain, take a cloth, moisten it with lemon juice and place it on the burn to clean it and prevent it from leaving a mark. Do this several times a day during some days until no trace is left.
You can also create a lemon face mask that you can use once a week. It will help in getting rid of the burn marks more effectively.
- 1/2 lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp oatmeal
- Get the juice out of half a lemon
- Mix the ingredients together
- Apply on the face evenly and leave on for no more than 10 minutes
- Wash off with lukewarm water.
Tomato can also work as a great remedy for burn marks on your face, as it has a soft effect that won't leave any further marks. The extract of this fruit can help eliminate burns that have occurred at least a week before. To treat your burn, rub a little tomato extract on the affected area several times a day and wait for it to take effect.
Almond oil is wonderful for the skin, especially for the soft tissue on your face, as it moisturizes and softens it. But it can also be perfect for removing burn marks. Rub the burned area with almond oil every day to slowly improve the pigment of the burn until it disappears. Essential oils can be a good aid to cure burns, some of the most effective to get rid of the scars are the following:
- Lavender essential oil
- Neem oil
- Tea tree oil
Aloe vera is perfect for treating burn marks on your hand, legs and face, given its great regenerative skin properties. Take a leaf of this plant, cut it crosswise, extract the pulp and then apply to the burn. Read this article if you want more details on how to use aloe vera to treat burns.
If your burn has been their for a long time and all you have left is a nasty scar, then it will be more complicated to get rid of it. First of all, remember to exfoliate every week to make sure your skin regenerates properly.
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp water
- Use 5 tbsp baking soda and stir in one tbsp water.
- Apply the resulting paste on the burn scar and leave it to dry.
- Wash off after this time has passed and continue applying this paste three times per week.
If the burn mark is on your face, then the magnificent benefits of Fuller's earth can help you with this one. Take a look at this recipe and let us know about your results!
- 2 tbsp fuller's earth (powdered)
- 2 tbsp neem oil
- 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1 tbsp rose water
- Just mix 2 tbsp fuller's earth powder, 2 tbsp neem oil, 1 tbsp aloe vera gel and 1 spoonful rose water and mix together to form a thick paste.
- Add more rose water if needed.
- Leave to dry on your face and apply every other day to notice its effects.
Chemical peelings can also be helpful to completely get rid of existing mild burn marks, because the acids in the chemical peeling remove the surface layers of the skin, eliminating the burn marks among other impurities.
However, be careful and don't apply a chemical peeling to a recently burnt skin, as this would extremely damage it. Wait a few weeks until the burn is completely healed to apply the peeling.
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If your scar is fading but is still noticeable, then another home remedy that will helps face your burn mark is chamomile thanks to its skin lightening properties. Make some chamomile tea and mix in 4 spoonfuls with one spoonful of honey and one cup of water. Apply on the burn area and leave to dry for 15 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water and repeat the process every three days for a month.
In order to cure burn marks on your hand, another great remedy, that will be useful if your burn hasn't healed completely, is to use wheat flour, as it will also act against any infection or blisters that may occur.
To use this home remedy, get the wheat flour, which should be ground finely, and apply it directly on the affected area. Wait until it has been absorbed by the skin and leave on for around 30 minutes.
Before applying any of these remedies make sure that you heal the burn properly. In this article we explain you how to treat recent burns with home remedies. Once they're healed, if you can see the scar you can apply the remedies stated above.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- Make sure to only apply these remedies to healed burns, as if the burns are very recent they could get infected.
- It is also recommended to exfoliate once a week in order to help the skin regenerate faster and get rid of dead skin cells faster.