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How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies

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.

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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


  1. Get the juice out of half a lemon
  2. Mix the ingredients together
  3. Apply on the face evenly and leave on for no more than 10 minutes
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water.
How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies - Lemon


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.

How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies - Tomato

Almond oil

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
  • Barley
  • Neem oil
  • Tea tree oil

Aloe vera

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.

How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies - Aloe vera

Baking soda

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


  1. Use 5 tbsp baking soda and stir in one tbsp water.
  2. Apply the resulting paste on the burn scar and leave it to dry.
  3. Wash off after this time has passed and continue applying this paste three times per week.

Fuller's earth

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


  1. 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.
  2. Add more rose water if needed.
  3. Leave to dry on your face and apply every other day to notice its effects.

Easy right?

Chemical peeling

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.

How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies - Chamomile

Wheat flour

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.

If you want to read similar articles to How to Get Rid of Burn Marks on the Skin with Home Remedies, we recommend you visit our Family health category.


  • 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.
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wasuupp lets talk
hi I used a soap to wash my face and the soap was to strong so it kind of become itchy left a black mark looks like a burn mark cause of the soap what can I use to get that dark away and the itchy irritation on my skin
Derrek Quentin Davis
Wll it hurt to use as an overnight mask
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Derrek,

It depends what you use in the mask. An overnight mask is one which should be gentle, so don't use the one with lemon juice. The acid in the juice isn't strong, but we don't advise leaving it on overnight. Use one which is cooling and moisturizing, this would be better.

One of these glycerin face masks might be ideal for overnight use:

Clear spot and marks in a day
I have used Dermalmd scar treatment serum on a few burn scars and it really had made the appearance minimal to nonexistent. It's easy to use and the smell isn't too strong or repulsive.
Amu manan
what if your burns are a week old
OneHowTo Editor
If your burns are a week old they won't have had time to scar, as the skin hasn't had time to regenerate. I will need to let the burn heal appropriately.
You can use aloe vera to make the process quicker and to prevent scarring.
Hope this helps
halo please help i got burned in 2003 with hot cooking oil now im left with marks on my leg and dont want them. what can i use
donnalisa joseph
how to remove burn marks from your hands
OneHowTo Editor
We recommend using lemon. You'll find the instructions on how to get rid of burn marks with lemon in the article above.
Hope this helps
Shantell Sher
What should i use for a dark burn mark. I burned on the 26 September with boiled water and the burn mark is very big and dark on my right foot.
OneHowTo Editor
We advise you to use lemon, as this lightens the skin naturally.
shahbaz alam
imy hand was got burned with the staem 2 months ago but it still has some traces of burn on my hand ...how to get rid of burn marks from my hand...
Mi Lena
received a pretty nasty chemical burn from using some sports cream on my thigh. The scaring was dark and I tried Bio-oil and and Insta-Natural Scar Removal cream both to no avail. At one point, I got a quote for laser scar removal and the price was $2500!!!! So I figured I would take the go slow approach , I looked at the reviews and bought dermalmd scar serum saying "you got nothing to lose". dermalmd really works. I have been using it for probably 4 weeks (2X day) and there is a noticeable improvement. I am not expecting the entire scar to go away since it was pretty deep, but I think I keep using this long enough it will be manageable. Much cheaper than spending $2500. Highly recommended....

pimples is came in my face and rub the garlic on the face. so my skin is change the red colour. present change light black colour. any suggestions plz
Don't apply anything just wash with cold water every day .this will reduce with in few weeks
hw to get rid of burn marks from feet
OneHowTo Editor
Try with aloe vera and exfoliating your feet appropriately. You'll find a great foot scrub to do so here: http://beauty.onehowto.com/article/how-to-make-an-exfoliating-foot-scrub-2440.html
Portia kgomotso Khubayi
How to remove Dark spot and burn mark &scar
Alba Charles (oneHOWTO editor)
In the article above you'll find some good remedies to get rid of burn marks. Also, in this article you can find information about how to remove scars on your face: http://health.onehowto.com/article/how-to-remove-facial-scars-2338.html. Hope this helps
Is Ayurvedic medicine can cure 3 year old burnt scare completely?
OneHowTo Editor
It's unlikely to get rid of it completely, but it can lighten it. The most effective way to get rid of it is surgery.
Prasad Urunkar
How can i remoove and clear burn marks after 5 year ageo ? If yes ple. Tel me?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Prasad, if they are second or third degree burn marks it's more difficult to remove them. If they have not cleared due to skin tissue regeneration after five years, it's possible that the only way is laser treatment or surgery. It's best to consult a dermatologist so he can take a look at the burn marks.
It specifies the marks are a day long or a week ago...I have a mark which is months old and I have tried all this....its very slight but it's still prominent!
OneHowTo Editor
As the skin regenerates, your mark may be pretty deep or did not heal properly at the beginning. If you have had this mark for years, visit a dermatologist as he/she will be able to take a proper look at it and will tell you the best treatment for it.
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