We go to great lengths to hide unattractive scars and sometimes we feel embarrassed when someone notices them despite our best efforts. Even though it is not something to be ashamed of, keloids are bad looking scars that come in different shapes and sizes and sometimes occur as a result of an injury. Nobody is immune to keloids and given the fact that they can even increase in size, it is worth going the extra mile to get rid of them once and for all.
What causes keloids?
This is one of the many mysteries that modern medicine is yet to solve, as we don’t know for sure which is the main cause for keloids. Subtle changes at cellular level can be one of them as well as skin damage which is widely regarded as the main reason for why keloids appear in the first place. Those who have suffered from acne, cuts and burns, as well as surgery, insect bites, tattoos and vaccinations are very likely to have these unattractive marks on their skin.
On other cases though, the causes are uncertain and many patients claim that keloids have appeared spontaneously on their skin without an obvious reason. Their severity also varies greatly, from those that look more like minor scratches to some that would suggest a serious injury. It is impossible to miss the symptoms of keloids, as they are itchy, unappealing skin that sometimes takes the appearance of scars and can appear all over the body. Even though this is not a life-threatening condition and the pain is nonexistent or negligible, there are plenty of reasons to get rid of keloids using homemade remedies.
Natural Remedies for Keloids
When it was first discovered and introduced, aspirin was widely regarded as a miraculous medicine and after all these years it still has plenty of uses. One of them is to treat keloids scars and indeed just four tablets and a bit of water are needed to create the paste supposed to be applied on the scars. Let it for a couple of minutes to dry out and rub it gently on the affected area, before applying olive oil.
Any serious list of homemade remedies will include honey at one point. In many cases this sits at the top of the list. This also applies to these do-it-yourself solutions for keloids, but make sure that you purchase fresh organic honey before applying it on the affected area. Massaging the skin may also help in speeding up the healing process and you should repeat the procedure for a couple of weeks to maximize results. Assuming you have a source of Tualang honey, don’t hesitate to make this your honey of choice.
Frequently referred to as a great homemade cleaning agent, baking soda is also excellent for addressing the issue of keloids. In conjunction with hydrogen peroxide and water, it will create a paste that can be applied on sensitive skin by using a cotton ball. You don’t need to leave it on for more than 20 min. and if you repeat the operation three or four times each day, in a few weeks you will notice impressive results. Just blend one part baking soda with four parts of hydrogen peroxide to create a delicate gel.
Garlic stops the extreme fibroblast expansion, that can cause keloid scars development. Garlic is famous for its uncanny ability of fighting bacteria and it is the cornerstone of many homemade recipes, ranging from cooking to beauty solutions. Not surprising, it also helps in fighting keloids and oil is the most effective way of using garlic, as it is supposed to be applied on the skin for up to 15 min. Whether you choose to apply oil or crushed cloves of garlic, you need to stick to this homemade remedy for a couple of days, before the scars will start shrinking and ultimately vanished.
5Rose Water and Sandalwood
As always, natural remedies are better than commercial counterparts, so if you are hooked on the former, make sure that the ingredients you use are 100% natural. Sandalwood powder in combination with plenty of rose water will result in a thick paste that should be applied straight on the scar, after it was properly cleansed. If you choose to embark on the quest of getting rid of keloids, keep in mind that rose water and Sandalwood needs to be applied for no less than two months to restore your fair skin.
6Aloe Vera Gel
Pretty much all homemade remedies that are even remotely related to enhancing our beauty have aloe vera at their cornerstone. You need to extract a gel from Aloe Vera leaves and apply it on the keloid scars twice a day, then leave it on the sensitive area for 20 min. to address the issue of inflammation and pain.
7Apple Cider Vinegar
Put a bit of apple cider vinegar right on the damaged skin region then delicately stimulate to ensure that the vinegar is correctly soaked into the skin layers. Let the apple cider vinegar to dried out for a couple minutes, after that replicate the procedure once again so that you can stimulate the curing progression. Don’t worry about Apple cider vinegar creating or amplifying the sensation of itching if applied on the keloids, because it doesn’t have such a nasty effect. You need to allow it 10 minutes to dry out and then apply a new quantity to enhance its effect and if you have a very sensitive skin, you could dilute it.
This homemade remedy makes full use of a less known ingredient, which goes by the name of Fuller’s Earth, with just a tablespoon being required. You also need to add some lemon juice and rose water into the mix to create the key paste, but once you prepare this potent mixture, you are one step closer of getting rid of keloids. Gently massage the concoction over the sensitive area and allow it to dry for 15 min. before washing it off, then repeat the process the very next day.
9Fresh Lemon Juice
Help yourself to lemons and extract the juice from them, as they are rich in vitamin C, which brilliantly works in addressing the problems created by keloids. You need to be patient and allow the lemon juice to work its wonders for half an hour and even repeat the process the same day. The good news is that in a couple of weeks, you will witness in disbelief how the scars lighten up and change their color until they finally go away completely.
If you like the idea of restoring your skin to its former beauty while smelling lovely all the time, then you should definitely check out lavender oil. Massage it over the keloids and don’t wash it off right away, so you get the chance to permeate the skin. In order to speed up the healing process, it is recommended to throw tea tree oil into the mix and the process is supposed to be repeated at least three times per day.
11Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera Gel and Cocoa Butter
This combo can help get rid of keloid scars on the body. Just mix 1 tsp. vitamin E oil, 2 tsp. aloe vera gel and 1 tbsp. cocoa butter in a small container, and stir to combine. Apply a thick layer of the mixture to the affected area and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wipe the excess off the skin and allow the rest to dry naturally. There is no need to rinse the skin or wash with soap unless the mixture bothers your skin. Unused portions of this mixture can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 5 days.