Summary: Here are the effective home remedies to take care of keloids at home.
Keloids are the scars caused by the abnormal growth of fibrous tissues during body’s healing process in acne, cuts and injuries. They are not life threatening, but they can be bigger than the original wound. Keloids majorly occur on the shoulders, hands, earlobes, chest and cheeks.
Here are the effective home remedies to take care of keloids at home.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is panacea for most of the skin diseases including keloids. It is useful to reduce the size, inflammation and redness of the scar. All you need to apply apple cider vinegar directly on the affected part of the skin with gentle massage. Let it dry for few minutes and repeat it several time to speed up your healing. You can continue the use of apple cider vinegar for your keloid for 4-5 weeks. Make sure to dilute it with water if it causes skin irritation.
Given its richness in antioxidants and vitamin C, lemon juice is useful in the healing of keloids. With its continuous use of lemon juice, you will see an improvement in the color, texture, appearance, and flexibility of the lesion.
All you need to extract the juice from fresh lemon and massage it gently on your affected skin. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash off the area with lukewarm water. Repeat it till you get rid of keloid.
Sandalwood and Rose Water
Sandalwood is known for skin repairing process while rose water is a natural toner for skin. The combined use of both remedy is useful to prevent and reduce the keloid scars. Prepare a thick paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. Clean your scar with water and apply the paste at night. Leave it overnight and wash it off with lukewarm water in morning. Do this regularly for a month till your keloid is healed.
Honey is a natural remedy for the healing and moisturizing of the skin. The continuous application of honey will help you get rid of keloid within few weeks. Use fresh honey on the lesions and massage the area gently to improve blood circulation.
Garlic stops the fibroblast proliferation causes keloids. Just apply garlic oil on the affected parts and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash off and pat dry with clean towel. You can also use crushed garlic cloves on the lesions.