Keloids are raised, lumpy, irregular shaped scars that extend beyond the borders of a cutaneous injury. The dome shaped keloids, which enlarges progressively, is the result of an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue. Keloids which have a pink to reddish colored hue are extremely common among Asians, Hispanics and African Americans. The benign skin growth known as keloids are often accompanied by extreme itchiness or pain. While keloids can develop on any part of the body, they typically appear on the shoulders, back, chest and / or earlobe, after a skin trauma or surgery. Instead of opting for highly expensive surgical procedures, you can try out equally effective home remedies to treat keloids.
Here Are 7 Helpful Home Remedies To Treat Keloids
1. Aloe Vera Gel
The natural curative property of aloe vera gel prevents keloid scars from swelling / enlarging any further. The intense moisturizing properties of aloe vera gel combats severe skin itchiness as well.
Select a large and succulent aloe vera leaf. Use a sharp knife to split the aloe vera leaf length wise. Collect the aloe vera gel in a clean glass bowl. Wash and dry the keloid scar. Now apply the aloe vera gel. Allow the skin to soak up the aloe vera gel for ten to fifteen minutes. Wipe off the excess aloe vera gel with a moist cloth. Repeat this home remedy every day for a couple of months to fade out keloid scars.
2. Sandalwood Powder
The skin cooling property of sandalwood powder helps to alleviate severe itchiness due to keloids. The natural skin regenerative properties of sandalwood powder are also beneficial for treating keloids. Rose water which is a great skin toner is also highly effective in soothing keloid inflammation.
Mix together one teaspoons of sandalwood powder with one tablespoon of rose water to form a thick paste. Apply the sandalwood paste on the keloid scar. Allow the sandalwood paste to remain on the keloid scars for a couple of hours and then wash off the excess paste with cold water. Follow this home remedy diligently, to lighten keloids.
Crushed garlic paste not only helps to lighten existing keloid scars, but it also prevents new scars from forming. Garlic can prevent the formation of new keloid scars due to its inherent ability to stop excess fibroblast proliferation.
Crush a few of cloves of garlic to a fine paste. Add a pinch of organic turmeric powder to the garlic paste. Apply the garlic paste directly on the keloid scars. Allow the garlic paste to remain on the keloid scars for a couple of minutes. Wash off the excess garlic paste with cool water.
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The natural humectant property of organic honey keeps the skin well moisturized. Consuming one or two tablespoons of fresh honey can boost blood circulation. Improving blood circulation helps to reduce the appearance of fresh keloid scars.
Wash keloid scars with warm water and pat the scars dry. Apply organic honey on the scars. Allow the skin to absorb the honey. Use a wet tissue to remove excess honey. Follow this home remedy diligently to lighten existing keloid scars.
5. Baking Soda
Baking soda acts as an excellent skin exfoliate due to its natural abrasive property. The skin exfoliating property of baking soda can be used to lighten keloid scars. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with three teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide to form a smooth paste. Apply the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mix on the deep keloid scars. Allow the mix to remain on the keloids for a couple of minutes and then wash off the mixture with cool water.
6. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice not only reduces skin hyper-pigmentation but it also acts as natural skin exfoliate. The abundant amount of organic antioxidants and vitamin C which is present in lemon juice helps to heal different types of skin scars including keloids. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to restore the natural color, texture and appearance of skin due to its potent skin exfoliating properties.
Extract the juice of one whole lemon. Apply the lemon juice on the keloid scars. Allow the skin to absorb the potent natural properties of lemon juice for a couple of minutes. Wash off the excess lemon juice with cold water. Repeat this home remedy twice a day for a couple of months to lighten keloid scars.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is famed for its excellent skin rejuvenating properties. Apple cider vinegar also restores the natural pH balance of the skin. Dip a cotton ball in a bowl containing organic apple cider vinegar. Daub the keloid scars with the apple cider vinegar. Allow the apple cider vinegar to remain on the keloid scars for ten to twenty minutes and then wipe off the excess mix with a wet tissue.