The skin is an important part of the human body which is not just an outer layer but also the display of internal disturbance if there is any. It is the part of the body that balance the internal organs with the external factors and help the body to sustain in any condition. Many diseases affect this outer layer of the human body, and some of them are of serious nature also. One of such diseases is known as Keloids when the skin gets scars of different types and sizes on it.
The overgrown tissues over scars are called keloids. These tissues tend to grow bigger. Keloidal scars can occur from an insect-bite, ear piercings, surgery scars, acne, cuts, burns, chicken pox, vaccination and so forth. Keloids are common in people with dark skin. Removing keloids surgically is not the best option as keloids have a tendency to come back. The color of this scar varies from light pink to dark brown. Keloids can often become very itchy and red due to soreness. The friction caused by clothes or other accessories may make the scare quite irritable. Since keloids are raised on the skin, they are quite tender to touch.
Natural Remedies for Keloids
As keloids tend to come back, and hence it is best to avoid surgery. There are some allopathic medicines also prescribed by the dermatologists, but the home remedies can be of better help. There are natural remedies which would help you keep the keloidal scars in check. Applying honey to the affected regions can help because honey is a natural humectant. Garlic oil acts as an abrasive agent and slows down the spreading of the fibroblasts. Applying lemon juice or baking soda for 10 minutes would get you result in a few weeks. A paste of sandalwood and rose water applied overnight will do wonders. Lavender oil can help relieve as it has skin cell rejuvenating properties and accelerates the skin cell turnover rate. Applying aspirin and water paste and letting it dry out can fasten the process of keloids reducing since it has anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties. Leaving Aloe Vera overnight will also be helpful. Petroleum jelly also comes in handy because it keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized throughout the day. This would help decrease irritation and tenderness around the affected skin area.
Essential oils like jojoba, tea tree, lavender, rosehip, virgin coconut oil, neem oil, Jamaican black castor oil, and frankincense start working very soon. This is mainly because of these essential oils keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. It is also important to understand that these oils also nourish the keloid affected region with essential fatty acids. These oils also contain rejuvenating and healing properties with the presence of antioxidants which helps with the overall healing. A good combination of carrier oil and essential oils can aid in lightening the keloids.
Keloidal scars can be very stubborn. You must keep applying these home remedies 3- 4 times a day for faster results. Keloidal scars are hard to remove, but they can be managed through these remedies.