12 Natural Remedies To Remove Keloids
When you get a wound or scrape, the body heals itself naturally with scarring. Then, scar tissue grows over the wound. But, sometimes grows beyond the original place, forming hard, disfiguring, thick scar called keloids.
Keloids are benign growths, and they are usually a cosmetic distress than a medical one.
Surgically removing might be a tricky, because the body forms keloids in an attempt to heal itself.
Removing the scar tissue doesn’t mean that it won’t grow back again.
As an alternative, we have a natural solution without the possibility of the scars growing back.
These are the most effective remedies for the keloids removal:
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera helps in constraining of excessive collagen formation, because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Apply aloe gel on the scar frequently. Before applying make sure to remove dead skin cells.
Aloe vera has a soothing and cooling effect on the skin. That way it helps alleviate pain.
Also blocks the bacteria enter into the wound.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar also has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to reduce the redness and swelling of the scar. ACV is rich with alpha hydroxyl which helps in regeneration of dead skin cells, and reducing the discoloration and the size of the keloid.
Apply apple cider vinegar on the scar and leave it that way for a few minutes. Repeat this several times a day for about 5 weeks.
3. Sandal wood and rose water paste
Sandal wood has revitalizing properties for inflamed and dry skin, preventing it from forming unsightly scars. On the other hand, rose water has toning and healing properties.
Mix a sandal wood powder with rose water and make a paste. Apply the paste on the scar before going to bed. Wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat this for two months.
4. Lemon juice
Due to its high amount of citric acid and vitamin C, lemon juice reduces keloids. Citric acid helps in removing dead skin cells, and in reducing the discoloration of keloids, while vitamin C is an essential component of collagen synthesis.
Rub the affected area with a piece of lemon. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it. It is enough to do this once a day.
Honey is a natural humectant that moisturizes the skin.
Massage the affected area with honey at least twice a day.
6. Baking soda
Baking soda is an abrasive agent if we use it as a scrub. Make a paste of baking soda and three parts hydrogen peroxide. Massage the affected area with this paste for 2-3 times a day.
Garlic prevents making of the cells that are responsible for forming of keloids.
On the affected area apply garlic oil, and leave it for 10 minutes. Then rinse it with water.
8. Fuller’s earth
Fuller’s earth is a natural treat for scars. Make a paste from fuller’s earth, rose water and lemon juice. Massage the affected area with this paste. Repeat it often through a day, until the scar vanishes.
9. Castor oil
Castor oil is smoothening and softening the fibrous tissue that is forming the scar.
Massage the affected area with castor oil. It will promote circulation too.
10. Kukui Nut Oil
Kukut nut oil, also known as candlenut oil is full with vitamins E, D and C, as well as antioxidants. They have skin-protecting properties and stimulate collagen reproduction.
Massage Candlenut oil at least twice a day on the affected area.
11. Cocoa shea-butter cream
Shea butter and cocoa butter are rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids. All of these keep the skin moisturized, and stimulate collagen formation.
Mix 2 teaspoons of melted cocoa butter with 2 teaspoons of melted shea butter. Add one teaspoon of vitamin E oil. When it’s cooled the butter will solidify, but when it’s applied on the skin it will melt.
Use this cream 2-3 times a day.
12. Rose hip seed oil
Rose hip oil is rejuvenating the skin and it helps in diminishing the scars.
It contains vitamin A and retinoic acid, which prevent increase the collagen production and prevent hyperpigmentation of the scars.
Massage the affected area twice a day, it will improve circulation and help in healing.