Keloids are scars which are becoming enlarged due to the abnormal growth of the fibrous tissues. Skin injuries such as scrapes, cuts, bites, minor burns or acne can leave scars. Keloids are forming over time when the excess amount of collagen grows in the scars. Keloids usually do not cause pain but also there are some cases when they can be itchy. There are certain heredity factors which can be responsible for keloids. Formation of keloids usually takes place on the sites of skin injuries or wounds caused by acne, ear piercing, minor scratches, traumatic wounds, surgical cuts and burns.
Also people who have higher amounts of melanin and darker skin tone are having increased chances of getting keloids. Keloids have bumpy appearance but also there are some cases when they can have symptoms such as itching and pain but you should know that they are not contagious. Also there are some cases when keloids can develop after minor skin injuries such as insect bites. It is known fact that the keloid scars can be caused by ear piercing and this is a reason why you should avoid this thing. Also if you have tendency to develop hypertrophic scars, then it is the best to avoid as many surgeries and cuts as you can.
Keloid is not a reason why people should be worried for their health but there are some people who have ugly scars and they want to rid of them. There are some people who opt for laser treatment, injections or surgery to remove them. Instead of paying expensive treatments, there are some simple home remedies which can help you to rid of keloids. If you have keloids, then it is a good idea to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies.
You should be aware that newer keloids are easier to treat compared to older keloids which take more time. We do not guarantee you that the mentioned home remedies will help you for sure. Talk with your doctor before you start using them. Here are some home remedies for keloids:
Sandalwood and rose water
Rose water is a natural skin toner while the sandalwood has many regenerating properties. When these home remedies are used together, then they can help to prevent or reduce and lighten the keloid scars. You should make a thick paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. Also you can add some black gram to this paste, if you want. In the Asian supermarkets you can find the black gram easily.
You should clean the scar using water and apply the paste before you go to bed. When you wake up, you should wash the affected area thoroughly using lukewarm water. You should do this natural treatment on a regular basis in a period of one or two months.
This oil has skin rejuvenating properties which can help with all forms of scarring, in which keloids are also included. Also it can help to increase the skin cell turnover rate which is very helpful in preventing keloid scars from becoming permanent. You can minimize the keloid scar by applying lavender oil and massaging the affected area gently for several minutes. You should do this natural treatment several times per day because this will give you better and faster results. Also you can mix equal amounts of tea tree essential oil or olive oil and lavender oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area several times per day.
This is very good natural cure for the skin and also it can be used as natural treatment for keloids. This will help to reduce the inflammation, heal damaged skin and it can keep your skin well – moisturized. Also it can prevent skin infections. You should clean the scarred area using lukewarm water. You should apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the scars two times per day.
This can be very helpful home remedy for keloid scars. You can use oils such as mustard oil or coconut oil. The massage of the stiff scars a few times per day will break down the tissue and it will make the keloid scars softer.
This natural cure can prevent the excessive fibroblast proliferation which can lead to keloids which is making it a very effective home treatment for the keloid scars. You should apply garlic oil directly on the keloid scar. You should let it stay there for ten minutes and then you should wash the affected area thoroughly. If the garlic oil is not available in markets in your area, then you can use crushed garlic cloves. If you have noticed that the crushed garlic cloves or the garlic oil cause irritation or burning, then immediately wash the affected area using lukewarm water.
This natural cure can be used as natural treatment to rid of different types of scars in which keloids are also included. You should mix one teaspoon of rose water, one teaspoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth to make a smooth paste. You should apply this paste on the scarred area and you should massage it gently in order to soften the scar. You should allow it to dry and then you should apply another player of this paste. Let it stay there for ten to fifteen minutes. Then, wash the affected area thoroughly with cold water. You should do this natural treatment on a regular basis until the keloid scar vanishes.
Aspirin is often taken when we have headaches and other health problems. It can be used as treatment for keloids because it can help to reduce the appearance and size of the keloid. You should crush 3 or 4 aspirin tablets and you should add a small amount of water to make a smooth and thick paste. You should apply this paste on the scar. Allow it to dry completely and then you should rinse it off by rubbing this area gently under water. You should pat dry. Then, apply some coconut oil or olive oil. You should do this natural treatment every day until the keloid is gone.
This is a natural humectant which can heal and moisturize the skin. This is a reason why honey is highly recommended as natural treatment for keloids. When you apply honey on a regular basis in a period of few weeks, then it can solve the problem of keloids. You should apply fresh honey on the keloid scar and you should massage the area gently to improve the blood circulation and to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells.
If you want to have the best results, then you should use Tualang honey which is made by bees from the Tualang tree. This type of honey can decrease the number of proliferated cells in keloids also it can reduce the appearance of the keloid scars.
This natural cure has Vitamin C and antioxidants which are very helpful in treating different types of scars in which keloids are also included. You will see improvements in the flexibility, appearance, texture and color after you have used it for a few weeks. You should extract the juice from a fresh lemon and you should apply it on the affected skin area. You should let it stay there for about 30 minutes and then you should wash this area using lukewarm water. You should repeat this natural treatment at least once per day.
This natural cure acts as an abrasive agent. Also it can help to exfoliate the skin. Also this natural cure can be used successfully to treat keloids. You should mix 3 parts of hydrogen peroxide with one part baking soda to make a smooth paste. You should apply this paste directly on the affected area to reduce the inflammation. Also it can speed up the healing process. You should do this natural treatment 3 or 4 times per day which depends on the severity of the keloid scar.
Apple cider vinegar
This is one of the best home remedies for keloids because it can help to minimize the redness and size of the scar. You should apply apple cider vinegar directly on the affected area and you should gently massage it so the apple cider vinegar is well absorbed into your skin. You should allow it to dry for a few minutes. Then, you should repeat this process in order to expedite healing.
You should do this natural treatment several times per day if you want to get maximum results and you should continue doing this natural treatment in a period of 4 – 5 weeks. If you have noticed that the apple cider vinegar is causing any skin irritation, then you can dilute it with water. Also you can use pure tea tree oil.
When you apply calendula cream or gel to the keloid scar two times per day, then it can reduce the inflammation and it can increase the healing in early keloid scar.