Few people like the appearance of burn marks on their skins. Fortunately, there are home remedies you can use to eliminate or reduce such marks in case you have been burned.
Note that you should only try home treatments if your burns are minor (symptoms include redness, swelling and pain) and cover only a small portion of your skin. Leave the treatment of all other burns to professional medics.
Here are some of the home treatments to try:
Honey is one of the best home remedies for burn marks. It may even be more effective than many other conventional treatments. Apparently, honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that not only reduce the healing time for burns, but also reduce swelling and scarring. For it to work best, you should apply the honey soon after a burn.
Massage the Area with Almond Oil
Massage the burn area several times a day with almond oil. Be gentle with the massage to prevent further irritation to the skin. The oil will also improve your skin tone and soften your skin.
Lemon and Tomato Juice
The lemon and tomato juice treatment also helps to remove reduce burn marks. The treatment works by bleaching and removing the unsightly dead skin, which allows your skin to rejuvenate via new cells. Ensure that you sue freshly produced tomato and lemon juices for maximum effectiveness.
Start by washing the marks with cool water. Next, moisten a clean washcloth with fresh lemon juice and use it to dab the damaged part of your skin. Leave the juice to air dry and then dab another clean washcloth with tomato juice and use it to dab the burn marks too. Finally, leave the tomato juice on your skin to air dry.
You can use fenugreek seeds in paste form to treat your burn marks. First, soften the seeds by dipping them in water overnight. Next, grind the seeds into a paste and use it to cover the burn area. Leave the paste on your skin for a few hours (you can keep it in place by covering it up with a clean cloth) and then wash it off with clean water.
According to WebMD, some people also use the seeds as a poultice. This method involves wrapping up the seeds in a clean moist cloth, warming up the wrapping and then placing it directly onto the affected skin.
These home treatments may or may not work for you. If they don't, then you should consult a dermatologist at a Skin Center for professional treatment. It might be that your burns were too serious than you thought.