Keloid scars are the most difficult ones, which take time to heal. Characteristically raised and reddish scars, keloids develop at the injury site after a surgery or some major accident. Whilst keloids in themselves are not fatal scars, they often become uncomfortably simply because they are unsightly. Whereas medical treatments, such as injection and excision may work for these scars, such treatments can be invasive as well as expensive. So, it is best to resort to the natural remedies, though most of these methods are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration yet. Therefore, before initiating the treatment, you should count your doctor or dermatologist and proceed.
Natural Remedies – Essential Oils and More
Natural remedies for keloid scars mainly comprise of essential oils, though there are many other ingredients used for the purpose. Here, we will give you some of the tried and tested blends.
Blend of Jojoba and Rose Essential Oil with Mustard Seed Oil
An Ayurvedic remedy, this mixture of rose essential oil, mustard seed oil and jojoba oil should be applied only to the keloid scarred regions of the body. However, if you have other scars, you can use it there a well
The ratio of rose essential oil to mustard seed to jojoba oil is 1:1:8. Shake this mixture vigorously so that all these ingredients combine. Now, apply small amount of this oil to affected areas and let it stay for about 15 minutes before you rinse it off with cold water. You can apply a gentle cleanser thereafter.
Coconut Oil, Calendula Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil
This is again an Ayurvedic remedy that can help you to get rid of raised keloid scars. To prepare this blend, you need to combine half a teaspoon of calendula and lavender essential oil with 10 teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix variously by shaking to combine. Massage this liquid onto your skin and let it stay for 20 minutes before you rinse it clean with cool water and a mild cleanser. You must repeat this treatment regularly unless there are any signs of adverse reactions or irritation on the skin.
Aloe Vera Gel, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E Oil
It is an organic remedy that can be very effective against raised and bumpy keloid scars. 2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel and 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil should be combined with 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter in a bowl or container. You have to stir this blend to make sure it combines completely. Apply thick layer of this mixture to your scars and leave for 30 minutes. Unless it becomes bothersome don’t rink your skin with soap; it will settle down naturally. You can store the blend in a dark, cool place for 5 days, not any longer.