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Top 6 remedies for keloids
Keloids are scars that continue to grow even after the skin has healed. They are not easy to get rid of. Although not harmful, they may present cosmetic concerns.
These are the top 10 remedies you can try at home while waiting for your medical keloid treatment to take effect.
1. Apple cider vinegar
This helps minimise the size and redness of the scar. Dilute it with water, and apply it directly on the affected area and gently massage it for 2 minutes. Leave it to dry for 5 minutes. Do it twice a day for four to six weeks.
2. Aloe vera gel
Apply aloe vera gel directly onto the keloid scar. You can leave it on for as long as you like until you wash it off. It helps reduce inflammation and heal damaged skin.
Lemon contains chemicals that lighten the top layer of the skin, causing a scar to look less noticeable. Squeeze the juice out of a lemon, and rub a few drops over the scar for half an hour, two to three times a day.
Honey heals and moisturises damaged skin. Apply fresh honey on the scar and massage the area gently for 5 to 10 minutes. Do it twice a day.
5. Lavender oil
Lavender oil is known to help with skin cell rejuvenation. Apply it directly onto the scar and massage the area gently for 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day.
Onion is used in some over-the-counter scar treatment products because it has been known to reduce scar formation. Extract the juice out of an onion. Use a cotton ball to apply the onion juice to your keloids, 3 times a day.