Many times women have to pay the price for keeping themselves beautiful. It is not only the money; sometimes the price can be harsher in the form of physical injury. Curling iron burns is one such price that almost every women has to pay sometime or the other when she uses it.
Most of the time such burns are painful and unsightly but not life threatening. They are often superficial burns. These burns can be treated speedily at home with home remedies without scarring. However, if the burns while grooming and curling the hair with a curling iron are severe, then such burns should be treated by a doctor.
There are many time tested home remedies that are useful not only for the burns caused due to curling iron, but in general to any superficial burns. To heal the burn and reverse the damage both, topical application as well as eating nutritional food is useful.
Before applying any home remedy, it is necessary to cool the exposed skin to lower its temperature. This is possible by applying cool water on the burnt area. Keep on applying cool water for 20 to 30 minutes. Secondly it is necessary to clean the area with any antiseptic solution.It is necessary to avoid infection and the resultant scar tissue.
Home Remedies To Treat Curling Iron Burns
- Aloe Vera: Time tested and used since ancient times, the juice derived from succulent aloe vera plant is of great help in soothing the burn and reducing the inflammation. If you are having aloe plant at home, then cut a leaf and squeeze it to extract the juice. Apply it over the curling iron burn. If you are not able to obtain fresh juice, then you can apply aloe vera gel which is available in most of the health stores and supermarkets. Aloe Vera also prevents infection.
- Honey: Honey is a great healing agent. When applied on fresh superficial burns caused from curling iron, it softens the skin, accelerates the healing of superficial skin. Besides, honey is also known for its antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Minor burns such as curling iron burns are known to heal more easily and quickly with honey.
- Essential oil: Essential oil such as lavender essential oil when applied on the curling iron burn speeds up the healing process. It also prevents bacterial infection due to its mild antiseptic properties. Same is the case with tea tree oil. Always mix the essential oil with a carrier oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil.
- Papaya and tomato: Cut a slice of papaya or a tomato, preferably cool from a refrigerator. Place it over the burnt area. Several enzymes are present in these fruits which prevent scar tissue and also encourage the healing process.
- Eat nutritious food: Eat more fruits as they contain vitamin C. Vitamin C is beneficial in fast skin healing of the superficial burn. Eat a balanced diet containing proteins, minerals, and B complex vitamins. They all are useful for correcting and reversing the skin damage caused due to curling iron burn.