Getting rid of those unsightly Keloid scars is nothing short of a nightmare. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help. For centuries the Aborigines of Australia have used tea tree oil successfully to treat different skin ailments.
What causes Keloid scars?
Most keloid scars occur from the abnormal overgrowth of scar tissue, due to excess collagen deposited at the site of an injury. Keloid scarring can result from minor skin abrasion such as acne scars, scrapes, chicken pox scars, ear piercings and vaccination sites, or more severe abrasions such as burns and surgical incisions. Wounds that get infected or are under tension while healing are more likely to leave keloid scars. How well the skin heals impacts the scar formation.
How does Tea Tree oil get rid of Keloid scars?
Tea tree oil contains Terpinen-4-ol, a terpene. It is considered the primary active ingredient of tea tree oil. It exhibits strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil exerts antioxidant activity and has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoal infections.
According to a review published 2006, in the Clinical Microbiology Reviews, numerous studies support the anecdotal evidence attributing anti-inflammatory activity and antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil.
How to use tea tree oil to get rid of keloid scars?
What you will need:
Tea tree oil
1. Soak a cotton ball or swab in the tea tree oil, depending on the size
of the keloid scar.
2. Dab the keloid scar with the soaked cotton ball or swab.
3. Repeat 2 to 3 times daily until keloid scar heals.
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