Cause burns to the skin damaged cells and tissues that present a risk of scarring. The key to healing one burn properly and to prevent lasting scars is to help the skin regenerate new skin cells, which will gradually replace the damaged, abnormal cells in the affected area. With proper care, the skin can heal with healthy cells, which completely replaces them in the injured area, without any infection or scarring. Follow these steps for proper healing and healthy skin regeneration.
The skin regeneration after a burn
- Gently soak and clean the area burn. Soak burn in cold water for 5-10 minutes. Clean the area gently (do not scrub) with a very mild soap like Cetaphil, using fingertips or a soft washcloth. Gently pat dry area.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment, as antibiotic ointments prevent infections and those like Neosporin moisturiz and prevent scars. Wasted cells is weak and damaged, making them susceptible to infection significantly, which will affect the healing process. Cover with a new clean bandage or dry gauze. Apply the ointment and dressing change two or three times during the day.
- Prior to bed time, the cleaning area again (after step 1), and apply generously aloe vera gel to the wound and the surrounding tissue. Aloe vera gel has great wound-healing properties. Not only does it prevent infection, but it contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients which promote proper skin cell function in healthy skin, amino acids, essential proteins and vitamins A, E, and C. Leave the wound either uncovered or lightly covered with a dressing so aloe gel that can penetrate the skin, and the air may help stimulate the healing process of skin cells.
- Apply silicone sheets to the affected area. Silicone sheets were once only available by prescription, but can now be purchased over-the-counter. Means of pressure in silicone sheet over the firing promotes rapid healing, generation of new cell and collagen stimulation (major fibrous protein responsible for the skin’s health and appearance).
- Avoid sun exposure. Sun exposure causes hypopigmentation (light or white spots) of unhealthy cells and wound areas that can last longer and appear more alive than burn scars or hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Cover the treatment area in the sun for at least a few weeks after the first occurrence. Apply a high strength sunscreen (SPF 45 or higher) then before stepping outside.
Tips & Warnings
- Using 100% natural aloe vera gel. While aloe is an ingredient in many skin care products is its pure, natural form most effectively to heal burns and wounds.
- Try to sleep in a position that does not stifle or constantly aggravate the wound. This will also help to support the program aloe vera during the night.
- Neosporin now manufactures silicone sheets.
- Do not use ice or ice water after a burn occurs, as it sends the cells in “shock” from the dramatic temperature changes, and can cause permanent damage, according burn care information on MySkinCareConnection.com.
- Do not add large amounts of antibacterial ointments during the day, which cells need to “breathe” in order to heal properly.
- Do not bombard your skin with anti-scar creams and treatments. Central is to help boost the regeneration of new skin cells to replace old, but forcing many active ingredients in the field can cause more harm than good, while the cells trying to heal.