Burns almost always leave dark spots or scars. However, this problem can be avoided by taking proper care of the damaged area of the body. Plus, there are many ways to get rid of old burn scars today.
Immediately after you are injured, it is recommended to apply a special foam to the burn site. If it is not at hand, you can use regular mint toothpaste - it will slightly reduce pain and prevent the skin from cracking. You can also use ice cream for babies, if you are not allergic, or use a slice of aloe leaf cut lengthwise to your skin. Do not pour cold water on the affected area - this will only worsen your condition.
On a fresh burn, you should regularly apply a bandage with a greasy ointment to prevent the skin from drying out and cracking. With such care, after an injury, you will not have any traces, unless, of course, the burn is too large and deep.
Stains from old burns can be removed using folk methods. For example, an injured area should be wiped with a cut of fresh potatoes two to three times a day. You can also make potato gruel and apply it to your skin. Aloe also works well. You can apply the cut leaves of the plant, or you can squeeze the juice out of it, wet a bandage with it and make a compress. Change the compress as it dries.
You can also use castor oil or lemon zest and juice, which have whitening properties. They can be added to the cream and thickly smeared with the affected area, or you can make a special mask. To do this, take butter and beeswax in a two to one ratio, heat in a water bath, stir, cool a little, add the zest and lemon juice there and apply to the skin. The oil will nourish the damaged area, the wax will soften it, and the lemon will whiten it.
At the pharmacy, you can buy ointments to combat burn marks. For example, "Contractubex", "Panthenol", "Bepanten", "Pantoderm", "Actovegin", "Sintomycin", "Mederma" and "Solcoseryl". The effect of their use is not immediately noticeable, so be patient and use these products regularly for two to three months.
If you cannot cope with burn marks or scars on your own, contact a dermatologist or beautician. You will be scheduled for the necessary examinations and may be referred for procedures such as laser resurfacing, rolling, or skin grafting.