Using Aloe Vera to Help With Burns
Burns: they feel awful and they’re so easy to get! Whether you singe your skin while cooking, fixing your car, or simply laying in the sun for too long, there’s a simple thing you can do to help soothe the sting and speed the healing of minor burns: apply aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is proven to help minor burns heal faster, making it a must-have in your first-aid kit.
Why Does Aloe Vera Help Burns?
Research into why aloe vera is so helpful at healing minor burns is ongoing, but there are some very interesting theories. Some evidence shows that there are chemicals in aloe vera that increase circulation inside small blood vessels near the skins’ surface, helping to provide the nutrients your skin needs to heal. It can also help to protect you from harmful bacteria, reducing the risk of infection and further speeding healing. The thing we like the most, though, is that aloe vera feels amazingly good on minor burns. Applying aloe vera provides soothing relief to that irritating sting, leaving you or your little one much more comfortable.
How to Use Aloe Vera Gel to Help Burns
Using aloe vera to help your burns couldn’t be simpler. Just reach for a bottle of Earth’s Daughter’s aloe vera gel, and apply a small amount onto the burned portion of your skin. When the gel dries out, apply another layer. Having a bottle of aloe vera gel on hand in your kitchen is perfect to help with cooking burns. You might also choose to grow an aloe vera plant instead. If you get a burn, simply snip off a leaf and apply the gel.
If you’re worried about your burn scarring, try this aloe vera gel and carrot poultice. Grate two carrots very finely, then mix in with a generous amount of aloe vera gel. Apply to the burned area, then use a piece of plastic wrap or a clean bandage to hold it in place. Reapply your poultice when it starts to get dry. Not only does the aloe vera gel help to speed healing, the vitamin E in the carrots will help to keep inflammation to a minimum and help to reduce the risk of scarring.
An Important Note About Using Aloe Vera for Burns
Aloe vera gel is a great way to treat first degree burns, such as sun burns and minor cooking mishaps. These types of burns only impact the outermost layer of your skin. You can tell if you have a first degree burn if your skin is red, but there is no blistering. If you are suffering a more significant burn, don’t apply aloe vera gel. Instead, seek medical attention, especially for severe burns.
Aloe vera gel is a safe and effective way to soothe minor burns, speed healing, and help reduce scarring. Keep it on hand and apply to any minor burns you and your family might have. You might be amazed at the difference it makes.