Accidents unfortunately happen and I’m sure that it happened a few times for you to burn your skin with some cooking oil or by touching a hot pan. The key to quick healing is what you do in the first few minutes after being burned. It makes a big difference in how well your skin heals.

Aloe Vera shortens the healing process.

  • Right after the injury, open a fresh leaf and smear its liquid directly on the burn. The coolness of its “juice” brings relief from the pain.
  • Reapply two to four times daily, with or without a bandage covering. Doing so will also prevent scarring.

Calendula is antiseptic & anti-inflammatory.

  • Apply topically to speed healing and prevent infection.

The starch in the potato neutralizes the burn, pain and prevents scarring.

  • Cut one potato slice and put it on the burn. Leave it on for a couple of minutes, and repeat after a couple of hours.

Egg white helps keep the wound from drying out

  • Coat the burned skin with egg white, and then clean the area after one hour (water only, no soap)

Honey cools, removes pain and aids healing.

  • Apply honey over burns.
  • Cover the area with gauze.

Vitamin E helps with healing and prevents scarring.

  • Apply a capsule of vitamin E directly to the burn.

I don’t recommend you to:

  • Apply creams or fat ointments because they clog the pores and aggravate the injury.
  • Break the blisters. They will detach naturally in a few days.
  • Use sunflower or olive oil as a treatment because they can aggravate the wound.
  • Apply too much ice can make the burn worse.
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I recommend you not to use all these remedies at once. You can go for a different one each day or you can stick only to one remedy that suits you best.

You can also help the healing of the wounded skin from the inside out, by eating the right foods

Vitamin C fastens the healing process, as its major role is to promote the tissue repairing. You can find it in citrus fruitsberries, and dark leafy greens such as broccoli.

Vitamins A & E are found in green and orange fruits or vegetables, cereals, and nuts. They protect the cells from the natural damage that occurs, thus helping the body heal itself much faster.

Zinc also enhances the blood flow. Consume more seafood, chicken, wheat, spinach, pumpkin, nuts, cocoa and dark chocolate, and mushrooms, and your burned skin will recover much faster.

The above natural remedies will act as a temporary painkiller. Third-degree burns require immediate medical attention.

If you are allergic to any of the above, please avoid consuming them.