How to Get Rid of Burn Marks

by Tammy Dray ; Updated July 18, 2017

Aloe vera is a common home remedy for burns.

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If you have been recently burned and a scar is still not present, there are a number of things you can do to prevent scarring and to ensure that the burn mark disappears faster. Serious burns, especially those that are large, blistering or located in a delicate area, such as the face, should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible.

Apply aloe vera over the burn as soon as possible after it happens. Pure juice taken directly from the plant is best, but you can also use gels bought at a pharmacy. If your skin feels like it’s burning, refrigerate the gel first for more relief.

Use rosemary oil to treat a burn mark that is not open and has no blisters forming. Apply the oil on the burn a few times a day and pat lightly so it absorbs. Don’t rub it in or press too hard on the burn mark.

Treat the wound with a generic triple-antibiotic ointment. This won’t change the appearance of the wound, but it will decrease the chances of an infection and also act as an ant-inflammatory. A burn that is well-treated will heal faster and have less chance of causing scarring.

Apply vitamin E oil. Not only will this help the skin heal, but it will also keep it hydrated, preventing tightness and irritation. You can buy a cream with vitamin E or you can buy vitamin E oil capsules, split them open and use the oil directly.

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About the Author

Tammy Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Adirondack Life and Self. She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.