Now I know I am not the only one that cringes from embarrassment when asked this question. I am even more embarrassed at watching my skin go through the process of healing. Truth is, everyone has had a burn at least once in their lifetime and I wanted to blog about how you can treat a burn. After doing extensive research, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and silicone are the best to put on the affected area to prevent scarring and help speed along the healing process.
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties which moisturize and soothe the affected area. It also has some antibiotic properties, which make it safe to apply to blistered skin and effective in preventing infection. Aloe Vera encourages new skin cell growth while hydrating the skin. It has a cooling effect and reduces inflammation which aids in the acceleration of skin repair. The silicone helps soften, flatten, and reduces discoloration. After application, it dries as an invisible protective layer on the skin.
I start off by using Aloe Vera first on the burn, then I apply the Vitamin E oil, and lastly I rub on the silicone. This 3 step process maybe tedious to some but it really does help give the affected area a smoother surface. This is very important because let's say you have an event to attend and pictures will be taken, you will want to use concealer and foundation to cover it. If you don't have a smooth surface and discoloration, it is difficult to hide.
Over the past few months I have had the unfortunate experience of burning my neck, cheek, and both shoulders with my curling wand. It happens. This is why I wanted to share how to aid your skin if and when this happens. A preventative measure you can take also is using a cape like they do in the salon and place a headband or scarf around the neck prior to using high heated hair styling tools.