To help the injured skin heal, use petroleum jelly to keep the wound moist.
Petroleum jelly prevents the wound from drying out and forming a scab; wounds with scabs take longer to heal.
This will also help prevent a scar from getting too large, deep or itchy.
Is Vaseline good for scar healing?
Using petroleum jelly for scars may be beneficial during and after the healing process. Vaseline® Jelly is known for protecting minor cuts and burns. This may help to improve the appearance of scars, making the skin look smoother and softer, as well as help to reduce itchiness caused by dryness.
Can I use Vaseline on surgical incision?
You may cover the wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a nonstick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
What to put on scars to heal?
Methods for improving the appearance of scars include:
- Topical treatments, such as vitamin E, cocoa butter cream, and several commercial skin care products sold over the counter may be somewhat effective in helping to heal scars.
- Steroid injections.
How long should you put Vaseline on a wound?
Clean & Bandage the Wound
- Leave the initial bandage in place and keep the area completely dry for 24 hours unless otherwise advised.
- Clean with tap water and a Q-tip twice a day.
- After cleaning apply white petrolatum (Vaseline) or bacitracin (Polysporin) to keep the area moist.