Read our article to learn how to treat any skin burns that may have been caused by a curling iron or hair straightener, and methods to prevent future occurrences.
Treatment for curling iron burns
Step-by-step burn treatment routine
Unplug your curling iron or hair straightener:The first step to take is to unplug your hair styling appliance as any surface it is left on while significantly hot can cause severe damage to your surroundings and most importantly, yourself and the people around you.
Cool the burn wound down:Once the appliance is unplugged and in a safe place, cool the wound down using a wet towel dipped in cold water, or place it in a heat-resistance pouch. It is advised against using ice on your wounds as it is too cold for your skin and could result in your wound worsening or developing into an ice burn. Running water is not advised as the pressure can also make the wound worse.
Dry the wound and apply Elastoplast Wound Spray:Apply the Elastoplast Wound Spray to ensure that the wound is cleaned from any dirt or bacteria that could potentially lead to infections and ensure the whole burned area is covered.
Protect your burn wound with an Elastoplast Waterproof Wound Dressing XXL:Make sure your burn wound is protected from outside dirt and bacteria with the Elastoplast Waterproof Wound Dressing XXL in order to prevent potential infection. This allows for your wound to heal, dry and recover without any interference.
Types of Burn
This type of burn affects the deeper layers of skin and typically burns through to the deeper tissue layers. These burns are thicker than second degree burns and can result in a charred or white look to your skin with a feeling of severe pain or numbness.
Frequently asked questions on curling iron burns
To avoid burns and infections from a curling iron or straightener there are some simple but effective prevention methods:
How long straightener/curling iron burns last?
Can I cover the curling iron or straightener burn with make-up?
Should I apply sunscreen to the straightener/curling iron burn?
Please note that, although these were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice regardless of what you have learned on this website.
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