As your face is the first thing that people see, it's important to know how to get wounds on the face to heal faster. One common reason for wounds on the face is improper treatment of acne. Scabs and wounds are most common if you pick at pimples. Another common reason for wounds on the face is cutting yourself while shaving. No matter the cause, expediting the healing process is ideal. You don't want to risk scarring or infection.
To get wounds on your face to heal faster, you will need:
- Antibacterial face wash
- A soft washcloth
- Antibiotic ointment
- Petroleum jelly
- Wash the wound with an antibacterial face wash. Be gentle when doing so. Use a soft washcloth and a small amount of the face wash. Rinse it off with warm water.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment to the wound at least twice per day. Use just a small amount and lightly press it into the wound. Another option is to use the ointment some of the time and apply petroleum jelly to the wound once per day. This will hold moisture in and help the wound heal faster.
- Do not touch or pick at the wounds on your face. Doing so will keep re-opening the wound, which will make it heal much more slowly.
- Place a bandage on the wound to protect it. If your wound becomes dirty, it may become infected as well. Make sure to replace the bandage each day.
If the wound on your face takes a long time to heal, consider visiting your family doctor to seek further remedies.