They don’t always have to be and, I’m going to let you in on 3 tips to prevent yourself from ever having scars to begin with! Stay tuned ….
What is scarring anyways? Scarring is a natural and healthy outcome in the process of wound healing: collagen in the deeper layers of your skin becomes exposed and rises to the surface to “close” the wound and in the process, forms a scar. The good news is we can influence the way the scar tissue will mature and in many ways appear, during the process.
I can’t say I’m completely innocent of not touching, poking or prodding at my own skin but, guess what?! In doing so, I’ve had to learn the hard way a time or TWO!! I’m done going down that road! So please join me in helping you, help yourself, NO MORE PICKING!!! This way you’re guaranteed to not have that ugly mark left on your skin that could have gone away by doing a couple preventive things in the first place.
First and foremost eating correctly is going to be the biggest PREVENTIVE to having acne, with that being said we won’t have a concern of getting acne scars. Do yourself a favor and eat your GREENS, and take away those dairy products and sugary goods that lead to acne. Lets be honest, those foods that taste good for those few minutes, aren’t worth the acne that lasts days, weeks, months, and years!
Second, lets face the facts, some of us lucky ducks out there can’t avoid acne at one time or another in our life, especially if hormones play a part before we can catch what it is we need to do to fix this issue. For the unavoidable issues, when you see something creeping under your skin that may be sore, a tip from an extraction expert, there’s a lot greater of a chance YOU will NOT be able to excavate whatever it is lingering under the skin, and the more you try to the worse it will become. Icing is always a huge help for taking down any inflammation that may be bothering the area. If the area is still an issue that’s when you call TS Skin Care to come to your rescue!!
Now for those of us that are reading this a little too late, meaning you may have already attempted some of the things listed that are NOT recommended, what do we do in that instance?!
3 tips to help prevent/heal scarring!
- #1 Massage the newly formed skin with lotion in a circular motion for at least 30 seconds to a minute, a few times a day. Once the cut or wound is closed, massaging it will help to break down the dense bonds of collagen. Our homemade product named Blue Lotion or what I like to call it, our “miracle” product would be highly recommended to use to massage these areas of concern. It’s benefits are specifically for calming and healing the skin, repairing the skin, preventing scaring as well as helping old scars. It also helps reduce redness and soothes burns & irritated, sensitive skin. One of the main ingredients is Aloe Vera Gel which is a “wound hormone” that accelerates the rates of healing of injured surfaces. This product also has Vitamin E in it which is another amazing healing agent.
- #2 When you’re seeing that spot on your face that’s bothering you before putting your hands to it THINK of the things above and how you’ll increase the chances of making the area of concern worse way before it will get better, most likely leaving something that can possibly turn into a scar. The more an open cut, scrape, or any size lesion is touched the longer it will take to heal most likely resulting in some sort of scar. “With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g., after accident, disease, or surgery) results in some degree of scarring.”
- #3 Keep it covered. Covering the area helps it heal by barring bacteria, dirt, and other irritants. It also helps keep the wound moist for the first few days, which speeds healing. By covering it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have a bandaid in order to do this, especially if it’s something on your face we’re focusing on. You can use an antibiotic cream or ointment, I suggest Neosporin, to help keep your wound clean and moist. Keeping the wound covered and moist helps reduce the appearance of scars.