The quick answer is yes. However, be sure not to come in contact with your eyes or mucous membranes. Scarfade is safe to use on many other areas of the body, including arms, legs, stomach, and back. Today we will discuss the different types of facial scarring, how to use Scarfade in combination with massage, and how this product protects the face from sun damage.
Types of Facial Scars
There are many types of scars you can sustain on your face. Perhaps the most common is acne scarring. Many adults had severe acne as teenagers, and many still suffer from adult acne. Acne can result in scarring if it is severe enough, and especially if you routinely picked at it. Other common sources of facial scars include scars resulting from car accidents, lacerations, burns, dog bites, surgery and other traumas.
The pain from facial scars – both physical and emotional – can last a lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to treat them as they happen so you have the best chance of minimizing their appearance. The best way to do that is with a silicone scar gel product like Scarfade. You can rub it onto the affected area twice a day to encourage fading and minimize the appearance of facial scars.
How Massage Works
To get the best results, you should use Scarfade in conjunction with a massage therapy technique. Once the initial facial wound has healed, massage the area every day with cream like Scarfade, which will help prevent formation of scar tissue. Once the doctor has given you the go-ahead, you can start engaging in light exercise, which works to bring more blood flow to the face. In turn, this brings much-needed oxygen and nutrients to that area. In addition to Scarfade, you can also massage your face with oils and lotions. The important thing is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Dry and flaky skin will get itchy, tempting you to scratch at it. This will delay healing.
Protecting Your Scar
Every time you go out into the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen to the scarred area. Active scars should not be exposed to direct sunlight. That’s because hyperpigmentation could result, meaning that the scarred area could develop a red or purple appearance. Unfortunately, those discolorations don’t dissipate easily. The best way to prevent scars from looking worse is to cover them up completely with clothing (not feasible when it involves a facial scar) or use sunscreen. In this case, sunscreen of at least SPF 15 is the right course of action. You can also wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade the face.
You may think a scar will get tanned in the summer to match the rest of your skin. But the opposite is true. Melanin gives your skin a tanned appearance, but scars make this in uneven patches. Exposing your scar to the sun will delay healing, but will also make the rest of your skin tanner, while your scar remains white. The contrast will be even more startling.
Scar prevention ointment like Scarfade is crucial in your fight against facial scars, in conjunction with sun damage prevention and massage therapy.