The health of your skin is of paramount importance. After all, it’s the first thing people see, especially when it comes to facial skin. Taking care of it will ensure long-lasting smoothness, fewer blemishes, less noticeable scars and much more. While most scars can fade with time, it’s helpful to know how to move the process along. Here are some tips for taking care of your skin before, during and after wounds and scars.
Before a Wound
Employing good skin care techniques before you even get a burn, incision, or injury is key. To keep your skin healthy all year round, you can:
- Eat nutrient-dense food, avoiding refined sugars and carbs, grains and glutens, refined seed and vegetable oils, and artificial sweeteners.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in anti-oxidants.
- Drink plenty of water toreduce the appearance of fine line and pores.
- Wash your face two times a day withgentle scrubs and exfoliators.
- Increase your intake of VitaminA (necessary for skin repair), Vitamin D (for better skin cell metabolism and growth), and Vitamin E (which reduces the effects of sun exposure).
- Intake more zinc, anessential trace element that contributes to cell division and regrowth so you can more easily develop new skin.
- Eat healthy fats, which moisturize your skin from the inside out.
- Moisturize your skin every day.
- Avoid takinglong, hot showers or baths, as hot water and soap dry out the skin and prevent fast healing.
During Wound Healing
When you have suffered a wound, clean it out with soap and water, dry it thoroughly, and apply a bandage with antibiotic gel. Keep it covered for a few days, changing the bandage a couple of times a day or as needed. Once a scab forms, don’t pick at it, as this will only slow down the healing process.
After a Wound
Once your wound has healed, it’s time to start working toward scar fading. You can:
- Massage the area with aloe, Vitamin E oil, or a silicone scar gel like Scarfade with your thumbs and fingers. Applying firm pressure, use a circular motion first, then move along the length and width of the area.
- Bend and extend your joints in an effort to minimize scar adhesion.
- Pinch the skin with your fingers, gently rolling it back and forth.
- Apply sunscreen to reduce color changes.
- Use a silicone gel such as Scarfade in an effort to reduce redness and boost scar texture; this locks in moisture and ensures more flexibility.
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