Treating scars, whether from acne, surgery, burns or an accident, can be tricky. They take a lot of TLC from the outset to ensure a faded appearance later on. Here we will go over some proven scar treatment tips for you to follow for the best results.
#1 – Familiarize Yourself With Ingredients
When on the hunt for scar treatment products, it’s important to check the ingredient list for Silicone/Dimethicone, which is the only thing proven to work effectively on scars. The scientific studies in medical journals back it up. There are many other healthy ingredients contained in scar treatment products, but sometime they can actually reduce effectiveness of the product when included.
#2 – Keep the Area Dry
Don’t immerse the affected skin in water for long periods of time. This can saturate scabs and cause them to fall off, causing the healing process to start all over again. In fact, when you immerse a scab in cold water for more than a couple of minutes, blood flow slows down and consequently, so does scar healing.
#3 – Don’t Strain the Wound
When your wound is in the healing stages, don’t put any strain on the area, which could hinder healing and actually cause more scar prominence. Avoid putting strain on a wound site during healing. Avoid any activity that stretches the skin and risks opening or widening the wound.
#4 – Get a Massage
While all-over massages are great for the entire body, focused massage on the wound area can help your scar heal faster. Give yourself a little massage every time you work Scarfade gel into the skin. Don’t just apply and move on. Take a good five minutes to massage the area with gentle pressure in a circular motion as well as up and down/sideways motions. This action promotes the breakdown of scar tissue. Do this every time you apply Scarfade, up to twice daily.
#5 – Wear Sunscreen
Before heading outside, apply sunscreen of at least SPF 15, or wear SPF rated clothing. Covering your scar in this manner will keep it out of direct sunlight, which can augment the appearance of your scar. That’s because the rest of the surrounding skin will tan, but the scar will not. Scars produce melanin in uneven patches, leading to hyperpigmentation.
#6 – Use Scarfade for the Recommended Time
Scarfade is not a one-and-done treatment. You need to keep up with consistent application for it to work. Use it for up to 12 weeks every day. How much you need will depend on how big your scar is.
#7 – Get Enough Vitamin C
Vitamin C is known to heal wounds and prevent infection through the promotion of healthy collagen production. Vitamin C also introduces optimal antioxidant benefits. You can get Vitamin C from supplements, citrus fruits, tomatoes, green leafy veggies, and bell peppers.
#8 – Don’t Pick at Scabs!
This one is important. Yes, we know scabs itch like crazy, but underneath that itchy layer, magic is going on! If you pick at or peel off the scab, you interrupt the healing process and then have to start from scratch. This also increases scarring potential, not to mention it opens you up – quite literally – to infection. The scab will only stick around for a few days or a week. Let it work its magic and it will eventually fall off on its own.
#9 – Get Lots of Sleep
Your body heals itself when in periods of restful REM sleep. Getting plenty of ZZZs means your skin is able to rejuvenate more quickly due to the healing hormones sent out by your body. Your body cannot do that if you don’t get enough sleep.
#10 – Keep Tubes of Scarfade Around
The best way to ensure rapid fading of scars is to use Scarfade every day as directed. Keep a tube on your bedside table and one in the car or bathroom. That way, you always have it when you need to do your daily Scarfade massage!