HOW TO CARE FOR HEALING SCARS

Scars are a result of a wound or injury. Once the wound heals and new skin appears, what’s left behind is a scar. But when you have an injury, you can accelerate the process of recovery or even help lighten the scars when the wound has healed by keeping away bacteria and ensuring that you use the right skin care methods in doing so.

Cleanse your skin gently

Whether it’s a scar on your lips or on any part of your body, you need to gently cleanse the area to ensure that there’s no dirt collecting over it—something that can surely worsen the appearance of scars. Remember that new skin has grown over your wound and you don’t want to end up damaging the epidermis by using harsh products. Use a mild body wash or face wash that’s meant for sensitive skin because your skin needs something super gentle at this point.

Make Vaseline Petroleum Jelly your best friend

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is known to create a protective barrier and lock in the moisture so your wounds and scars heal faster. Moreover, it also makes the skin smoother and softer. Plus, if your scars feel itchy, Vaseline Jelly helps as it reduces itchiness and discomfort. So make sure you apply jelly on your scars every night before going to bed so your scars heal overnight.

Protection from UV rays

Remember that skin that’s healing or has scars is in the process of fully healing. Sun damage and UV rays can easily worsen the situation. So you need to make sure that you protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen every time you step out.

Rely on lemon juice

If you have scars anywhere on your hands and legs, it would make sense to rub some lemon juice on them. Lemon is basically an Alpha Hydroxy Acid that helps in bleaching and hence, fights discolorations on your skin. Since this is hugely helpful when it comes to getting rid of scars, make sure you rely on some lemon juice to help you out when it comes to reducing scars.

Love,

The shimmer girl

Contributor- Nisha

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