Whether you’re faced with an acne scar or stretch marks, you’ve probably reached for the cocoa butter or vitamin E — or just given up hope that you can treat these blemishes. But common knowledge about healing facial scars and prevention is mostly outdated. With some sound advice from some top dermatologists, to set the record straight and my own proven scar treatment oil from India.
What is a scar ?…….
The word “scar” is often misused to describe a change in skin color, but a scar has characteristics that go beyond a difference in pigmentation. “A scar occurs when the texture of skin changes,” explains Doris Day, MD, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. “If you can run your fingers over the skin, and feel a raised or sunken texture, that’s a scar.”
Most commonly, people mistake the discoloration left in the wake of acne breakouts as scarring, when in fact it’s simply deeper pigmenting that can be lightened with products that contain ingredients like hydroquinone, kojic acid, and retinol.
A genuine scar usually requires professional treatment to effect a significant difference, though, says Dr. Day, diligent moisturization and protection from the sun can help scars improve somewhat on their own by allowing skin to regenerate.
Keeping Cuts Covered Prevents Scaring ? ……..
While a fresh cut may have you reaching for a bandage to help it heal and prevent a new scar, that’s not the best approach, says Day. “Cuts need to breathe to heal properly,” she explains. When first treating a cut, use an antiseptic like hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it. Then cover it with a bandage during the day to prevent abrasions and exposure to the sun, and remove the bandage at night so the injury can breathe.
“Continually applying antibacterial’s like Neosporin breaks down collagen and interferes with healing,” says Day. “All you need after the first disinfection is soap and water to keep the cut clean.”
Instead apply a healing oil like Karanj Seed (Pongamia pinnata) Origin: India, to keep the cut moist, which also helps prevent scaring. Karanj is among the herbs, the natives of North India have used since generations in traditional treatment of tumors, wounds, ulcers, itching, enlargement of spleen and abdomen, urinary discharges. It also reputed to cure biliousness, piles, head pains, leucoderma, skin diseases and wounds.
Stretch Marks Caused by Weight Gain ………
Yes, weight fluctuation is the primary cause of stretch marks, but it’s not the only one. Those telltale silvery stripes form whenever growth outpaces accompanying creation of skin cells. Think of a growth spurt in adolescence — in such cases, white marks typically cover areas like the hips, breasts, and underarms.
If stretch marks are caught when still red, diligent use of a prescription retinoid cream can diminish their appearance by speeding cell turnover. However, the standard for treatment today is to use a laser, which stimulates healing of the skin by kicking up collagen production, says Day. The popular V-Beam laser costs $200 to $350 per session; it requires an average of five to six treatments to show results. If your pockets don’t run that deep, take consolation in this fact: Ninety-nine percent of women have stretch marks, according to Day. At least we’re all in good company.
Prevention: moisturize from the inside out with daily water and moisturizing lotion or oil.
As I mention I have been studying the natural usage of carrying and essence oils , along with spa products ingredients for several years, with the hopes to create a fun and safe line of products for the next generation of kid’s. I came across a fascinating oil called Karanj Seed (Pongamia pinnata), you read a bit about the wonders of this oil above. With a rash on my neck that formed into a boil, I applied this oil 3 times a day for four days.. Gone ! .. I was amazed !!!!! ….. with just a small scar left, which I am applying this Karanj Seed Oil to it daily, in hopes to have this scar disappear completely . This is my personal testimony, you can be the judge for yourself or love ones. To order your own bottle visit www.newdirectionsaromatics.com . Love to hear your amazing results !
Thank you Grace Gold with www.everydayhealth.com for this amazing reverence article.