The skin is surprisingly difficult to scar, but when accidents, illnesses or skin problems result in scarring, it can be extremely hard to find a solution. Sufferers may feel that these scars make their skin seem more unsightly than usual, and they may also be too embarrassed to show their skin to other people. As with the causes of scarring, there are a wide range of different types of scars, including raised, flat, coloured or affected skin lacking in colour, but all of these scars can make people feel very ashamed of their appearance, and can affect their self-confidence. The best way to treat scars is to manage the skin as it is healing, but if it is too late to do this, then there are a number of other ways that you can try.
In order to ensure that damage to the skin does not result in severe scarring, the first steps in treatment should always be to take care of the wound. This will help to minimise the scars, and can also encourage the skin to heal more quickly. There is a wide range of different old wives’ tales about how to minimise scars but in 2016 more and more traditionally trained skin specialists are.
There is a lot of evidence to show that this will work, and whilst evidence shows vitamin E may be better used later in the healing process, Manuka honey is having beneficial results when applied topically to wounds and a medical version is being used in hospitals.
Common treatments for scars
If you are already suffering from scarred skin, then do not think it’s too late to try to minimise scars. Instead, you should take steps to try to reduce the scars which are present. There is a range of different treatment gels designed to encourage the skin to heal.
A lot of the solution lies in your own mindset and I know from my own experience getting seen and out there is very hard when your skin is scarred. Your appearance does not solely define you, and there are lots of ways you can minimise the appearance of scarring and maximise your beauty. Over the coming months I will be covering in my blogs some hints and tips to handle the different types of scars. I have many years’ experience, as a make up artist and trainer to share with you and I know you will be surprised at how easily you can improve your appearance and self confidence.