How to Improve the Appearance of Scars

Scarring is part of the body’s natural wound healing processes after tissue is damaged. Scars can leave unsightly reminders of acne, accidents, or medical procedures and are often difficult to treat. It is exceedingly important that wounds are properly treated, this will often determine the way your skin heals and recovers.

What happens when skin is scarred? Skin tissue breaks, which encourages collagen formation, collagen helps to heal and strengthen the wound, the blood supply increases. The formation of scars is essentially the rebuilding of damaged skin. Scar tissue formation is dictated by age, genetics, general skin conditions & health.

Unfortunately, most scars are permanent, however, time and great products can and will help improve the appearance!

To help you out, we’re sharing tips for improving the overall appearance of scars, from the comfort of your own home. These tips can be used today and they won’t break the bank!

Keep Skin Moisturized

Effective moisturizing can actually help minimize the appearance of scars when treated early on. Any kind of new laceration or burn, can be treated with coconut oil or shea butter for intense hydration, nourishment, essential fatty acids & vitamins.

Shea butter and coconut oil both contain omega-3 fatty acids, as well as antioxidants that aid in boosting the skin’s own wound repairing processes both have been shown to be effective when it comes to inhibiting the formation of keloid scars. Yon-Ka Paris Nutri Defense is rich in essential fatty acids omega 3, 6, 9, and Lactobacillus, a probiotic known for its ability to increase our skin’s natural defense.

If you’re worried about scar development due to the remnants of acne look for revitalizing, retexturizing and hydrating serums. Yon-Ka’s Elixir Vital is loaded with natural botanicals, that restore and repair all types of damaged skin. This corrective elixir revitalizes and remineralizes, rich in a blend of beech bud and soy peptides, this vitamin-packed serum heals skin and improves the color, texture & tone of scars.

Exfoliate Regularly

When it comes to scars, exfoliating your skin helps to smooth and soften the uneven surface and appearance and help increase cell mitosis. Whether you opt for a gommage, enzymatic exfoliation, a scrub or getting professional peels or microdermabrasion.

Targeted Treatments

If you’re looking for something to help diminish the appearance of scars, Emulsion Pure is the gold standard you don’t want to miss in the Yon-Ka shop. Designed for skin with imperfections, this multi-action medicine cabinet in a bottle, purifies and heals the skin. Yon-Ka’s Quintessence of lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress, and thyme are rich in anti-bacterial and regenerating properties, improving the skins texture and tone…

Protect Your Skin With SPF

If you’re planning to spend any time outside, be sure to slather on some SPF before you do to protect your scars and the rest of your skin.

Yon-Ka’s SPF 50 provides broad spectrum protection to very vulnerable new/fresh scars. UV radiation can leave the scar susceptible to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and thickened scar tissue, it is essential that SPF is used daily and reapplied to affected areas.

Rachel Moffett
Rachel Moffett

Rachel is the blogger behind the lifestyle site, The Haute Notes. She has been blogging since 2009 and loves to use her passion for writing to share fashion advice, beauty tips, and glittery DIYs. Her site aims to help women live fabulous lives, no matter what their budget may be. When she's not blogging, you will likely find her reading for her book club or having movie marathons with friends.

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