caused by injury, surgery, or burn, scars can be disfiguring. Scars stand
out against the rest of the skin because scar tissue is different than ordinary skin. As a
result, scars usually take a different color. The severity of a scar depends on many
factors including the size and depth of the wound, the thickness and color of the skin.
Some people, especially those with deeper skin tones, have a tendency to produce prominent
If youre like most people, you have few battle scars. Lifelong
reminders of the time you wiped out on your bike at age 6, the knee surgery you had in
college, a bad sunburn, or a recent run-in with a paring knife. Fortunately, many scars
will fade in time; for those that dont, products like Rejuvenating Cream,
distributed by IH Distribution LLC
will help reduce or eliminate scarring.
Some tips for scar management and minimizing
DONT wipe fresh wounds with hydrogen peroxide. The bubbles make
it feel like something good is happening, but hydrogen peroxide actually destroys new skin
cells that immediately begin to grow.
DO cover a cut. The old wives tale about allowing a "fresh"
cut to breathe will actually not support rapid healing. A covered cut actually heals by as
much as 50% faster. The moisture that builds up in a covered cut prevents formation of a
hard scab, which acts as a barrier to the growth of new skin. The covering should be
changed daily and an antibiotic ointment, which also prevents infection, actually speeds
up skins repair. After a week, replacing antibiotic cream with petroleum jelly keeps
the skin soft, allowing it to grow optimally.
DONT fall for the tale about treating with Vitamin E. A major
study at the University of Miami has shown putting liquid Vitamin E on a wound actually
DO apply constant pressure on a fresh wound with a sterile bandage or
silicone sheeting pad. Constant pressure actually helps to flatten the skin on both sides
of a wound to reduce scarring.
DONT expose new scars to the sun. UV rays are detrimental to the
healing process and actually cause skin discoloration, which highlights the scar. Always
cover a scar or healing wound or use a premium broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30
IH Distribution LLC distributes a premium product called "Take
Cover for Face and Body". Its water resistant, PBA free and protects from both
UVA and UVB rays. It is rated SPF 30+ and it formulated with antioxidant vitamins A, C,
& E. It is both Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested, is guaranteed non-irritating
DO gently massage the scar once the surface is healed. Gentle massage
helps breakdown the dense bands of skin that attach to the underlying tissue, which is a
common physiological reaction to cesarean sections, appendectomies, and hand wounds. Once
skin has grown over the site, gently massaging with a lotion such as "Rejuvenating
Cream" by IH Distribution LLC is effective. Dr. Robert Bernard, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
in New York, states gently massaging with an effective cream is one of the most effective
techniques, early on, to minimize scarring.
DONT ignore a scar that becomes inflamed, reddened, raised, or
itchy. These signs may indicate an infection or allergic reaction to the antibacterial
cream used or even the bandage.
DO ask your physician to eliminate stitches before they leave
"track marks". Usually after a weeks time, skin is healed sufficient for
stitch removal and this prevents the little bumps that form on either side of the incision
and can become permanent reminders.
Cosmetics applied correctly can also be very good at covering scars.
Stick with all-natural products that do not contain animal product or by-products or
petroleum based formulations.