Scar Treatment Home Remedies – How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility?

Scar Treatment Home Remedies – How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility? This post will discuss about how do scars form, the different types of scar, the 6 scar treatment home remedies you can use to reduce scar visibility and a video clip on how to get rid of scar spot tissue on face and legs.
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This post will discuss about how do scars form, the different types of scar, the 6 scar treatment home remedies you can use to reduce scar visibility and a video clip on how to get rid of scar spot tissue on face and legs.

 

Scars form when there is injury or trauma to the skin, especially when the dermis (the deeper layers of the skin) are injured. Greatly simplified, the process of a scar forming goes roughly like this.

 

Blood rushes to the wound site and begins to clot. Fibroblasts, remarkable little cells that help produce several different types of connective tissues and proteins, begin to deposit the foundation for collagen.

 

Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin. However, the new collagen that is forming scar tissue is different from regular collagen, and tends to be inferior to ‘normal’ skin in its functioning. Still, it does the job-a pretty impressive one when you think about it.

 

Scar tissue looks different because the collagen that’s being laid down is made up of fibers that lie parallel to each other, instead of the regular randomized cross woven pattern that exists in undamaged skin. The scar tissue is tough, not as elastic or supple, nor do things like sweat glands or hair follicles re-grow in it.

 

Examples of Scar Types

 

Below are a few different types of scars that occur, summed up very simply, with some being more severe than others. How you go about remedying your scars will be easier if you know a bit about the scar itself!

 

Hypertrophic: Hypertrophic scars are raised above the surrounding skin, due to the body overproducing collagen. They typically present themselves as a red, raised, and thickened patches of skin. They often form when there is mechanical tension on the wound. They can fade over a period of two to three years.

 

Keloid: Very thick raised scars, more severe than hypertrophic scars, and may spread beyond the original wound site. They can also develop into benign masses. Keloid scarring, like hypertrophic scars, are raised from excessive amounts of stiff collagen fibers deposited on the wound.

 

Atrophic: The scar is sunken in the skin, giving it a typical “pitted” appearance, caused when underlying structures that support the skin are lost. Acne and diseases such as the chicken pox tend to leave atrophic scars.

 

 

Scars vs. Hyperpigmentation

 

Some of these remedies apply to hyperpigmentation, which is when extra pigment is deposited at the wound site. Hyperpigmentation is often seen in times after a bad bout with acne, and can give the appearance of there being a mark or scar.

 

How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility Naturally?

 

Different treatments and remedies and their results vary hugely from individual to individual, as it all depends on genetics, how you got the scar, how long you’ve had it, etc. So don’t be afraid to play around with these to see what works best!

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #1 – Marula Oil

 

Long, long before it became mainstream, marula oil was used traditionally used by the Tsonga people of South Africa and Mozambique, where it is still used by many peoples in that region.

 

Marula oil is used for skin care-as a cleansing or massage oil, as a moisturizer- and even a dietary supplement. From food to medicine, the marula tree and the oil from its fruits have a long history of being extensively used.

 

The oil comes from harvested fruits that hold a nut, inside which rests a kernel. The oil is extracted from this kernel, and a considerable amount of work goes into the extraction process given the tough fibrous make-up of the nut. Once removed, the kernel is cold-pressed by hand for the oil, resulting in a small quantity the precious stuff.

 

The oil is extremely light, silky, absorbs quickly into the skin, and penetrates deeply. It has many uses, but in the case of scars it reduces redness and inflammation, and softens up the tough tissue.

 

The oleic acid enhances the ability of the oil to penetrate the skin, allowing other fatty acids to soak in and do their work. Use it plain or as a base oil-I’ll frequently add it to my scar butter.

 

You will need…

-Marula Oil

 

Directions

 

Rinse the scar and the area around it with warm water. Pat dry. Start with less oil and add more as you need it-if I plan on rubbing it in some I use more, if I am putting it on and letting it soak in on its own I use a little less. You don’t need much, just enough to cover the scar well. Reapply up to three times daily (or as needed.)

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #2 – Baobab Oil

 

This precious oil, like Marula oil, is high in essential fatty acids. 33% of the seed content is oil, with the majority of those oils being oleic and linoleic.  Oleic and linoleic will soften skin-in this case, the tough scar tissue-and moisturize the epidermis, where the visible part of your scar sits.

 

All of the fatty acids help regenerate outer epithelial tissues (basically, the cells that make up the outside of your skin), which is part of why it is so renowned for its abilities to heal our skin and reduce scars. It is thick and rich and remains on the skin longer after application. Again, use it as a base or a carrier or on its own!

 

You will need…

 

-Baobab Oil

 

Directions

 

Rinse the area with warm water and pat dry. Apply a light coating of enough baobab oil to cover the scar. Remember that it will sit on the skin for a while after application.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #3 – Fenugreek Paste

 

Fenugreek was always one of those remedies that I just steered clear of. Not because of any fault of its own-for some reason the name just always deterred me. But, eventually, I was able to get over that quirk of mine, and now find it a useful ingredient to have lying around.

 

Fenugreek is used for a range of ailments, from easing indigestion to reducing dandruff. It can also help with skin inflammation and irritation, such as that which may occur with a scar.

 

Anecdotal evidence suggests that it also helps to lighten skin, thus reducing the appearance of the scar or hyperpigmentation. In this case, making the seeds into a paste is the most effective way of getting their benefit.

 

You will need –

 

-Fenugreek seeds
-Warm water
-Something to grind up the seeds

 

Directions

 

How much fenugreek you’ll need depends entirely on the size of the scar. Start with a tablespoon or two, and if there is extra store in the fridge for up to three days.

Soak the seeds overnight in warm water, or until they are soft (even “slimy”) feeling. Drain and mash them up into a paste-a mortar and pestle works best for this.

 

If the mash is too thick, you can add just a smidge of warm water at a time until it is the proper consistency-thick but easily spreadable, not runny.

 

Rinse the area with warm water and pat dry. Apply enough to cover the scar and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

I would suggest using your favorite lotion/moisturizer after this as it can be drying.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #4 – Fish Oil

 

Ah, fish oil. It’s one of those “it’ll cure whatever ails ya” remedies. Rich in our favorite fatty acids, fish oil taken in the diet and applied directly to scars can help reduce their appearance.

 

Some research has been done showing that they may even speed of the breakdown of fibroblasts, which are responsible for laying down all that extra collagen, even in scars as severe as keloids.

 

If you can take it as a dietary supplement, I always say go for it. It’s worth trying topically as well. Fibroblasts aside, it will moisturize the scar well and moisturizing means a better environment for healing to take place.

 

You will need…

 

-A high quality fish oil

 

Directions

 

Apply fish oil directly to the scar and/or take the appropriate dosage for a dietary supplement.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #5 – Lemon Juice

 

This one should come as no surprise. Lemon juice, in addition to having other benefits, is known to lighten skin. This is because it is thought to interrupt melanogenesis-basically the process in which melanin, the pigment that darkens skin, is formed.

 

It is also thought to reduce or break down the existing melanin in the skin as well. Be careful after applying lemon juice as it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun for a bit after using it.

 

You will need…

 

-1 fresh lemon

 

Directions

 

Juice the lemon. Rinse the affected area and then apply directly. Do this up to twice a day as needed and be patient, as it isn’t instantaneous. Keep the leftover juice in the fridge for later use.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #6 – Sunscreen or Cover Up

 

This is more of a (very helpful) preventative rather than a remedy. When the sun- chiefly its ultraviolet rays-hits your skin, it damages it. Your body, well-equipped as always, rushes to defend and protect your sensitive skin by depositing melanin, a darker pigment that will give more protection against the harmful rays.

 

The skin of your scar is sensitive and will darken easily, so cover up or use sunscreen, and you can help prevent any burns or unwanted melanin making it more visible. Tanning or getting sunburned will ultimately *not* help your cause!

 

You will need…

 

-Sunscreen that is at least SPF 30

 

Directions

 

Apply sunscreen to the scar before exposing it to sunlight or keep it covered.

 

And above all else…

 

Be patient. There is no current natural remedy or medical technology that can guarantee the complete removal of a scar. Although some may certainly helpful, our bodies are pretty incredible of doing the job.

 

Trust in your body – it knows what it’s doing! When it comes to badly damaged or non-regenerable tissues, they are replaced by the laying down of connective tissue (think collagen!) This is a process called replacement-also known as scarring.

 

Regeneration is a type of healing in which new growth can completely bring back at least portions of damaged tissue to its normal state. Most of the time these two occur in tandem during the healing process.

 

Over the course of 2 sometimes up to 3 years the scar will continue to heal, replacing and regenerating. So don’t panic about a scar. Get a little help from some good remedies, trust your body and time, be patient, and all will heal.

 

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5 Myths and Facts About Your Sagging Face

5 Myths and Facts About Your Sagging Face - For most of us, our jangly jowls and hanging cheeks are a source of chagrin as we age. Here, five myths and facts about sagging face, plus ways to stop the droop
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Let’s face it: Sagging’s only cute if you’re a Shar-Pei dog.

 

For most of us, our jangly jowls and hanging cheeks are a source of chagrin as we age. Here, five myths and facts about sagging face, plus ways to stop the droop:

 

Sagging Face Myth #1 – Running causes your face to sag

 

FALSE. Sagging skin is due to two age-related reasons: loss of collagen, which gives skin its elasticity, and loss of facial fat, the absence of which causes skin to droop.

 

While your whole body bounces up and down while you’re jogging, it is highly unlikely that you’re jostling around enough to damage collagen, points out Las Vegas-based plastic surgeon Michael Edwards, MD, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

 

A more likely cause? Long hours exercising outdoors equals more UV exposure, which over time breaks collagen down. Make sure you slather up with plenty of sunscreen before venturing outside, even in colder weather.

 

Sagging Face Myth #2 – Sleeping on your stomach causes sagging

 

FALSE. Your sleep position won’t actually cause sagging, but it can lead to sleep wrinkles: those creases and fine lines you see each AM in your bathroom mirror. They’re caused by your pillow tugging at delicate facial skin as you sleep.

 

When you’re younger, it is not an issue, as fresh, elastic skin bounces back easily, but as you age, skin becomes less resilient and can settle into these lines. Your best way to avoid this is to sleep on your back, says Dr. Edwards.

 

Some studies have found sleepers switch positions 11 times a night on average. But if you’re a die-hard tummy sleeper or flip flop through the night. you can try the Juverest, a so-called sleep wrinkle pillow.

 

This specially formulated pillow has a head cradle to encourage back sleep and graded steps to minimize contact between your face and the pillow if you do roll over onto your side.

 

Sagging Face Myth #3 – You can do facial exercises to reduce skin sagging

 

TRUE! But with a catch. They increase the size of facial muscles, which, while theoretically taking away some of the slacking skin, also causes expression lines, points out Dr. Edwards.

 

So while a few workout moves might help relieve basset hound-like eyes, they’ll probably also worsen crow’s feet. If you’re not opposed to getting some help from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, you may get better results from Botox.

 

Sagging Face Myth #4 – Weight loss causes skin sagging  

 

TRUE. When you gain weight, the skin on your face stretches to go along with your extra padding, just like it does everywhere else. But if you’ve finally lost it, you may notice that you’re sporting under eye bags and a slack jaw.

 

As you age and your skin loses elasticity, when you stretch it out it won’t bounce back the same way it did when you were younger, explains Dr. Edwards. But don’t despair: products like Retin-A can help, as can injectable fillers such as Voluma.

 

Sagging Face Myth #5 – There are products that may help fight sagging skin

 

TRUE. You can slow down the sag from the outside in: Try topical products like over-the-counter retinols or prescription retinoids, which boost collagen production, and vitamin C serums, which help restore elasticity, advises Dr. Edwards.

 

In one study, a daily supplement of pycnogenol, a French pine bark extract, increased skin elasticity and hydration and increased production of hyaluronic acid, a skin plumping ingredient, by 44%, according to a 2012 German study (which was funded by the maker of the raw material used in the supplements).

 

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The Best 5 Natural Remedies for Sagging Skin

 

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  • Easy facial yoga routines for tightening and lifting sagging face and neck skin
  • Methods to treat unsightly eye bags, dark eye circles and “racoon” rings.
  • How to use yoga to re-sculpture and sharpen the features of your face and neck for a new and better looking

 

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Is Exfoliation the Anti-Aging Secret You Need for Younger Looking Skin?

Is Exfoliation the Anti-Aging Secret You Need for Younger Looking Skin? Not so sure about exfoliation? What you’re about to read may make you want to reconsider. When it comes to anti-aging, exfoliation is one of the most effective ways to promote youthful skin. And that’s not all.
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Not so sure about exfoliation? What you’re about to read may make you want to reconsider. When it comes to anti-aging, exfoliation is one of the most effective ways to promote youthful skin. And that’s not all.

 

In addition to its main act of sloughing off dead skin cells and promoting softer, smoother skin, exfoliation can increase circulation, get rid of cellulite, and even assist the body with its natural regeneration process.

 

All of which result in brighter, firmer, more healthy-looking skin.

 

Curious to know more? We’ve got the 411 on all the ways exfoliation aids in anti-aging — plus, the most popular ways to exfoliate — ahead.

 

It aids in cellular turnover

 

As we age, our body’s natural ability to shed skin cells slows down a lot. Younger skin regenerates every 28 days, but over time the natural turnover rate declines.

 

According to the Lead Esthetician at True Botanicals, Kevin Dooley, “this can lead to a variety of changes and can result in clogged pores, change in texture, and dull skin.” No, thank you!

 

Fortunately, exfoliation can help speed things up by working to unclog pores and improve overall cellular turnover. This, in turn, allows the skin to operate at its best and results in smoother, softer, and healthier-looking skin.

 

It enhances absorption of topical skin care products

 

In addition to getting rid of dead skin cells and aiding in the body’s natural regeneration process, “proper exfoliation helps to enhance absorption of topical skin care products,” says Dooley.

 

“[Which] ensures maximum delivery of the potent nutrients in your everyday products to penetrate to the deepest layers of your skin, where the aging process initiates,” he adds.

 

It stimulates collagen and elastin production

 

Because of its ability to stimulate overall cellular turnover, exfoliation can also aid in collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are crucial to anti-aging and youthful-looking skin.

 

That’s because they both work together to strengthen the skin’s structure and improve its ability to stretch and bounce back. As we age, our collagen and elastin levels decrease, so a boost in production can diminish wrinkles and result in more youthful-looking skin.

 

It boosts circulation and supports the body’s natural detoxification process

 

According to Yon-Ka Paris’ National Director of Education, Katherine Tomasso, “the stimulating action [of exfoliation] can also boost circulation and support the body’s natural detoxifying process.” This, in turn, can help fade the look of stretch marks, get rid of cellulite, and more.

 

In addition to softer, smoother, more supple-looking skin, exfoliation allows newer, healthier skin cells to develop.

 

As we’ve previously mentioned, sloughing off dead skin cells promotes cellular regeneration, boosts circulation and enhances the body’s detoxification process — all of which contribute to newer, healthier skin cells.

 

It brightens the skin and aids in moisture loss

 

Dead skin cells are not just the cause of rough, dry skin; they’re the cause of dull skin, too! Exfoliation can help slough off the dullness and promote a brighter, more illuminated complexion. But that’s not all.

 

If you’re using an exfoliant formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), you may see an increase in moisture levels.

 

“Alpha Hydroxy Acid has been shown to stimulate production of natural ceramides and hyaluronic acid to prevent moisture loss,” says Dooley. “It also targets hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin-triggering enzymes,” he adds.

 

Note to self: add more AHA exfoliants into our skin care regimen.

 

Different types of exfoliation

 

Before we get into the most common ways to exfoliate, let’s discuss the different types of exfoliation. There are two ways to get rid of dead skin: Chemical exfoliation or physical exfoliation.

 

Physical exfoliation means that something is physically sloughing off dead skin — i.e., grains, a brush, and sometimes even a scalpel.

 

On the other hand, chemical exfoliation uses chemicals and acids to remove dead skin and aid in cell turnover.

 

Both types of exfoliants are effective and both types can promote softer, smoother, brighter, more youthful-looking skin. It all comes down to preference.

 

Popular ways to exfoliate

 

Now that we have the exfoliation basics covered, here are some of the most popular ways to exfoliate:

 

Sugar & salt scrubs:

 

Perhaps one of the most common ways to get rid of dry, dead skin is by using a salt or sugar scrub. This physical exfoliant is often formulated with a skin-nourishing oil, such as coconut oil. They work to slough off dead skin cells and nourish the skin at the same time.

 

Dry brushing:

 

Another physical way to exfoliate the skin? Through dry brushing. Dry brushing utilizes a dry, natural-bristle brush to slough off dead skin cells and promote better circulation within the skin. And that’s not all. Exfoliating the skin with a dry brush can also get rid of cellulite, firm and tighten the skin, and help reduce the look of stretch marks.

 

Peels:

 

One of the most popular ways to chemically exfoliate the skin is through the use of peels. At-home facial peels utilize Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) to penetrate the skin and remove dead skin cell buildup.

 

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For more ideas to look younger, look no further than Wendy Wilken’s Facelift Without Surgery Program. From this program, you will learn

 

  • How to eliminate wrinkles on the face and neck: Forehead lines, eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, smile and laugh folds, nasal lines, fine lines around the mouth and lips, neck wrinkles and creases.
  • Easy facial yoga routines for tightening and lifting sagging face and neck skin
  • Methods to treat unsightly eye bags, dark eye circles and “racoon” rings.
  • How to use yoga to re-sculpture and sharpen the features of your face and neck for a new and better looking

 

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What is really needed for Remarkably Healthy Painless Joints?

 

What is really needed for Remarkably Healthy Painless Joints? You know how important cartilage is for healthy painless joints, right? Read on to find out how you can healthy painless joints.
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You know how important cartilage is for healthy painless joints, right?

It’s the cartilage that acts as a cushion so your bones don’t rub together every time you twist, bend or move.

 

When that cartilage deteriorates, as it often does with age or due to repetitive stresses or injury — ouch! Joint pain is virtually a given.

 

There’s a good chance, however, that you haven’t heard about chondrocytes, which are the cells that form the cartilage in your body.

 

Chondrocytes are also responsible for the biosynthesis of three crucial factors for joint health: collagen type II, hyaluronic acid (HA, which acts as a cushion and lubricant in your joints), and chondroitin sulfate, which we’ll explain below.

 

In people with severe knee pain, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a recognized medical treatment that involves culturing chondrocyte cells (sourced from cartilage elsewhere in your body) and then implanting them into the damaged area.

 

The idea is that by injecting chondrocytes back into the cartilage, it may help to repair and heal the area by essentially growing new joint cartilage.

 

Chondrocytes are obviously essential for healthy joint function, as they are the only cells that produce cartilage tissue. However, your body must have the proper building blocks available in order for chondrocytes, and thereby also your cartilage, to flourish.

 

If you have joint pain, that’s a sign that your body is not meeting the nutritional requirements necessary for cartilage to be sustained, let alone repaired and strengthened.

 

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How to Stimulate Your Body to Produce More Chondrocytes — Hydrolyzed Collage Type II – for Healthy Painless Joints

 

ACI surgery is not the only way to get your body to build new cartilage. A far less invasive option is to supplement with hydrolyzed collagen type II.

 

By strengthening cartilage and replenishing the synovial fluid that helps lubricate your joints, hydrolyzed collagen improves joint comfort and mobility.

 

Hydrolyzed collagen is important, in particular, because it contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate, which help promote joint cushioning and lubrication.

 

Further, hydrolyzed Collagen Type II may even help to rebuild cartilage because it stimulates the production of chondrocytes.

 

Only hydrolyzed collagen stimulates type II collagen biosynthesis, which stimulated the cartilage-making chondrocytes; undenatured collagen failed to do so according to one study (collagen in its native or unhydrolyzed form has a large molecular structure that is difficult for your body to use and absorb).

 

Type II collagen is important because it is specific for the articular, or joint, cartilage (type I collagen is found in your bones, skin, tendons, blood vessel walls and organs).

 

According to BioCell Collagen:

 

“Residing exclusively in the cartilage, the chondrocytes are responsible for the biosynthesis of collagen type II, HA, and chondroitin sulfate. Hydrolyzed collagen type II … has been shown to stimulate these cells to synthesize new collagen type II, suggesting that … [it] may help in the regeneration of degraded cartilage.”

 

Two Additional Nutrients for Healthy Chondrocytes in order to have Healthy Painless Joints

 

Glucosamine is found naturally throughout your body, but especially in your cartilage. In your joints, it acts as a building block and helps provide structure to your cartilage while maintaining healthy joint function and mobility. Glucosamine helps your body’s chondrocytes to repair damaged cartilage and slow the rate of cartilage breakdown.

 

Chondroitin sulfate is another building block necessary for chondrocytes to build new cartilage, and is naturally found in the cartilage around your joints. It is known to work synergistically with glucosamine and has been shown to improve symptoms of joint pain and possibly even reverse joint deterioration.

 

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But that’s not all. Super Joint Support also contains the synergistic joint nutrients chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine sulfate potassium and more. Plus, it’s all packaged in a formula that contains 72 ionic trace minerals to ensure rapid absorption and assimilation into your body.

 

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