5 Things To Consider When Picking A Scar Product
Scarring is a natural part of life; we get hurt, have surgery, experience traumatic injuries, and scarring takes place as a result. While scarring may be inevitable, it doesn’t have to be extremely noticeable. When addressed properly and in a timely fashion, healing tissue can actually come together with minimal visual impact. Reduction of your skin’s scarring will likely involve careful management of the wound and scar products. Here are some things to consider when picking a scar product that will best suit your needs.
1 - Gel, Sheet, or Cream?
There are three main scar products that you may consider for addressing your scar reduction goals. The first option is scar cream, a light and supple product that usually contains botanicals, antioxidants, polypeptides, and silicone. Scar cream is usually used to target the discoloration that accompanies some types of scarring. It’s important to remember that you can use multiple products to get a range of effects; we’ve even put together a scar heal kit to address a range of scar concerns.
Scar gel is different in that its main ingredient is silicone, limiting other ingredients. This product is best for smoothing out raised scars and protecting newly scarred tissue. You can go a step further with silicone scar sheeting, a product that completely isolates the scar. New scar tissue can be protected overnight with sheets of silicone to promote the even rearranging of collagen as your wound heals.
2 - What’s Your Scar Type?
There are many different kinds of scars, and the way they heal can impact their final appearance. Here at Rejuvaskin, we recommend that you start scar treatment as soon as your wound has closed, but you should consult your surgeon or doctor about your specific scenario. If you have a wound that has already been healed for a while and has already developed significant scar tissue, your potential for scar reduction is less than a freshly closed wound.
3 - Where Is Your Scar?
Scars can form all over the body; some locations will be more visible, causing you more concern over how well it recovers. Facial scars, for example, will warrant higher-end products with great reviews and results. You may be less concerned with a scar on your arm, but it’s up to you to decide what kind of results you want to see!
4 - What Are The Ingredients?
One of the biggest concerns in the skincare industry is an inability to identify what’s on the ingredient label. When you will be applying a product to your scars day and night, you want to know what’s soaking into your pores. Scar products generally use silicone, an industry-standard scar-reducing ingredient. Additionally, moisturizing ingredients like oils and vitamins may be added to help your skin recover and heal properly. If you know how to check the ingredients in a skincare product, you’ll be well-armed to make an educated decision.
5 - What Brand Do You Trust?
When picking any skincare product, most consumers usually take a look at the brand’s reputation. Some companies focus on vegan-friendly ingredients, while others simply avoid animal testing. Others are dedicated to charitable causes, donating a portion of order purchases to the charity of choice. If you have a skincare brand you already know and love, see if they have the right scar product for you; if not, we think you’ll love our dedication to simple, effective ingredients.
Here at Rejuvaskin, we are committed to natural and clean products where possible and rely on third-party governance to help us stick to it. Each ingredient is selected with care and careful thought to meet a certain need. We also partner with several non-profit partners to make an impact in our world. We want you to feel as good about buying our products as the products themselves make you feel. Still not convinced? Check out our scar lineup to see what all of the hype is about.