Suffering from scars? Why Aloe Vera is nature’s healer

Natural healing for scars

Much as we’d all love to have blemish-free bodies, few of us go through life without picking up an assortment of scars. Wounds from cuts, burns, surgery and illnesses such as chicken pox can all leave permanent reminders on our skin.

While it’s not possible to prevent scars completely, there are ways to speed up the healing process of a wound while minimising pain and itching. With the right treatment, a scar will fade quicker and in the long-term it will be less noticeable on the skin.

Our four-step guide will arm you with the knowledge you need – and reveal how Aloe Vera is a scientifically-proven healer that can be hugely beneficial in the treatment of scars.

Step 1: Keep it clean. When a wound is fresh, ensure it is kept clean and cover it with a sterile, waterproof dressing. After a few days the wound will form a scab.

Step 2: Don’t pick! Once a scab is formed, a wound can be left undressed. Itchiness may begin at this stage but it’s very important not to scratch or pick at the scab. Opening up the wound will only extend the time it takes to heal, and increase the likelihood of an unsightly scar.

Step 3: Moisturise with Aloe Vera. The scab will drop off to reveal pink skin which can be very sensitive and itchy. At this point, it’s safe to massage in a healing cream or oil, and our strong recommendation is to choose an Aloe Vera-based cream such as Eternal Skincare’s Aloe Super Hydrating Moisturiser. It contains a high concentration of pure Aloe Vera leaf juice, traditionally used as a natural remedy and to soothe, soften and heal the skin. In a laboratory study just published in the USA medical journal, Wounds1, Aloe Vera was scientifically shown to accelerate the healing process.

Step 4. Protect the scar from sunlight. If a scar is exposed to strong sunlight, it can trigger a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, causing the scar to darken and become more prominent. If you can’t cover the scar easily (if it’s on your face, for example), be sure to use an SPF cream – but choose one that’s for sensitive skin to protect the healing area. Scars should be protected for up to 12 months to avoid hyperpigmentation.

Discover the amazing benefits of Aloe Vera

We believe passionately in our products and their power to soothe and heal. Whether you are suffering discomfort from scars, eczema, acne, rosacea - or simply want to maintain healthy skin - Eternal Skincare moisturisers offer fantastic benefits. Head to our online shop for more details.

1The Effects of Aloe Vera on Wound Healing in Cell Proliferation, Migration and Viability, published September 2018 in Wounds, the journal of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.

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