My Scar Won’t Stop Itching, Is This Normal?

My Scar Won’t Stop Itching, Is This Normal?

Is It Normal for My Scar to Itch?

A wound can be inflicted in an instant. But the recovery process is never quite so quick. There are many reasons you may have a scar, ranging from an accident to a skin disease to recent surgery. Beyond that, there are a variety of different kinds of scars, each with a slightly different road to full recovery. But one fairly widespread symptom of a recent scar that may affect you, regardless of how you acquired your scar or what type it may be, is itching. This is most common for burn victims or others suffering from keloid scars. However, itching is known to be an issue for many other forms of scarring as well. [Read more…]

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Can a Tanning Bed Help Heal Acne or Scars?

Can a Tanning Bed Help Heal Acne or Scars?

The relationship between tanning beds and acne is a complicated one. Many believe that tanning beds can help heal or reduce the appearance of acne, either because of the drying effect of tanning or because they think that tanning will “even out” the skin tone and make acne less visible. However, neither theory is based on scientific evidence, and both are misguided.

Read: Does Tanning Get Rid of Acne Scars?

Indeed, the reality of tanning beds is that there is no scientific evidence that they can help clear up acne. In fact, tanning beds are more likely to worsen the skin’s appearance by contributing to fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. Furthermore, there is plenty of evidence that tanning beds (similar to outdoor sun exposure) can lead to skin cancer. [Read more…]

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Tips to Conceal Scars as They Heal

Tips to Conceal Scars as They Heal

Scars tell a story, whether good or bad, and every individual will end up with a scar at some point in his or her life. However, not every individual wants to showcase that scar to the world.

Fortunately, with today’s treatments, it is easier than ever to not only speed up the healing process but to allow a scar to heal to the point to where it is almost indistinguishable from the surrounding healthy skin on an individual’s body. But that doesn’t mean that a scar is invisible during the healing process, which means that people still have to find ways to conceal their injuries while they are allowing them to heal.

Apart from wearing long sleeves and slacks for months and months on end, is there really a way to thoroughly conceal scars as they heal? Some people may be surprised to know that there are ways to keep scars hidden. However, it is important to do it the right way. [Read more…]

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Can Waxing Cause Scarring?

Can Waxing Cause Scarring?

Waxing is one of the most common remedies to get rid of unwelcome hair, but with waxing comes a lot of questions. One of those questions is whether or not waxing can cause scarring.

While waxing shouldn’t cause scarring if done properly – that is, without breaking the skin or otherwise tearing out the hair follicles – waxing can leave behind noticeable brown spots, especially in sensitive areas of the body. Another problem some individuals may experience is burn marks left behind due to overheated wax, especially with home wax treatments.

That’s why it is important to pay special attention to these areas and to know how to wax properly so as to avoid this problem. The first thing to take note of is that you should never wax any area of the body to excess. Typically, it is recommended that you not wax any area of the body more than about every four weeks, though this can vary depending on the individual. Some people may wax a little bit more often, especially with tougher areas such as the legs.

However, it is still important to pay attention to your skin and what it is telling you. Never use wax over areas that are still recovering from previous waxing sessions or that are sensitive for any other reasons, or from any other treatments that you have used (such as tanning). If hair removal is necessary over these areas, it is recommended that you choose a hair removal method such as shaving that is more sensitive to the skin and the hair follicle, and that will allow the skin to continue to heal during this process.

How to Treat Brown Spots and Other Effects From Waxing

If your skin is sensitive because of waxing, or you have developed brown spots or any other lingering or lasting effects because of waxing, there are things that you can do to help heal the skin and to restore it. Using the right combination of ingredients to treat these effects is essential.

For example, Vitamin C is one such essential ingredient that can be used to treat brown spots easily and effectively, as it is an antioxidant that reverses cellular damage, especially to the cells that help to produce melanin. It also helps the skin to produce more collagen and overall helps to promote healing in the skin.

When choosing any products that promote healing in the skin, it is highly recommended that you avoid any products that contain the ingredients kojic acid and hydroquinone. These skin lightening agents are incredibly harmful to the skin, and will do far more harm than good to your body.

By paying attention to your skin’s needs, you can ensure that brown spots, redness, and damage to the skin because of overwaxing or even burns from overheated wax can be easily remedied. Choose the treatments that you use with caution and ensure that you use only the best products to promote the healing of your skin, especially in the most sensitive areas of your body.

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How Can I Get Rid of Dark Spots Under My Eyes

How Can I Get Rid of Dark Spots Under My Eyes

Dark spots or dark circles under the eyes are issues that are not uncommon among people of any age group. These dark spots don’t pose any significant threat to your health by itself, but many people are frustrated by the effect they have on appearance.

In particular, individuals who deal with dark spots under their eyes tend to look older than they are or appear exhausted all the time. Sometimes, employers or teachers who don’t understand the many causes and contributing factors that can lead to dark circles under the eyes assume that people who suffer from this condition aren’t taking good care of themselves.

The Causes of Dark Spots Under the Eyes

If you deal with dark spots or dark circles under your eyes on a regular basis, it is necessary to realize, first and foremost, that you are not alone. It’s easy to feel self-conscious about dark spots, but they are quite common, can be caused by an array of different factors, and are very rarely a reason for concern.

It is also important to recognize the many different causes that can result in dark circles under the eyes. Sometimes, these dark spots are just hereditary. If you’ve suffered from them since childhood, they are probably an inherited trait. However, allergies, sleep deprivation, excessive smoking or drinking, stress, salt-rich diets, and even just age can lead to dark circles appearing under your eyes more frequently or consistently.

In some cases, abnormalities in skin pigmentation can also lead to dark circles under the eyes—a cause that is more often the culprit for African American individuals than for most other races.

Remedies for Dark Spots

Because of the range of different factors that can cause or contribute to the formation of dark rings under the eyes, it can be difficult to identify what the problem is and apply the correct remedy. Over the years, doctors and other experts have recommended a variety of different home remedies, from just getting more sleep or cutting back on drinking and smoking to applying a cold compress to the skin beneath your eyes.

At InviCible Scars, we have another option that might be able to help you get rid of the dark spots underneath your eyes. Our advanced proprietary treatment was designed not just to treat scarring, but to also treat dark spots as well.

Developed by a plastic surgeon, InviCible Scars contains 17% stable Vitamin C and licorice root extract —components that can get to work deep down to start fading the dark circles under your eyes.

While the treatment does its work, InviCible Scars will also act as a primer for concealer or foundation, making it easier to cover up dark spots with makeup—though, in the long run, the goal is for makeup not to be a necessity for under eye circles anymore.

Read: How Does Vitamin C Improve Scars?

Learn more about how InviCible Scars can help you to get rid of the dark spots under your eyes or help you treat other scars or skin pigmentation issues you may have on Amazon.

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