You’ve probably already heard about the importance of moisturizer for your skin countless times, but did you know that moisturizer is also incredibly important when it comes to your scars? This is true in a number of different ways.
Well Moisturized Skin Heals Better
Keep in mind that dry skin is highly susceptible to scarring. Your skin needs moisture for the healing process – and when any kind of damage to the skin occurs, you lose moisture much more rapidly. Simply put, proper moisturizing of the skin affects every part of the healing process.
Moisture Improves Scar Healing
The top layer of skin conserves water and serves as an infection barrier. Skin injury severely disrupts this function. The next wound healing phase is formation of the new top skin layer (epidermis) and replenishing water content of the skin is essential during this phase.
Ingredients like aloe, essential fatty acids, and licorice extract help to restore the lipid biolayer and provides moisture to the developing epidermis. Dimethicone, such as in InviCible Scars, also traps water. The resulting increased moisture encourages faster and improved healing.
Moisturizing Doesn’t Fade Scars
While moisturizing scars helps them heal properly, sometimes resulting in a smaller, diminished scar, it does not fade the color of the scar. Vitamin C is the most effective way to fade the hyperpigmentation and broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen is the best method to protecting scars from darkening.
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