Far too many of us have the bad habit of picking at our skin and acne when we really should be leaving it alone. At Moraz, we often see facial scarring as the aftermath of other skin conditions such as acne and inflammation. Facial scarring is just one of the many ways that our skin can suffer from improper treatment. While there are a few different kinds of facial scars, some are more damaging than others. For example, there are indented scars, discolored scars, and raised scars. While facial scarring is difficult to treat and raised scars are notorious for sticking around long after they appear, you can prevent facial scarring and even reduce the healing time.
Step 1: Prevention
The most important way that you can prevent facial scarring is to develop good habits about how you treat your skin. As we mentioned, facial scarring is often the result of picking and scratching your face as you deal with another irritating skin condition such as dryness, itchiness, or acne.
It can be tempting to pick at blackheads, acne, scabs, or dry skin but this can cause your skin to take longer to heal which ultimately impacts the way that it heals. For your skin to heal properly in a way that prevents facial scarring, you really need to leave it alone. Scabs and extra skin may not look the best but it’s your body’s way of healing and picking at it only interrupts the process.
Step 2: Moisturize
Once you have successfully stopped picking at your skin and intentionally giving yourself even the smallest superficial facial wounds, you need to focus on hydrating and moisturizing your skin. When you have a blemish on your skin, such as acne or a scab, you can help your skin heal by giving it plenty of nourishing vitamins and skincare products. Reintroduce moisture and nourishing vitamins with the Moraz Plus line of reinvigorating and plant-based skincare products. This added nourishment can help promote a quick and total healing process as this will prevent facial scars.
Step 3: Cover Your Skin
Like with any other wound on your body, you will want to keep it covered to prevent any bacteria, dirt, or oil from entering the wound and infecting it. Introducing outside bacteria or dirt into your skin can cause acne breakouts or a prolonged healing process. Simply cover the blemish with a band aid and leave it alone unless you are cleaning your face and replacing the band aid.
Step 4: Protect Your Skin With SPF
Finally, as you would with any other skincare treatment, you will want to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays which can cause redness or discoloration. Sunscreen will help give your skin a much-needed layer of protection between the skin and the sun. It will also help keep your skin hydrated and moisturized to promote a complete healing process.