The NHS defines a scar in the following way:‘A scar is a mark that is left on the skin after a wound or an injury to the surface of the skin has healed.’
Scars are a natural way that the skin heals itself, in fact they are really very common and most people will have at least a single scar. They can result from wounds or certain medical conditions, like chicken pox.
When there is a cut on the skin it means that the body’s tissue has been broken, because of this the protein collagen is then produced in an abundance, it will then build up where the damage occurred, aiding in healing!‘For a period of about three months or longer, new collagen continues to form and blood supply increases, causing the scar to become raised, lumpy and red. Some collagen then breaks down at the site of the wound, the blood supply reduces and the scar gradually becomes smoother, softer and paler.’
A scar can be very traumatic for some people and even though they can fad over time, it can take some time and scars are permanent. Help is at hand though with Cloud 9.
Skin Rehab Scar Minimising Cream
Containing extract of onion and St John’s Wort, inflammation around scars can be reduced, whilst Yarrow and Calendula extracts help with the healing process and ease the pain. Softness and improved elasticity comes in the form of Arnica.
The best results that can be obtained form this cream is to use it on a wound that is still healing, although it can be used on existing scars.
Skin Rehab Scar Minimising Cream is hypo-allergenic, free from parabens, formaldehyde, sulphates, phthalates, silicone, artificial colours/dyes, SLS, SLES and DEAs.
You can find out more about Cloud 9 Skin on their website and Skin Rehab Scar Minimising Cream is £35!