Remove Scars With Vaseline?
Slmt mlm r nI want to use Vaseline repairing jelly to remove old scars caused by scratching?
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The product you mentioned contains petroleum jelly mixed with various mineral and wax oils. This product is claimed by the manufacturer to be useful for maintaining healthy skin, including:
Increase skin moisture
Accelerate cell regeneration
Reduces fine lines on the skin
Protects skin from cracking, drying, wounds, peeling, and burning
When viewed from the ingredients, the products you mentioned are good for accelerating cell regeneration, including those related to the scar healing process. However, it seems that the effectiveness of this product in disguising scars still needs further investigation so we are not authorized to recommend its use.
Scars from scratching generally won't last long. However, if the previous scratching was tight enough to cause a deep and wide wound, the healing may take longer. This condition can be aggravated by the tendency to develop keloids or hypertrophic scars that cause scar tissue to grow excessively after experiencing injury. Depending on the appearance of the scar, this condition can have different treatments.
If the scar in question is only a red, brown, or blackish patch of skin, this condition can generally improve with some natural home remedies, including:
Stop scratching or rubbing the skin excessively
Drink lots of water
Increase consumption of foods rich in antioxidants, for example fruit, whole grains, vegetables
Protect the skin from excessive sun exposure, for example by limiting going out during the day, wearing brightly colored and closed clothes, using sunscreen
Avoid sleeping late
Take a shower and keep your body clean
However, if your scar is large enough, protrudes from the surface of the skin, and has not disappeared in years, we recommend that you get it checked directly by a dermatologist for further treatment, ok?
Disguise stubborn scars
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah