Getting rid of an acne or a boil can be an enormous relief but not when you realise that it has left scars. You may try several things to do away with the scar, but not all of them may work. So, here we debunk the eight myths about scars.
Vitamin E is a universal fix for a damaged scar: Your friends might tell you that vitamin E can heal scars better but according to dermatologist Dr Ruchi Agarwal vitamin E, when applied to an irritated skin, causes allergic reactions and makes the scar look worse.
The scar will eventually turn lighter and fade: It is not possible for infected wounds and keloid scars to become light and disappear over time without any treatment. So, make sure you visit a dermatologist and take proper medications.
Keeping the area dry will heal the scar: You may think that keeping the area of the scar dry will fasten the healing process. But the fact is that dry skin will not let the injury heal. So keep the area moist by applying some antibiotic cream.
Frequent bleaching fades scars: You may think that facial bleach may hide your scar, but it works on lightening your facial hair and not your skin. Most bleach also contains the compound sodium hypochlorite which can cause a chemical reaction and lead to a breakout.
Applying many creams will heal the scar: With so many creams in the market, you may think that piling one on top of the other will speed up the scar’s healing process. This is not true as the creams may contain different ingredients and may react negatively with each other.