When I was mulling over topics to discuss in this week’s blog, I got to thinking about scars. I started pondering the different scars that I have had to deal with in my 37 years.
I developed my first keloid scar when I was 10, and acne and stretch marks in my teens, the latter of which made me prepped for pregnancy in my 30s. So given that I’ve been dealing with scars for 27 years, and over that period of time have tried a whole bunch of treatments, I thought I could share what has helped (and a few things that haven’t).
I don’t know about you but I was definitely a picker when it came to pimples in my teens. I had friends who resisted and would come to school with zits gleaming white and untouched. I’m sorry to say that I just couldn’t bear it. I squeezed to my heart’s content and to the detriment of my skin. I know better now but years of bad habits have left their mark. It was rosehip that I turned to to help repair my acne scars. Studies have shown that rosehip oil significantly promotes wound healing and effectively improves scars. So for the past 10 years now I have been applying what is now my Repair Face Serum (pictured). I have found that this combination of rosehip, calendula, jojoba and other organic oils, really help reduce my scarring and discourage further acne from occurring. I also use the 2 in 1 Face Scrub + Mask 2-3 times weekly to increase skin cell turnover.