Summer Skin & Scar Maintenance!

Thank god this is over! I’m here to thank everybody for their support during my pre-op and post-op procedures. My scar revision surgery went very well and I am beyond happy to finally be rid from the marks I detested so much.

So for those of you who are reading this for the first time; I went through  scar revision surgery to get rid of two  deep and ugly scars that started to get messy. When skin starts to grow wrong or a scars start to ‘rip’ apart, you realize it’s better to attend to it - so I did. Both scars were  opened up, the extra ‘almost’ infected skin removed, and the stitches re-assembled. It comes as a surprise, but  it appears that my body actually deals well with scars. My skin is apparently thick and firm, which helps well stitched skin merge better. This then leads to ‘better scarring’. Things could have gone differently if it weren’t for my amazing doctor - Dr. Leo Keegan. I did massive research before going into surgery. You can say I am a little pedant when it comes to my health, but I assume it’s for a good reason. I do suggest to learn as much about any procedure you are about to go through. Read reviews about your doctor, try and collect as much information about the entire process as you can. It might bring better results or better yet - save your life! I absolutely recommend Dr. Keegan for any cosmetic procedure you might need to go through. He was caring and thorough during the entire time! Find more about him here: www.drleokeegan.com   In terms of post op, or of ‘scar maintenance’ in general there’s a few things that are worth remembering: Scars and scar tissue act differently as compared to normal skin. It looks different, feels different, and is much more sensitive. For example, going out in the sun unprotected is not a smart decision. Scars are sensitive to ultraviolet rays - as compared to normal stiff skin - which makes them an easier target for sunburn. In fact, if you’re looking to get a tan in order to fade the scar - you better think twice. Scars tend to become brown if exposed to the sun, which probably is the opposite of what you  wanted. Sun exposure not only discolors scars, but it can also cause the tissue to thicken, which will make it hard  to treat in the future. I do recommend exfoliating with a good scrub, this way the scar doesn’t grow extra-unwanted skin. It heals better as a result of getting rid of extra tissue. In this matter and in general, I use our Arianna Ultra Exfoliating Body Treatment salt scrub. How do you avoid severe scarring during summertime then? First, avoid drastic changes to the body and take care of the wound of course. But simply trying to cover up, if possible, is better. It’s better to keep away from the sun during the first weeks of being injured or of a skin mark appearance. The tissue is the most sensitive and needs to go through a natural repair process. Of course, not all scars are coverable. If you have a new or recently treated facial scar, apply sunscreen or a day cream with at least 15 SPF. Luckily, our Arianna Cellular Repair Day Cream Complex contains 18 SPF which is sufficient! If you still want to go to the beach - use a high SPF sunscreen. The last tip I want to give you today is an intuitive one - moisturize your skin during the summer time. The sun and heat dries our skin and it’s important to nourish it. This is why Arianna came out with a great promotion this July! When you buy one of our pink Hydrating Mineral Body Lotion you get the second one FREE! Enjoy =)