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Wrinkles and scars are both natural skin processes and these two are common skin problems that most people eventually face. As a person age, the skin looses elasticity and fat cells which cause wrinkles especially around the eyes and the mouth. On the other hand, scars may result when the skin is injured or wounded. They may occur during the healing process. Since there is no treatment that can help everybody and the remedies for wrinkles and scars are different, here are few methods that can work to diminish scars and wrinkles.
Tip #1: Prepare
Preparation includes gathering what you need. Things to prepare are moisturizer with alpha hydroxy acid and chemical peel kit with glycolic acid.
Tip #2: Moisturize
Moisturize your skin daily. This would mean you should apply a moisturizer to your face with the use of your fingers then massage deeply. A moisturizer contains essential oils that diminish wrinkles by alleviating dry skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and soften scars thus making them less noticeable.
Tip #3: Use Glycolic Acid
Apply glycolic acid to your face and allow it to stay for one minute on your first use. For the next application you can leave your glycolic on your face for a longer period and do the same thing for the subsequent application. Then wash your face with a regular cleanser and rinse with warm water. Do the application once or twice a week. Glycolic acid is being used by most skin care products and helps exfoliate the skin. It removes dead skin so that the skin is able to regenerate. When a new skin develops, wrinkles and scars are less visible. Glycolic acid peels improve overall texture and appearance of the skin.
Tip #4: Visit an Expert
You can also visit a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon and let him perform dermabrasion on your skin. He will abrade the top layer of your skin using a small handheld device that rotates over the skin. The dermabrasion process smoothes the skin making wrinkles and scars less visible.
Tip #5: Use African Black Soap or Shea Butter
Use African black soap and warm water to wash your face every morning or you can use the soap every time you feel like cleaning your skin. Apply a light layer of unrefined Shea butter to your skin after using the African black soap. This will help keep your skin soft and full of moisture so as to have an even tone of your skin and make the scar blend in.
Tip #6: Try Lemon Juice
Dip a cotton swab into lemon juice and apply it to the scarred part of your skin and along the edges of the scar into the surrounding area. Let the juice dry onto your skin. Just wash it off if you need to go outside. Better apply it before bedtime for a longer juice treatment.
Tip #7: Exfoliate
Mix 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of olive oil in a jar and add a few drops of essential oil for a pleasant scent. This is a good homemade exfoliating scrub. Exfoliate your skin two times a week using the homemade mixture to remove dull skin and to diminish the scar’s appearance as well. For a rough and oily skin, you can use the scrub three times a week.
There are ways by which you can deal with scarring and wrinkles all at the same time. The secret is to cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate. Of course, you can try items readily available at home.