What’s the best way of healing scabs and scars caused by acne, pimples, zits and boils?
There is a whole range of regular or conventional treatments for acne scars and marks as well as a great variety of alternative home or natural remedies available when it comes to healing scabs on the face, back, scalp and other body areas and preventing the development of scars.
Get rid of acne quickly : Acne and face pimples are a common problem, especially amongst younger people.
Many people who suffer from them also often have the added issue of needing to deal with the scabs and possibly disfiguring scars or marks left behind when the condition eventually clears up.
The first thing you would be advised is DO NOT TOUCH THE SCAB that has formed, or the skin that surrounds it.
Otherwise you may be opening yourself up to the added complication of developing an infection which will make matters much worse and may even require antibiotics.
The scab will heal much more quickly if left alone.
If you pick at it then the chances of scarring increase.
You could help the healing process along by regularly applying a warm compress, which is simply a cloth soaked in warm water, lightly pressed directly over the scab, maybe once or twice a day. Remember not to use the cloth for anything else afterwards until thoroughly washed to avoid spreading any infection.
Essentially, keeping the scab soft is key to minimising or preventing scars. Vaseline is also quite good for this and will certainly help to reduce dryness and itchiness in and around the scab and acts as a good moisturiser. This is useful and nourishing because a scab is basically nothing but dry dead cell material which can block the healing by depriving the tissue beneath of important nutrients and the moisture it needs to generate new skin tissue growth.
To help maintain a moist healing environment, an alternative to Vaseline and one which has become quite popular nowadays is the use of a certain type of honey known as Manuka Honey. There is evidence to support the fact that it can aid healing and it has both a sterilising and anti-inflammatory effect. The honey, which acts as a natural anti-bacterial, moisturises and helps to lift the scabs away from the surface of the skin, allowing the new skin growth to come up unhindered without the resulting indents in the face that is so common in untreated scars.
Healing scabs on the face can be done at home naturally and safely reducing the time it needs to heal. The scab will heal faster and with less scarring if you resist the temptation to pick or touch the scab. Using a warm wet compress, applying Vaseline or Manuka Honey may also decrease healing time and reduce scarring. Hopefully, these tips will prove useful to anyone wishing to heal the scabs on the facial area and reduce the scarring from the scabs, naturally and without the risk of the side effects that can sometimes arise with regular over-the-counter medications