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Answered Monday 20 December 2010 |
im 35 years old and of late every time I end up with a sore, even a ingrown hair it turns to a sore and leaves a scar. This happens on my face, legs, thigns, chest. everywhere. What can I do?
What actually happens as we age we actually get a slowdown in cell renewal (e.g When you are 35 years old it would take around 35 days for our cells to renew, when we turn 50 it will take 50 days for our cell to renew) this causes things like sores or ingrown to heal at a much slower pace and can sometimes leave a mark called ‘Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. There are a couple of things we can look at:
1. We need to find out; is that is the scarring occurring in the upper layers of the skin? If so we can look at exfoliation to speed up cell renewal. Ingredients such as Lactic Acid and Retinol are great in exfoliating and brightening the skin (however if the skin is broken you cannot exfoliate over the area). If it is more towards the bottom layers unfortunately you would need to see a Plastic Surgeon where they can do some deep resurfacing.
2. Also what we really need to avoid is picking and squeezing as this leads to scarring.
If you are stuck in figuring out how deep the scarring is, go and see a Professional Skin Therapist where they can perform a Skin Analysis and point you in the right direction.