If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my many unsuccessful (and some successful) attempts at getting rid of my scars it’s that it isn’t easy. There are only so many inexpensive treatment options we have available to us that don’t also cost a small fortune.
Sure, the results take a little longer to appear, but it’s all about finding the right balance of ingredients for your particular scar and skin type.
Finding the best scar removal cream certainly isn’t an easy task, especially if you don’t know what to look for in the list of ingredients. But enough serious talk! The entire purpose of this quick guide is to go over the most effective ingredients found in scar creams for treating everything from acne scars, to even those left behind by keloids and surgery.
There is little debate or dispute on the importance of silicone in an effective scar removal cream – everyone agrees that it works.
Commonly associated with breast implants, the uses of silicone extend far wider than just that. It hydrates the skin thereby aiding in the prevention of infection due to bacteria.
Besides acting as an antiseptic, silicone also prevents your scars from itching like crazy – you know what I’m talking about!
Another fairly common, and very effective, ingredient found in many of the best scar gels and creams is Hydroquinone. This compoun helps to lighten darkened skin cells thereby evening the skin tone of scarred cells in relation to the surrounding non-scarred cells.
Besides its ability to lighten darkened skin cells, hydroquinone is also known to be good for keeping wrinkles and other similar aging symptoms at bay.
Widely known to be absolutely crucial for the optimal functioning of the body, Vitamin E is also essential for the maintenance healthy skin.
It helps to heal damaged epidermal cells and also accelerates their rate of regeneration without any known adverse reactions.
This is definitely something you want in the scar removal cream you end up using!
Rose Hip Seed Oil
Most commonly found soon after summer once the fruit of the rose rippens, this oil is derived from the fruit itself. The seeds of the rose hip fruit is pressed and used directly on the skin.
Rich in fatty acids including omega 6 and 3, this oil has a proven track record of being exceptionally potent when it comes to scar removal.
Absorbed quickly by the skin, rose hip seed oil is also often used as a moisturizer on all parts of the body.
If you want to repair damaged and scarred skin cells then this is undoubtedly the ingredient you need to be looking for in your cream.
Renowned for its skin regeneration qualities, copper peptide aides in the production of collagen in the skin thereby promoting its elasticity preventing it from stretching any further. Regular application if also known to produce a healthy, natural glow akin to that observed in pregnant women – now who wouldn’t want that?
A lesser known ingredient that has shown great promise for treating all kinds of scars without any side effects is the extract derived from onions.
Creams such as Mederma even add Panthenol to the mix which helps increase the elasticity of skin, while also promoting fibroblast growth for the formation of new tissue.
Do you have an ingredient you swear by? Add a comment below and we’ll be sure to review it for addition to this list here.