Scars are the result of many potential causes. Today we're going to explore some common causes of scarring, and how to heal and regenerate scar tissue on the skin.
What Causes Scar Tissue
Scars are the result of the body's natural healing process. Any serious wound to the skin's dermis will most likely end up producing a scar. The degree of the injury's severity will determine how severe the scarring will be.
What is Scar Tissue
Scar tissue is made up of the very same collagen as the skin it is replacing. However, the composition of this collagen is different than that of normal skin. Uninjured tissue fibers (uninjured skin) exhibit a random basket-weave formation. But when scar tissue is forming, the collagen cross-links, and the tissue fibers take on a single-direction alignment.
Scars not only look less than optimal, but they also open us up to further injury to the skin. The collagen tissue alignment that typically results from scars does not function as well as normal collagen does. This leaves scars more susceptible to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Also, sweat glands and hair follicles do not regenerate well within scar tissue. So...it looks like its always best to heal scars as soon as possible!
Types of Scars
You generally don't need to worry about blackheads, whiteheads and other types of non-inflamed blemishes causing scarring. It is the inflamed types of acne, such as papules, pustules, and cystic acne, that have a higher chance of leaving a mark long after the lesion has healed.
When a pore becomes plugged with bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells, it will swell up, causing a rupture in its inner-wall. If this happens deep beneath the surface of the skin, cystic acne will result. The very things that were causing the pore to become congested (bacteria, oil, dead skin cells) are released into the surrounding tissue, culminating in damage to the dermis. This sounds the alarm for the body to send in back-up to get the situation under control. However, once all is said and done, the new skin will form with those previously mentioned collagen fibers...the ones with an undesirable structure (the single direction alignment, not the healthy basket weave structure of healthy collagen). The result: acne scars.
With cystic acne, or any type of inflamed acne or wound to the dermis, the body can sometimes produce too much collagen as its healing. The result is what's known as a hypertrophic scar (or a keloid scar).
Atrophic Acne Scars
Acne most commonly causes a type of scarring known as atrophic scars. This is the type of scarring that results when there is a loss of tissue, leaving a depression in the surface of the skin.
C Section Scars
Aside from the scarring that can result from acne, there are many other potential causes to scars on the skin. One common scar that women experience are those left behind after a C-Section. Fortunately, like all scars, the marks from a C-Section can be softened and healed with natural remedies.
How to Get Rid of Scars
With some loving attention and care given to your scar, you can heal it and restore clear, healthy skin. Elaa Organic Skin Care offers a highly effective, and 100% pure and natural scar treatment. After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm will assist you in this process of healing.
Essential Oils for Scars
After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm has been strategically crafted with an alchemy of fully ozonated oil and essential oils targeted at the softening, reduction, and resolution of wounds and scars.
All of the ingredients used in Elaa's products are sourced for their superior qualities. They are all certified organic or wildcrafted, and of a therapeutic grade. This ensures that they are not only safe and healthy, but highly effective.
After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm brings together the power of fully ozonated olive oil (ozonated for weeks) with the addition of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antihistamine, and analgesic essential oils. It is gentle and effective for any skin troubles. After the Rain can be applied to the face for moisturizing, soothing, and balancing of the skin. In addition, it can be applied to challenged areas on the face or body to accelerate the healing process and promote purification and balance.
Wildcrafted Blue Cypress Essential Oil
Organic Chamomile Essential Oil
Organic Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Organic Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil
Scars are one of those things that seem to require a little extra attention in order to resolve and heal. But with the right tools, you can be successful in clearing them away and restoring your skin to a smooth and healthy state. Add Glow Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew and Pineapple Illuminating Polisher to a your scar healing regimen for best results.