How to take care of healing scars

  • There are 3 steps to taking care of a scar: cleanse, soothe and protect
  • Help your scar correctly by using the right treatment, like Cicaplast Baume B5
  • Always  keep the area clean with a gentle cleanser
How to take care of healing scars

Skin is an amazing organ. When you scratch yourself and break the surface, it quickly leaps into action to protect your precious body by pushing up a new layer of skin from below. This is known as a scar. While sometimes it can remain visible on the skin (due to textural difference or the severity of the scratch), usually the scar fades away and we are left with nothing more than the memory of an "OUCH!".

Once your skin has healed over, make sure you use the right scar treatment routine to help the scar fade away as quickly as possible.

Cleanse without irritation

When you're sure that the surface of the skin has been restored, and the scar is starting to appear less prominent (no scab, an even texture), it's time to cleanse the skin without irritating the damaged epidermis. The Cicaplast Lavant B5 is a purifying and soothing foaming gel that can be used on irritated or fragile skin of any age, and is an ideal treatment to help scars heal.

Soothe damaged skin

When forming a new layer of skin to replace the damaged areas, your skin is extremely fragile. The Cicaplast  Pro Recovery moisturiser has been formulated to soothe skin while undergoing epidermal changes such as regeneration, even stimulating the production of new cells. Anti-bacterial agents also help prevent potential infection, while the soothing formula reduces the discomfort of the regeneration process, such as itchiness and tightness.

Protect and cover new skin

One of the most important elements of your skincare routine for healing skin is to wear high sun protection, as the new skin is extremely vulnerable to the potentially dangerous effects of UV rays, even when the sun isn't shining. The Cicaplast Baume B5 has an SPF 50, making it a great defense against sun damage for healing skin.