Skin IQ (58 of 60) – Will sunlight help the appearance of my scars?October 9, 2011
People often wonder if having a tan may improve the look of their scar. However avoiding sun exposure on a scar is important 1,2. This is because sun can make your scar go either darker or lighter leaving it to stand out and be more prominent2.
1 Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Scars [online]. [cited 03/09/2013]. Available from URL: http://www.chkd.org/HealthLibrary/Facts/Content.aspx?pageid=0259
2 University of Washington Medical Centre. Scars and healing [online]. [cited 04/09/2013]. Available from URL: https://healthonline.washington.edu/document/health_online/pdf/Scars_Healing_5_11.pdf