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

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    sue brook/doelz November 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I trialed the cleanser, so nice, no yuk dryed out feeling at all.

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