It is not always possible to prevent the formation of scars. If you get an injury and the skin tissue is damaged, a scar may start to develop. You can take some measures to make the scar less noticeable.
Here are the things you should follow to prevent major scarring-
- See a doctor, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon to get the scar examined and get care tips to reduce scarring as the wounded skin heals. Make sure that you follow the doctor’s instructions carefully.
- Clean the wound properly and regularly with soap and water to prevent dirt, dust, or dried blood accumulation.
- Keep the wound covered with a bandage to keep the germs out, and change the bandage frequently.
- Use petroleum jelly or moist burn pads to keep the wound moist and hydrated, thereby preventing scab formation due to dryness in the skin.
- Protect the skin from direct sunlight or UV rays. Always use sunscreen while going out and avoid prolonged exposure, as it can darken the damaged skin.
- Get ample nutrition and eat foods that are rich in vitamins C and D. Also, get an adequate amount of high-quality protein to promote the healing of the scar.