How to make a scab heal faster?
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Re: How to make a scab heal faster?thanks, girls! i have some neosporin at home too so maybe will give that a try...you know what i noticed though...after i washed my face, the skin around the scab kinda dried up and starting shriveling ...and i can see that the skin around it is starting to flake...i think i'm gonna leave it alone for now and see if it starts peeling on it own....if not, i'm gonna try the neosporin! thanks again!!
Re: How to make a scab heal faster?
|Originally Posted by makeupchicky|
|woohoo, it came off! it started peeling around the edges so i did the deed and peeled that sucker off! looks a little red so i put some neosporin on it! hey, it sure looks better than an ugly brown scab....|
Re: How to make a scab heal faster?
|Originally Posted by Aquilah|
|John's dad swears by using pure Vitamin E on wounds... John said it does actually help them heal faster too... Maybe possibly hydrocortisone cream? Definitely leaving it alone|
Zinc oxide works wonders. It can just be patted on the area where the skin is broken. It's been used for a very long time for serious wound healing, including during the first world war. If it works for literal war wounds, imagine what it can do for just a pimple. I make my own salve with zinc oxide in it to help any breakouts heal up faster. It also works spectacularly on burns, cuts, scratches, etc. Mixing pure aloe with zinc oxide makes it work even better. And zinc oxide is stupidly cheap. It can easily be bought from companies like Coastal Scents, The Conservatorie, etc. It's also one of the main ingredients in mineral makeup.
I've tried emu oil and yes, it does work but I find it quite pricey. I had to order mine from Oklahoma because I couldn't find anything locally. But since I had it I did use it in my zinc oxide salve.
Oregano oil, the pure stuff, also works very very well. It's beyond potent, so be careful with it. Just dab a tiny little bit on any breakout or healing pimple. It kills bacteria, shrinks breakouts very quickly, and helps prevent scarring. This stuff is unbelievably strong, so keep it away from your eyes. Otherwise they'll be watering like crazy. This oil works really well on especially stubborn acne and on pimples which are very deep under the skin. If you put it on as soon as you feel a breakout coming on, it'll prevent it from even getting to the point of a full-blown pimple.
One other thing I've found works extremely well is pure oats. Just throw some in a coffee grinder and grind til they're a fine powder. Just a few seconds. Mix with a little bit of warm water or a good quality hydrosol to make a paste. Put a bit on your breakout/pimple/scabbed area of skin and let dry til it's completely crusted over. To remove, take a warm, wet washcloth, hold it over the dry mixture it's damp and then rinse it off. It sticks to the skin like glue so if you just try and peel it off it could hurt.
Scabs can look unsightly especially if you have a big night planned. Here are some tips of how to get rid of acne once it has turned into a scab.
First off, make sure the scab is completely dry and dab it if necessary. Once dry put moisturising lotion on it and wrap plastic around it over night. In the morning the scab should have disappeared. If it hasn’t, repeat the process.
With scabs on your face, here are a few more tips. Keep them clean; cleanse the area daily with some kind of anti bacterial soap. Check the affected area for infection (unlikely to occur from acne). Give the body lots of time to heal, it could take a long time for a scab to completely go away but keep checking for signs of healing. When a scab looks healed it is often safe to scratch or rub it off.
Make sure you do not pick a scab before it is ready to go and don’t use makeup to hide any scabs on your face left by acne. This stops them healing. Try not to wipe your face after washing it, instead pat it dry with a towel (doing this stops the skin from splitting).
If you are having recurrent problems with spots it might be a good idea to speak to a dermatologist as they can give you expert advice and provide medication or chemical peels if necessary
hope it helps!