We are answering some questions we received on Instagram about healing scars from acne and eczema.
Both of us battled with acne for years and we still have some scars remaining on our faces but we’ve reduced the appearance of them.
Michelle battled eczema and her skin healed nicely. And I (Lori) have stretch marks on my belly from being pregnant twice. So we know that scars are unsightly and sometimes even embarrassing. In fact, they can be traumatic to manage on a daily basis, which is why the tips we share with you are important to do every day. Not only are they excellent for healing scars, but they leave your skin healthier overall!
We have a few reasons why we feel our skin healed and left us with little scars that we are sharing with you to help you heal.
Please remember healing takes time and before taking any supplement do consult your doctor. We are just sharing things that worked for us from personal experience.
How to heal acne and eczema scars to get better looking skin
Share the video with your girlfriends that might still be dealing with leftover emotions around having scars.
We hope this video has served you.
Make sure you check out another post we did giving tips on on clearing your skin from acne and eczema here.
In a nutshell it comes down to:
1 – Mindset – what is your attention highly focused on – that you still have these scars or that your skin is healing?
2 – Your diet. There are two things we eat everyday that help gelatin and coconut oil, as well certain supplements to help.
We get our gelatin and coconut oil off Thrive Market where you can save money too.
3 – What you are putting on your skin and how much. Is your routine simple or complicated with lots of steps.
Also, if you’re into using essential oils they too can aid in healing scars. Tea tree, helichrysum and geranium are great for helping diminish the appearance of scars.
It took a few years to get better-looking skin. Our skin is a lot clearer and smoother than compared to before.
It takes time to heal but doing these natural things consistently you will see improvement in your skin.
Our 6 tips to heal scars from having acne and eczema:
- Mindset – be aware of your thoughts and what you are saying. Are you affirming you are and can heal or are you complaining that your skin isn’t getting better? Make sure you use affirmations so they work for you not against you.
- Gelatin – Supports collagen formation. High in the amino acid glycine, a component of collagen which improves the elasticity of skin, making it smoother with fewer wrinkles and stretch marks. Glycine is directly connected to reducing inflammation. This means that a wound can move from the inflammation stage to the healing stage much faster, and the additional amino acids and proteins help to develop new skin and scar tissue.
- Coconut oil – great to use on skin and ingest to moisturize your skin from the inside out. It helps with scar tissue and repair skin.
- Supplements – two big supplements we feel helps the most with skin have been Vitamin D and fermented cod liver oil.
- Keep skincare routine simple – see how we use the oil cleansing method to wash our faces.
- Natural oils on skin – it takes time to find what oils work best for your skin, but the oils we mentioned here have saved our skin.
We get our oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. We are proud affiliates because these oils have changed the health of our skin.
Here are the face oils we use for keeping our skin beautiful and why: not only do they all help rebalance your skin, but also help to improve the appearance of acne scarring.
Argan (Lori’s favorite) – rich in Vitamin A and E which will help to rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing. Packed with antioxidants, omega fatty acids and linoleic acid, which helps reduce inflammation. It can help prevent stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin.
Jojoba (Michelle’s favorite) – is unique and that it closely resembles sebum, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner. It has antibacterial properties, and is rich in Vitamin A and E, iodine and antioxidants to protect the skin and soothe fine lines. Jojoba oil can also accelerate the wound-healing process, as indicated in a study done at the Department of Environment and Life Sciences in Italy. The results proved that jojoba oil speeds up wound closures and stimulates collagen synthesis.
Tamanu – rich in fatty acids and high in oleic and linoleic acid, which helps with healing and scarring. It is great at cicatrization, which is the formation of new tissue. It helps skin repair, restructure and rehydrate. Just a warning it is green in color and a thick oil.
Rosehip oil – packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin hydrated and help to improve the appearance of any scarring.
We like to use a blend of the oils as we feel each one gives our skin the best of all of them. We know you might be scared to use oils on your skin but they really help hydrate your skin. Skin conditions like acne, can be a sign that your body is dehydrated, so oils can help along with drinking more water of course.
Recipes using gelatin:
If you have a topic or question that you would like us to chat about please comment below. Thanks!
Other posts that will help you:
Michelle’s supplements she took to heal eczema
Michelle’s diet for healing eczema
Our thoughts on high fat diet and why it helps our skin
Lori’s supplements for acne
Michelle and Lori
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