The hobby of many people is not to wait for their own wounds scar and heal completely, and in many cases we tend to tear our scabs that form after wounds, leaving marks on the skin. Teresa Arnandis, “Miss Science”doctor of biochemistry and biomedicine, graduate in pharmacy and optics and optometry, and scientific disseminator, explains in an interview in Infosaluswhy it’s so counterproductive to our health and it’s better not to do it, even if we “like” it in a certain way.
IN You are a walking miracle! (Paidos) Arnandis explains that after the first days of a wound or after surgery, for example, a red, swollen, or inflamed lesion appears, a sign that the person’s immune system is working and mobilizing to protect the wound. from possible infections.
“We should not remove the crust that arises in these situations, because it is under them that the process skin regeneration and from skin growth that if we start it, we will interrupt it,” this expert warns.
This scientific communicator points out that while the body does this healing processto protect the wound from possible infections, it creates a reddish-brown film or scab, whose task is precisely to protect this wound.
So it turns out that if we decide to get carried away with the crust and tear it off, therefore, the healing of the area will not be carried out optimally; when the ideal in these cases, according to Arnandis, is to maintain this kind of “protective shell” to repair underlying tissue, form blood vessels, function of collagen (a tough, essential protein fiber that repairs and seals broken tissue), and repairs damaged tissue.
“In this way, the shape of the skin is completely restored. When an eschar breaks off during tissue repair, some of the tissue being repaired can be torn off, meaning that once the healing process is complete, the eschar dries up and falls off, leaving repaired skin and usually a scar.” he notes.
advises here oil massage – argan or rosehip – this scar, as it is different from normal skin and much of this collagen is the result, so that the repaired area of skin loses elasticity: “Oil massage helps the collagen in the scar to mix with the elastin of the surrounding skin and therefore reduce it fibrous appearance, as well as an inflexible scar texture.”