If you find yourself with typical summer wounds-anything from bug bites to scrapes and scratches-but don’t want the scars or hyperpigmenation that often last weeks after the wound has healed, you can follow a few simple steps to keep your skin looking like nothing ever happened.
Once the wound has fully healed and any scabbing, scaling or crusting is gone-do not pick!-apply a daily lotion with glycolic acid, like DDF Glycolic Body Lotion, to maintain moisture and exfoliate, and apply a daily sunscreen. If the wound is particularly red, raised or discolored, sleep with the Tegaderm or an over-the-counter scar tape on until you achieve a flawless finish.
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