Wrinkles took a back seat when I got a basal cell skin cancer right on the tip of my nose! Although I can't go back and undo all the damage from being in the sun, I can protect my skin going forward. I've included what I'm using to diminish the scar from my recent surgery, along with a supplement that has solid research behind it when it comes to protecting your skin.
ScarAway Silicone Scar Strips
These came highly recommended by my surgeon and can be used as soon as an incision has healed. They can also be beneficial for older scars.
Silicone strips help soften and flatten scaring, and I like that they cover everything while it's healing. Wear daily for 12 to 24 hours, for three to six months. And be patient; it can take almost a year for scars to fully settle down. ScarAway also has a gel that can be used in place of the strips.
Heliocare Polypodium leucotomos Extract
I was excited to read about this supplement. Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that polypodium leucotomos (a fern from central America) can reduce the damaging effects of the sun.
Not only does this supplement offer protection from skin cancer, but it's also beneficial for treating eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and other cancers. The recommended dosage is 240mg twice a day. And it has an excellent safety record!
Vital Proteins Collagen Powder
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