October 11, 2020 scarwoundcentre

Outdoor Protection for Scars

Scar tissue always needs extra attention as not only is it thin but also under stress. Scar tissue is also sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, especially particularly when the skin is in the process of healing. Due to this reason, it is essential to take proper precaution and be careful.

Slow healing can be attributable to sun exposure. Scar tissues are much more likely to develop sunburn when exposed due to their thin and sensitive surface. This is why it is imperative to protect it by wearing a sunscreen or using a cover that is UPF50+. Wearing your regular clothes if you’re going outdoors often isn’t enough to block the sun’s harsh UV rays, ensuring you purchase clothes that have 50+ UV protection should be an important consideration. If you can’t find clothes that are labelled UPF50+ then consider wearing clothes that are dark in colour, loose but heavy, and are tightly woven polyesters. Wearing clothes that are dark in colour, synthetic fabrics are much hotter and not breathable when worn making them uncomfortable. In addition, clothes lose their rate of UV protection when wet.

For most people that go outdoors frequently, one of the best and most comfortable ways they prefer to protect their skin is to put on sunscreen that has a high SPF rating. So, there is no reason for you not to be able to enjoy the sun when going outdoors. Research from Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska states that vitamins from the sun such as vitamin D and calcium on proper levels can lessen the risk of cancer by as much as 60 percent. Though avoiding the sun can be problematic, Just make sure to keep your scars from direct sunlight.

A great solution to help you cover your scars or healing skin is to use HyTape. Applying a layer of gauze and covering the area with a HyTape is important for wounds or relatively new scars as HyTape is UPF50+. It can also sometimes be placed directly onto the scars to cover it because HyTape has a very gentle release when removed. HyTape is a zinc oxide-based adhesive that helps soothe wounds and can hold firmly on the skin when it is applied to a dry and clean area. It also does not require any skin preparation when used. The best feature HyTape has that makes it perfect for any outdoor activity is it provides total adhesion when it hits body temperature. Unlike other acrylic-based adhesive tapes, HyTape won’t irritate the skin or break down when used over time.

Hytape has a variety of widths, pre-cut strips and patches available to cover a dressing completely or be cut to cover tough areas such as joints and mouth. We have lots of reviews and testimonials from users that have tried and tested our products. The product has been trusted for over 70 years now.

If you would like to try HyTape and learn more about it, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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