Considering the fact that surgery includes sutures and stitches, it takes some babying to get your skin back or near original shape.
How to Care for Skin After Surgery
- Baby your skin. “To optimize your results, you want to heal without any discoloration. If your skin is really red, you really want to baby it after surgery to prevent pigmentation. Make sure you’re using mild, hypoallergenic products, like non-soap cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers.
- Be extra vigilant about sun protection.
- Let your wounds heal. No matter how tempted you are to pick at your peeling skin or scabs after surgery in an effort to speed your recovery -- don’t. You could increase your likelihood of infection or scarring.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Whether you’ve had a minor procedure or an all-out surgery, drinking six to eight glasses of water a day will help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out and flush any toxins from your system.
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