How to help a facial wound heal?


March 31, 2012

I completely understand your situation as I have had multiple facial wounds. For me, I use clay masks on occasion. They seem to dry out the wound. Also, I put on an antibacterial ointment in the evening. During the day, I do wear make-up - as much as it takes to cover! But, as soon as I come home, thoroughly wash my face. Just try to be patient and know that it will heal. I find that the first few days are tough, but they do tend to heal quickly. Good luck.

April 03, 2012

oops. sorry for extra post.

April 03, 2012

Hi Emily! I, too, had wounds on my forehead, neck, and chin. Here's what I've had the best luck with. You want to avoid putting makeup on an open wound at ALL COSTS. It just leads to infection, slower healing, and worse scarring. What I've found works well are two things: one is the Nexcare waterproof bandages. They have a very thin, clear, latex adhesion strip which I actually trim down significantly so I don't have all that excess material. They stick very well and are much less obvious than a typical band-aid. Then I cover the bandage with concealer to help it blend more. I works pretty well. I mean, you're not going to fool anyone into not seeing it if they are talking to you, but it is waayyy less distracting than the other. Another product I highly recommend (someone on this forum recommended it to me) is Duoderm surgical bandages. You'll probably need to order these online, but they are awesome at hiding. It is basically a surgical patch of a semi-sheer, breathable silicone (?) material that blends well with a medium tone skin. Get the ultra-thin variety so that it lies flatter with your skin. The back side is sticky (there's no pad) so you cut a piece that is the size and shape you need, apply it to the wound, and leave it on for as long as possible. It is a great healer, barrier to infection, and concealer. It's also very helpful in preventing you from picking the wound because it sticks so firmly. Hope these suggestions help. Hang in there!
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