Homemade Mask for Scar Care - FTM Top Surgery

 Made of 3 simple natural ingredients plus water.

Made of 3 simple natural ingredients plus water.

 Wearing the mask over incision lines, around 4 weeks post op.

Wearing the mask over incision lines, around 4 weeks post op.

Try this natural mask to help you heal and reduce the appearance of scar tissue.

I developed this mask after top surgery (double mastectomy) to help my body detoxify, reduce inflammation, minimize redness, decrease puffiness, and do all I can to help minimize the chance of having dark scars on my chest. The ingredients are all chosen for their natural healing properties. The mask is gentle, safe, and easy to make!

 
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Scar Care Mask Recipe

  • 1 Tbsp Manuka Honey (MGO 30+ or greater)
  • 1 Tbsp French Green Clay
  • 1 Tbsp Alma Powder

To make: In a container with a lid, combine all ingredients plus a little water. Start with about a tbsp of warm water and keep adding water as you mix until you reach a smooth, spreadable, and whipped texture paste. It should be light and airy but not watery. All ingredients for this mask can easily be found on Amazon. Buy the higher quality brands that have good overall ratings.

To use: Spread this mask in a thin layer onto your closed incisions, closed wounds, old scars, areas with eczema, acne, or just as a refreshing face mask. Leave the mask on 20 min or more. Please note that if you leave on longer than 20 minutes, the mask is harder to remove. To wash off, soak in the shower or tub. Take your time when removing the mask and slowly rub a bar of natural soap over the area until the mask loosens. Remember... this is healing skin so be gentle and take your time. If you have trouble, use a thinner layer next time or just soak in the tub.

To store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use batch within 2 weeks.

 

Why It Works

I used this mask daily for about a week now and find it an important part of my healing regimen. I notice that it is cooling, brings down swelling, and lessens the purple colors in my incision lines. After I remove the mask, the area is slightly redder than before but than quickly fades down to normal. All of the ingredients used in this mask are safe and can even be ingested as another source of their benefits. I chose the ingredients for their healing properties below...

 

Manuka Honey

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Soothes Skin
  • Exfoliating Amino Acids
  • Promotes Collagen Growth
  • Lightens Skin
  • Moisturizes

French Green Clay

  • Removes Impurities
  • Detoxifies 
  • Exfoliates
  • Calms Redness and Irritation
  • Nourishes with Minerals
  • Minimizes Swelling
  • Helps Reduce Pain

Alma Powder

  • Packed with Vitamin C
  • Locks in Hydration
  • Full of Antioxidants
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Lightens Skin
  • Promotes Collagen Growth
  • Evens Out Pigmentation
 
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POST OP CARE

I recommend using this mask daily before you shower or bathe. Daily use will help the mask be most effective at pulling out toxins and creating a healing environment for the skin. In addition to using this mask topically, you can intake the ingredients. Use the Manuka Honey with your tea or coffee... you can even just eat a 1/3 of a teaspoon during the day. The French Clay can be added to a glass of water and drank. Again, 1/3 of a teaspoon is best to start with and can be taken once a day. Alma Powder is tart but great in juice or blended into a smoothie. 1/3 - 1 teaspoon of this can be taken once a day. Do what you feel is best to supplement your body.


Please note that this is meant to share my experience, none of the content is meant to be taken as hard medical facts or advice. Please consult with a doctor or surgeon regarding any post op scar care questions.

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TTYL