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The Healing of Scars

The body is an amazing symphony of magical ability. It is very much like a futuristic movie that we can cut ourselves open and scrape off parts of our skin and it grows back together and makes new skin. If we could see the entire 7 month process of a deep cut or wound healing, we would think we were watching a science fiction film.

The actual process of healing a scar is like a 4 act play with different characters (types of cells) moving in and out of the area and specializing in different processes. One of the most important aspects of healing scars is moisture. Think of water as the highway of electricity and "communication.” It creates the ability of the cells to quickly transfer processes, information, nutrients between these cells that are all trying to work together to remake normal skin. The cells themselves have to move back and forth (taking the stage and leaving the stage.) Keep them moisturized, and they've got a big cable line to each other to pass all these things back and forth and get the job done faster and more efficiently. This is exactly like running an efficient construction site.

Now, not only do you need to provide efficient communication and pathways between cells, you also need to provide the correct construction materials. There are certain herbs that have scientifically shown to speed and assist in the healing of scars and greatly improve their outcomes.

All that being said: here are the products and directions for use…

  • 1)Herbal Poultice of (at least) these herbs: White willow, comfrey, chia seed, barley grass, plantain

This blend is one of herbs that not only provide many vitamins and minerals, but also white willow, comfrey, and plantain specifically speed up the cell’s ability to get all their jobs done. Comfrey has even been used topically to help heal bone breaks.

  • 2)Add warm water to create a paste and apply to affected area and surrounding area at least once a day- but twice a day is better and 3 times a day is better yet. Do what you can with your schedule and don’t beat yourself up if you can’t do it as often as you like.

If you can apply a bandaid and keep this paste on for an hour, that is wonderful. Remember that you do NOT want it to dry on your skin. It will pull moisture out and evaporate from the precious work that is taking place. Keep it moist. When you can’t babysit it’s moisture level, rinse it off and move to step 3.

  • 3)Keep the area moist as often as possible. This means as soon as you get out of the shower, trap water in with a thick and oily moisturizer. Of course, I recommend Stiletto Moisturizer. Stiletto has been specifically formulated with high vitamin E and A as well as extremely important fatty acids that the area will need to use to regrow better skin cells.

Also, any time you can in the day, splash warm water on the area and reapply Stiletto. Remember, water = healing. Get water to the area as often as possible and DRINK plenty of water, as well. Healing needs to occur from inside and outside. Another awesome product in this regimen is Second Skin. Keeping a bottle of Second Skin nearby to apply (add moisture and a host of healing agents) and topping that off with Stiletto over it…. Mmmmmm, a literally feast of mighty proportions for skin.

  • 4)Drink Aloe Vera juice at least twice a day. A couple of 2 oz shots of Aloe Vera juice a day is going to make a world of difference. Studies show that aloe works equally effectively on wound healing when taken internally as when applied topically. Taking it internally is anti-bacterial for wounds on the skin and the polysaccharides in Aloe are, literally, what the cells use to communicate back and forth.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or help in any way. Email: [email protected]

Thank you for your trust and support,

Courtney Henslee

Owner and Formulator