Monthly Archives: May 2012

home care routine for post surgery wounds and scars

Recently I was diagnosed with melanoma and had to have it surgically removed. It took 2 surgeries to accomplish….and the result is that all melanoma was removed and I am free and clear (for now)….

Sure
I have a big scar on my face, but I have impressed the hell out of the
surgeon for the way my wound has healed – especially for someone my age (let’s just say ‘on the wrong side of 50’
and seeing as it was such a huge excision of melanoma right down to
the muscle tissue…

Here is what I did each day:

  • Cleansed with Dr Schwab Sensitive Cleanser using cool water each p.m.
  • Applied aloCell Gel a.m. and p.m. to stimulate the skin’s own repair mechanisms and enable collagen and elastin production.
  • Added Cell Youth Actif a.m. and p.m. to increase hydration, DNA repair and stem cell activity.
  • Applied
    an Intensive Vitamin C in the p.m. to help build strong collagen and
    repair the wound. It has Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate in it and is a new
    product that I will bring to you in the second half of the year.
  • In the p.m. I layered on top of that the wonderful, lipid rich, Skin Renu Advanced Bruise Prevention Formula to add lipids back into the damaged upper layer of the skin.
  • In the a.m. I always finished with the Mineral Sunscreen SPF35 (20% Zinc) – it is also known as TiZO Body.

The surgeon also found my scar tissue to be less dense than normal….and it will only get better from here…

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

Versatile Langerhans Immune cells play dual roles in skin

A new study helps to resolve an ongoing controversy about whether Langerhans cells in human skin function to suppress the immune response and promote tolerance to normal human skin and its “friendly” microbial flora or mobilize a lethal attack against harmful foreign invaders.

Note that Langerhans cells are destroyed through constant sun exposure – so your skin is less able to protect your body from invasion the more you damage it with sun exposure…So Wear A Mineral Sunscreen already…

Read the article.

Also note that although animals caged in the lab were subject to inhumane tests in this regard – the results once again show that animal testing very seldom shows results equivalent to human animals….so why torture and kill off innocent animals? Just for the hell of it? Animal testing must STOP. It has been proven by the FDA to be inadequate in 90% of the tests presented by drug/pharmaceutical/university torture chambers. Just claiming they have learned something kind of relevant to humans makes it OK? Yikes – how come human and humane have such similar spelling?