People are constantly searching for the next great treatment option to minimize the appearance of scars. One of the newly discovered products is Emu Oil, an old remedy used to treat a myriad of skin ailments by the indigenous population in Australia.
What is Emu Oil?
The Aboriginal people and others have been using Emu Oil to cure a variety of skin ailments, such as skin rashes, insect bites, scarring and wound healing. Many studies have proven that Emu Oil can help treat many skin ailments, as well as reducing joint and muscle pain when applied topically. It is also rich in omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9) which are essential for healthy-looking skin. Unlike mineral oil which stays on the surface of the skin, Emu Oil has the superior ability to penetrate the skin and repair the connective tissues in the deeper layers of the skin.
The benefits of Emu Oil
Emu Oil has a variety of benefits to the skin, including treating dry and cracked skin, relieve the symptoms of eczema and rashes, healing wounds, cuts, and burns, along with many other common skin conditions. It can also be used as a first-aid treatment to reduce the risk of infection while promoting healing. Not only is it 100% natural, but it is also hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-comedogenic, and does not irritate the skin, making it easy to use anywhere on the body, for all skin types including sensitive skins. It can safely be applied to broken skin of any age including babies.
How can Emu Oil help with scarring?
Research studies have proven that Emu Oil can promote the regeneration of skin tissue, as it increases the rate of proliferation of fibroblasts, the main skin cells in tissue culture. A number of burns units throughout the world have shown that when applied topically, Emu Oil reduces pain associated with burns. It also speeds up the healing process and results in less scarring.
Emu Oil works as an anti-inflammatory agent, which can help expedite the skin’s natural healing process. When the skin is first damaged, it will become inflamed as part of the natural immune response, there will be redness or discolouration on the damaged area. Emu Oil can help reduce the appearance of scars during the healing process as well as assist in preventing new scars appearing because it can break down the scar tissues both internally and externally, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce the itchiness, redness, and pain.
Emu Tracks Stretch Mark & Scar Balm is a relatively new product that blends Pure Emu Oil with other effective natural ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Flaxseed Oil, Avocado Oil, and Vitamin E to keep the skin smooth, supple, moisturised and elastic, therefore preventing stretch marks and scars during pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss.