This post was created in sponsorship with Mederma, but as always all opinions are 100% my own.
I was blessed with the gifts of wit, intelligence, and a great personality. I, however, was not blessed with the gift of the type of coordination that allows me to remain accident-free throughout my day. I am the CLUMSIEST. Like, I bump into things and scratch up my legs and arms so often that I’m used to it. The other day I was hanging with some friends who were visiting from out of town and I nearly fell INTO my car when we were heading to go somewhere. My knee got caught in my skirt and almost took me out. I tried to play it off but they caught me…lol.
So while I love my legs and am grateful that they’re strong enough to support me and get me where I need to go, I do wish I had less visible scars and proof of my clumsiness on them. It was getting so bad that one of my photographer friends would get annoyed whenever she had to shoot me because if I had new scars on my legs, it meant more for her to edit in post-work…lol. I mean, she chose to edit them, not like I told her it needed to be done…lol.
I actually thought there wasn’t much I could do about the scars on my legs that didn’t involve some sort of professional treatment. And I for sure wasn’t hiding my legs in long skirts and pants (not in the heat, boo!), so I didn’t think much about it until the good folks at Mederma developed the Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream. AND—get this—it can work on OLD SCARS, too. The second I read that I was all in.
So here’s the quick tea:
Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream should be evenly applied and gently massaged into the scar until fully absorbed once nightly for 8 weeks on newer scars and 3-6 months on older scars. Begin using Mederma® PM as soon as new skin has formed, typically two or more weeks after the injury or surgery. Make sure the scab has come off naturally and any stitches have been removed. On older scars you may start using Mederma® immediately. Do not apply to broken skin
RESULTS TAKE TIME
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see improvement right away. Generally, Mederma® PM users start to see noticeable improvement within 2-4 weeks of use and optimum improvement in 8 weeks, but every scar is different, so yours may take a bit more time.
Mederma® PM is available in a 1 oz. tube in the first aid aisle and a 1.7 oz jar in the skin care aisle.
I think it is especially important in this day and age of VERY shortened attention spans, that we learn some patience especially when it comes to skincare. Things take time and consistency. There is no 30 second fix for scars (well, I mean concealer could be considered a fix, but you know what I mean here…lol) and you especially need to be patient and consistent with older scars. It’s also important to have realistic expectations. While you may not get rid of the scars completely, you’ll lessen their appearance with consistent use over time.
What I like about the Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream is that the brand completely backs up its claims by offering a money-back guarantee. If you’ve been using the product for at least 8 weeks for new scars (or 3-6 months for older scars), and are not happy with the results, you simply fill out a form on their website to get your money back excluding taxes or other fees. This definitely has me excited about the next 3-6 months of use.
Now 3-6 months can seem like a long time and since consistency is key, you want to be able to make this part of your nighttime routine. So I keep my Mederma® PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream near my nighttime skincare products so I don’t forget to use it. I also shower at night so I make sure I’m not putting product on top of summer grime because who wants to thwart their scar-fading efforts?
One last thing. I want to point this out there just in case, but you also want to make sure you don’t use this on open wounds. From the Mederma site: “a wound is completely closed when the scab falls off or the stitches are removed. You can begin to use Mederma® Advanced as soon as there is no visible scab where the wound occurred or your stitches have been removed. While there is still a scab or stitches present, keep the wound clean and covered—this will speed healing time and help reduce the appearance of the resulting scar.”
Here’s to less clumsy grade schooler-looking legs!