After an injury or illness—whether you have suffered a cut, scrape, burn or sore, or whether you have marks from infections like chickenpox or acne—your skin will heal itself by growing a permanent patch of skin over the wound. The resulting scar will often appear pinker or redder than your normal skin color, and the skin will appear thicker and shinier. That may not be something we want to display or live with forever. While scarring is your body’s natural method of healing itself, scars are, in most cases, unsightly. Choose from a number of gels and ointments, sheets and sprays designed to soothe and diminish the appearance of facial and body scars, whether they be new or old.