Treating Inflamed Skin
Inflammation – the red, puffy patches of skin can be itchy, painful, and just plain uncomfortable. Most cases are caused by dry skin, and without proper hydration, accelerated aging may become a threat. The type of skin you have and the kind of inflammation you’re encountering will determine the best treatment. Keep in mind, redness of the skin alone isn’t any reason to worry, however if you also xperience a fever or other signs of sickness, you should contact your physician immediately.
Cleanse the Affected Area
After gently dampening the skin with a few minutes of cool compresses, apply your favorite over the counter hypoallergenic cleanser. This cleanser should be lightweight, hydrating, and without any possible irritants. We recommend using our LifeCell pH Balanced Cleanser which contains green tea, cucumber, chamomile, and plenty of other soothing ingredients to leave your skin feeling cool, refreshed, and relaxed. Repeat this step once in the morning and evening.
Now that your skin is thoroughly cleansed, bring its hydration level up a notch with a nice moisturizing cream. AH3 and D3PA each have incredible hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties, so you may want to gravitate toward LifeCell All-in-One Anti-Aging Treatment cream which containing them. While cleansing the skin twice each day is recommended, moisturizing should be a three times a day deal – especially during times of inflammation.
Pay Attention to Your Diet
This should always be on your mind if you are anti-aging conscious. Eating too much sugar and salt will not only inflame your insides, but also your skin. Every now and then is okay, but indulging in these treats too much will cause uncontrollable free radical damage. Instead, try to incorporate more spicy foods such as curry or ginger; hotter cuisines have fantastic anti-inflammatory properties.
Stay Out Of the Sun
Well not entirely – the sun has amazing benefits for the body, but during a period where your skin is easily inflamed, it’s best to stay away from direct sunlight. PreciseDerm Multi-Action Tinted Sunscreen SPF30 is specially formulated to complete the LifeCell daytime routine. It is hydrating, light-weight and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and after laser treatment. Nonetheless, limiting your exposure would be wise as your skin may become further dehydrated and irritated if exposed too long.