Inflamed skin is more than just a cosmetic imperfection—it’s a condition that can have psychological implications. While common skin issues such as acne and rosacea generally pose no serious physical threat, they can cause deep emotional scars. The social stigma attached to skin inflammation can lead to a poor self-esteem, negative body image and even depression.
Fortunately, dermatology has transcended the antiquated notion that skin conditions will eventually clear up by themselves if left alone. These days, doctors and estheticians recommend a variety of treatments, including topical products, oral medications and laser therapy.
Although a multitude of inflammation treatments are available, choosing the right products can be tricky. Many so-called remedies contain harsh chemicals that can spur a slew of negative side effects, further aggravating sensitive skin. Skin inflammation conditions (i.e. acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and photodamage) can be kept at bay with high quality ingredients that have been filtered to their purest forms.
To safely combat inflammation and diminish the possibility of irritation, CosMedix utilizes a pioneering purification process known as chiral correction, which improves the skin’s physiology on both the cellular and molecular level. In other words, each ingredient contains only those molecules that will produce positive side effects to calm the skin and reduce inflammation.
According to Michael V. Macri, MD, a leading aesthetic physician who regularly treats acne, rosacea, allergic dermatitis and skin cancer, the non-irritating ingredients produced by chiral technology are the major advantage of CosMedix skin care. Dr. Macri cites encapsulated retinol, CosMedix’s unique combination of retinol and arabinogalactan-protein conjugates, as an integral part of treating inflamed and aging skin. “The non-inflammatory complex treats skin without the excessive redness and thinness that traditional retinol treatments can cause,” Dr. Macri explains.
CosMedix offers a wide range of anti-inflammatory products, including cleansers, correctives and post-treatment protection. With so many ways to treat inflammation, there’s no need to get the blues over red skin.
Cleanse and Correct
The road to clear skin begins with proper cleansing. When selecting a cleanser, pay close attention to the ingredients and avoid chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, which can strip the epidermis of its natural oils. Inflamed skin calls for a gentle formula with a natural moisturizing factor, such as that which is found in chirally correct L-lactic acid, to effectively restore epidermal regularity. Similarly, toners and serums that contain hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E will calm, soothe and support the skin, as well as mildly exfoliate dead skin cells.
Repair and Stimulate
Stimulating healthy change in the skin is perhaps the most critical step in treating inflammation. In addition to skin resurfacing treatments that promote collagen production and increase the rate of cell turnover, CosMedix offers a complete line of non-traumatic, antioxidant chemical peels to repair inflamed skin.
Contrary to abrasive chemical formulas that destroy the skin’s cells, chirally correct peels consist of reparative properties that remodel the skin without wounding it. By utilizing ingredients such as encapsulated retinol, beta hydroxy acid and fruit extracts, CosMedix’s peels stimulate healthy cellular turnover without exacerbating inflammation.
Shield and Protect
It’s important to remember that caring for inflamed skin should continue after treatment; a good post-treatment skin defense is required to decrease inflammation on a long-term basis. Sunscreens and daily moisturizers with SPF properties will reduce inflammation by reflecting harmful ultraviolet rays. While skin inflammation spans from mild to severe conditions, one thing is certain: Protecting your skin is vital to your overall health.
Renew your skin with these innovative treatments from CosMedix
Beginning the corrective process with cleansing and exfoliation prepares the skin for deeper treatments to come. Fortified with L-lactic acid and beta hydroxy acids, Purity Balance works to unclog follicles, control sebaceous activity and increase cell turnover to level, clarify and prime the epidermis for further resurfacing.
Once the skin has been prepped, it is ready for resurfacing. With the help of encapsulated retinol, Benefit Peel delivers a nourishing blend of anti-inflammatory ingredients into the skin’s layers to gently, yet effectively, stimulate collagen and protein synthesis without wounding the skin or causing excessive peeling.
Adhering to your skin care professional’s post-treatment regimen is essential to ensure enduring results. An especially important part of this regimen includes keeping post-treated skin safe from harmful UV rays. Serious Protection provides full spectrum UVA/UVB/UVC protection in an all-natural, non-irritating SPF 28 formula.
See the Results
Benefit Peel works to smooth uneven texture, correct discoloration and reduce inflammation and redness without wounding the skin.
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