Cheecky Cheecks

Question

Hi Maureen
I stopped smoking 11 months ago,and have put a little weight on.
My Cheecks are swollen every day,is this normal should i be concerned.I thought my skin on my face will be glowing,since i stopped smoking.The swelling is right above the cheeck bone.

Submitted by Nancy Pretorius on 1 April 2013

Answer

Thanks so much for your question, I’m really sorry to hear that you are having this problem. Stopping smoking is certainly going to do A LOT for your skin, but you need to remember your skin is going to need some time to recover from the damage that the smoking has done, and the best thing you can do is help it to speed up the process and improve the health of your skin. My suggestion is that you want to bring down swelling and inflammation and start getting the skin to heal. We have a specially formulated supplement at our Skin Renewal Branches that contain high amounts of Vitamin C and MSM for this very purpose. I would also suggest you start helping that skin rejuvenate itself. I highly recommend using a powerful anti-oxidant serum, and a powerful sunblock on a daily basis. Something like Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic serum every morning and one of the Heliocare sun blocks every single day. You would also do well to exfoliate the skin at least once a week (with something like Lamelle’s Cathepzyme ezyme exfoliator). That is my best advice without actually having a closer look. If the “swelling” you are experiencing is very red and sensitive, then I would rather have a look at you. Are you close enough to any of our Skin Renewal Branches for me or one of our doctors to have a look at your skin?

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