REDNESS

Question

How do I keep redness away?

Submitted by Atisha Nagesar on 9 May 2013

Answer

Great question! Thank you for asking. Whether the skin is red from sensitivity or vascularity, we have a few things we need to do when treating "red skins". 1) We need to decrease sensitivity, 2) We need to decrease and prevent inflammation, 3) We need to decrease vascularity, and 4) We need to calm, comfort and protect the skin. This can be done with various treatments, but it can also be achieved with some products. You could use Skin Medica’s Redness Relief Calmplex. At all our Skin Renewal branches we have got a product specifically made for us to help with redness, this is called "Couperosis Cream". You will also need to become very religious in wearing a good facial sunblock every single day, as redness is definately worsened by sun exposure.

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