DAMAGED
SKIN

If you’re looking for information and advice to help promote the speedy, healthy healing of damaged skin - everyday cuts and scrapes, superficial burns, irritated or chapped skin, post-procedure skin (surgery, chemical peels, laser…) or newly tattooed skin - then you’re in the right place!

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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How do I treat diaper rash?

To treat nappy rash, bathe your baby in lukewarm water using a very mild, soap-free formula such as CICAPLAST Lavant B5 or LIPIKAR Syndet AP+. Gently pat dry and apply an ultra-gentle protective cream such as CICAPLAST Baume B5 that repairs the skin barrier function. In addition to these measures, ensure nappies are changed regularly and that they are not too tight.


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How can I repair sun damaged skin?

The first step to help repair sun damaged skin is to prevent further damage with daily facial sunscreen with retinol molecule, which is known to speed up cell turnover at the skin’s surface for brighter skin, while replenishing collagen and elastin in-depth to repair wrinkles. REDERMIC R UV SPF 30 combines sun filters with retinol suitable for sensitive skin.


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How can I repair damaged skin?

If your skin has been burned or subject to cuts and grazes, speed up the skin barrier recovery process with a protective repairing balm such as CICAPLAST Baume B5. If you have a surgical wound with stitches, massage your scar with CICAPLAST Gel B5 to optimise skin barrier function repair. This product can also be used after a chemical peel or laser treatment.


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Are freckles damaged skin?

Some people simply have freckles. In this case, they are certainly not a sign of sun exposure or damage. Other people get freckles following sun exposure in summer. In this case, the freckles show that the skin has reacted to UV rays, which can cause damage. Then, make sure you protect your skin with broad-spectrum UVA-UVB sunscreen daily to prevent sun damage.


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What can I do about sensitive skin when I’m sick?

When you have a cold or the flu, your facial skin can become more sensitive due to repeated nose blowing. To soothe sore skin, mist the area with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and apply  CICAPLAST Baume B5 on red and raw areas. You can leave it on as a mask overnight to help the skin recover.  To reinforce your skin barrier use Toleriane Ultra on a daily basis.


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TRUE
OR FALSE

A 1ST DEGREE BURN
IS JUST LIKE SUNBURN.

TRUE

A 1st degree burn is just like a sunburn. It affects the outermost layer of skin only and causes the affected area to turn red and painful. Superficial skin burns also often itch due to histamine release.
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YOUR SKIN GET DRYER
WHEN YOU'RE SICK.

TRUE

Colds and flus suck moisture out of our skin leaving it feeling dry and dull. The illnesses themselves, coupled with the medications we are taking, and the fact that many of us are bedridden, leads to skin being deprived of moisture.
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CHEILITIS IS THE SCIENTIFIC
WORD FOR CHAPPED LIPS.

TRUE

Cheilitis is another name for chapped lips. The lips become dry and flaky, and painful vertical cracks can develop. The skin around the lips sometimes becomes irritated too. This dryness causes unpleasant burning sensations.
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LICKING CHAPPED
LIPS IS A GOOD IDEA.

FALSE

People with dry and chapped lips often lick them frequently, and pick or bite off flaking skin. It’s so tempting isn’t it, but this only aggravates the situation by ridding skin of its natural protective layer and triggering a vicious cycle.
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WHAT SLOWS
DOWN HEALING?

Certain factors slow down healing:

Damage to the skin, or “lesions” can be either epidermal (affecting the most superficial layer of skin and non-bleeding) or dermal (affecting the deeper layer of skin and bleeding). Whenever the dermis is affected, all wounds, burns, surgical incisions, or infections leave behind some kind of scar. That is not to say that all scars are equal: The goal of any treatment is to improve the healing process for the best-looking scar possible,which should be flat, supple and close to your skin tone.

  • Age: The skin heals faster in young people.
  • Diet: An unbalanced diet lacking in vitamins and trace elements can lead to slower healing.
  • Diabetes: Wounds may heal very slowly in poorly controlled diabetes.
  • Smoking: Results in decreased oxygenation of the wound and slower healing.
  • Certain medicines: Immunosuppressants and corticosteroids can delay healing.

HOW CAN YOU
SPEED UP HEALING?

The above are your healing “foes” but you have plenty of “friends” too! To boost healing:

  • Eat a balanced diet rich in sources of protein and fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Make sure you get your recommended hours of sleep per night (8 is a good rule of thumb for adults).
  • Keep your wound hygienic and clean.
  • Apply a reputable wound healing cream with targeted active ingredients to accelerate your skin’s repair.

In this section, you will learn how to promote skin healing in different situations:

  • Nappy rash: How to soothe and repair irritated baby skin with products safe from the first day of life.
  • Scars and stitches: How to optimise scar healing, reduce scarring from stitches, protect scars from the sun and use scar massage techniques.
  • Burns: How to manage a household burn and when to seek medical attention.
  • Post-procedure skin: How to speed up skin healing after an aesthetic procedure like a peel or laser treatment.
  • Tattoos: How to care for your new tattoo to keep it looking sharp, bright and beautiful.
  • Localised skin damage: How to enhance the recovery of red and raw skin after a cold, when you have lip problems like cheilitis, or when you have fragile nail issues.

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COMMITMENTS

Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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ALLERGY TESTED

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If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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JUST THE ESSENTIAL,
AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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TESTED
ON VERY SENSITIVE
 SKIN

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Our products' tolerance is verified on the most sensitive skin: reactive, allergic, acne-prone, atopic, damaged or weakened by cancer treatments.

DEAR
READERS

The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.