FRAGILIZED SKIN
(POST PROCEDURE - TREATMENT - TATTOO)

Aesthetic procedures are on the rise: Increasing numbers of people are undergoing chemical peels, laser treatments and other forms of skin resurfacing. After any such in-office procedure, skin is as though stripped bare. Skin’s barrier function is almost non-existent, and it is likely to feel hypersensitive. In this situation, you are well advised to visit the pharmacy and ask about repearing creams for post-procedure skin. There are some amazing expert solutions out there that can really minimise downtime.

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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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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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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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 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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OR FALSE

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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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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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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NEWLY
TATTOOED SKIN

Across the world, 600 million people have tattoos. That’s 30% of the global population! Tattooing involves introducing pigments into the dermis using a sterile needle, by perforating the skin over and over again. This is a significant “attack” on skin which can leave it red and swollen for days and even weeks to come. It’s no surprise that people are searching for daily care products to enhance the healing of newly tattooed skin.
In the dedicated article in this section, you’ll learn how to care for your healing tattoo over its first 4 weeks and in the longer term, to keep it looking sharp, bright and beautiful.

OUR SAFETY
COMMITMENTS

Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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100% PRODUCTS
ALLERGY TESTED

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One Prerequisite = Zero Allergic reactions
If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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FORMULA PROTECTION
OVER TIME

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We select the most protective packaging associated with only the necessary preservatives, to guarantee intact tolerance and efficacy over time.
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JUST THE ESSENTIAL,
AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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Developed in collaboration with dermatologist and toxicologist, our products contain only the necessary ingredients, 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.