SCARS AND STITCHES

On top of the millions of surgical procedures performed each year for medical reasons, we are seeing a sharp rise in both aesthetic procedures and surgery. In fact, 21% of the dermatologist’s work now consists of aesthetic procedures and there are 11 million cosmetic surgeries each year. For all of these reasons, healing and scars are a growing concern as no one wants an unattractive scar that will remind them of the procedure they went through, or act as a “giveaway” in the case of cosmetic surgery. Not to speak about all the surgical procedures one might undergo and that can lead to lifetime marks.

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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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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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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How can I get rid of sunburn?

Once you have developed sunburn, the damage has already been done and all you can do is let it heal. Religiously protect the burn from the sun to prevent it from getting any worse, as well as applying a soothing aftersun gel with antioxidants and make sure you stay hydrated. If your skin has blisters, use a skin healing cream from the pharmacy until the burn has fully healed.


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TRUE
OR FALSE

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YOUR SKIN GET DRYER
WHEN YOU'RE SICK.

TRUE TRUE-ANSWER

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 TRUE-ANSWER

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 TRUE-ANSWER

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 WRONG-ANSWER

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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CAESAREAN AND MASTECTOMY
SCARS

We offer informative videos on scars following key procedures such as Caesarean section (plus top tips from a head midwife) and mastectomy. With the right knowledge and techniques, you can take control and help ensure a soft, supple and comfortable scar.


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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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.
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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.

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.