Damage Control

Skin damage is something that most people are effected by.  Sometimes it comes in small or even unnoticeable forms, while other times, it is obviously visible in the form of sunspots, wrinkles, pigmentation changes, or worse.

Skin infections can cause inflammation, which damages skin’s natural collagen and elasticity properties.  It can also cause wrinkles and sagging of the skin.  This inflammation can be caused by chronic skin conditions including dermatitis/eczema and psoriasis.

Dermatitis is usually a skin reaction to an allergen that irritates the skin.  Signs of dermatitis can show up in the form of bumpy rashes, blisters, itching, or redness of the skin.  To try and find the cause of dermatitis, note of where on your body  the rash appears & see if those areas correspond with certain soaps or body products you use.  Rashes may also be a reaction to laundry detergent, jewelry, or fabric.

Sun damage is a large player in the cause skin damage.  Frequent exposure or over exposure to sunrays can cause long-term damage including the above mentioned sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles, as well as skin cancer.

Bioelements has a variety of problem solving products that can help with skin irritations and skin damage.

For hyperpigmentation and sun damage, they offer their LightPlex Scientific Pigment Balancer.  This is a maximum-strength treatment cream that uses BioBrightening Extracts (Bioelement’s breakthrough blend of botanical and scientific ingredients).  This formulation helps maintain skin’s clarity while it   brightens skin, improves color and tone, and smoothes and moisturizes.

The cream uses exfoliating ingredients and soothing extracts including citric acid, green tea, allantoin, soybean extract, and lavender, but the even bigger star ingredients are the ones that work for pigmentation.

Arbutin, citrus unshiu peel, bearberry, mitracarpe, waltheria indica leaf, rosemary, lemon, and lime are the pigment inhibiting ingredients.  Arbutin inhibits melanin production, and is often used as a skin-lightening ingredient.  It is found concentrated in pear skins.  Bearberry extract is also used as a skin-lightening ingredient, used for long-term and regular results.

For overall skin brightening, Bioelements recommends applying evenly to the entire face morning and night. Follow with the appropriate Bioelements sunscreen. Apply Lightplex on your hands every day and follow with sunscreen for an effective hand treatment.

Note: Must be consistently used every day and night. Expect to see results in 8-12 weeks.

For skin damage caused by environmental factors, Bioelements has their Urban Detox.  This moisturizing antioxidant serum protects your skin from damaging environmental pollutants.  It helps fight free radical damage that causes visible aging while hydrating and smoothing skin.  The key ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Grapefruit Oil, Orange Oil, and Lavendin Oil.

The blend of pharmaceutical grade vitamins protects skin from damaging smoke and pollution, while aromatherapy oils keep skin smooth.

Besides treating the skin damage, it’s important to learn how to protect skin.  For skin irritation and allergies, as mentioned, it’s very important to find the root cause of the allergy, so that you can avoid these products or items in the future.

For sun damage, it is extremely important to take preventative measures.  Skin products with SPF should be a staple for your face, and any body parts (neck, chest, arms, hands, legs) exposed to the sun.  Bioelements has an SPF 50 FaceScreen sunscreen that gives maximum UVA/UVB protection, while moisturizing skin.  It also contains vitamins, skin-calming chamomile, and Bioelements unique blend of Chinese Herbs.

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