There's nothing worse than getting rid of your acne only to have them replaced with dark spots and scarring. Worst of all, they seem to last forever!
The key to getting rid of this pigmentation is two-fold: prevention and early intervention. First step is to prevent acne from appearing in the first place using a pH balanced toner with acne fighting ingredients, then zapping the blemishes as soon as they appear with an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial gel.
But first, let’s learn more about acne scarring and how this 2-step method can help skin heal faster for a scar-free face.
Acne scarring at its base is physical scarring and pigmentation. It occurs after the skin experiences a trauma, such as an overgrowth of acne-causing bacteria. The body’s response to injury recruits a biochemical reaction to heal the cut, blemish, or foreign invader. This inflammatory response leaves a damaging defect in surface of the skin and hyperpigmentation. The pigmentation or dark spot that appears is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Although physical scarring can require intensive treatments to fix, pigmentation is much easier to treat. This is especially true if you take action quickly.
In the process of the skin trying to heal itself, a post-traumatic response gel can deliver high concentration of nutrients to the site of injury, thereby preventing extra tissue damage to the skin. This prevents pigmentation. It also provides the skin with powerful antioxidants to reduce damaging free radicals that can lead to scarring, dullness and even wrinkle formation.
There are many skin blemish products on the market that treat dark spots after they've already formed. However, there are very few products that intervene while the pustule is still there. A post-traumatic response gel can intervene to prevent a dark spot from even forming in the first place.
You'll also want to look for a non-alcohol, pH balanced toner or cleanser with anti-microbial properties as your base since acne is in part driven by bacteria.
Alway remember to choose skin care products formulated with organic and natural botanical ingredients since cosmetics are readily absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. Constant use of products with toxic ingredients can build up over time and may damage other tissues of the body.
For example, synthetic ingredients like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and silicones can disrupt hormones and damage cells.
Seaside Medical Technologies' Post-Traumatic Response Gel with MatrX B heals blemishes quickly by nourishing the skin with organic ingredients such as Arnica and Astaxanthin that boost your body's natural healing mechanisms. Botanical carotenoids and flavonoids help neutralize the adverse effects of sustained inflammatory responses.
Cytotone Waterless Cleanser is a non-alcohol based cleanser that clears the skin of environmental debris, toxins and bacteria. Used one to two times daily, this lightweight waterless cleanser/toner can dramatically manage the inflammatory reaction of acne blemishes and help to reduce scarring and pigmentation from forming in the first place.
You can use the product confidently knowing that all of Seaside Medical Technologies' products are formulated without toxic ingredients. You don't have to skimp on results for non-toxic skincare!
Interested in learning more about organic skin care or how botanicals can help you achieve your skin goals? Check out Seaside Medical Technologies Seaside Discovery Page today!
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