Minor Burns

L'ATHENE offers a complete natural skincare regimen... to support newly healed burned skin to help calm and soothe your skin.

Newly healed burn skin is fragile and prone to three big issues: dryness, sun sensitivity and irritation. Good skincare daily is a high priority so that you help calm, hydrate and not further irritate skin. When your physician says your treated skin is ready for skincare, here are helpful guidelines.

Hydrate, Calm and Nutrify the Skin

"VITAPURE Serum is amazing. Not only do I see all the great changes it has made on my face, I used it last week to help a burn on my daughter's neck from a curling iron. It looked great in 2 days. Amazing!" Jill D. Muncie, IN.

Newly healed burn skin can become very dry! Dryness contributes to a weakening of skin which can cause more irritation and potential susceptibility to infections. Moisturizing is critical for new healed burn sufferers. Also, to maximally nourish and restore skin health, antioxidants have been proven to be effective. "Antioxidants have been shown to enhance healing of wounds by reducing free radical damage," according to a study done on laser resurfaced skin using topical antioxidants (Dermatologic Surgery Journal, June 1998, DH McDaniel).

Apply VITAPURE Ultra Antioxidant Nutrient Serum to challenged areas 3 times a day. Put VITAPURE Serum on after cleansing. Then, gently massage in a drop or two of EXTRACT Dry Skin Hydrating Plant Oil 3-5 times a day as needed.

Ultra Antioxidant Nutrient Serum
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Once oil is absorbed, to maximally hydrate and nourish the skin, apply 2-3 times daily RESTORE or ULTRA Moisturizers to the affected facial areas and NEROLI Body Silkening Nutrient Crème to the affected body areas.

TIP: Avoid powders and perfumes as they may cause more dryness and can irritate.

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Avoid Further Dryness and Itchiness

Newly burned skin can be itchy as well as dry. For facial cleansing, almost all cleansers and soaps are made with harsh detergents - even medical brands - which can strip the skin of its natural oils making it more prone to dryness, itching and flaking.

For gentle, non-irritating facial cleansing, use PRIMESSE Essential Facial Cleanser, a mild non-detergent facial cleanser that will not strip the skin and keeps skin balanced and healthier. Avoid ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulfates or other Sulfates in facial cleansers and shampoos.

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Additional Information

Minor burns are tissue injuries from hot liquids, sunlight, steam, curling irons, wind, razors or chemicals. These burns can cause redness, swelling, blisters, minor pain at the site and skin loss. Once the skin is newly healed, if you notice signs of infection, additional redness, pain, swelling, or an elevation in body temperature, a physician should be consulted promptly.

Avoid Skincare with Harsh Cosmetic Chemicals... which can Potentially Irritate Fragile Skin

You do not want to compromise your skin with the wrong skincare choices. Chemicals in skincare can be very irritating to this fragile skin causing further dryness, redness, inflammation or discomfort. Almost all skincare, including medical skincare brands, contain harsh alcohols, petroleum-derivatives, detergents, and many other skin irritating ingredients. This also includes many skincare products that claim they are good for sensitive skin. Choosing skincare products that are non-irritating is important. Become a label reader. Read more about the ingredients in L'ATHENE products.

L'ATHENE Pure Nutrient Skin Products are helpful for those with fragile skin. The high quality vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids are nourishing, mild and non-irritating.

Avoid Direct Sun Exposure

Burned skin is more prone to sun sensitivity and therefore susceptible to sunburn. Minimize your sun exposure on challenged areas. It is best to use products specifically made for sun protection only, with a sun block of SPF 30 or more. Click here for more information about sun protection.

Eat Antioxidant Foods

Antioxidants in foods are important to maximize skin health with burns. "Patients admitted to the hospital with burns may reduce the time of wound healing by supplementing with antioxidants such as Vitamins C, E, and Zinc," according to a study with burn patients receiving antioxidant supplements (Journal of Burn Care, Aug 17, 2009, E. Barbosa).

Foods such as blueberries, blackberries, cherries, citrus foods, grapes, raspberries, spinach, artichokes, peppers, kale and apricots are high in antioxidants. Green tea is too.