Basics on How to Use RégimA Home Care
The full range of products is highly concentrated. It is therefore suggested that only minute amounts of the product be used for each application (a small finger nail amount is all that is required). It is important if one wishes to achieve the best results from the range, not to mix with other products. RégimA has been formulated to work synergistically. Always read the instructions on the container. Certain products, in particular the night creams, must not be applied to the eye area.
USE OF RÉGIMA WHILST ON CERTAIN MEDICATION
One must follow the instructions of the prescribing doctor. It has been our experience that whilst on certain treatments that one can safely and successfully use certain RégimA products as described below:
ROACCUTANE - This treatment is extremely successful in treating active acne, teenage or adult, and helping prevent scarring. There are however, in certain cases, symptoms experienced. The skin and lips may become very dry, tight and pink. We have found that following a very simple regime, during the course of the treatment, one minimizes potential side effects e.g. RégimA Cleanser (either Gel or Milk), Quantum Elastin or Scar Repair am and pm with Ultramatte Daily Infusion (unless skin is still very oily or problematic), B-Complex Daily Radiance or Optimum Essentials over the top during the day. Following this regime one helps to relieve the above mentioned symptoms, prevents the skin from drying out, protects from the sun and aids healing, repair and regeneration. Dryness of the lips has been helped by regular application of Post Laser Gel or Marula Lip Protector. If one is taking a high daily dose of Roaccutane then one would only commence 'Peel & Heal' treatments 6 weeks following cessation of Roaccutane.
CORTISONE (steroids also called corticosteroids) - Topical application of Cortisone is used successfully to treat many skin conditions. It can, however, if used regularly, have a thinning effect on the skin, cause easy bruising, dilated capillaries and redness and stretch marks in certain individuals. It is essential therefore that the skin is 're-built'. RégimA has done this safely and successfully by implementing a simple regime over the treated areas. If one is undergoing Cortisone treatment one should follow doctor's instructions. One can aid the process by adding for example RégimA Quantum Elastin or Scar Repair over the top of the treated area, to be applied at least 15 minutes following Cortisone application. If the area is exposed to sunlight one should apply a RégimA day product with SPF. Quantum Elastin or Scar Repair may be applied twice daily during the treatment phase. After cessation of Cortisone therapy one would initially follow a simple regime as follows: RégimA Cleanser (Gel or Milk) Quantum Elastin am and pm with either Daily Survival, B-Complex, or Optimum Essentials (depending on skin type and preference) over during the daytime and Rejuvoderm or Night Booster over at night.
The ingredients work synergistically to heal, repair, re-elasticize and thicken the skin. The combination stimulates collagen production. One may then gradually introduce other products into the range to combat other skin problems e.g. Alpha Lipoic to plump out wrinkles, Radical Difference to relax expression lines, Sun Pro over Scar Repair on the body etc.
RENOVA, RETIN-A AND RETINOL - THE DIFFERENCES - As so many people confuse Retinol with Retin-A it is necessary to clarify a few points. Renova, Retin-A are prescription treatments containing the active ingredient retinoic acid (tretinoin). This has been sold for years under the brand name Retin-A. They are presented in cream or gel forms. In many individuals this prescription treatment is very successful. There are, however, side effects which MAY occur in certain cases. These are dryness, redness, tenderness, swelling and flaking of the skin and sensitivity to sun light and it is essential when on the treatment to use a sunscreen. We recommend a RégimA day preparation containing SPF. Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative. Vitamin A comes in several forms, some are known to have a dermal irritant effect, causing continual skin peeling and redness and photosensitivity. RégimA uses pure retinol in the highest concentration providing all the benefits of Vitamin A without any potential side effects and it is safe to use during pregnancy.
EFUDIX - This is a topical treatment for pre-malignant or malignant lesions and would be prescribed by a doctor. This causes a marked inflammatory response in the treated area as it erodes the lesions. This is necessary. Severe discomfort may be alleviated with Post Laser/Post Peel Gel and it may be used to barrier healthy surrounding skin where necessary. After the doctor completes the treatment one would benefit from the rapid healing effects of Post Laser/Post Peel Gel in the initial healing phase (until all scabbing has been removed), followed by Scar Repair to help heal and rebuild. In areas exposed to sunlight one would apply RégimA Sun Pro over the top.
LAYERING OF PRODUCTS
It must be stressed that layering of products is very important and has proven to be extremely beneficial in dealing with certain skin problems. For example if the skin is environmentally damaged, fragile, scarred or acne scarred then it is essential that one uses either Quantum Elastin or Scar Repair morning and night under the appropriate RégimA day and night preparations. The unique elastin in these products helps repair, regenerate, re-elasticize and thicken the damaged skin and stimulates collagen production. Also, in the case of hyperpigmentation, it is essential that one of the products containing Vitamin C is used morning and night under other appropriate products.
There are a number of active serums within the range which offer treatment for every possible skin condition or problem. E.g. Puffy tired under eyes benefit greatly from New Expression 3 in 1, Stem Cell Activator or Growth Factor Stimulator for the over 40s, Alpha Lipoic for plumping of wrinkles and for smokers, Radical Difference for relaxing expression lines, and many more. Allow a minute between applications of each product to allow for penetration. Layering of products does not create a build-up of ingredients in the body. The products work within the dermis and do not work systemically, so there is no possibility of as such 'overdosing' on any of the ingredients. One can only benefit from their combination as they have been manufactured to work together. The doctor or skin care professional would decide on the best combination of RégimA products for each individual's needs.
For steps regarding RégimA product layering use the following guideline:
1. Cleanse with appropriate Cleanser and Eye Repairing Make-Up Remover
2. Eye Products Revital-Eyz and then New Expression 3 in 1
4. Corrective Creams
5. Neck Firming Complex and Breast and Décolleté Gel
6. Day or Night Cream
CARE DURING PREGNANCY
It must also be noted that apart from Curve Contour Cellulite Controller and Detox Oil, all RégimA products are safe for use during pregnancy and for lactating women. It is, we feel, essential that one should use for example the RégimA Scar Repair & Anti-Stretch Complex 3 times daily on all areas prone to stretch marks throughout pregnancy and during lactation. This procedure has been used extremely successfully by so many mothers over many years, resulting in very happy moms, with little or no stretch marks and happy, healthy babies.
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