Inflammation is induced by many elements, including disease, UV light, excess sebum and long-term use of topical irritants. It is the immune system’s innate response against internal and eternal assaults. Inflammation is a normal, essential defense mechanism to keep the body healthy.

Acute inflammation can be beneficial. For example, in wound healing: Inflammation is necessary for injury repair. However, if such acute inflammation is not treated, chronic inflammation will result which is destructive.

 

Chronic Inflammation Causes: Solutions to Eliminate Chronic Inflammation:
  • Cellular dysfunction
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Dyschromia
  • Lack of response to treatment
  • Poor healing
  • Accelerated aging
  • Alterations in skin texture
  • Induce a controlled, therapeutic treatment period of acute inflammation for repair
  • Use a maintenance program suitable for long-term use 
  • Stabilize cellular functions
  • Use medical topical agents for a restricted amount of time
  • Control excess sebum
  • Strengthen skin barrier function
  • Protect against UV light
  • Neutralize free radicals

 

*Taken from page 21 of ZO Principles of Skin Health Restoration