Avoiding Common Causes of Irritation

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MD Complete is unlike most other skincare lines you would find in the department store. Despite the myth that something has to be expensive in order to be effective, these products are designed to deliver exceptional results at a fraction of the cost because you deserve to not only look beautiful but feel beautiful too.

What makes MD Complete Different?

MD Complete Skincare is like a laser treatment in a bottle. Created by dermatologist Dr. Brian Zelickson, our products contain very high levels of very active ingredients for optimal skin rejuvenation results. With a unique and powerfully efficacious delivery system, these products are formulated to match the results of skincare routines you’d get in a dermatologist’s office. 

In some circumstances, these hardworking ingredients can temporarily overwhelm the skin and cause redness or mild discomfort. Don’t worry, though. For most people, irritation can be avoided with some practical steps.

Irritation. What’s causing it?

Did you know that many other skincare products actually strip your skin of its natural oils, which may result in a damaged moisture barrier? 

When your skin is fatigued or compromised - often from exfoliants, foaming cleansers, sun exposure and/or acne products containing drying ingredients - it becomes much more sensitive and likely to be irritated. If you find that you need a moisturizer year round, this could likely be the case for you. 

You may be surprised to learn that while 75% of women believe they have sensitive skin, in reality, only 8-11% actually have a genetic predisposition to being sensitive. The difference? Roughly 65% of women are using products that damage the surface of their skin. 

So, how can you avoid irritation?

Tips for a Better Experience With Your Regimen

1. Use just a pea-sized amount of product. Remember, with dermatologist-grade skincare, a little product goes a long way. The most common reason people experience irritation with dermatologist-grade skincare is that they use too much product, applying it like a traditional drugstore moisturizer.

2. Use new treatment products every other day for the first two weeks. Your skin needs time to acclimate to these new ingredients, so start slow, and increase your usage gradually.

3. Use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser. Avoid foaming cleansers, as they typically contain ingredients that can fatigue and damage the skin’s surface and moisture barrier. For aging concerns, try our Restoring Cleanser. For problematic skin, try our Clarifying Cleanser. Both are effective, yet gentle on the skin.

4. Avoid routine use of exfoliating products. While occasional use of exfoliating treatments can be a good way to elevate your results, we’re finding more and more clients and patients who are over-exfoliating. This continual strain on the skin doesn’t give it enough time to repair itself and can make highly effective products highly irritating.


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