Minor skin wounds are a part of everyday life. It’s easy to receive cuts and scrapes while living an active lifestyle. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger discusses what you can do to treat and heal these minor wounds. Learn how to take care of your skin when you cut your finger or scrape your knee with these helpful tips.

Minor wounds are caused by everyday hazards, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

A wound occurs any time the skin is broken. Minor wounds are some of the most common forms of injury to the skin, often caused by the dangers we encounter in everyday life such as cutting your finger while washing dishes or scraping your elbow on concrete. These small, shallow cuts, scrapes or abrasions can be treated without a visit to the doctor.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends his favorite products to treat small cuts and scrapes.

To heal scrapes and other minor wounds, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends Elta Hydrovase Wound Dressing Gel, which keeps wounds moist to speed up the healing process. This unique gel also prevents tissue buildup that can cause scarring, itching and irritation. For those with more sensitive skin, Vaniply Ointment has a gentle, hydrating formula that contains no preservatives or chemical irritants.

Many people think it’s important to let a scrape “air out” after a few days, but this is not true. Letting a scab form over the affected area often leads to scarring. To avoid scarring, Joel Schlessinger MD suggests keeping the area covered until the skin is completely healed.

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends FixMySkin Healing Balm with 1% Hydrocortisone to treat minor skin concerns like insect bites, poison ivy, dry skin, chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema and more. The hydrocortisone in this medicated balm has chemical properties that relieve itching and heal the skin. Additionally, a unique combination of waxes allows the balm to remain solid even when warm so it won’t melt in your pocket or purse.

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Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 1:57 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care, SlideShare
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