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AUG 2018

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dayspamagazine.com • august 2018 • [ 21 ] In addition to antioxidants like vitamin C, Dr. Day suggests hydrating masks. Not only do they nourish and soothe the skin, but they're emotionally calming, she says. Probiotics like lactobacillus can also be benefi cial, notes Tomasso. These epidermal microorganisms support the growth of good bacteria while inhibiting infl ammation-triggering pathogens. "Lactobacillus is a naturally occurring bacteria that upholds the growth of healthy microfl ora, and promotes healing by boosting fi broblasts," she adds. You can also advise clients about a number of infl ammation-diminishing lifestyle and dietary habits. After all, as Dr. Day points out, managing the condition is a full-service task. "Our training is grounded in science, but there's another level here. As a healer, you can help clients understand treatment beyond using creams or products," she says. "A lot of rosacea and eczema management comes down to getting more sleep, smoking less, drinking more water, and eating more vegetables and fi sh—just taking small steps and adding on a little bit every day." Tomasso recommends clients limit or avoid some additional triggers that can exacerbate infl ammation: weather extremes; alcohol; caff eine; hot showers; steam rooms; saunas; heavy exercise; abrasive skin care, such as harsh peels and scrubs; and histamine-rich foods. Dr. Murad adds that pros can help guests fi nd ways to relax even after they leave the spa. "Consider recommending activities like yoga or art therapy," he suggests. "Keep books and articles on © GETTY IMAGES dayspamagazine.com/freeinfo hand that'll guide clients to pinpoint and reduce sources of loneliness, isolation, anger, hostility and perfectionism to help them conquer their stress." Finally, off er some guidance on physical activity. Exercise (when not too intense) can be extremely benefi cial, particularly when dehydrated cells are at the root of infl ammatory issues. "Muscle is 70 percent water, whereas fat is only 10 percent water," explains Dr. Murad. In fact, he notes, moderate exercisers have been found to be 15 percent less likely than sedentary individuals to suff er from chronic infl ammation. It all goes to show that an active, healthy lifestyle pays off . u

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