Heal and prevent bruises with these dermatologist-recommended bruise treatments.
Bruises are one of the most common types of skin injury and everyone gets them at one point or another. As we age, though, our skin begins to lose density and volume, which can make bruising a real issue. Bruises can be unsightly and embarrassing, especially if they take a long time to heal, but there are products available to heal bruises quickly and strengthen your skin so new ones are less likely to form.
Bruises typically appear after bumping into a stationary object such as a table or bedpost, so they’re especially common on the arms or legs. It is also common for facial bruising to develop after a cosmetic surgery procedure. Bruising occurs when tiny capillaries in the skin break due to trauma, causing blood to leak and collect in surrounding tissues. A bruise will typically turn from red to dark blue or purple over time, and is easiest to treat before this change in color occurs.
You can help prevent bruising on your arms and legs with a few simple household tricks. For instance, make sure that your furniture is placed away from doorways and walking paths, and that electrical cords are not left where you could trip over them. In addition, bruise treatment creams containing Vitamin K and arnica reduce inflammation and heal existing bruises more quickly after a bump or cosmetic procedure. With continued use, these products can actually help strengthen delicate capillaries so bruises occur less often and heal faster. Paired with other anti-aging skin care products with growth factors, antioxidants and peptides, skin strengthening bruise creams are a great addition to your skin care regimen.
We at LovelySkin want to help you find the best skin care products to suit your needs. If you want recommendations for the best bruise creams available, our Customer Care Team is on call to help guide you to the product that is right for you. You can browse our selection of cream and gel treatments for bruising, or visit the LovelySkin blog and Video section for more skin care tutorials and helpful advice.