When skin inflammation strikes, you can be left feeling stressed out. Not only can symptoms feel uncomfortable, it’s not uncommon for skin inflammation to result in low self-esteem. By getting to know what causes or triggers inflammation, you can start feeling more in control. Nature has plenty of answers. Plant-based ingredients can work wonders to help soothe your skin. But which ones work best? Is there a miracle combination? Read our guide to find out more.
What is skin inflammation?
Skin inflammation is often triggered by an immune response in the body. Triggers include stress, allergens and extreme temperatures and stress. You can have a genetic predisposition if conditions run in the family. Common conditions include dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Symptoms of skin inflammation include:
- smooth or scaly patches.
- itching, burning, or stinging sensations.
- redness and rosacea.
- warmth in the affected area.
- blisters or pimples.
- raw or cracked skin that may bleed.
There are things you can do to lessen the impact or onset of inflammation.
What products can help calm your skin?
Managing skin-inflammation is not just about skincare. It takes a holistic approach to acquire clearer skin. Eating more of the right foods, managing stress and avoiding too much exposure to the sun are all just as important to lessen the likelihood of skin inflammation making an unwanted appearance.
Moisturisation is key to combating many skin issues. This prevents dryness.
Supporting your skin’s microbiome is essential. It’s the first line of defence against the outside environment. Applying the right nutrients and supporting the functions of good bacteria can also help support healthy skin structure.
It’s vital that you don’t strip your skin of its natural goodness. Avoid using artificially scented or alcohol based products. Harsh exfoliants or loofah pads are also big no-nos. If you suffer from skin inflammation, your skin needs the kindest, gentlest approach.
Skin-calming and healing products include:
Honey – soothing, healing, antibacterial
Buttermilk powder – moisturiser, gentle exfoliator
Pentapeptides – supports healthy skin structure
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are three powerful ingredients we use at Organic Apoteke.
At Organic Apoteke, we’ve dedicated years of research to creating natural, organic products that protect and soothe the skin. Bring out the best in your skin’s natural beauty with organic-certified skincare.
If your skin inflammation is affecting your quality of life, it’s important to check in with your GP. They may be able to give you a diagnosis and prescribe medication if necessary.