A sad but relatable part of the human condition: our skin can experience redness, inflammation, and irritation regardless of type, tone or star sign. The fact of the matter is that when something in our body's natural immune response goes wrong, it can cause inflammation in the skin. This might be brought on by bacteria, viruses, trauma, irritant-containing products or components, or a skin barrier that has been weakened. Dryness, redness, itching, and swelling are all symptoms of inflammatory skin disorders like rosacea and eczema.
Maintaining a straightforward skincare regimen that prioritises moisturising and relaxing over exfoliation will work wonders to relieve inflammation and prevent redness. But what components should you search for to counteract these pesky indications of sensitivity and irritation? To maintain the health of your skin, we've done the research and prepared this list of calming, renewing MVPs that will reduce redness, irritability, and inflammation.
Vitamin B3, or niacinamide, is a fantabulous substance for treating and preventing skin irritation. Niacinamide increases moisture levels, safeguards ceramides, restores a compromised skin barrier, heals acne or rosacea-related irritation, and is mild enough to reduce redness on even the most delicate skin. What's best? Niacinamide is a component that blends nicely with almost all other ingredients and skincare products.
*Sips tea…* Did you know that drinking green tea throughout the day can give our bodies a healthy amount of caffeine and antioxidants? Red, stressed-out skin can benefit from these similar qualities, as we all know. Antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory substances in green tea lessen inflammation, redness, and puffiness. Due to its high concentration of free radicals that prevent sun damage, green tea is especially beneficial for skin that has spent too much time in the sun.
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Aloe vera is likely something you've used to treat sunburn or other irritants, and the same goes for skincare. Aloe vera, often known as aloe barbadensis on ingredient lists, contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. These nourishing substances calm the skin while healing inflammation and redness, hydrating and moisturising the skin, and preventing transepidermal water loss.
COLLOIDAL OATMEAL OATS
Colloidal Oatmeal Oats are a well-liked, all-natural remedy used for ages to relieve itch. Colloidal oats are a fantastic ingredient for those with eczema or a damaged skin barrier since they are loaded with potent substances like beta-glucans (sugars with natural emollient effects) and avenanthramides (a rich sort of antioxidant).
Ceramides are necessary for a robust and healthy skin barrier. Ceramides are fatty lipids between skin cells and help maintain the integrity of the skin barrier structure. Our skin barrier is weakened when these lipids are insufficient, leading to symptoms such as dryness, irritation, redness, cracking, itching, and so forth. By improving and mending the skin barrier, ceramides in skincare products can prevent and treat inflammatory skin diseases.
Because it contains a high amount of the antioxidant glabridin, licorice root extract is well known for its ability to soothe the skin. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of licorice extract brighten and shield the skin while reducing redness, irritation, and itching. All sorts!
Yes, it sounds like a Covid vaccine, and yes, it’s one of the most effective ingredients to reduce redness. Centella Asiatica, sometimes referred to as tiger grass, will soothe, moisturise, and shield the skin's protective layer from harm and horrible hangovers.
A warm cup of chamomile tea might help you wind down and prepare for bed at night. Similarly, chamomile extract in your skincare products helps reduce redness and irritation. The chemicals and antioxidants in chamomile are effective in treating eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and milder skin irritation. And we love it for that.
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