What is inflammation and how does it affect your skin?
Inflammation is a response from your body when it recognizes a foreign intruder. It could be an infection or cancer cells for example. In response your body sends agents to try drive out the nasty pathogens and help healing it.
It is a natural and normal process within your body. Similar as to when you have fever, this is a sign that your body is responding, which is a good sign.
Skin inflammation is similar, you will recognize it when your skin turns red, warm, or you are having rashes.
There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic.
Chronic inflammation is when the inflammation lasts for a long time, which ultimately might cause skin damage and other disease. One of the famous chronic disease is eczema for example.
While acute is when your body triggers a rapid response. It could be like sunburn, infection, or when you have an allergy.
These are some of the reasons why you are getting inflammation:
- Sun sensitivity
- Immune system issue
- Gut condition
These are self-explanatory except maybe for the gut condition. Lately, new researches are surfacing on the importance of the microbiome. The gut flora is extremely important as they are the main line of defense in your body to stop microbes and other dangerous pathogens.
Like we said several times. In order to keep a healthy skin, you need to keep a healthy and balanced diet. It does not matter how many skincare products you put on your skin if your diet is full of saturated fat and sugar, the skincare products will have a limited effect on your skin.
At Eblouir, we advocate for a balance of a good diet and using skincare product as an add on to help fight other skin aggressor such as pollution and the sun.
These are some foods that are famous for helping fight inflammation:
- Green tea
- Fatty fish
- Pepper (bell and chilli)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Dark Chocolate (minimum 75%)
And this is what you want to avoid:
- Fried food
- Refined Carbs
- Junk food
- Processed meats
- Trans fats
Inflammation are to be taken seriously and are in general a sign that there is an underlying problem with your body. It is important to track these and maintain a balanced diet.
For example, with Eblouir products you would use our Gentle cleanser to make sure your skin is kept clean at all time to avoid bacterial infection and diminish the impact of pollution.
The Copper peptide mask will make sure your skin keeps hydrated to provide a strong skin barrier to fight against the pathogens.
In case there is an inflammation that damage your skin, you can then use our Copper Peptide Serum to provide in-depth spot healing.