Inflammation of the skin, or skinflammation as its endearingly referred to as by the skincare community at large, is a stubbornly persistent, oftentimes nebulous nut to crack. It’s sudden and unwelcome appearance is seemingly spurred on by any number of mundane things such as your daily cleanse or a particular cream or lotion, however its direct cause can be harder to pinpoint.
A method of elimination can help you get to the bottom of the cause, though if you’ve exhausted all possible culprits and inflammation persists, you may be dealing with environmental factors. Hard water, high in minerals, is one such environmental factor, which is particularly prevalent is WA, SA & QLD. Consistently exposing the skin to hard water can lead to a blocking of the pores and a disruption of normal skin function which in turn can lead to a greater chance of exacerbated skin conditions.
The solution to skin inflammation may lie in the topical treatments we employ in our daily skincare routine with focus on a ‘less is more’ approach. Piling on unnecessary lotions is a recipe for disaster for skinflammation sufferers, same goes for exfoliation heavy regimens which can further aggravate skin inflammation.
The below is a list of common anti-inflammatory skincare ingredients which can be used to combat inflammation.