I wanted to talk with you today about how inflammation affects the skin
Inflammation is a response by the body to a real or perceived threat. we need the inflammatory response because its the only way for healing to occur, however over time inflammation of the skin can cause cells to lose water and dehydrate the skin.
Some of the common causes of skin inflammation are sun exposure, stress, environment, diet, or even lack of sleep.
So how does this show up for us? It can come in the form of rosacea, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, acne, or wrinkles.
Inflammation is one of the most powerful aggressors to accelerate aging!
Inflammation has the power to show us when we are not getting enough sleep, when we are consuming too much alcohol or sugar, when are eating a poor diet, and the list goes on and on. The Longer you let these go on for the more serious the consequences will be.
Did you know that over 90 percent of the earths populations lives with substandard air quality and pollution? these are aggressors that we can not control. There are steps you can take though to protect yourself from poor air quality and pollution, and that is to wear your sunblock! We can also use skin care that is rich in botanicals or antioxidants.
Lets Talk Diet !
Food that are naturally anti-inflammatory:
Cruciferous Vegetables Like broccoli and brussels sprouts
Red and blue colored fruits
cold water fish ( salmon, tuna, mackerel etc. )
Foods that are pro-inflammatory:
Meats like beef and pork
eggplants and tomatoes
citrus and dairy
taking small steps in your skin care routine and diet can have extremely beneficial outcomes.
lastly its important to exercise because if you live and active and healthy lifestyle you are 15% less likely to have chronic inflammation!