There are a thousand ways to take care of your skin but nothing can stop a bit of redness and itchy skin every now and then. It is certainly frustrating to see a patchy of acne breakouts on the face even after using that expensive facewash twice a day. Skin is the largest human organ and is prone to damage from a lot of everyday substances and environmental factors. There is certainly more than one type of inflammation that affects the skin. It can either be only on the face, which is the most sensitive skin area, or it can be caused at your back because of unsuitable bedsheet fabric. Inflammation can happen all over your body and commonest of them is caused by undue cleanliness of the body. The skin is a delicate organ if we see it with technical eyes, it is open to the environment all the time unless you put a covering on it. Hence, it becomes pretty difficult to protect it all the time and even a little bit of harmful bacterial or fungal presence can make it irritated. So, what is the solution? Let us find a few for you;
1. Avoid the sun
Skin irritation due to heat can happen to anyone whose skin is too sensitive to the sun. With the increased intensity of the sun’s UV rays, that is the case with most of the world now. Even though the sun is necessary for our existence and provides mental energy and Vitamin D, you can’t be sunbathing for the whole day. Sun’s rays are most harmful from 11 to 4 o’clock during the day and can even cause irreparable damage to the skin in some areas where the ozone layer is really thin. Hence, if you have sensitive skin or already have slight inflammation, going out during the peak sunny hours will aggravate your condition. It is advisable that you try to keep your outdoor activities limited to the morning hours and evenings. Try to get the healthy sunlight during the early morning hours and use hats along with full sleeves at all other times of the day.
2. Rinse with cool water
Water is the best coolant for both man and machine as it cools down faster than any other substance and can absorb heat better than any other fluid. So, there is nothing better than a shower to cool down the inflammation on the skin. Try to keep the inflamed area under the running shower and let it cool down for at least 5-10 minutes. While an inflamed skin might make you feel like taking an ice bath but that is not a smart idea at all. Extreme temperatures both hot or cold are destructive to the skin and can cause dry or flaky skin, as they wash away all the natural oils. So, make sure that your shower temperature is just cool and not freezing cold.
3. Don’t overdo the skincare routine
Having a skincare routine is essential of course but even your skin needs a break from a lot of pampering. Too much usage of some skincare products like scrubs or facewashes can irritate the skin by removing the natural moisture held by the skin. Hence, if you feel your skin is irritated stop your detergent-based washes and scrubs for a few days and use natural cleaners and moisturisers to treat it. For example, you can apply milk over your face with a cotton ball land rinse it to cleanse and sooth at the same time. You can use natural aloe vera gel to moisturise your skin and make it supple. While you take all these precautions it is also important to not use makeup to hide the redness as it will only make the condition worse.
4. Moisturise regularly
Most skin irritation and inflammation are caused by the upper layer of skin breaking due to dryness. The broken skin gets exposed to bacteria and fungus that causes it to get inflamed even further. Thus, cutting out the connection between your skin and open air is important. This can only be done with the use of a moisturising lotion that creates and layer over your skin protecting it from breaking further. So, take a milk or aloe vera based moisturiser that can fill up the cracks in the skin and help protect it from further damage.
5. Use home remedies before ointments
Unless your skin has gotten extremely itchy or swollen, there is no need to medicate or put ointments for your inflamed skin. Instead, try to heal your skin through a number of kitchen ingredients that are great at soothing irritated skin. You can use overnight soaked oats with some milk as a mask to reduce skin irritation and swelling. Crushed cucumber with its water is also a great soothing ingredient for inflamed skin. Another ingredient is honey, which has anti-oxidant properties to heal broken and inflamed skin.
6. Change your diet
Skin inflammation issues like acne and pimples are caused by toxins in the blood that the excreted through the sweat and sebum glands. When there are too many toxins in the sweat and sebum, they block the pores of the skin and cause it to secret more oil. Oily and junk foods like chips and other deep-fried snacks are the reason why some people get more acne than others. Make changes to your diet and eat healthier fats like nuts and seeds as snacks. Add more raw veggies like carrot and cucumbers to your diet, they will help improve skin health over time.
Skin inflammation can be a problematic thing and if the condition goes out of hand it can be dangerous. If your inflamed skin is showing signs of pus formation or has started to bleed, you should get immediate medical attention. Skin inflammation doesn’t just occur of facial skin but can occur at a lot of places on the body. Mostly it occurs more on intimate skin but there is a solution for that. Try out Namyaa’s natural Haldi Chandan Intimate Hygiene Wash. It reduces inflammation protects the intimate skin from infections and rashes.