Understanding Inflammation: The Key to Younger Skin Health

As we age, our skin undergoes several changes, including hormonal shifts, which can lead to inflammation. Inflammation is generally understood when it is felt within our body as a natural response of our immune system to fight off infections and injuries.

When inflammation becomes chronic, it can damage healthy cells, leading to various skin problems, including acne, rosacea, and premature aging. Below, we will explore the causes of inflammation and how to manage it for healthier, younger-looking skin.

Skin Inflammation  

Causes of Inflammation in Younger Skin:

Several factors can trigger inflammation in younger skin, including hormonal fluctuations, exposure to UV rays, pollution, and harsh chemicals in skincare products. Hormonal changes during puberty can cause an increase in androgens, which stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. When excess oil combines with dead skin cells and bacteria, it clogs the pores, leading to acne breakouts. Exposure to UV rays and pollution can also cause oxidative stress, damaging healthy skin cells, and leading to inflammation.

Managing Inflammation for Younger Skin Health:

The first step in managing inflammation is to avoid triggers that cause it. For instance, use skincare products that are gentle and free of harsh chemicals, and protect your skin from UV rays and pollution by wearing protective clothing and sunscreen. Additionally, eating a healthy diet, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods like high quality proteins, fruits and vegetables as well as avoiding sugar based foods and drinks can help keep inflammation in check.

Another way to manage inflammation is to use skincare products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients particularly those that are from natural sources, like Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Lemon Myrtle and Kakadu Plum.

We developed Routine Skin as a skincare range specially designed for younger skin, we focussed on formulating with powerful native botanical ingredients that help reduce inflammation, clean and treat skin, without harsh synthetic chemicals or alcohol. Routine Skin products are gentle, effective and work to keep your skin looking healthier.

Inflammation is a natural response of our immune system, but when it becomes chronic, it can damage healthy skin cells, leading to various skin problems. By avoiding triggers, eating a healthy diet, and using gentle, anti-inflammatory skincare products like Routine Skin, you can manage inflammation and keep your skin healthy and youthful-looking.

Steph Eastwood

Co Founder