Dr Barbara Kubicka provided expert advice for Glamour Magazine's feature on the common issue of sensitive skin and what to do about inflammation. The article headline read:
"Sensitive skin affects 60% of us so here's everything you need to know about inflammation and how to deal with it"
Sensitive skin affects over 60% of women and can include a variety of irritating and uncomfortable symptoms, including: Itching
Inflammation Dr Kubicka was asked to explain more about why inflammation occurs. She said:
"Inflammation is a body’s reaction to harmful triggers. It can be a photogene like a virus or bacteria, damaged cells, irritants or allergens. "If it is short, it's called acute [and normally not something to worry about], if it’s prolonged it is called chronic – when the body doesn’t regulate a response back to normal and stays in an overactive state."
Inflamed skin is often the root cause of other common problems, giving rise to issues such as rashes, spots, or premature ageing. Dr Kubicka continues to explain that there are different types of inflammation and these are not always harmful:
"Chronic inflammation can be a cause of premature ageing. "During the inflammation process the body doesn’t produce collagen or elastin as its resources are focused on fighting adverse stimuli. "Acute inflammation mobilises cells to be more active, releases cytokines [small cell-signalling proteins] and other growth factors, helping the body and skin to repair."
There are some treatments which are designed to promote acute inflammation. For example, creating trauma through microneedling will boost the body's renewal and healing responses to actually improve the condition of the skin.
"Inflammation is caused by bacterial or viral triggers, mechanical factors (like tissue damage), physical factors (like sun and heat) and chemical factors (such as other irritants)."
So the best advice is to avoid irritants and stimuli that could trigger inflammation.
What to do about skin inflammations
Dr Kubicka's 3 tips are: Self-help
"Inflammation is usually self-limiting so there is no need to do anything unless it’s a bacterial infection. That said, irritating stimuli should be removed because they can make things worse."
"LED red light is an excellent addition. I also advise taking supplements such as Skinaid and alkaline water to help with skin repair."
"vitamins E and C, and aloe vera will help to calm skin down." See the Clinicbe Essentials Range Read this article in full
To read more, please visit https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/anti-inflammatory-skin-guide.
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