Only a few things can affect our self-confidence more than our skin flaring up. When it comes to red and inflamed skin, it can seem like caking on concealer or staying inside all day are the only options to avoid looking like a sore thumb. However, there are several natural ingredients that you can incorporate within your daily skincare routine that are sure to reduce inflammation and rejuvenate tired skin in no time.
When it comes to our busy lives and restless nights, enflamed skin can be difficult to prevent. Here's why these four ingredients may just be the perfect solution:
It's safe to say that we are all familiar with caffeine, especially when it comes to energizing our brains right before a big deadline or a long day at work. However, caffeine works wonders when it comes to your skin as well.
Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means that when caffeine is applied on inflamed skin, there will be reduced blood flow. As a result of reduced blood flow, there will be visibly less puffiness due to caffeine’s calming effects. When applied topically, caffeine also reduces wrinkles by constricting the blood vessels.
Caffeine also contains antioxidant properties that can help save your skin from sun damage and help slow down the aging process. So, if you wake up feeling tired one morning, caffeine may not only be the go-to morning beverage, but also an excellent refresher for your skin.
Green tea is another familiar beverage that also doubles as a skincare must. When it comes to skincare, green tea is the oil extract from the plant Camellia sinesis. Green tea has historically been used in Eastern traditional medicine to reduce inflammation and soothe irritation.
Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties because it contains catechins, which are natural plant compounds found in tea. Catechins assist in reducing skin irritation, puffiness, and redness. Green tea leaf extract also aids in hydrating the skin and improving skin structure. In addition to sipping on green tea, support your skin with green tea extract to renew your skin’s appearance.
Centella Asiatica (madecassoside, madecassic acid, asiatic acid)
Centella Asiatica extract is a medicinal plant, also known as Gotu kola, grown primarily in Asia. This herb dates back hundreds of years and has been traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat wounds, burns, and eczema.
When it comes to treating your skin, Centella Asiatica is a must-have ingredient due to its soothing properties. This ingredient contains several active compounds, including madecassoside, madecassic acid, and asiatic acid; all promoting healing.
Overall, Centella Asiatica extract contains both antioxidant properties and amino acids that help hydrate compromised skin, revitalize the skin’s protective barrier, and reduce sun damage.
Artemisia Capillaris Extract
The fourth and final powerhouse ingredient that we will cover is Artemisia Capillaris Extract. This series of plants, otherwise referred to as wormwood, is a medicinal herb native to northern Asia.
Similar to the other ingredients that we have covered, artemisia is known to calm irritated skin and contains Vitamin A, which promotes skin renewal, Vitamin C, which helps to protect and brighten the skin, and Vitamin E, which contains anti-inflammatory properties. Artemisia is great complexion booster as it's used as an anti-inflammatory agent to soothe the skin.
Using Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients Into Your Skincare Routine
Fortunately, incorporating these anti-inflammatory ingredients into your day-to-day skincare routine is very easy as these ingredients can be found in a plethora of creams, serums, and lotions.
Our very own Barrier Serum is a great way to soothe compromised skin and rejuvenate your glow. This serum can be used daily after cleansing and toning your skin. Simply apply a small amount of product to your face and neck, and your skin will be soothed and replenished.
In addition, our refreshing Hypernova Eye Serum delivers advanced ingredients to improve the eyes' appearance. The fragrance-free formula is packed with patented active ingredients to effectively promote cellular rejuvenation and soothe inflammation.