Irritated, itchy and inflamed skin are some of the most common skincare problems and issues. But what causes this, and what are the most effective aesthetic treatments for skin inflammation?
What is skin inflammation?
Skin inflammation is a common skin complaint that can have an impact on all skin types and affects people of all ages. This can have a range of symptoms, including redness, swelling, itching, and rashes. But what are the causes of skin inflammation, and how can this be treated effectively?
What are the most common causes of skin inflammation?
There are a number of different factors that can cause skin inflammation and these include:
Allergens: Allergic reactions to pets and substances like pollen, certain foods, or medications can all trigger skin inflammation. This is because the immune response to the allergen leads to the release of histamines, causing redness, itching, and swelling.
Irritants: Exposure to irritants such as harsh chemicals, soaps, detergents, or certain fabrics can cause skin inflammation because these substances can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier. This can lead to dry, red, and irritated skin..
Genetics: A genetic predisposition to skin inflammation is possible. Conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis can cause chronic inflammation and require ongoing management.
Environmental factors: There are a range of environmental factors that can lead to skin inflammation, including excessive exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, humidity, and pollution. These factors can disrupt the skin’s protective barrier and lead to inflammation and irritation.
What are the most effective aesthetic treatments for skin inflammation?
If you are experiencing skin inflammation, there are a variety of effective aesthetic treatment options available to help soothe the symptoms and to repair the skin barrier. These include:
Moisturisers: Regularly applying moisturisers and emollients can help to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier, preventing dryness and reducing inflammation. These products can soothe the skin and minimise symptoms associated with skin inflammation.
IPL Therapy: IPL treatment uses intense pulsed light to target specific areas of the skin, as well as blood vessels in the skin, to reduce inflammation. This can be highly effective for conditions like rosacea, where blood vessel dilation contributes to skin inflammation.
Chemical Peels: Superficial chemical peels can improve skin texture, reduce redness, and minimise inflammation. They involve the application of a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of damaged skin, revealing a smoother and less inflamed complexion.
illumiFacial®: The illumiFacial® treatment is a cutting edge treatment option that combines a fruit acid peel with an IPL treatment to achieve completely transformative results. Whether skin inflammation is causing you redness, or the damage to the skin barrier has left your skin dry and itchy, this highly effective treatment option can help to repair your skin for a healthy, glowing result.
For more information or advice about skin inflammation problems, and the steps you can take to repair the damage, why not get in touch with Preston’s leading aesthetic team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?