One of the enemies of our body is itself the inflammation. Especially when it becomes chronic it affects all our body parts. Inflammation can also good for our body if our body is healthy. It protects us from bacteria, viruses, and injuries. However, inflammation can be a trigger and cause many diseases if we allow those bacteria and viruses come inside our skin.
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What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is the body immune system that stimulates and protects the body but it can also be very harmful to the body.
Inflammation is a sign of heat, pain and the loss of function. Inflammation can heal body injury but it can also trigger the wounds of the injured body and can be chronic diseases. Inflammation is your body normal response to the first thing that bacteria, viruses, fungi, and another harmful chemical that come inside your body.
Understanding Skin Inflammation
Skin inflammatory is a common problem of people and dermatology. They come in many forms, from occasional rashes accompanied by skin itching and redness to chronic conditions such as dermatitis (eczema), rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. Skin inflammation can be characterized as acute or chronic.
Causes of Skin Inflammation
There are many reasons that cause skin inflammation but, the process of skin inflammation is something complex and cannot still be understood completely. Skin inflammation is caused mostly when our skin is exposed to a “triggering” stimulus, these triggering stimulus depends on each person and might be different base on their health and lifestyle. Some examples are UV radiation, an irritant (e.g. soaps or fragrances), food, insect bite, or to allergens, the cells in the skin that produce a variety of inflammatory “hormones” called cytokines and chemokines. These hormones actual job is to help the skin fight infection from invading bacteria, but they can also be the cause of considerable damage to the skin creating an inflammation.
Ways to Prevent Skin Inflammation
- Best way to keep skin inflammation away is to eat healthy and diet. So that you will avoid those bad bacteria that would come inside your body. You also maintain your healthy body if you add some exercise to your daily routine. To have a good and healthy body comes from your healthy lifestyle. Eating fruits and vegetables will give you a strong mind and strong body and will lessen the risk on to have chronic inflammation.
- Having enough sleep. It gives you the strength that you need in your daily activities if you have enough sleep. Because sleeping at least 8 hours a day can give your body a long relax of mind and soul and even your skin can have time to refresh. It minimizes the skin inflammation that would be a trigger if your body is weak. Better sleep will avoid some stress in your life.
- Always protect your self to stay in the sunlight for a long period of time so that you can prevent your skin from chronic inflammation.
- If you have a skin infection or other skin diseases don’t let this be a trigger and avoid your skin condition to become more chronic. It is better to treat it as much as possible before your infection becomes deeper. Eat food with antioxidant or high in fiber to reduce inflammation and take vitamins with antioxidants and mineral.
Natural Remedies To Reduce Inflammation
Ginger contains inflammation-fighting properties. It can be used to fight chronic inflammation or other skin condition. Ginger has a natural healing effect and it has many purposes to heal any conditions. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, and antioxidant activities.
Ginger is also one of the most commonly used spices and medicine because it helps many people to treat their skin or chronic inflammation that can lead to chronic diseases.
Turmeric has a substance of curcumin with anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric can reduce inflammation like osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis, and some other painful inflammation especially on the part of the eye.
Herbs have healing properties and can also good for your health, it has an antioxidant that fights inflammation. Example of herbs are chili pepper, cumin, basil, oregano, and thyme these are very helpful to fight and reduce inflammation.
Green tea is very effective to help reduce inflammation because it has antioxidant properties and can fight cardiovascular disease and cancer. Green tea can also treat disease like atherosclerosis and liver disease that can cause inflammation. Green, black and white tea contains polyphenols that can boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Green tea has the highest concentration of antioxidant.
Garlic has many benefits in your health for cold and illness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and contains sulfur compounds that good for your immune system.
Tart Cherry Tea
Tart cherry tea contains antioxidants and has a high quality to remove pain easily. Tart cherry tea can improve your health because contain higher antioxidant. It also minimizes the risk to develop your heart disease and cancer. Tart cherry tea has many benefits like it promote weight loss, treat gout, treat osteoarthritis, and can help you sleep well. It also rich in potassium.
I hope this article provides you enough overview of what skin inflammation is, and gives an idea on how to prevent inflammations. You might notice that the natural remedies to reduce inflammation is not only about skin, this is because our body immune system and our body health affect our skin in many different ways. That is why live a healthy lifestyle and make your skin happy.