Do you often find yourself struggling with skin irritation, redness, and/or swelling? If so, you’re not alone! A whopping 17% of adults in the United States experience skin inflammation, which may be due to anything from sun damage to certain health conditions to using the wrong products on your skin. Inflammation can cause many different problems and affect various parts of your body, but thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of specific herbs and spices, you can help soothe your inflamed skin and make it look brighter, clearer, and more attractive than ever before.
Most of our skincare regimens include aloe vera gel. One great way to apply aloe to your skin is through using it on your face, or purchase aloe-based skin care products. The aloe vera plant has been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties as well. According to the NCBI, using aloe vera gel can help with soothing inflammation, calm skin, and promote healing.
Psoriasis and eczema sufferers can use natural aloe vera gel to reduce inflammation, dryness, itchiness, and other symptoms.Severe acne and frequent breakouts may lead to other skin issues. You can keep them in check by using aloe vera gel to alleviate inflammation and prevent new outbreaks.
A natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric can help to soothe redness and inflammation caused by acne. When used topically, turmeric can also help to brighten the skin and give it a more even tone. To use turmeric for your skin, mix a small amount of the spice with water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. For best results, use turmeric paste 2-3 times per week.
There are a variety of skincare products that contain licorice root, including serums, creams, and masks.
Known as Mulethi in India, licorice root is an extraordinary remedy for cough and throat infections. Licorice is thought to reduce inflammation providing immediate relief. Not only that, but it is also effective in dealing with skin inflammation. By applying licorice to your face you can aid in treating severe acne, hormonal acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc. An NCBI study found that licorice effectively reduced skin irritation and inflammation in eczema.
You probably know that chamomile tea is known for its calming effects. Chamomile flowers contain several antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant compounds. As a result, these reduce skin inflammation, which increases healing and improves skin texture. Chamomile flowers are ideal for controlling skin inflammation. Chamomile can also be applied topically to treat eczema symptoms. It is also beneficial to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation on the lips.
This concentrated oil is created from the bright yellow marigold flowers. The oil is rich in anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, allowing it to rejuvenate and restore skin issues. Flowers in the marigold family are rich in carotenoids and flavonoids that are both antioxidants, which means they have many anti-inflammatory and anti-disease qualities. The regular application of calendula oil to skin can regulate the amount of acne breakouts and skin inflammatory issues.