Do you know that when your skin is in ‘weak condition’, it can actually lead to a chronic and persistent inflammation which is one of the main causes of ageing? This is what Professor Claudio Franceschi of University of Bologna coined as ‘Inflammaging’. This phenomenon can occur when the skin is at the risk of invisible inflammation because of its weak condition. The body’s defence system is weakened through breaking up the key youth-sustaining skin structures which later lead to reduction in the production of Collagen and Elastin. Acute inflammation and repeated injury is part of the events which lead to chronic or silent inflammation such as deep wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, flaccid, and inelastic tissue.
I recently read an article about ‘Inflammaging’ and how it contributes to ageing. More and more professional skincare and product developers are now developing skincare products that would ‘solve’ this inflammaging problems. Basically, inflammation is a natural, and healthy immune response but an unmonitored inflammation levels can contribute to beauty issues or serious health issues that would ‘haunt’ the life in long-term. Inflammaging arises when chronic inflammation leads to ageing. This inflammaging destroys the metabolic balance to produce collagen fibers and replacement of new fibers and skin cells. It actually decreases the cellular metabolic activity and collagen renewal which contributes to the skin losing its suppleness, elasticity, and flaccidity.
There are many skincare products which contain ingredients that can combat inflammaging. Here are some of the popular ingredients which you can find in skincare products. These ingredients have been popular to combat inflammation and inflammaging:
- Beta Glucans
- Superoxide Dismutase
- Plant Stem Cells
- Blue Agave
- Green Tea
- Aloe Vera
- Willow Herbs
- Magnolia Bark
- Omega-3 & 6
- Spin Traps
- Tamanu Oil
- Camu Camu
- L-Ascorbic Acid
- Boswellic Acid
- Copper Peptides
- Giant Knotweed
- Noni Fruit Extract
- Rosemary Extract
- Alpha Lipolic Acid
When taking care the skin, it is also important to include serums containing ingredients such as amino acids, phospholipids, hyaluronic acids, and lactates which can help in epidermal growth. This is later followed with anti-oxidants and inflammatory cremes to reduce the irritation and combat inflammation. Peeling treatments should be done wisely by choosing Acids that can work well with the epidermal layer. Such treatment that combat inflammaging includes lactic acid, salicylic acid, malic acid, or pyruvic acid. One should also take note to protect the natural moisturizing factor after skin exfoliation. Do not forget to protect the skin with proper sunscreen protection (SPF 30+).
While inflammation cannot be addressed as a simple issue, taking preventative action before it becomes chronic is to use anti-inflammatory skincare product. Here are some of the products which you might want to consider because they have been recommended anti-inflammatory products which can be used to combat inflammaging.
It restores moisture instantly and provides skin with long-lasting hydration. This cream also nourishes skin and repairs damaged skin tissues. It is alcohol and paraben free and suitable for dry and sensitive skin. Besides hydrating skin, this cream shields the skin from dehydration. It helps improve rough, scaly and flaky skin and reduces skin irritation caused by dryness.
Enriched with retinol acid in influential the functioning of the skin growth stopping the process of wrinkles. It helps to reduce lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and all aging marks on the face. Besides, it acts as a moisturizer on eye, mouth and under the chin areas.
This cream is excellent for whitening, moisturizing, nourishing and restoring youthfulness. It is alcohol and paraben free and it is suitable for normal to oily skin. This cream is ideal as an anti-stress and anti-aging cream. It repairs damaged skin tissue and reduces wrinkles and fine lines at the same time.
This non-oily SPF UVA/UVB protection formula prevents sun rays from damaging the skin and provides moisture for the day. It is alcohol and paraben free. With SPF 15 UVA/UVB protection formula, it absorbs, reflects and scatters ultraviolet (UV) light from sun rays. By enhancing the skin repairing mechanism, it reduces the signs of aging, wrinkles and sun-induced dark spots. Thus this formula keeps skin youthful, radiant and fair.
The cream provides soft texture and elasticity to the skin. Upon successful application, it forms a protective film on the skin which prevents evaporation of water, keeping it soft and moist. Other features including whitening effect, intensive anti-aging care, advanced formula for reduce deep wrinkles. It has moisturizing effect which is enriched with Omega-3 and Black Curent Seed Oil.
Moisturizing cream that forms a moisture-locking membrane for long-lasting moisture, soothes skin and improves skin firmness. Suitable for all skin types as it protects and soothes your skin from environmental damage, and offers deep hydration. This relief cream also helps improve the moisture retaining abilities of the skin as well as offers moisture deep inside skin through oriental herb complex to create bright and moisturized skin. Excellent moisturizing power creates smooth protection veil to remain moisure inside skin for hours.
You will experience a bit of peeling without burning pain when cream acts to remove dead cells and replace them with new ones. It maintains and restores for all skin problems.
Suitable for normal and dry skin. Flower extracts (yellow) and the built in UV protection to help moisturize and protect skin from UV rays. It is rich of vitamin E and C.
Amyera Beauty Flawless Face & Body Cream Set ensures your skin stays clean, shiny, fresh and bright. The set comes in with 3 products: Facial Cleanser, Night Cream, and Day Cream. The advantage of Flawless by Amyera Beauty is that it is able to treat all skin types such as Acne, Pigmentation, Uneven skin tone, Acne scars, Ringworm, Peeling-less, Body acne, and Body odour.