Inflammation is the body's response to certain foods, conditions, and stressors. It is natural and part of your body's kick-in process to deal with any threats.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), there are five possible signs of inflammation: redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function.
The article explains that loss of function can refer to a difficult time breathing or smelling when those passages are inflamed or if you think of the struggle to walk or use your arm or wrist when a joint is sprained and swollen. However, the NCBI informs that not all signs of inflammation are apparent and can also be “silent.”
People are unique and diverse, and we all have different ways of responding to our everyday encounters.
When we're under a lot of pressure and feel stressed, our bodies can react differently to the food we consume, the environment we work in, and just life in general. In addition, mental health can have an impact on inflammatory conditions.
Understanding your emotional standing, skin feeling, and where you are on your balance scale is essential in getting to the bottom of possible inflammation causes.
There may be times of the year where you feel that you have more sensitive skin. It could be dry skin that you're struggling with, skin prone to redness, or skin irritations due to changes in the weather and seasonal allergies. These form part of some of the more common allergy symptoms. In addition, if you're experiencing joint pain, joint inflammation, muscle aches, or muscle pain on top of the skin inflammation, it may be linked to a medical condition that could require medical care.
Understanding these changes will help you choose the right products for your skincare routine and help you manage and combat inflammation in skin care. Knowing your triggers and using soothing, customized products with anti-inflammatory properties can make skincare a healing, helpful addition to dealing with your day-to-day.
Experts have uncovered that making certain food swaps could help with reducing inflammation, amongst other health benefits. So if this is something that you are struggling with, looking at your lifestyle from a rounded perspective could help you get to the root cause and manage it better.
So, inflammation can be internal (food or different types of stress) or external (change of season, the air you breathe, or the water you bathe in). Managing your stress levels can be a significant factor in this department, as stress ramps up cortisol, and cortisol can make your skin do angry unpredictable things.
Secret Beauty Club holds a holistic view of the stages of beauty. We've realized that each step has its unique ebb and flow as we go through the journey.
Our combination of natural ingredients and innovative technology creates powerful, practical products that assist our community in their various, equally essential phases of beauty. We have utilized different natural oils within our products: lavender, almond, rosehip, pink grapefruit, sandalwood, frankincense, tea tree, rosa damascena flower oil, aloe vera, cannabis sativa oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil.
Many of these oils are used on their own as massage oils for their antioxidant properties. Essential oils can be used with carrier oils to massage out muscle spasms and create a calming environment. They are also rich in antibacterial properties and fatty acids.
Adding a few drops of essential oils to your bath water will let your skin and senses absorb the benefits of the natural compounds. Sometimes, sensitive skin, sore muscles, or joint pain find huge relief from a simple, warm bath as a carrier.
Depending on the Secret Beauty Club product and the skin care need it addresses, you'll find that our approach often takes it back to basics. Our natural oils are sourced and chosen according to the best interests of our community.
People can use these oils for a variety of different reasons. For inflammation specifically, we recommend our Secret Nourishing Oil. The cannabis sativa seed oil, rosehip, almond oil, and aloe vera work together as a powerhouse — soothing and deeply penetrating. The fatty acids nourish and calm the skin, creating a radiant and glowing complexion. This product is also deeply hydrating for sunburned skin.
Before you dive in with using a product across the entire area, a rule of thumb is to make sure to test it on a skin patch first. This is the best practice for any new skincare product, especially if you're prone to seasonal allergies or have sensitive skin.
We recommend that you keep your beauty and skincare routine as straightforward as possible while your body works through the cause of inflammation. Whether it's chronic inflammation or you need help with some minor inflammation you've picked up — be gentle, curious, loving, and open to your body's needs as your incredible body works as it needs to.
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