The word ‘inflammation’ is not one we normally associate with good things. Inflammation in any part of the body signifies there is something wrong. In that sense, inflation can be a very bad thing. But it is good in the sense that it demonstrates the body is working as it is supposed to. So which is it? Is inflammation good or bad? It’s both. In fact, recognizing the good and bad about inflammation and the skin is an important first step in implementing an all-natural skincare regimen.
If you’re confused, stay with this article until the end. Everything will be explained in detail below. Suffice it to say that the main take-away here is one of doing whatever is necessary to promote healthy skin. Remember that the skin is the largest organ in the body and part of the immune system. Healthy skin leads to better health overall – and it is not bad for your self-confidence and personal appearance either.
Inflammation Equals Self-Defense
The human body has a number of built-in defenses to protect itself from bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders that would otherwise cause illness. The first line of defense is the skin. When inflammation occurs, whether it is in the skin or elsewhere, it is the result of white blood cells being sent to that area to combat some perceived invasion. This is the good part of inflammation. It means the body is defending itself just as it’s designed to do.
White blood cells carry antibodies to fight off all sorts of germs. As long as everything is functioning normally, inflammation goes away after the attack that created it subsides. But, here’s the bad thing about inflammation: if it does not subside by itself, or it occurs even though there are no foreign substances to defend against, it can damage healthy body tissue. And that brings us to why inflammation is bad for the skin.
Inflammation in Otherwise Healthy Skin
Being that the skin is the first line of defense against foreign invaders, it is always active. Sometimes this constant activity can be detrimental inasmuch as it triggers inflammation for no apparent reason. This is the sort of inflammation that can damage otherwise healthy skin tissue.
So, what can cause this kind of inflammation? There are lots of things. For example, aggressive exfoliation is a big problem not many people know about. It’s good to exfoliate in order to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and other debris that clogs pores. But exfoliation must be done gently. Aggressively scrubbing the face irritates the outer surface of the skin, thereby triggering the immune system and causing inflammation that can harm healthy skin tissue.
An all-natural skincare solution such as CRUDE detox mask employs a carefully chosen selection of natural ingredients to gently exfoliate while also preventing inflammation and encouraging good blood circulation.
Other causes of skin inflammation include stress, unhealthy eating habits, environmental pollution, exposure to smoke, excessive sun exposure, and even a lack of sleep. The key to addressing these kinds of things is making the necessary lifestyle changes. For example, most of us can change our diets without any negative impacts. We can all use fewer saturated fats, for instance, which lead to all kinds of skin problems.
Inflammation is both good and bad. It’s good in the sense that it is a sign the body is doing what it is designed to do to fight off infection. It’s bad in the skin when it causes damage to otherwise healthy tissue. Protect your skin against bad inflammation with all-natural skincare products from CRUDE.