5 Things You Really Need to Know About Skin Hydration and Inflammation
“The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!”
Remember that song by Rock Master Scott & amp; the Dynamic Three?
It’d be all good to let that “mother” burn if we weren’t talking about your skin.
But not so much when you’re suffering from rosacea, irritation, loss of moisture,
wrinkles, acne and other skin problems that arise from chronic inflammation. You
are on fire, baby! (But not in a good way.)
Yep, that’s what it looks like and what happens when chronic inflammation takes hold in your body.
Here’s what you need to know about chronic inflammation and the damage it
might be causing to your skin.
1. Inflammation Is Normal. Chronic Inflammation is Not
Inflammation is a normal, and miraculous thing that your immune system does to
When you get a cut or a foreign pathogen is introduced into your body like a virus
or bad bacteria, your immune system quickly moves into action. It triggers a
cascading process that sends a bunch of specialized cells to the area of injury or
infection that will help to heal it.
This is what causes the inflammation.
Within this cascade of cells you’ll find an interconnected army battalion of CD4
and CD8 cells known as helper and killer T cells, along with antibodies, blood-
clotting factors and pro-inflammatory cytokines (proteins) along with other
constituents that are ready to root out infection or quickly repair damaged tissue.
This is pretty awesome really, that your body can engage in healing so quickly.
The problem is when this inflammatory response doesn’t turn off.
This is what happens when you have a healthy immune system. The inflammatory
process is triggered and then turns off the minute the healing has completed or
the infection is gone.
When the inflammatory process keeps on going the results are not good – “your
skin, your skin, your skin is on fire!”
The normally miraculous inflammatory cytokines and other helpful cells can start
to damage healthy cells and tissues.
2. Many of Your Skin Issues are Caused by Chronic Inflammation
There are a whole lot of things that happen to your body when your immune
system isn’t working like it should and your inflammatory response doesn’t shut
Here’s a list of common symptoms:
- Body pain (especially joint pain)
- Skin rashes (eczema and psoriasis)
- Rosacea (the swelling of the superficial blood vessels of the face that can
cause redness that won’t seem to go away)
- Low energy (even when you get enough sleep)
- Poor digestion (bloating, constipation, diarrhea)
- Food cravings (inflammation alters your gut flora and can cause you to
crave more sugar, which starts an endless cycle of even MORE chronic
Notice that skin rashes, dryness, and rosacea are symptoms of chronic
inflammation, but guess what acne and wrinkles are too!
When your skin is irritated and dry, red, and flaking it is more prone to infection,
which means you’ll get acne more easily.
When your skin is dry and irritated it isn’t full of moisture and the cells aren’t
happy, which means you’re going to see more wrinkles appear.
So, reducing chronic inflammation is going to give you better skin. Period.
It will also boost your mood, help you have the energy you need to tackle all the
demands of your day, and even get rid of some persistent health issues that seem
to have unknown causes.
3. Your Diet and Lifestyle Can Reduce Chronic Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is caused by a few different things, but your diet and
lifestyle choices rank pretty high in that they can really add fuel to the flames or
The biggest culprits are:
- Sugar and refined carbs
- For people with a gluten sensitivity any wheat products
- Unhealthy oils (canola, corn, soybean oil that have to be chemically altered
in a lab)
- Lack of exercise
- Exposure to toxins like mold, heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides and
other environmental and household chemicals
- Some animal products including red meat
You can drastically reduce chronic inflammation in your body by:
- Reducing stress with meditation, yoga, Thai Chi, spending time with
supportive friends, etc.
- Reducing or eliminating sugar and refined carbs
- Reducing or eliminating wheat, soy, alcohol, and red meat (it causes
- Eating more leafy greens and foods rich in sulforaphane which can be found
abundantly in broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables
- Taking inflammation reducing supplements like ginger, turmeric, and garlic
- Getting exercise at least 5 days a week
- Doing a household cleanse to get rid of products (soap, toothpaste,
shampoos, cleaning supplies) that have toxins. The Environmental Working
Group (EWG) has a great list to reference for healthy cleaning.
Medical science has even gone as far as to develop a “unifying theory” which
points to inflammation as the cause of all the top disease from diabetes, to heart
disease, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and even
Omegas Can Help with Chronic Inflammation
Reducing inflammation is also really easy when you get enough Omega fatty
acids. Omegas are amazing because they reduce inflammation in the gut and
brain – two of the biggest systems that affect your whole body.
Omega fatty acids, particularly Omega 3s are incredible because they work on
multiple levels to reduce inflammation. They are normally found in fatty fish, but
with all the fish farming and antibiotics and other strange stuff that they add to
fish these days, I’d steer clear of supplements that are animal based.
Especially when the best sources of Omegas on the planet are plant-based.
You can get Omegas from these plant based sources:
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Perilla oil
- Brussels sprouts
- Marine algae supplements
- English walnuts
But one plant-based Omega source stands way above all the rest: Sacha Inchi
Sacha Inchi nuts grown in the Andes Mountains in Peru are one of the best
sources of plant-based Omegas in the world.
They’ve been growing there for thousands of years, and local Peruvians eat them
like we eat peanuts. In fact, they are often called “Peruvian Peanuts.”
This “exotic oil” from a small tree known as Plukenetia volubilis discovered in the
Amazonian Forest and Andes Mountains are a health breakthrough because of
the limited Omega 3, 6, and 9 sources available in a plant-based food.
Sacha Inchi contain about 53% of their oil content as ALA which is made into DHA
and EPA by your body.
Sacha Inchi are also full or protein and fiber which can further prevent
inflammation by keeping blood sugar levels stable.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an ancient brain-protective and anti-inflammatory
nutrient found in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is another anti-inflammatory nutrient found in
Omega fatty acids.
Your body can’t make its own DHA or EPA, it must get it from outside sources. 7
ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is a true “essential” omega-3 because our bodies can’t
make it on its own.
Now that you know what to do about chronic inflammation through your diet and
lifestyle choices, let’s fix your irritated, dry, red and inflamed skin!
My Cooling Moisture Serum was specially formulated for irritated, red, ultra-
sensitive skin. It is deeply moisturizing so it will help to get rid of your wrinkles,
but more importantly it will reverse the damage that has been caused to your skin
due to chronic inflammation.
It is full of plant lipids (healthy fats) that restore your skin’s moisture and help
reduce inflammation topically. It’s perfect for ingrown hairs, shaving bumps, and
other skin irritations on other parts of your body, too. It won’t cause you to have
breakouts and it makes your skin so silky soft – like a baby’s bum. I love it. And it’s
such a relief when you’ve tried everything to get rid of your rosacea.
If you use is with the Perfect Skin Smoothing Primer/Redness Fighter before you
put on your makeup, you’ll feel and look like a new person.
Add my Oxygen Plasma Mask once your skin irritation and redness calms down (a
full medical grade hyaluronic acid mask) once or twice a week, and boom. You’ve
got new, glowing skin. (It doesn’t have any fillers or fragrance to further irritate
I know, because I used to have all of these problems.
Irritated, dry skin. Check.?
Get rid of all of them now, and start to change your diet and exercise habits.
Reduce your stress and get your Omega 3s and your leafy greens and you’ll see a
dramatic difference in your skin in just a few weeks. You’ll also have more energy,
sleep better, and just feel like the world is your oyster. That’s how powerful
reducing the effects of chronic inflammation truly is.
So, to sum up, you can try the following three things (along with your new-found
knowledge) to help cure the effects of chronic inflammation on your skin, while
also addressing the root cause:
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Say hello to transformed skin.
I’m rooting for you!
The only thing that’s going to be on fire from now on, is your smokin’ hot body. ?
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7 Valenzuela B, R., Barrera R, C., González-Astorga, M., Sanhueza C, J., & Valenzuela B, A. (2014).
Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) from Rosa canina, sacha inchi and chia oils may increase ALA accretion and
its conversion into n-3 LCPUFA in diverse tissues of the rat.