Part of ageing from the inside out comes from inflammation, a new term has been coined. Inflam’ageing’ refers to the ageing that is caused through the presence of chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is our body’s first response to an infection or irritation and is therefore a vital defence mechanism that ensures our survival and stimulates healing. But inflammation should clear once the threat to our health is overcome. If it does not it becomes chronic and contributes to the ageing process by flooding our bodies with cell-damaging free radicals.
This is also true of our skin and we only need to observe skin that has been subjected to long-term inflammation like eczema to see how it speeds up the formation of wrinkles.
This fact is important to consider when you are thinking about the best way to care for and treat your skin. Many skin procedures like microdermabrasion, chemical peels and lasers can be too aggressive and when repeated over and over again, they can result in chronic inflammation. So the very treatment you are doing to improve your skin’s appearance can result in more wrinkles in the long term.
So beware of being too hard on your skin. You get far better results by working with your skin, supporting its natural defence systems rather than attacking it. This is why my approach is to work in harmony with the skin. Giving the skin the support it needs to function normally and stay healthy long-term.