Inflammation and Aging

According to the July 2010 issue of Skin Inc magazine, the natural result of the immune system attacking infections is inflammation. Some of the characteristics of the inflammation process include increased blood flow to the target site, migration of the immune system cells to the area, increased free radical production, destruction of normal tissue and production of scar tissue. All this is critical to fighting infection and disease and is noticeable in the fight against bacteria in an acne skin condition, as well as many forms of dermatitis.

Aging promotes inflammation, inflammation promotes premature aging, resulting in the fading of beauty and good, youthful looks.

There are many botanical extracts that inhibit inflammation. Green tea is one of the most powerful and has been studied more than any other natural product for its anti-inflammatory properties. The super-fruit all have varying amounts of anti-inflammatory power and acai, pomegranate and grapes are amoung the most potent.

Topically, using anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients is essential for anyone with any level of ‘redness’ in their skin or inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea and atopic dermatitis. Products like r-relief , instant calm ultra , alocell Gel , and platinum soothing mask are great products to get your skin back to a healthier, happier state of being.

Always check with your physician before adding new herbs or supplements to your diet. The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions.

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