Keep Calm With These Anti-inflammatory Ingredients 


Keep Calm With These Anti-inflammatory Ingredients 

By Shammi Mondal 


You know the routine: throw on a sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses, and some protective clothes, and you're ready to take on the heat. But what about the aftermath of spending all that time in the sun? Red irritable skin, sunburns, and sensitivity caused by the scorching weather. 

We got an insight from Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta aesthetic physician, founder and medical director of ISAAC Luxe Clinics. 


You might think sunscreen and body oils might deter the sun damage. But, when you add perspiration, pollution, and other elements to the mix, the result might be clogged pores, rashes and additional breakouts,” says Dr Geetika 



How does anti-inflammatory skincare work? 


It's crucial to understand how anti-inflammatory skincare products function. The body's response to any type of disruption is inflammation. It can be caused by irritants, trauma, or germs, among other things. Inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea and eczema can cause skin inflammation,” says Dr Geetika. 


Anti-inflammatory substances are antioxidants that aid your systems in combating free radical damage and strengthens your skin barrier,” says Dr Geetika. 



Look out for products that have ingredients like: 


Aloe vera: The sunburn fixer 
When it comes to sunburns, aloe vera is the first thing that comes to your mind, and rightly so. “Aloe vera is a common anti-inflammatory component found in different skincare products worldwide, the nourishing and soothing properties efficiently cool down any burning sensations,” says Dr Geetika.  


Green tea: The multitasker 
“It is packed with antioxidants, which when applied to sensitive or sun damaged skin, it induces a feeling of coolness and calms your skin down,” says Dr Geetika. 


Niacinamide: The healer  
“Niacinamide is a gem of an ingredient, it is a form of vitamin B3 that greatly helps in improving several skin conditions like eczema, rosacea all of which gets enraged during the summers,” says Dr Geetika. Along with the anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide also minimizes acne and efficiently hydrates skin. 


Witch Hazel: The antiseptic boon  

The sun's rays can trigger the creation of free radicals, which can lead to inflammation and ageing. When applied topically, witch hazel contains gallic acid and tannins, which assist to relieve inflammation.