Avoiding Environmental Causes of Skin Inflammation and Redness

Avoiding Environmental Causes of Skin Inflammation and Redness

Avoiding Environmental Causes of Skin Inflammation and Redness

Skin inflammation and redness can be a persistent problem, but managing your environment can make a significant difference. By maintaining an even skin temperature and avoiding extremes, you can help calm and heal your skin. Here are some practical tips to avoid skin heating and protect against cold and drying winds.

Avoid Skin Heating Situations

Maintain Moderate Indoor Temperatures

During winter, keep indoor temperatures moderate. Wear warmer clothes to stay comfortable and avoid cranking up the heat at home or work.

Stay Away from Direct Heat Sources

Avoid sitting next to open fires, heaters, or heat pumps. Instead, use warm clothing or blankets to keep cosy.

Manage Exercise Intensity

Avoid activities that make you hot and sweaty, such as running or hot yoga. Opt for moderate exercises that don’t cause your face to flush.

Post-Exercise Care

After exercising, cleanse your skin with warm water and reapply skincare products to help it recover. If immediate cleansing isn’t possible, pat your skin dry to remove excess perspiration.

Cook with Care

Protect your face from heat exposure while cooking. Allow oven heat to escape before reaching in, and avoid direct heat from stovetops.

Limit Exposure to High-Temperature Environments

Steer clear of spas, saunas, and steam rooms. Keep showers and baths at moderate temperatures until your skin is stronger.

Optimize Your Bedding

Use blankets instead of duvets, as they allow better temperature control and reduce night-time overheating.

Electric Blanket Usage

Preheat your bed with an electric blanket on a low setting and turn it off before getting in bed.

Manage Air Conditioning Exposure

Use a humidifier to maintain indoor humidity above 40% to prevent skin dehydration and inflammation. Refresh your skincare routine during the day if needed.

Sun Protection

Limit sun exposure and seek shade whenever possible. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and protective clothing to shield your skin from the sun’s heat. 

Moisture Management

Never let water evaporate on your skin, as this can be very drying. Apply skincare products immediately after cleansing or dry your skin thoroughly with a towel.

Protect Skin from Cold Temperatures and Drying Winds

Cover Up in Cold Weather

Use a scarf to cover your face when it's cold, even for short trips outdoors.

Daily Moisturising Routine

Apply a good moisturiser or facial oil each morning. This helps buffer your skin from temperature changes, prevents dehydration, and forms a protective barrier. Shop online here.

By following these tips, you can create a more skin-friendly environment, helping to reduce inflammation and redness while promoting healing and comfort.

For more tips view our Bestow Heating Food Guide here or learn more from Janesce on the subject here.

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