For red and inflamed skin, many ingredients are too harsh to use every day, shouldn’t be used at certain times, or shouldn’t be mixed with other ingredients. Here are some ingredients that can be a lifesaver for red and irritated skin.
Although its name includes the word acid, it is not grouped with the chemical exfoliants. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, so it works by attracting and drawing in water from the air and pulling it into the skin. It is also naturally found in our skin. Hyaluronic acid helps heal wounds and treats acne marks on our skin. As we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down, which creates an imbalance of hyaluronic acid levels in the epidermis and dermis layers, which is why it’s essential to help your skin by applying hyaluronic acid.
Centella Asiatica is also known as tiger grass, cica, Asiatic pennywort, and Gotu Kola. Centella Asiatica is a medicinal herb that made its mark in the skincare world as a potent, but gentle ingredient to keep the skin healthy and glowing. It is used in many k-beauty products and has been used to treat skin for centuries. It has an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants, which helps lower inflammation, kills bacteria, fights free radicals, increases skin hydration, and enhances skin barrier functions. It is also rich in amino acids, which help trigger more collagen production to heal wounds in the skin. Centella works amazingly for all skin types, but people with sensitive, acne-prone, and mature skin might see more benefits.
Ceramides are found in your epidermis layer as an oily substance made from a combination of fatty oils, lipids, and cholesterol. They help protect us from external and environmental factors while keeping moisture and hydration inside of our skin. There are different ceramides you can find in different products.
By using products with these active ingredients, you will help your skin to overcome irritation and inflammation and increase the strength of its barrier. It is also essential to stay consistent and be patient to give your products time to do their job.