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What is Skin Inflammation and How Do You Treat It?

By Max Brockbank | Aug 21, 2020
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Skin inflammation comes in many forms including rashes, itching, redness, and chronic conditions including eczema and more. There’s no one-size solution that heals all skin inflammation but it is important to understand what it is and the various ways to treat it. Keep reading to learn more!

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body's process of fighting against things that harm it. Think infections, injuries, and toxins. When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system in an attempt to heal itself.

Inflammatory skin diseases are the most common problem in dermatology. They come in many forms, ranging from occasional rashes accompanied by skin itching and redness to chronic conditions such as dermatitis (eczema), rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. Skin inflammation can be characterized as acute or chronic.

What causes it?

Some of the most common causes of inflammation include:


Skincare products (particularly overuse of them)

Perfume and other heavily fragranced products

Pollution, blue light, and heat

Sun damage



Health conditions



And the list goes on!

So, how do you treat it?

Each inflammatory condition requires its own treatment but here are some basics:

Avoid synthetic fragrances and known allergens

Keep your beauty routine simple - don’t over strip your skin with harsh products

Protect your skin barrier

Use clean beauty - we recommend products formulated with vitamins (A, C, E), antioxidants, and healthy fatty acids


Get enough sleep

Reduce/remove saturated fats, fried foods, sugars, and refined carbohydrates from your diet

Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day

Wear sunscreen

What products should you use?

Wander Beauty's recommendations:

Drift Away™ Cleanser

Say goodbye to the day's stress, bad food choices that tasted so good, leftover makeup, and uninvited pollutants. Drift away to a clean canvas with our sulfate-free, gel-to-foam cleanser. It's powered by natural coconut surfactants that deeply cleanse to lift dirt and stubborn makeup and reveal balanced skin. The formula is infused with mineral-rich sea water, guava extract, and coconut water to expel toxins and recharge the skin with vitamins A, B, and C.

Mist Connection Essence and Toner

Mist Connection is a unique 2-in-1 essence and toner that is activated upon shaking. The nourishing essence and water-boosting toner contain fine molecular weight hyaluronic acid to help deliver moisture wherever your skin needs it the most. Let the cloud-like mist replenish your skin's hydration while bolstering the skin barrier to protect the acid mantle and balance your skin’s natural pH.

Have questions about inflammation or want to share something that has helped you? Let us know @Wander_Beauty!

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