Want clearer skin that’s free from redness, irritation and inflammation? Read on for our guide on ways to reduce these common skin problems.

We all want a flawless complexion – or as close to as one we can get. It's high on every woman’s beauty wish list, and that means, finding ways to reduce the common skin problems of redness, irritation and inflammation.

Why is my skin red, irritated and inflamed?

Most people will suffer from these skin issues at one point in their lives. You might find that redness rears its ugly head at certain times in your cycle? Or you get some irritation pop up after you eat certain foods?

The best thing you can do is to become an expert of your body and start taking notice of what triggers might be causing the irritation, inflammation and redness.

Some of the most common triggers to look out for include:

spicy foods
preservatives, sulphites, sugars
poor gut health 
alcohol and caffeine

    Once you figure out what your triggers are, or are likely to be, you’ll be one step closer to clearer skin and avoiding awkward breakouts.

    If any of these skin issues are persistent or cause you pain, it’s best to seek advice from your healthcare professional to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

    How can skincare help?

    Choosing the skincare that best suits your specific skin needs is important. Why? Because what works for Kim Kardashian may not work for Kylie Jenner.

    Trust in your own skin experience. You’ve probably tried many types of products in your skin journey over the years and already have a good idea of what works for you. If you're still unsure, that's where my happiness guarantee comes in!

    For some skin types, cream-based products are best. For others, their skin is best served by oils and serums. Maybe a fuss-free, simple 3-step routine full of hydration is the best path to keeping your skin free of redness, irritation and inflammation? Or on the opposite end of the skin spectrum, a complex, layered beauty regime is needed to keep things under control?

    You’re the best judge of what suits your skin. Whichever products you find are best to keep redness at bay, stick to them and keep an eye out for soothing, calming, moisturising ingredients like: 

    If you’re unsure what kind of skincare is best for you, and you haven’t gotten to the bottom of solving your redness concerns, try cutting down to the bare minimum of products in your routine then slowly reintroduce them, one at a time. This is an easy, DIY way to rule out which products are working well for you and which products might be potential triggers.

    Seven Islands Skincare is here to help guide you on your path to clearer skin with fewer problems by carefully formulating products with high-quality, natural and organic ingredients. We’d love to hear your questions and comments and share our expertise and passion for natural skincare.

    Did you find this useful? Head over to our blog on skin ingredients to avoid for more skincare advice.

    Guest Written by:
    Katey Knight from Katey Knight Creative
    Written by Anne Marshall

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