by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

5 Skincare Products to Treat Inflammation & Rescue Your Skin

There’s nothing like celebrating the festive season with your family and friends. And while you partake in holiday fun (think copious amounts of alcohol, food and late nights), you may be inviting some unwanted guests to your skin.

If you’re experiencing a bout of sudden breakouts and redness, it’s probably because you’ve been snacking and indulging during the Lunar New Year weekend. “One of the main factors of acne is inflammation, and refined sugars, flours and highly processed foods contribute to inflammation in the body,” says holistic doctor Dr Cheryl Kam. “Cutting out these foods in your diet can help reduce inflammation and the chances of acne.”

I’ll be laying off the alcohol and investing more time into my skincare routine, that’s for sure. If you’re dealing with skin problems too, read on for the best products that can help get your skin back to its former glowy state.

Tamburins Tiger Leaf 100 Serum 2.0

A popular skincare ingredient in Korean beauty, Centella Asiatica helps to calm inflammation, encourage the production of collagen and even improves the skin’s hydration levels. We love this bestseller from Tamburins; it’s a functional serum that improves skin health by stimulating collagen production using high concentrations of Centella Asiatica extract. If you’re a fan of this ingredient, check out the moisturizer and sheet mask in the same line.

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster

Antioxidants like vitamin C work well to neutralise free radicals, provide anti-inflammatory benefits and boost cell repair. So it’s important to have a good antioxidant serum in your anti-inflammatory routine. The C15 Super Booster from Paula’s Choice works so quickly to even your skin tone and put the glow back in your skin.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying Serum

Inflammation is the first thing on Dr. Barbara Sturm’s mind when formulating skincare products, so this potent clarifying serum does not play around. Ingredients like Albatrellus Ovinus extract and purslane calm the skin and reduce visible signs of irritation, resulting in a more even complexion. 

Rooki Beauty Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

Omega-3s and -6s are magical ingredients for healing the skin’s barrier and reducing inflammation. Which is where Rooki Beauty’s Camelina face oil comes in; it’s enriched with omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as a highly soluble form of Vitamin C, to brighten and balance the skin.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator

Dealing with acne-related inflammation? Try this bestseller from Paula’s Choice; it contains 2% salicylic acid and Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract to heal red, inflamed blemishes without causing further irritation.