How to Reduce Irritated, Red, and Inflamed Skin?

Written by Naomi Meza


Posted on February 15 2023

It may sound counterintuitive, but inflammation is your body's way of defending itself from anything it identifies as a threat to your health.

Inflammation can happen in any body part, but it may be most noticeable on your skin since it makes up the largest portion of your body.

But what are irritation, redness and inflammation of the skin? What causes it? And how can we put a stop to the discomfort? We answer these questions and more below.


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What is Irritation, Redness, and Inflammation in the Skin?

Person scratching red, irritated arm

Red skin can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Allergies
  • Spicy foods
  • Conditions like rosacea

Red and irritated skin especially skin inflammation caused by rosacea and eczema can be helped with some of our bee tanical cream.

Some people may experience skin redness for a few minutes, while others may experience the condition consistently for days or even months.

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Skin redness may be accompanied by irritation. Irritation may be caused by or result in a rash which may compel you to scratch away at your skin.

The area may get inflamed, dry and itchy, appearing red and feeling painful to the touch in some cases.

Most people will simultaneously experience redness, irritation and inflammation in the same spot.

Causes of Irritation, Redness, and Inflammation

Woman sneezing into tissue from allergies

Here are a few things that could be causing your skin to flare up:

  • Bacteria or yeast-like Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Rosacea

  • Eczema

  • Contact dermatitis

  • Over-exfoliating

  • Acne

  • Allergies or seasonal stressors


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How to Treat and Prevent Redness, Inflammation and Irritation

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Over-exfoliating is just one way that skin can get irritated.  If you find yourself constantly exfoliating your skin, the first thing you should do is ease up on it.

Once a week or once a month is okay, depending on your skin type.

Next, you need to look at the products used in your skincare routine.

Try incorporating low-tox, organic skincare products like Greenway's organic cinnamon leaf oil into your skincare regime.

Because this is an essential oil, you'll want to make sure you dilute the oil in a carrier oil, like castor oil, before applying to your skin to minimize any burning sensation or irritation caused by the oil coming into direct contact with your skin.


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Our Bee-tanical Cream is also particularly helpful for anyone dealing with eczema.

The benefits of our cinnamon leaf oil on your skin include the following:


  • Calms redness and irritation caused by eczema, dermatitis and acne

  • Increases skin elasticity by stimulating collagen production

  • Locks in moisture without clogging your pores

  • Speeds up scar healing

  • Non-greasy

  • Contains antioxidants that fight free radicals

  • Stimulates the creation of new cells

  • Actively reduces inflammation

  • The essential oils help relieve stress and promote a positive mood

  • Helps promote a smooth, creamy complexion

  • Cinnamon leaf oil can help combat certain viruses like the common cold and flu

  • It can also help you fight off fungus and bacteria that can cause irritation, redness and inflammation

Consistency is the most crucial part of maintaining healthy-looking skin free of redness and inflammation.

Maintain a simple skincare routine complete with our clean ingredient skin care products made from simple ingredients you can recognize, and you will get the healthy skin you desire.

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Every day your skin is tried and tested by harsh UV rays, germs, cuts and harsh chemicals; it deserves only the best at the end of each day.

Our products are contaminant free and contain the simplest ingredient lists for the best quality skin products in the market.

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