Frequently Asked Questions for Irritated/Sensitive Skin

Q. Why are antibiotics used for facial redness and inflammation? 

A. Oral antibiotics and topical antibiotics are commonly used for facial redness, and other skin conditions. The mechanism of why this works is not known, but it may be due to their anti-inflammatory properties, rather than their ability to fight bacteria. Use of antibiotics can cause other health problems, so some people prefer to use herbal products that have similar properties. 


Q. What is the best way to care for inflamed or sensitive skin? 

A. Several dermatologists we consulted recommended the following facial care routine for red skin: 

Use a gentle cleanser in morning (avoid grainy or abrasive cleansers). A soft washcloth may be used, but avoid rough washcloths, loofahs, brushes or sponges. Rinse the face with warm water, and blot it dry with a cotton towel. Don't tug on or scratch the skin with the towel. Apply a toner (avoid toners with alcohols) and a calming cream for the redness. Let the cream soak in for a couple of minutes before using any makeup or other skin care products.


Q. How do the essential oils in Herbe Sois Calming Moisturizer work? 

A. Essential oils are very concentrated and have been used as a powerful way to deliver a plant's unique properties to the skin for hundreds of years. The proprietary blend of essential oils in Herbe Sois Calming Moisturizer® work together to to calm your skin. They are used in massage therapy to soothe the skin, aid tissue regeneration, and contain anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. They are also used for their free-radical scavenging activity.


Q. What is hyaluronic acid? 

A. Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient in cosmetics that is used to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. It is also known for its ability to help control inflammation. Hyaluronic acid can hold 100 times its weight of water molecules. This is why it is an excellent addition to a moisturizer.


Q. What are silk peptides?

A. Silk peptides are tiny proteins that make up silk. They are absorbed into the skin and provide moisture, suppleness, and a wonderful silky smooth feel.

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Q. What does inflammation on the face look like?

A. Inflammation in the skin can look like redness, making it look like you are sun-burned. The skin may be dry, sensitive, and sometimes itchy. People who have these symptoms may find topical acne medications and other skin-care products irritating. The symptoms can worsen if not treated.


Q. What causes inflammation in facial skin? 

A. There are many causes of inflammation, including blood flow, skin bacteria, microscopic skin mites, irritation of hair follicles, sun damage of the connective tissue below the skin, increased immune response, and psychological factors. These things can cause the blood vessels to dilate easily, and the increased blood near the skin surface makes the skin appear red and flushed. Diet and environmental factors can increase this response. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Organic Radiance Skincare™ products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see your dermatologist before starting a new skin care routine.