Why is Inflammation Good?

You’ve read all about the importance of having a youthful appearance. If you haven’t, you should! As we age, our skin starts to lose some of its elasticity and firmness, making it appear saggy and older than it is. This process is known as photo-aging, which stems from the effects of prolonged exposure to the sun. But that’s not why you need to cause inflammation in the skin to have more youthful-looking skin. It’s because as we age, our rate of production of collagen diminishes, leading to less dense and supple skin. To put things into perspective; if your skin was a piece of cheese, by the time you hit your 30s it would have been aged enough that it wouldn’t have much taste left in it anymore!

What is collagen

Collagen is a protein that is found in the dermal layer of the skin. It is responsible for the skin’s elasticity and capacity to heal. As you age, collagen production decreases, which is one of the reasons your skin starts to look less youthful. And, it’s not just skin that produces collagen; the bones, joints, hair, nails, and ligaments are all made up of the protein.


What causes collagen production to decrease with aging

The rate of the production of collagen and elastin in the skin begins to diminish around the age of 30, which is why skin starts to look less youthful and more “old”. And it’s not just your skin that produces less collagen; the bones, joints, hair, and ligaments are also affected by this process. The rate of collagen production in the skin starts to decrease as you age because your body’s production of collagen begins to decrease a few years after your 30s. And it’s not for one reason, but for many different factors. One of the most significant factors is the consumption of sugar! Sugar is a pro-inflammatory food that not only increases insulin resistance and dyslipidemia (abnormally high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels) but it also decreases the rate of collagen production in the body!


What does Inflammation Do?

Inflammation is an immune system response within your skin. After amy sort of trauma to the skin you may see some redness and feel some heat. That’s actually your skin “creating” more collagen and elastin through the inflammation process. However, as you age, the production of collagen diminishes, which is why your skin starts to look less youthful and more “old”. So, how do you cause inflammation in the skin to have more youthful looking skin? Well, that’s the question we’re going to answer now. You see, you need to create enough trauma on the surface of the skin to make it think it is injured and reacts by inflaming the skin. This trick in turn causes an increase in collagen and elastin production. And the good news? Inflammation doesn't just stimulate collagen and elastin growth, but it also fades discoloration & oxygenates the skin through increased blood flow.


Does SWP Cause Inflammation Response?

Yes! It sure does. The science behind Skin Wand Pro revolves around tricking the skin to think it's injured by creating microscopic channels in the skin. When these channels are detected the skin goes into "Injury Repair" sending extra blood and nutrients to the channel to repair it. This is where the redness and heat come from. This process is completely safe because there is no true injury to the skin. It's all about trickery and understanding how the "Injury repair" system works.