First: Sensitive skin is not a skin type, such as dry skin, but a skin condition. Skin conditions are temporary and indicate that your skin is currently dying out of line. With appropriate care, the condition can be normalized. How do you restore balance? And maybe the problem can even be avoided?
Care after skin condition, why important?
Recognizing your skin type is often not so easy. Especially if you often suffer from different skin conditions (sometimes sensitive, sometimes unclean), you may be uncertain how the normal condition of your skin was. Therefore it does not help much to care for the skin only according to Scheme-F. But if you react properly to the different skin conditions, you can restore the balance – and finally … breathe!
Sensitive skin? A self-check …
The – albeit small – consolation: In the skin condition is rarely insecurity. Sensitive skin? Blemished skin? This is clearly noticeable. If you suffer from sensitive skin frequently or at the moment, you will know at least some of these symptoms:
Your skin reacts quickly and often to external influences such as cold, UV rays, stress and beauty products with …
This sounds familiar to you? Then you are absolutely right here. Let’s tackle the evil at the root! First of all, it is important to understand why your skin reacts sensitively.
Why is the skin reacting?
There are various causes, but the mechanism of sensitive facial skin remains the same. The skin barrier, which forms the natural protective barrier of your skin, has become permeable. It consists of skin cells and lipids (fats), which connects them elastically. In its healthy state, this barrier protects the underlying skin layers from moisture loss, repels bacteria and impurities, and prevents free radicals from destroying your cells.
If this lipid layer becomes too thin or even holey, your skin will be more vulnerable to external influences. Wind and heating air accelerate the loss of moisture. It comes to noticeable and visible dry spots. Bacteria and free radicals have easy play. They cause inflammation and cell damage that penetrate deep into the skin.
Sensitive skin rarely comes out of nowhere
Sensitive skin can have several causes. Cause # 1: You may have inherited the tendency. Your skin simply produces a little bit of sebum to maintain a stable barrier and is more prone to irritation. The right care is essential. But here lurks a danger: Resist the urge to overwhelm your sensitive skin with too much cosmetics!
That is cause number 2 and it is becoming increasingly important. Thus, sensitive skin is often the result of over-care. Excessive care products and make-up push the skin to its limits. It can no longer process the many different ingredients and weaken its protective mechanisms. Aggressive cleaning removes moisture from it extra quickly.
Why over-care makes your skin sensitive
In recent years, cosmetic trends have prevailed, in which morning and evening several layers of care and make-up are literally “stacked” on the skin. Not infrequently, it is confronted with well over 100 different ingredients! And that every day several times.
For comparison, each of your meals would consist of over 100 different ingredients – sweet, sour, salty, spicy, greasy, stuffy, all at once and in significant quantities. Fullness pre-programmed! Skin cells can also oversaturate and simply no longer digest all the well-meant “food”. And even with the skin, a good or not so well functioning cell metabolism directly affects the body’s defenses.
More on this in the article Too thick applied – why a lot of creams of sensitive skin is not good.
What sensitive skin really needs now
The first impulse, of course, is to extinguish the fire that blazes on your irritated skin. This is often done radically with much and heavy care. But what about fire extinguishing? If you grab the wrong liquid, the flames shoot up. Similarly, unsuitable care products can further fuel your problem. Here is a minimal program first announced.
If strong, initially helps a horse cure, see our instructions. It gives your skin time to recover. Then go to a care routine that does not overuse your skin. The aim is to provide them with good moisture and lipids for an intact skin barrier. Many of our customers have had very good experiences with the horse cure, even though it was difficult to convince them in the beginning. For many people, the idea of not being able to put on a face after cleansing is completely unimaginable. It is easy to forget that the face is not tense because the skin is so made, but that something is wrong with the cleaning or the products used. Find out more in the article Stress from the cream tube: How emulsifiers dry out your skin.
Recommended for sensitive skin
Of course, do not use make-up (as often as possible) and let your skin breathe.
Natural oils with high skin tolerance provide material for a healthy lipid layer.
Support your skin with moisture-binding substances such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin.
Use products with few ingredients, so as not to overload your skin.
Not recommended for sensitive skin
Foaming washgels and mechanical peels attack the skin barrier.
Multi-layered care routines overwhelm the cell metabolism of your skin.
Heavy night creams get used to your skin to regenerate itself.
Alcohol and emulsifiers in skin care products dry your skin.
Sensitive Skin – your care routine with FIVE in the morning
CLEANING: Wash your face with lukewarm water only.
CARE: Day Care provides you with the light facial oil – Dry Skin or, if it is allowed to be a bit more in the colder season, our Nourishing Shea Cream. Its slightly occlusive effect protects against dehydration for a long time. In addition moisture brings you the facial serum.
Avoid make-up and powder, if possible, especially if you feel signs of sensitivity.
Sensitive skin – your care routine with FIVE in the evening
CLEANING: If you are unvarnished, clean your face with lukewarm water. You remove make-up gently and thoroughly with the make-up remover.
CARE: Overnight, your skin will repair its protective layer. Do not suppress this mechanism by removing its sebum production with a rich night care. She would be lazy and react with a reduction in self-production. An oil-free moisture kick for the night is provided by the facial serum with soothing rose water and moisture-binding hyaluronic acid.