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How to care for sensitive skin?

Having sensitive skin can be a challenge, but there are gentle and natural solutions to care for your skin and alleviate irritations. Once considered rare, sensitive skin now affects a wide range of people, regardless of age, origin, or gender. This skin sensitivity can be attributed to various factors, including exposure to the elements, pollution, stress, and even the use of cosmetic products containing irritating synthetic ingredients. This condition can create a state of persistent skin hypersensitivity, going beyond occasional redness.

The Signs of Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin manifests through a series of unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Redness:
The skin may be prone to diffuse redness, giving a flushed or rosy complexion.
- Heat Sensation:
You may experience an uncomfortable sensation of warmth on your face.
- Irritation:
Your skin may be irritated, sometimes with itching.
- Pain:
Some individuals may even experience skin pain.
- Tightness:
An unpleasant feeling of tightness may accompany these symptoms.

Skin hypersensitivity results from an alteration of the skin barrier and increased nerve reactivity. Skin nerves are closer to the surface, causing sensations of burning and tingling.

Different Types of Skin Hypersensitivity

Skin hypersensitivity can be classified into three main types:
Type I:
This involves poor skin barrier function. The skin is less capable of retaining moisture and becomes more vulnerable to irritants.
Type II: Although the skin barrier is intact, there is skin inflammation. This often results in redness and burning sensations.
Type III:
The skin barrier is normal, and there are no visible signs of inflammation. However, the skin remains sensitive.

Risk Factors

Age plays a role in the severity of skin sensitivity. Reactions are generally less severe in women aged 56 to 74 compared to younger individuals. However, menopause can increase sensitivity due to skin thinning caused by hormonal decreases.

Origin of Skin Sensitivity

Several factors can trigger or worsen skin sensitivity, including:
- Exposure to Pollution:
Air pollution can irritate the skin and lead to skin reactions.
- Spicy Diet:
Spicy foods can trigger redness and heat sensations.
- Cosmetics:
The use of cosmetics containing irritating synthetic ingredients can worsen skin sensitivity.
- Stress and Emotions:
Stress can affect skin health, causing rashes and irritations.
- Smoking and Alcohol:
Smoking and alcohol can dehydrate the skin and worsen sensitivity.
- Extreme Environments:
Environments like saunas, steam rooms, or air conditioning can affect sensitive skin.

Types of Reactive Skin

Reactive skin falls into several categories:

- Allergic Skin: It reacts to allergens such as perfumes, certain essential oils, nickel, or other metals.
- Intolerant Skin:
It strongly reacts to all stimuli, even mild ones. The tolerance threshold for this skin type is very low.
- Sensitive Skin:
It is delicate, prone to redness, itching, discomfort, and sometimes pain. Over time, this sensitivity can damage the skin.

Skin Care Protocol for Sensitive Skin

One crucial piece of advice applies, especially to sensitive skin: STOP USING ALL CONVENTIONAL COSMETICS!!!

Daily Skincare Routine

- Liniment:
Use a liniment with a soft cotton pad or a Konjac sponge to gently cleanse your skin. Avoid rubbing, as it can worsen irritation. Let the product work to remove impurities.
- Chamomile Hydrosol:
Opt for Chamomile Matricaire Hydrosol to soothe and deeply hydrate. It is gentle and perfect for sensitive skin.
- Organic Premium SensiCalm Serum:
Our Premium SensiCalm Serum is an all-in-one solution specially formulated for sensitive and reactive skin. It contains soothing ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Safflower Oil, Baobab Oil, Hemp Oil, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, and Diam® Active from cork and coconut. These plant oils improve microcirculation, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the skin barrier.

Chamomile Hydrosol for Sensitive Skin

Matricaria chamomilla is famous for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. When used as a hydrosol, its benefits are concentrated in a gentle and natural floral water. Chamomile Matricaire Hydrosol is your ally in reducing redness, calming irritations, and maintaining your skin's water balance.

In addition to its soothing properties, this hydrosol also promotes better skin tolerance to other skincare products you use. It acts as a soothing base, preparing your skin to receive other treatments without the risk of irritation. This versatility makes it a key element in your sensitive skin care routine.

Ingredients of our Organic Premium Organic SensiCalm Serum

The Organic Premium SensiCalm Serum contains a carefully selected combination of natural ingredients to meet the needs of sensitive and reactive skin:
- Avocado Oil: This oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E, making it an excellent skin moisturizer. It helps soothe and reduce irritations.
- Safflower Oil:
Safflower oil is light and non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn't clog pores. It's rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which promote hydration.
- Baobab Oil:
This oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. It helps repair the skin barrier and soothe irritations.
- Hemp Seed Oil:
Hemp oil is well-balanced in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, making it an excellent choice for soothing sensitive skin and reducing inflammation.
- Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil:
This oil is rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene, making it a powerful antioxidant. It contributes to skin regeneration.
- Diam® Active (cork extract): Diam® Active effectively combines the benefits of cork oak and coconut to create a highly protective complex for sensitive and reactive skin. It strengthens the skin barrier and reduces inflammatory reactions.

The Organic Premium SensiCalm Serum is an all-in-one product that replaces the need for conventional moisturizers. It deeply hydrates without clogging pores, leaving your skin soft, supple, and soothed.

By incorporating these natural and gentle products into your skincare routine, you can help soothe irritations, reduce redness, strengthen the skin barrier, and maintain optimal hydration. These gentle and natural solutions are essential for caring for your sensitive skin. Discover how to include them in your skincare routine today for calmer, more comfortable, and healthier skin.

Please note that skin types may vary, so pay attention to your skin's specific needs and adapt your routine accordingly. With the right care, you can achieve calmer, more comfortable, and healthier skin.

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