If you have sensitive skin, you are already aware of the wide variety of factors that can affect it – from a change of weather, to environmental factors, to ingredients and products. You are also aware of the symptoms: redness, scaliness, swelling, irritation or skin cracks. The good news is that – while itchy, painful and annoying – sensitive skin is not a diagnosis of “disease.” In fact, it is usually a symptom of an imbalanced skin.
Three factors often play a large role in sensitive skin:
• A disturbed barrier function – the corneal layer becomes porous.
• Inflammation of the skin, due to the environment, diet or other health issues.
• Dehydration of the skin.
Causes and Triggers of Sensitive/Red Skin:
• Age due to decreased oil production
• Increased pH level as ceramide producing enzymes are weakened in their function
• Hormonal imbalances
• Excessive cleansing attacks the barrier lipids
• The use of cosmetics not meant for sensitive skin can irritate it
• Air pollution weakens the skin‘s protective barrier
• Too much exposure to UV rays dries out the skin
• Psychological factors (Stress, Depression) interrupt the natural balance
• AND – yes – dehydration! Lack of water in the skin.
WHAT HELPS WITH SENSITIVE & RED SKIN?
1. AVOID THINGS WHICH IRRITATE THE SKIN!
• Avoid long baths
• Always wear sunscreen, no matter the time of year
• Avoid eating spicy foods
• Avoid strong climate changes
• Reduce the intake of coffee, black tea and other drinks which contain caffeine
2. USE THE RIGHT SPECIALTY CARE
Utilize a care program which specifically supports re-hydration and regeneration of the skin‘s barrier, tissue and vessel walls. Biodroga MD has developed the optimal care products for these skin care goals – conveniently packaged in a 4 week trial kit.
STEP 1: GENTLE CLEANSING MILK & REFRESHING FACE LOTION, 50ml
Feel your skin relax with Biodroga MD Gente Cleansing Mild ~ contains calming ingredients such as Pomegranate Extract, Aloe Vera and Apricot Kernel Oil. Biodroga MD Refreshing Face Lotion removes all residues, balances PH and prepares skin for next steps.
STEP 2: HYPER SENSITIVE RESTRUCTURING CONCENTRATE, 15ml
Biodroga Hyper-Sensitive Restructuring Concentrate supports the skin‘s own regeneration process and strengthens the skin‘s resistance and protective functions. It also increases the moisture level.
STEP 3: ANTI-REDNESS CALMING CREAM, 15ml
Biodroga MD Anti-Redness Calming Cream strengthens the capillaries and vessel walls. Anti-inflammatory. Fights against collagen disintegration.
STEP 4: CC CREAM w/ANTI REDNESS (SPF 20), 15ml
Biodroga MD CC Cream covers irregularities and lines. The green tone neutralizes redness. Moisturizes the skin and smooths the structure. Firms and soothes long-term.