Your complexion reacts quickly with redness, pimples or dry spots? Then you may be suffering with sensitive skin.
How do you find out with just a flick – and what you can do about it?
Around the nose
Skin irritation occurs around the nose around; there is the skin very thin. It may for sensitive skin type irritation such as redness, pimples or dry patches come with burning or itching. Irritated skin can be genetic; there tend to be rather lighter types.
Around the eyes
Sensitive skin is especially a circle around the eyes – in the form of dryness or redness. According to an epidemiological study of 2011, the number of those who describe their skin as sensitive has been increases.
Dermatologists blame external factors such as sunlight, wind and cold. In all these cases, the skin barrier is weakened and permeable; irritants from the outside can penetrate easily. Also illegal cosmetic products or stress can cause sensitive skin.
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The Skin and Allergy Aid Association assumes that already one in four has responded immunologically to partially harmless substances. “In my practice, accumulate the cases,” observed the dermatologist Dr. Stefan Duve. “Show-sensitive types, often genetic, allergic symptoms, often after the use of cosmetic products.” Visible these reactions are extremely dry spots, redness or itching eczema on the face. But how do you find out if you suffer from sensitive skin?
How to check the skin
The demographist test gives information. “Pull with your fingernail and light pressure on the skin a cross on the cheek and forehead. Does not sound like the redness after a short time, the skin is classified as sensitive,” says Dr. Jeskowiak, skin expert for Biotherm.
What needs sensitive skin?
It is important in the beauty routine is to use gentle products, with the addition of ‘hypo-allergenic “, they are free from allergologically questionable ingredients. This applies to cleaning, creams and makeup. “Also, be careful not to over maintain that destroys skin protection film,” says dermatologist Dr. Antonia Jeskowiak.
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Good and bad drugs
Panthenol, aloe vera and thermal plankton can soothe and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. Because sensitive skin prone to scaly bodies, it is important to balance the lipid and moisture content. “Ideal products are with little alcohol, parabens, fragrances and dyes,” said Dr. Jeskowiak. Overall, the following applies: “As little as possible products use, dispense with chlorine water and strong soap and consult a dermatologist for persistent symptoms,” advises Dr. Duve.
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Good to know
Milking is often used for extremely dry skin, but is counterproductive: it closes the pores and reduces heat dissipation, which favors redness. More suitable: cool compresses with black – these have a calming effect.