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Published: Mon November 23, 2015
Categories: The Myth Minx
What is happening when you are experiencing red, irritated or sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is extremely common, with up to 50 – 90% of the population experiencing skin sensitivity at some point in their lives.
Those suffering tend to be more reactive to everyday agents, resulting in redness, stinging and irritation of the skin.
In many cases the skin can become sensitised due to an impaired barrier function. This means that the skin has lost its protective layer of oils and lipids allowing unwanted agents to penetrate into the skin, causing irritation.
Additionally, the loss of the protective layer over the skin also allows for water to be lost out of the skin, resulting in skin dryness.
A small percentage may experience sensitivity due to genetic and immune factors and are usually allergy prone. In this situation the skin is likely to trigger an inflammatory response when exposed to certain agents.
For these people a simple approach to skin care is ideal.
To reduce sensitivity the skin needs to be strengthened and protected. This will ensure that the skin integrity can gradually be rebuilt.
Possible causes and contributing factors for sensitive skin
Calming Solutions at home
To strengthen and rebalance sensitive or reactive skin, a results-driven homecare regime involving 5 steps is beneficial.
This can work to gently comfort and soothe delicate skin, whilst working to restore strength and clarity.
You can create your skins perfect match with your own special 5 a-day programme from Skinstitut, with this programme you can cover your skincare routine with the 5 simple steps to ensure smooth skin.
Discover your unique 5 a-day Programme by visiting: www.skinstitut.com/5aday. Here you can follow the 5 steps of product selection and tailor by selecting the suitable intensity level for your skin and create your own personalised 5 a-day programme for Calming.