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The Latest Skin Wisdom from the Skincare Authority herself, Biba De Sousa

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#5 SENSITIVITY

#5 SENSITIVITY

WHAT EXACTLY IS "SENSITIVE SKIN'?

Sensitive skin is a symptom of a compromised skin barrier and microbiome and it feels  like everything is irritating the skin because the barrier and microbiome functions are not working properly.
When questioned, alot of people believe they have sensitive skin, with the majority claiming their skin is more sensitive now than just a few years ago.  They describe their skin as “dry, red, rashy, stinging and itchy”, but these sensations are often a symptom of other conditions that are causing the skin sensitivity, such as genetic factors, lifestyle of exposure to severe environmental factors (heat, sun, cold), weakened immunity, skin injuries, allergic contact dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, where the skin barrier no longer protects nerve endings, leading to skin reactions.

WAYS TO SOOTHE SENSITIVE SKIN

Avoid taking long showers or baths and use warm, not hot water. Pat your skin dry gently and immediately complete your skincare routine with a nourishing  moisturizer and body lotion.
 
Avoid exfoliants and highly alkaline soaps.  Test products before using them on your inner elbow area for at least 12 hours before applying them on a larger skin area. Keep in mind that the “hypoallergenic” term is not regulated by FDA and that it is not possible to absolutely prevent skin reactions, so these products are not necessarily safer.
 
Practice safe sun exposure and use mineral sunscreen of minimum 30 SPF.  Wear loose or comfortably fitting clothing made of soft and absorbing fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen or rayon clothing.


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Our products are designed with regard to sensitive skin.  A proper skincare regimen can help soothe and repair the skin barrier and support the skin's microbiome. 

The Routine - Sensitive Skin

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