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Skin that is itchy, red, stingy, dry and flaky causes

Skin sensitivity is becoming increasingly common, and the causes of red, stinging, itchy and flaky skin vary from person to person.
No matter what trigger these symptoms, they are usually a sign of a weakened skin barrier and inflammation. This could be due to either inherited sensitivity or temporarly imbalance.

Sensitive skin type
because of an inherited weak skin barrier and thinner skin, people with a sensitive skin type tend to always overreact to things that work for those with “normal” skin.
Due to thinner skin, blood vessels are closer to the surface and are more clearly visible, which in turn results in skin redness.

Sensitized skin
Many people experience skin discomfort, often thinking that they have a sensitive skin type. However, it’s more common that the skin has become temporarly sensitized by cosmetic products, air pollution, stress, lack of sleep or over exposure to the sun.
It’s important to try to figure out what causes the irritation in order to prevent the condition to continue and worsen.
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Common causes of skin irritation and redness:

No matter skintype, skin concern, age, gender or race, our skins well being completely depends on a intact skin barrier.

Today’s glow mania place far too high demands on the appearance of our skin.
Over whelming the skin with harsh skincare products in the pursuit of constantly flawless and newly polished skin can result in dehydration and irritation.

Over exfoliation
Many people associate dead skin cells with something bad, thinking that they need to remove all of these “useless” cells in order to acchieve radiant and healthy looking skin. This couldn’t be more wrong. Even though theese skin cells are non-living, they play a crucial role in the skin’s protective barrier.
The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin, and function as a protective wall. It’s composed of dead skin cells that are held together by the skin’s own mixture of lipids.

This protective barrier shields the skin from bacteria, UV and toxins while preventing skin from drying out. It’s coated by a slightly acidic mixture of sweat and sebum, which creates a healthy environment for skins own bacteria.

Over exfoliation reduces the protective layer of dead skin cells and expose immature skin cells. These “baby” cells are simply not mature enough to protect the skin from toxins, UV rays and bacteria or to prevent moisture from escaping. This results in easily irritated, inflammed and dehydrated skin.

With frequent exfoliation, the skin has no chance to recover, which increases the risk of constant red and irritated skin.

Normally, the “old” dead skin cells sheads by natural exfoliation and are replaced by new ones.
However, ackumulation of dead skin cells can clog and enlarge the pores, causing acne and  make the skin look dull and tired.

Over cleansing                                          
Because air pollutants, dust, and bacteria can irritate the skin, it’s important to remove impurities, especially before bed. However, too frequent skin cleansing does more harm than good as it damages the skins protective barrier.

It’s quite common to associate cleaning with lather. The fact that a cleanser foams a lot doesn’t mean that It’s deep cleansing. Instead, it means that the cleanser contains strong surfactants that create a thick lather.
As a result, you get the impression that the cleanser is more effective and that it cleanses the skin more effectively than a cleanser with less lather. In reality, lather does not mean better cleaning. Instead, these strong surfactants can dry out your skin and destroy its moisture balance and pH. Xxx

Air pollution
Pollutants irritates and deplets the skin of nutrients, especially if the skin is already dehydrated and weakened.

Dry air
Whether outdoors or indoors, dry air draws moisture from the skin, making it more fragile and prone to irritation. Especially winter time is extra stressful, as the dry air and cold winds wear on the skin.

Water
There are few things that are as relaxing as a long, hot shower. Unfortunately, it dries out the skin, as the hot water “melts” and washes away skin’s own oils. Shorter, warm but not hot showers or baths reduce the risk of dehydration.

Age
As we age, the skin gets thinner and is no longer able to hold water as effectivly as it used to, making the skin barrier more fragile and easily irritated.

Rosacea
is a inflammatory condition characterized by hypersensetivity, mainly affecting ├Ącheeks, nose, chin and forehead.
In rosacea affected skin the barrier is weakened, which causes dehydration and sensitivity.
Flushing and redness due to increased blood flow and dialated capillaries are typical symptoms, as well as uneven skin texture with acne-like break out.
Identifying your triggers is key. Minimize exposure to exessive sun exposure, cold wind, stress, alcohol, hot showers, spicy food and bad skincare habits.
Rosacea affected skin often reacts with sensitivity to skincare products, especially acids, mechanical peelings, toners with alcohol and products containing perfume.