Linea viso 4
Delicate and sensitive skin
Itching, redness, irritation: the skin’s defensive reactions to continuous external stressors which alter the water-sebum composition of the hydro-lipid film.
The skin suddenly becomes reactive, fragile and delicate. Sensitivity is mainly caused by an anxious, over-response to both internal factors such as moods (anxiety, sadness, ex-
citement), and external factors, such as, environmental stressor including the sun, wind, and cold..
During the winter months, causes of irritation may be:
- Cold and wind which diminish the skin’s natural protective barrier (the hydro-lipid film) by removing oil and water;
- Sudden changes from a warm, closed environment to outside cold, which stimulate the peripheral micro-circulation in vessels which dilate and then shrink, causing redness.
- In the city, humidity tends to retain smog, dust and toxic particles in the air. Despite not having been scientifically quan-
tified, the harmful role of pollution is significant and all these substances cling to the skin’s surface, mixing with sebum to become continuous sources of irritation.
During the summer months, on the other hand, one of the main causes of irritation is ultra-violet ray exposure. Insufficient or inappropriate sun protection is an important cause of dehydr-
ation and redness, especially for delicate, sensitive skins. This condition can then result in inflammation causing redness, burning and dermatitis. Only constant care can restore brightness to fragile skin and help it glow, which is why specific products must be used to adequately protect sensitive skin, restoring comfort and well-being.