How to soothe irritated skin?
Where do slight skin irritations come from?
A weakened cutaneous barrier
At the basis of an irritated skin the cutaneous barrier has been altered and no longer sufficiently fulfills its protective role. The skin having been directly in contact with exterior aggressions, is more vulnerable creating a vivid reaction. Without a sufficient shield, skin loses its water and dries up more easily. Weakened, it becomes taut, stings, shows redness and sometimes itches.
Many factors can explain skin irritation: some care ingredients are too aggressive, spicy dishes can trigger off skin irritations as well as alcohol, that dilates blood vessels causing rashes. Sun, dry air and pollution are also responsible for fragilized skin. It is then important to choose adequate treatments to bar it from being aggressed.