It is tight, itching, and burning; there are skin flaking and reddened skin… Are you slowly losing patience with your skin? Take a deep breath. Your care needs just a little more time and attention.
The experts of Kneipp Skin Research have therefore addressed dry and sensitive skin and for this particular purpose developed a special care line ((link to the landing page Almond Flowers Soft Skin)).
Diagnosis: Do I Have Dry and Sensitive Skin At All?
For the condition of dry-sensitive skin, there is still no clear scientific definition. Generally, it often responds with high sensitivity to influences that are not a problem for normal skin: Thus, the skin has a low tolerance and is easily irritated.
Among other things, this is due to impairment of the skin barrier. This protective coat is like a shell on our skin and prevents it from drying out, from pathogens and from intrusion of contaminants and irritants. In dry skin, however, the natural protective layer is disturbed. One reason: Fat and moisture are lacking. Many processes of the skin are reduced to a minimum. In addition, the skin’s own moisturizing factors such as urea may be lacking.
This becomes noticeable – in the form of visible (clinical), non-visible (subclinical) and measurable (objective) symptoms.
Dry and sensitive skin is therefore not necessarily visually recognizable. Sometimes only invisible symptoms occur: constant burning, tingling or itching. Visible signs are redness, skin flaking or swelling.