6 tips for repairing damaged skin
Your skin feels tight, uncomfortable, itchy and causes redness ?
Cold, UV rays, the use of unsuitable cosmetic products or lack of care can damage the epidermis. So what to do to repair a damaged skin ? Which cosmetic treatments to choose for hydrate, nourish and protect your body and your face.
Focus on good habits to adopt!
Signs of damaged skin
A damaged and dehydrated skin is skin which is irritated, which feels tight, which presents redness and who lacks flexibility. You have a feeling discomfort, and the skin can sometimes desquamer and present a texture rough and rough.
The causes of damaged skin
The causes of a damaged skin can be numerous:
Excessive exposure to the sun: THE Harmful ultraviolet rays have a detrimental impact on our skin. They reduce skin elasticity and damage collagen, causing premature wrinkles and fine lines;
The cold and wind, snow : these are the enemies of soft, well-hydrated skin! This is also the case for temperature variations interior/exterior too abrupt;
Tobacco and alcohol: the tobacco consumption can block the supply of oxygen, reducing blood circulation to your skin and other vital organs. The alcohol dehydrates the skin, leaving it undernourished and more prone to external aggression;
The chronic stress : it disturbs some neurotransmitters, thus causing effects of vasodilation, inflammation, hyperseborrhea or skin pigmentation disorders;
A bad diet : a healthy diet allows you to obtain healthy and radiant skin and, conversely, an unbalanced diet has negative effects on the skin (skin damage, premature aging, etc.). THE fruits and vegetables rich in fiber helps you fight free radicals and prevent skin problems;
Lack of sleep : the sleep helps you fight stress by regulating cortisol (stress hormone) levels in your body. An 8-hour sleep cycle helps you renew skin cells. If you lack of sleep, your skin is duller, your dark circles more pronounced and the skin appears less plump;
The pollution : air pollution causes oxidative stress which makes the skin more prone to l'inflammation. This is particularly the case of mature skin slower to regenerate due to their weaker protective mechanisms.
Clean your body and face properly
The way you clean your skin is essential to preserve it. First of all, avoid water that is too hot, which damages the skin and weakens it, and avoid soaping yourself too vigorously. If your skin is dry, avoid soaps and opt for a shower gel or dermatological bread superfatted.
When you dry your skin, be very gentle: do not rub your skin, but pat it, especially around the irritated areas.
For the face, opt for a purifying and hydrating gel, which takes care of your epidermis. Gently apply to your face with your hands and massage before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Hydrate your body and face is the first good reflex to adopt if you have the damaged skin : this is the first step towards repair ! As soon as the first signs appear irritation or cracking, react by opting for treatments that are composed moisturizing, nourishing and repairing active ingredients. They are the ones who will help you enjoy a optimal healing in order to find soft skin.
- For the corps : turn to a regenerating body milk which has moisturizing active ingredients and soothing active ingredients. There betaine And Allantoin will act to strengthen your skin barrier, and hyaluronic acid and vegetable squalane will keep your skin perfectly hydrated;
- For the face : opt for one Soothing cream which prevents and combats the problems of overproduction of sebum, of redness, of drought or even acne. Look for active ingredients that strengthen healthy skin and relieve sensitive skin like bisabolol, hyaluronic acid, vegetable squalane and betaine.
Protect your skin
In addition to daily hydration, you must protect your skin in certain fragile areas, such as your hands and feet for example. In winter, wear gloves to protect your damaged skin cold. In summer, to avoid cracked heels, apply cream morning and evening.
Also wear gloves when using aggressive products such as household detergents.
Exfoliate your skin
Regularly, carry out exfoliations sweet in order to preserve the flexibility of your epidermis and to regenerate it. If your skin is damaged, be sure to opt for scrubs composed of grains surfins.
Massage your skin
L'automassage body and face should be part of your beauty routine. Not only is it a moment of relaxation that gives you a feeling of calm and relaxation, but it is also a gesture that relieves the damaged and abused skin. Massage with your body milk or face cream deeply softens the skin and allows it to regain all its softness and comfort!
Choose products with impeccable composition
No secret: to repair a damaged skin, you must choose cosmetic products with impeccable composition. You must keep away chemical substances, phenoxyethanol, parabens, silicones, PEGs, irritants, allergens, comedogenic ingredients, petroleum derivatives, endocrine disruptors, pollutants... Bet on ingredients of natural origin, which contain soothing and moisturizing active ingredients. At the house of Grangettes Switzerland, all our cosmetic products comply with a 100% clean charter, ideal for damaged skin !