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Very sensitive skin

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Very sensitive skin

Very sensitive skin can be prone to irritation. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and the appropriate skin care.

Symptoms of very sensitive skin

Very sensitive skin can be reflected in many ways in the appearance of the skin. Its acid mantle is weakened, which is why it is no longer resistant enough to ward off harmful bacteria and pollutants. It reacts quickly to external influences. Redness and skin irritations are the result. The symptoms of very sensitive skin can occur at any age and on different parts of the body such as the face, arms and legs or scalp.

Causes of very sensitive skin

If the skin is very sensitive, these are signs of a damaged protective skin barrier.

The protective acid mantle (hydrolipid film) of our skin surface is essential for an intact barrier function. This consists of the body’s own components such as water, fat-splitting enzymes, horny cells, sebum and sweat and has a slightly acidic, average pH value of 5.5. This acidic environment creates the ideal conditions for a balanced skin microbiome, which can thus effectively protect the skin from impurities and infections. The acid mantle regulates the water balance of the skin, prevents from too much moisture loss and additionally protects against external influences.

Frequent bathing or showering, aggressive cleansing products or certain ingredients of conventional care products can affect the sensitive pH value of the skin. The acid mantle and thus the skin’s protective barrier is impaired. The skin is now no longer protected from external influences. As a result, over-sensitisation of the nerves occurs. The skin gets sensitive and is prone to redness and irritations.

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Proper care for very sensitive skin

Very sensitive skin needs a particularly mild care that does not attack the acid mantle.

The high-quality numis® med pH 5.5 care products are ideal for very sensitive skin. Thanks to their pH balanced formula, they stabilise the skin’s acid mantle, support the skin’s microbiome and thus its natural resistance. Your skin is immediately soothed, can regenerate and is protected from external influences.

Product recommendations for very sensitive skin