When properly implemented, preventive measures can prove very effective in limiting and preventing dry and sensitive skin.
Wash but don't strip
To make sure cleansing is something you enjoy, while also respecting your skin's needs, simply follow a few precautions:
- Opt for a warm shower rather than a bath.
- If you can't go without your bath, make sure it's neither too hot (less than 37 °C) nor too long (less than 5-10 minutes).
- Use a gentle cleansing gel or a lipid-enriched liquid cleanser to neutralize hard water.
- Rinse skin thoroughly and dry it by dabbing with a towel without rubbing.
Thirst for hydration?
Daily hydration is essential to prevent, space out and reduce the intensity of irritation caused by dry skin. It is crucial that you choose the right treatment. Here are some tips to ensure you get it right. It must be:
- hypoallergenic and respectful of the needs of dry and sensitive skin;
- convenient and pleasant to apply, so that it's easy to use on a daily basis;
- hydrating, lipid-restoring and soothing.
You can also vary the textures depending on the season or your lifestyle:
- rich, thick textures like LIPIKAR Milk or Baume AP for the evening or in winter;
- light, fluid textures like LIPIKAR Gel-Fluide for the day or in summer.
They must be applied once or several times a day (remembering to wash hands well before use), and systematically after each shower or bath.
No wool over your eyes
Because they are in direct contact with the skin throughout the day, your clothes play an important role in its well-being. Our tips for making the right choice:
- Always prefer natural cotton.
- Avoid wool: it's too rough, and can cause irritation.
- Do not rely on synthetic fabrics, which can make you sweat more.
When washing your clothes, use a detergent containing no phosphates or softener and rinse them thoroughly.
Put paid to allergens!
If you purify your environment to eliminate allergens, you will keep risk of irritation to a minimum. For this, a few simple steps are all that are needed:
- Banish dust and mites.
- Do not overheat your bedroom (less than 19 °C).
- Air rooms every day, in winter and in summer.
- Avoid damp rooms with mildew.
Your skin isn't feeling quite itself?
Give it a boost by opting for a diet rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E, known in particular for their antioxidant action. The ideal way of making sure you get enough of these nutrients is to take a course of food supplements for two months in the spring and in the fall. And, more generally, make sure you eat a healthy diet.