Sensitive and Irritated Skin
Sensitive and easily irritated skin means that it reacts with immense intensity even to the neutral external stimuli. It may happen because of an impaired skin barrier, imbalance of the skin’s bacterial flora, lack of hydration or a combination of all of the mentioned factors. When the skin is not well-moistured, is not properly protected as well as is inhabited by unbeneficial microorganism strains, it gives the irritants a wider than ever field for damage. Fortunately, Helichrysum seems to be the ultimate remedy for sensitive and irritable skin as it soothes, protects and reduces discomfort.
Firstly, Helichrysum contains esters which besides giving a natural, calming scent, act as gentle yet effective emollients, increasing hydration of the skin. Thanks to them, the complexion soon regains its moisture, softness and smoothness, providing instant relief.
Monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes as well as polyphenols including flavonoids are of immense anti-inflammatory, comforting activities. They soothe the skin by reducing the ongoing inflammatory process, diminishing the synthesis of pro-inflammatory markers like cytokines, leukotrienes and prostaglandins. This way the skin does not respond to the stimuli with redness and discomfort.
Moreover, Helicrysum presents potent antimicrobial activities, preventing infections by any detrimental strains which can reside on the skin surface.
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