If it burns - this is how you can switch to stressed skin
If your skin is already severely damaged, switching to new products alone may not be enough. We're talking about skin that is very sensitive, itchy, red, chapped to the point of perioral dermatitis. With such a skin condition you are not alone. Often it is caused by over-care. Too many ingredients, too many products, too many experiments on the verge of desperation - I know, I've been there. The skin is overwhelmed and no longer likes it.
The step-by-step changeover can make sense here. First, avoid aggressive cleansing products or facial tonics, because they irritate the skin the most. After a week or two, when the skin has calmed down, you can also change the moisturizer. Mild face oils that you apply to damp skin are particularly non-irritating, or a moisturizing serum without alcohol.
And if your skin just doesn't want to calm down? Give her a break. If she reacts irritably to mild creams or perhaps even to clear water, the Rosskur. Harsh but effective as it gives your skin time to settle down. After 3 days of cosmetic fasting (ONLY lukewarm water is allowed) you can slowly approach a new care routine. The following applies: less is more. Take a cream with few natural ingredients and apply it sparingly.
⏳ At perioral dermatitis you unfortunately have to hold out longer with the zero therapy. Around 6 weeks of cosmetic-free time are announced here.
Can cosmetics accelerate skin renewal?
Yes and no. You have very little control over how quickly the epidermis grows new cells. There are a number of things you can do to get rid of dead skin cells faster. The top measure for this is peeling. They detach the top horny layer and make your skin look fresher and more even. For best results, exfoliate once or twice a week. You can find out which type of peeling is particularly gentle and the benefits of regular peeling under With the right scrub everything goes smoothly.
Accelerate cell division, from 4 weeks to 2, well, that would be something! Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. You can only support your skin during regeneration. How? By taking good care of yourself. Things that promote blood circulation and prevent oxidation damage have a positive effect. Dos are regular exercise, fresh air, enough sleep, a healthy diet and sensible skin care. Don’ts include lots of sun, stress and cigarettes. Alcohol is not exactly good for the skin either.
Give your skin time to adjust
Conclusion: Maybe you are immediately happy with your new care strategy. However, it can also take some time before you see a real improvement when you switch up your skin care routine. Your skin renews itself about every four weeks. It may take her that long to get used to new things. This is especially true when .
. you switch from synthetic ingredientsto natural cosmetics because they are metabolized in a completely different way.
. you are over 50 because then your skin regenerates more slowly.
. your skin was severely damaged before the change - then the Hard cure ran.
So patience, patience. Skin care is an endurance race. If you're constantly sprinting from one product to the next, your skin will quickly run out of breath. That's why ultra-small samples that only last for one or two applications are not really meaningful. At most you can test whether the texture feels good. My tip: Better invest some time in choosing your new care product and give your skin the opportunity to adapt.