Sensitive skin is the most common skin concern of our modern day and age. Over 70% of my patients describe their skin as sensitive in some way. It turns out, sensitive skin is a complicated condition without a “one size fits all” definition and can be used to describe everything from redness to dryness, rashes, and more. Causes can be as varied as allergies, irritating skincare products, and even the sun.
However sensitive skin is a condition that our ancestors that lived closer to nature did not know. They never experience this sort of skin discomfort. The massive growth of urbanisation that came along with the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century became a turning point in the relationship of humans with their environment, reducing human interaction with nature. This important moment also represented a relevant trigger in the prevalence of inflammatory disorders, such as allergies and eczemas. From this evidence, it can be inferred that the reduced exposure to nature may be related to the increase in the risk of inflammatory skin conditions. Research showed that the bacterial diversity on our ancestors skin was twice that of the modern urbanised human being and that their skin was enriched in organic acids, amino acids, vitamins and methane bacterial pathways, all associated with a healthier and reinforced skin. These findings suggest that exposure to modern lifestyles may reduce the microbiota richness, making the skin more prone to sensitivity and discomfort and also suggests the need for skin care to reconnect with the origins to recover the protective characteristics of our ancestors skin.
All DrK Dermal Health Care products are inspired by the above-mentioned phenomenon and making use of the Hepta-Peptide 4 technology in all our products. We are reactivating skin functions that were deactivated by our modern lifestyle, creating better bacterial diversity on the skin that will result into less sensitive more healthy skin.
DrK Dermal Health Care Repair&Protect Advance Serum for Sensitive Skin restores the homeostasis of atopic skin, by targeting its four main anomalies:
- the skin barrier is strengthened by activating epidermal differentiation and cohesion and by optimizing the organization and conformation of lipids.
- hydration is improved by restoring the expression of mediators such as AC II, NMFs and the bound water/total water ratio.
- the inflammatory response is inactivated, by reducing the synthesis of TSLP and IL-8 cytokines, thus inhibiting the inflammatory response.
- the cutaneous microbiota is re-equilibrated, by limiting the adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on the skin.
Treatment provides soothing relief, hydration, and comfort. The quality of life of patients and their entourage is improved considerably.