Is your skin easily irritated by soaps, makeup or environmental pollutants? If so, you may have sensitive skin. Stress and hormones can also make skin flare up with acne, eczema, itching or other inflammatory conditions. Surprisingly, skin care products and treatments can also cause skin reactions. Although peels, retinol, toners and exfoliants help revitalize skin, overdoing it can cause problems.
A recent article in Glamour discusses skin rewilding, the process of taking the skin back to its natural state and restoring its natural microbiome. Experts who contributed to the article recommend using gentle, pH-balanced products infused with ingredients that nourish the skin’s natural microbiome to restore skin to its natural state. TrūAura’s skin care products contain prebiotics and probiotics that can help restore and enhance the skin’s microbiome of beneficial bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms. Read on to find out how skin rewilding can reduce skin sensitivity, restore the natural microbiome and help you look your best—naturally.
The Skin 101
The skin is the largest organ of the body, performing many functions that keep you healthy. It keeps harmful bacteria and toxins from entering your body, regulates body temperature, maintains hydration and protects against external environmental degradation, such as ultraviolet radiation or physical trauma. It carries blood vessels and capillaries that reach every organ and supports a lymphatic network that regulates fluid and immune function. The skin has sensory receptors that allow us to react to the physical environment around us and sense pain and touch.
The skin is colonized with trillions of microorganisms that lie on the skin’s surface and inhabit hair follicles and glands. These microorganisms are part of a delicately balanced ecosystem that can be disrupted by trauma, pathogens, pollutants, age and lifestyle choices.
The skin is also perceived as an aesthetic characteristic. Smooth, glowing skin is considered beautiful and contributes to our looks. We often use skin care products to enhance our appearance, maintain firmness, support cell production and keep our skin clean. Maintaining the skin’s natural ecosystem and using pure products contribute to healthy skin and a healthy body.
Causes of Skin Irritation
Because the face has a high density of nerves and thinner skin, facial skin is often more sensitive and reactive to environmental pollutants, makeup, sunscreen and cleansers. The face is also one of the most exposed parts of the body, subjected to more exposure to irritants and pollutants.
The rise in the use of at-home products to cleanse and nourish skin, enhance beauty and repair skin damage may be a factor in why 60% to 70% of women and 50% to 60% of men report having skin sensitivity and irritation. In our efforts to keep our skin looking healthy and attractive, we may be overdoing it.
Sensitive Skin versus Sensitized Skin
As experts note, there is a difference between sensitive skin and sensitized skin. Several factors contribute to facial skin sensitivity, including age, fair complexions, female hormone fluctuations, pigmentation and environmental factors. People with skin sensitivities may experience skin eruptions, allergic reactions, acne or itching.
In contrast, sensitized skin is the result of injury or overstimulation. Beauty treatments such as facial peels and medications such as retinol can temporarily damage the skin. Your skin may sting, feel tight or dry in reaction to treatments, products or the weather. The sensitivity you experience is not from inherent factors but from external ones.
How to Keep Skin Healthy
Rewilding skin takes your skin back to its natural state and avoids irritants that make it sensitive. TrūAura’s product formulations include ingredients that support a healthy skin microbiome and help regenerate cells. Our cleansers, moisturizers, makeup and other products feature prebiotics, probiotics, and clean natural ingredients. Dermatologists note that disrupting the skin’s natural microbiome often results in skin disorders. Studies document that topical applications of probiotics can have a beneficial effect on acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Combat Skin Flare Ups
If you experience skin flare-ups, our products can help. We maintain a “no list” of ingredients that helps eliminate harsh and harmful ingredients. We offer a products for you skin care routine of cleansing and hydrating morning and evening. Our Core 4 Skincare package includes Nourishing Day Cleaner, Refreshing Tonic, Replenishing Night Cream and Replenishing Day Lotion. Clinical trials demonstrated that women who used these products for eight weeks experienced improvement in fine lines, skin smoothness and firmness.
Probiotics, prebiotics and the other ingredients in our products take the skin back to its natural state, rejuvenating the microbiome, soothing the skin, strengthening and hydrating tissues and renewing cells. Our refreshing tonic includes cucumber fruit extract, which is rich in vitamins B and C. Vitamin C reduces redness and brightens and hydrates skin. Vitamin B helps renew cells and reduce skin inflammation.
Choose Clean Color Makeup
Our Clean Color makeup complements our cleansing and hydrating microbiome skin care offerings. Our lipsticks, foundations, concealers and eye shadows include moisture-enhancing ingredients that keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. Choose from liquid and powder foundations in colors designed to complement many skin shades. Mineral-based pigments, prebiotics and natural oils protect your skin throughout the day. Our Color Balance Blush includes vitamin E with antioxidants that protect against environmental pollutants and stress, prebiotics and natural pigments. You know you look your best while protecting your skin throughout the day.
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