Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sensitive Skin

> Although the skin is responsible for regulating body temperature and to perceive the stimuli of pain and pleasure, the first objective is to protect the body from the agents that can cause external damage. Thus has sensory receptors located in the layer called dermis, which are a major source of information about the outside world and activate the mechanisms that prevent the danger.

This is fine nerve fibers at the slightest stimulus move immediately signal after being received by the brain is manifested as irritation and itching, mainly.

However, it is important that each person has different skin sensitivity, i.e. not all respond equally to agents or factors that attempt to cause damage, there could therefore speak of conditions such as:
Dermatitis . In practical terms this is called a simple way to skin inflammation, which can alter their susceptibility. It occurs when substances contact irritants contained in plants, hair dyes, cosmetics, deodorants, perfumes, soaps, detergents, synthetic fibers, hair removal products, metals, jewels, and by the action of a drug or food ( milk, eggs, fish and seafood, among many others).

Allergies . Some people respond in an exaggerated manner to substances that are sensitive -called "allergens , which are harmless to others, because one is born with a predisposition gene in this; pollen, dust, humidity, animal hair, cosmetics, Some chemicals or textiles, among many others, are items that may be allergic.

Eczema. It is characterized by an outbreak of hives, red cheeks, wrists, knees and the inside of the elbows, which causes itching intense irritation, tiny ulcers and scaling. Its appearance is related to the effects of the sun, wind, and thousands of chemicals that have contact with the skin , which is why for some sources is synonymous with contact dermatitis, and which will be mentioned later.

Psoriasis . A disease that starts with the appearance of rash with small red flake white, do not cause itching or discomfort-in scalp, face, knees, elbows, ankles, chest and armpits . No serious consequences is not contagious, affects men, women, children and elderly, and can be classified as mild, moderate or severe according to the percentage of damaged skin. Its origin is unknown, but its appearance is usually associated with infections caused by bacteria, factors genetic, intense emotional states and stress. Other agents that influence their occurrence are beatings, burns and wear tight clothing.

There are other agents that influence the skin is sensitive, such as stress, hormonal changes (for example, when you have a menstrual period), pollutants, and climate change, aging, crash diets, drinking little water consumption alcohol and snuff, and little sleep.

These factors can be avoided, but also be very useful to follow balanced diet that includes minerals, proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and fats, plus eating 2 to 3 liters of water daily and apply skin treatments that provide protection, moisture and nutrients.

In this respect it is recalled that the cosmetic and pharmaceutical market offers grooming products such as creams, soaps and cosmetics that contain no perfumes, dyes, preservatives or detergents that are irritants, i.e., they are hypoallergenic and helps significantly in cases of sensitive skin or sensitive.

Consult your doctor.

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