Do I have sensitive skin or a contact allergy?
Sensitive reaction of the skin on the face and décolleté
Dos – The right care for sensitive skin
A drastic cure: Help your skin to close its perforated barrier by leaving it alone for a while. You can find out how to do this under « The drastic cure – the emergency plan for your stressed skin. »
Use products with few ingredients because everything you put on your skin means work for it in the first place.
Don't just minimize the number of ingredients per product, but the total number of products used.
Don'ts - Not a good idea for sensitive skin
(Heavy) foaming washing gels – what foams a lot also dries out a lot.
Soap – Attention: some cleaning products especially for the face also contain soap! Pay attention to the INCI designation "Sulfate".
Mechanical peels and fruit acid peels because they further irritate your skin.
Toiletries with alcohol that dry out and irritate your skin. Pay attention to the INCI designation "Alcohol", "Alcohol denat." or «Weingeist», usually in second or third place on the INCI list. Further back is less bad.
Excessive care: Too much cream makes the skin lazy and it forgets how to help itself.
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Contact Allergy: What's the Difference to Sensitive Skin?
The symptoms of a contact allergy are similar to sensitive skin
Myths and uncertainty when dealing with allergies
Misconception 1: With natural cosmetics you are safe from allergies
Misconception 2: With fewer ingredients, the allergic reaction is less severe
What can trigger a contact allergy?
Conclusion: Sensitive skin or contact allergy? Know it!
The FIVE products are specially designed for sensitive skin that is just a little too quick-tempered and sometimes has little freaks. The reduction of the ingredients helps your skin to calm down. This gives her a chance to regenerate her protective barrier and freak out less in the future.
However, our products can only be recommended to a limited extent for people with allergies, as they contain essential oils. They are 100% natural, but, as already mentioned, that makes no difference if you have an allergy. It is therefore all the more important to differentiate between merely sensitive skin and allergic ones. If you suffer from a diagnosed contact allergy - or suspect you have one - I recommend that you consult your doctor. He may advise you to use cosmetics that are specially designed for allergy sufferers.