Peeling of the skin: what to do?

Desquamation de la peau : que faire ?

My skin peels when I apply the treatments. What to do ?

My skin peels when I do treatments, is this normal? The answer is yes ! Flaking of the skin is a natural phenomenon and can occur for various reasons: an allergy to cosmetic products , too frequent washing, the use of aggressive care, cleaning with hot water, etc. Do you want to know how you can treat this skin problem? We tell you everything in this article.

What is peeling skin?

Desquamation is manifested by a detachment of bits of skin on the areas of the face and body. This phenomenon results from the natural regeneration of the skin.

It is therefore quite normal to notice that his skin peels at certain times. Skin cells perpetually shed and are replaced by new cells that grow back.

It is common to see this skin condition on dry and atopic skin . Nevertheless, in some people, it can be linked to a dermatological disease.

What are the origins of desquamation?

If you notice scaling of the skin when you apply care, this may be the result of several factors:

  • Allergies : some perfumes and cosmetics can cause allergic reactions. An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to an allergen present in the ingredients. According to the Federation of Beauty Companies, we speak of an allergy if the skin has been in contact with the allergen at least twice.

  • Washing too often : Dermatologists recommend washing your face no more than twice a day. They even advise limiting the cleansing of your skin to once a day. You can cleanse your skin with a tonic lotion with rose water in the morning, then perform a double cleansing in the evening with cleansing oil and a cleansing gel in the evening, before moving on to your usual routine.

  • Water that is too hot : cleaning your skin with water that is too hot damages the skin barrier and attacks the skin. Consequence: it dries out and peels. It is best to wash your face with lukewarm water.

  • Products that are too aggressive : certain ingredients should be avoided when you have dry and sensitive skin.
    For example, essential oils have multiple virtues for the skin, but it is essential to respect certain rules when using them. They should not be applied without being diluted and avoid exceeding a certain threshold.

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How to deal with this problem?

Peeling skin is usually a mild condition. It therefore does not require a medical consultation. To remedy this problem, you must bet on good hydration. On a daily basis, use a gentle cleansing gel on the face and an emollient cream to moisturize skin tissue, restore the hydrolipidic film and restore comfort to dry skin .

On the body, our HRB-3 moisturizing body milk cream with shea butter moisturizes and soothes the skin.

It is best to avoid scrubs, as your skin is sensitive. If your water contains too much limestone, you can invest in a water softener.

On the other hand, if you do not notice any improvement despite the daily use of emollient products, we suggest that you consult a health professional.

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What you should remember in three points

Peeling of the skin is a natural phenomenon. Nevertheless, this skin condition is temporary. If you notice that the problem persists, do not hesitate to consult a dermatologist.

It can come from various factors: an allergy to the beauty products you use, too frequent washing, ingredients that deteriorate your skin barrier, and the use of too hot water.

You can treat the problem by integrating gentle and emollient products to restore the hydrolipidic film of your skin.

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