Emblem for Skin Support Part 5 - Reducing Irritation

Dear Reader,

Welcome to part 5 of the program and it’s time to focus in on the skin itself and we start by finding way’s to reduce irritation.

Why Irritation Needs to Be Addressed

Various inflammatory skin conditions, including seborrheic dermatitis, are accompanied by overall skin sensitivity. This heightened sensitivity increases the chances of symptoms worsening due to even the slightest irritation by external factors.

These external factors can come in a variety of forms:

  • Temperature and humidity changes
  • Abrasive physical contact
  • Exposure to harsh cleansing agents
  • Environmental pollutants

Understanding these (and other) possible sources of irritation and what you can do to reduce their negative effects, can go a long way to stabilizing your symptoms and reducing the amount of flare ups.

Expected Outcomes

By eliminating external sources of irritation you should notice:

  • Reduced skin sensitivity and local inflammation
  • Improved skin barrier stability

Objectives in Focus

Reducing skin irritation does not necessarily have to be restricted to the objectives presented in the module. The ones presented are one’s that I’ve found to be the most common, however, taking the time to think about possible sources of irritation in your own individual case may prove to be even more rewarding.

Utilize

Eliminate

Example Daily Checklist

  • Avoid excessive cleaning of the skin
  • Avoid using regular soap on sebum rich skin
    Regular soap can drastically increase skin surface pH levels. Many experts recommend staying away from regular usage, especially in the case of sensitive and/or damaged skin.
  • Reduce the use of known irritants
  • Minimize physical interaction (touching, scratching)

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you – George Whitefield

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