The right care for sensitive skin

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DR. MIRIAM REHBEIN | 19. JANUARY 2021

Sensitive skin, a skin type in constant change that is everything but simple. Sensitive skin is limited in its natural protective functions and reacts quickly to environmental influences and the wrong care. To permanently soothe your sensitive skin and strengthen your skin barrier, you need the right care with the right ingredients for sensitive skin. Which products support sensitive skin to bring it back into balance, you will find in the following. In addition, you'll get more tips to strengthen your skin and promote a lasting healthy skin appearance.

Woman with sensitive skin

Sensitive skin: the essentials in a nutshell

What is sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin reacts with irritation, skin impurities, redness and feelings of tension to external influences such as UVA and UVB radiation, care products, cold or environmental pollution because of its weakened natural protective mechanisms. This results in an unbalanced complexion, which, depending on the skin area, tends to be dry and pimply, but can also appear oily. The complexion of sensitive skin appears uneven, and also dull or shiny.

Sensitive skin is manifested by:

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  • Redness
  • Oily patches of skin
  • A scaly looking skin
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  • Swelling
  • Skin cracks
  • Pimples or pimples
  • Pustules or blisters

What are the causes of sensitive skin?

The causes of sensitive skin are often not clear. It is often caused by predisposition or allergies. The sensitive skin is also often a dry skin. Especially with age, all skin types, moisture can no longer store so well and tend to dryness. The, sensitive skin is particularly affected by this. In rare cases, skin diseases such as psoriasis, psoriasis or rosacea are behind it. The following factors let a sensitive skin react mostly without exception with irritations:

  • Cosmetics or perfumes with fragrances and preservatives
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  • Sun exposure
  • Weather; especially cold, wind, and heat
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  • Psychological factors such as stress
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  • Environmental pollution such as exhaust fumes or particulate matter
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Products & Tips for sensitive skin care

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With the right care products and a continuous care routine, maintaining a long-term healthy and vital complexion is possible. With active ingredient complexes suitable for your skin type, you can meet the needs of your skin and improve your complexion within a few weeks. You can find out which products and active ingredients really help you in the following.

Active ingredients and product formulations for optimal care of sensitive skin

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In order for effective active ingredients to reach their full potential, they must first reach your deeper skin layers to achieve the best possible skin care results. Doctor Mi! medical scincare products make this possible because of the unique TECMi!® deep technology. The revolutionary molecular encapsulation system transports individual active ingredients into deeper layers of the skin and releases them there.

These active ingredients help you keep your complexion in balance

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Since sensitive skin is basically sensitive to external influences, the active ingredients that you use should not additionally irritate the skin barrier, but strengthen it. Therefore, anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing and nourishing ingredients are optimal. You should avoid the use of cleansing and care products that contain essential oils or other active ingredients that are too aggressive for your skin, e.g. menthol.

Active ingredients that do not irritate the skin barrier, but rather strengthen it, are optimal.

Active ingredients that achieve particularly good results in the treatment of sensitive skin are:

  • TECMi!®-encapsulated Retinol (not ordinary Retinol!)
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  • Panthenol
  • Allantoin
  • Ectoin®
  • Acetylglucosamine
  • DEFENSIL®-PLUS
  • SyriCalm™ CLR
  • Vitamin B3/Niacinamide
  • Vitamin B5/Pantothenic Acid
  • Amino acids
  • Black Beeome™
  • AHA fruit acids
  • BHA/salicylic acid

Important: Avoid artificial fragrances! These irritate even a healthy skin. Especially if you have sensitive skin, you should keep your hands off them.

By the way: In none of the care products of Doctor Mi! medical skincare are artificial fragrances or essential oils contained.

TECMi!®-Retinol for the cleansing and care of sensitive skin

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Often common Retinol is mentioned as one of the active ingredients to avoid for sensitive skin: common Retinol does not always fully penetrate the deeper layers of the skin where it is needed for its cell-renewing properties, but deposits on the skin's surface and causes irritation on sensitive skin.

The situation is different with TECMi!®-Retinol developed by Doctor Mi! medical skincare: Here, the Retinol molecules are encapsulated twice. This ensures that the Retinol can penetrate specifically into the lower skin layer. Here it can develop its optimal effect, has a restorative and cell-protective effect. In addition, the TECMi!® encapsulation ensures that the molecules are more resistant, for example, to light and do not cause irritation, but even have a protective effect.

In summary: TECMi!® encapsulation acts like a double protective shell, guaranteeing that your skin fully benefits from all the skin renewing and nourishing benefits of Retinol, without irritating your skin.

Recommendation: with the right products to a healthy skin

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Especially when cleansing and caring for sensitive skin, using products with ingredients adapted to your skin type in a continuous skincare routine is essential to promote a healthy complexion and give your skin a healthy glow. The ROSAZEA-SET from Doctor Mi! includes the following products to promote your skin health and give your complexion a glow:

CLEAN

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Stabilize your skin's pH and help it activate its natural protective functions while cleansing. Especially a sensitive skin needs daily care with the right ingredients for it, because the skin's own protective functions, especially for healthy defense against environmental influences, is not fully guaranteed. Make sure that you do not use any cleansing products that are too aggressive, even in your daily cleansing routine. Overly aggressive products weaken your already damaged skin barrier and make your skin more susceptible to irritation. Accordingly, rely on deep-acting but gentle products whose composition is optimally adapted to your skin type. The gentle cleansing gel CLEAN cleanses your skin in depth, while the antioxidants it contains inhibit inflammation and ward off external influences. The vitamin B5 (also called pantothenic acid) contained in CLEAN soothes your skin even while it is being cleansed.

PEEL

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Smooth your complexion by using a daily exfoliator that won't irritate your skin while sloughing off dead skin cells. We recommend the ROSAZEA-SET scrub included in PEEL, as the exfoliating particles contained in Peel are made from crushed cherry pits, making them 100% natural in origin. So you can smooth your skin texture without irritating your skin with too aggressive products.

DAY & NIGHT

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Reduce irritation and dry skin areas by using targeted ingredients in your daily skincare routine that help you effectively nourish your skin. We recommend incorporating a Retinol-based day and night cream into your daily skincare routine. The Doctor Mi! Day Cream DAY is part of our ROSAZEA-SET and protects your sensitive skin. Containing fortifying Vitamin A, Retinol, in a high quality form and double encapsulated by TECMi!® technology, DAY can successfully support your skin from deep within as it is able to penetrate the lower layers of the skin. This is noticeable with a more even and clarified skin appearance. Use NIGHT in the evening to give your skin the opportunity to regenerate optimally during the night. In addition to our high-dose TECMi!® Retinol, our night cream NIGHT also contains other high-quality active ingredients: E.g. the probiotic ProRenew COMPLEX CLR™, an evidence-based active ingredient that protects your skin barrier and accelerates your skin's cell renewal. Vitamin B3 balances your skin thanks to anti-inflammatory properties, plus SyriCalm ® CLR accelerates wound healing, making it a helpful ingredient for treating sensitive skin.

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RED

Activate the cell protection and skin renewal processes of your skin by regularly giving it an extra dose of attention with the right care products: RED is included in the ROSAZEA-SET and is a real miracle cure, even for sensitive skin: the high concentration of Retinol is double encapsulated by TECMi! ® technology double encapsulated and penetrates deep into the lower layers of the skin and boostet your skin from the inside out. The special thing about RED is the entire active ingredient complex against stressed skin, as it makes your skin radiant through the contained Retinol. In addition, ingredients such as Ectoin and Extremoin® protect it from environmental influences. The self-healing processes of your skin are stimulated to eliminate dry patches and the associated redness and flaking.

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MASK

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Give your skin the luxury it deserves: with the MASK facial mask from Doctor Mi! you're treating yourself to a highly concentrated but gentle treatment that gently but reliably helps your skin achieve a healthy glow and keeps your complexion in balance. Thanks to selected active ingredients contained in highly concentrated form, MASK cares for your skin without irritating it. In addition to the special TECMi® Retinol, the product is characterized by ceramides, which support the elasticity of your skin and give it a healthy glow. Valuable omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E protect your skin from drying out. The result: radiant skin that is supplied with all the nutrients it needs.

Note: Protect your skin daily with a sun protection factor 50+. Especially for sensitive skin, a protective shield against UVA and UVB rays is necessary to prevent irritation and prevent feelings of tightness and redness.

Extra care note: As an antiseptic hand hygiene gel, HAND SANITIZER by Doctor Mi! works to moisturize your hands in addition to reliably eliminating viruses and bacteria. The nourishing disinfectant is quickly absorbed and leaves no unpleasant residue on your skin. It is especially recommended for sensitive skin, as dry skin - especially on the backs of your hands - promotes cracks and pigmentation spots due to the damaged skin barrier.

Tip: Convince yourself of the high effectiveness of Doctor Mi! medical skincare products in our before and after section.

More care tips for sensitive skin

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In addition to the right care products and a coordinated care routine, you can counteract sensitive skin through simple measures in everyday life. Below you will find more tips to help you regain your natural glow

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Nutrition

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A healthy, balanced diet is essential to protect and strengthen sensitive skin in the long term. By optimally supplying it with vitamins and minerals, you will improve your skin's appearance in the long term and increase your general physical well-being.

Antioxidants
To protect your skin from environmental influences from the inside out, you should take enough antioxidants to you. So you strengthen your skin and prevent premature aging. Red fruits and berries, as well as vegetables and beans, are rich in antioxidants.

Beta Carotene
To prevent pigmentation spots due to weakened skin barrier, incorporate foods with beta carotene into your diet. Carrots, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard or kale, help your cells balance your skin's melanin content and help you achieve an even complexion.

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Sun protection

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Dry, sensitive skin suffers permanently from sun exposure. With proper protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, you can prevent the risk of UV-related tightness and irritation of your skin. Therefore, use a sun protection factor of 50+ every day.

Exfoliation

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To let your pores breathe and prevent and eliminate flaking of sensitive skin, the use of a mild facial scrub is recommended. The gentle friction loosens excess skin flakes and smooths dry patches of skin. By exfoliating daily, you'll ensure more even-toned and fine-pored skin.

Water

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Water strengthens your skin barrier, as water absorption transports minerals that compensate for its natural moisture loss. For this reason, you should drink at least two liters of water daily. If you find it difficult to consume this amount, it is helpful to include herbal teas. Fennel, nettle and lavender tea also have a calming effect, including on your complexion.

Frequent questions about sensitive skin & the right care

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  • What should I look for when buying skin care products?

  • Can I use exfoliants if I have sensitive skin?

  • How many times a day should I use a face cream?

A healthy, radiant complexion - with Doctor Mi! medical skincare

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Sensitive skin looks unbalanced and lacks a natural glow. Doctor Mi! medical skincare relies on study-proven active ingredients that ensure a balanced complexion and boost your skin's regeneration processes. The highly effective care products penetrate into the lower layer of the skin and provide it with optimal care.

About Dr. Miriam Rehbein

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Dr. Miriam Rehbein
Dr. Miriam Rehbein is a licensed dermatology specialist and founder and product developer of Doctor Mi! medical skincare. As a recognized expert in skin care, she not only shares her expertise with colleagues at congresses and in continuing education courses, but also treats patients* in her Munich practice. With Doctor Mi! medical skincare, Dr. Miriam Rehbein has created a skin care line based on her many years of experience in dealing with patients, which has one goal in particular: To help the skin to help itself.
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