Hand skin is also often prone to dryness and dehydration. It contains few sebaceous glands and synthesizes few moisturizing factors. This all means that its hydrolipidic film, which is supposed to protect the skin, is virtually non-existent. As a result, hand skin is very vulnerable. In addition, the hands are one of the parts of the body used most in our day-to-day lives. Whether in a professional context or for domestic activities, our hands are always on the front line. Extremely exposed, the hands are also affected by environmental stressors such as the cold and the sun.
When already weakened, the skin can react violently to renewed exposure to an allergen or an irritant, resulting for example in dermatitis, eczema or allergies. In the most severe cases, the skin reacts so badly that it can lead to hospitalization or job loss (if the reaction is disabling in a professional context)
If you exercise a manual profession that places your hands under great strain, remember to always protect them with gloves and to apply a protective repair cream such as CICAPLAST Hands. Also wear gloves when performing household chores, which are another source of aggression and irritation for delicate hand skin. Do not wait until your hands have become extremely dry and damaged before applying your cream daily and several times a day. And don't forget to apply your CICAPLAST cream in the evening before going to bed.
Because it's a semi-mucosa, lip skin has no stratum corneum. Extremely thin, it is also devoid of sebaceous glands. Its surface cannot therefore be lubricated properly. Because they protrude, like the nose and cheekbones, the lips are the first to suffer from the cold and to be damaged by the wind. Lip skin produces no melanin pigments either, so it cannot protect itself from the sun. Fragile and vulnerable, it is extremely prone to dryness, dehydration and irritation.
Dryness, peeling and chapping, caused by the cold and the wind or isotretinoin-type treatments that have drying effects, can be made worse. Fissures may even become chronic. Such conditions can lead to lip inflammation, such as angular stomatitis, or to traumatic or allergic cheilitis.
When the lips are especially dry and damaged, a simple moisturizer is not enough. The skin needs a balm having a repair barrier action, under which the skin will have time to recover. But don't wait for your lips to do the talking; when winter approaches, when on vacation in the mountains or by the sea, or when beginning a treatment having a known drying effect (such as an acne treatment), remember to apply CICAPLAST Lips daily and several times a day to help your skin cope with this aggression. In the evening, apply your balm in a thick layer and leave it on overnight.