Our skin can also suffer when we are stressed or under mental strain: our nerves and hormones upset the body’s moisture balance and oil production. This results in raw, dry areas, stressed skin, redness and irritation.You can find tips about achieving an inner balance here.
These lipids form a natural protective barrier and minimise water loss. If the skin has a lack of lipids, tightness and redness can quickly occur.
Finally, there is also dry skin that suffers from both too low a moisturising factor and from a lack of lipids.
The individual severity of redness, irritation or flakiness in dry skin depends on the particular skin structure.
You can find out more about very dry skin and how to look after it here.
The skin is also unable to naturally regenerate without moisture, as the messenger substances for building new skin cells cannot reach the areas where they are needed without water.
Moisture is particularly important for maintaining the elasticity of our skin. Without water, every small movement would tear the skin.