Hey you may have Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin reacts strongly to external factors and allergens, and these reactions can manifest in irritation, rashes and redness. With sensitive skin, the outer layer tends to have a weakened barrier function, so it can be damaged more easily.
There are many causes of sensitive skin: weather, diet, pollution, or stress can play a part, as can reactions to certain skincare and cosmetic products. Protect sensitive skin by choosing products that have been dermatologically tested and specially formulated for your skin type. Look for pH friendlly skincare products with fewer ingredients that are hypoallergenic, and free from dyes and fragrances.
Sensitive skin can react strongly to poor air quality, UV rays, stress and other factors of city life. It's important to cleanse thoroughly and hydrate intensively to boost your skin’s self-defense and apply SPF. Use products that are rich in emollients to calm and soothe your skin.
Being exposed to central heating can dehydrate and irritate senstivie skin. Careful moisturising with tailored and dermatologically tested products can help optimise your skin’s natural barrier functions.
Smoking is especially harmful for sensitive skin. It robs the skin of oxygen and provokes premature ageing, wrinkles, increases sensitivity to UV light, and disrupts moisture balance.
Drinking water is essential for overall health, and specifically for hydrating our skin. We recommend drinking adequate amounts of water daily to keep your skin healthy from the inside, out.
Cleanse and moisturise sensitive thoroughly and carefully. Steer clear of exfoliation and products containing allergens, fragrances and alcohols, and avoid cleansing wipes or hot water when washing your face.
Facts about sensitive skin
Sensitive skin can affect all areas of the body, although it most commonly flares up around the elbows, hands, knees, and cheeks.
Sensitive skin is a general term rather than a scientific term, therefore if you suffer from any skin sensitivity, it's important to seek advice from a dermatologist to find out what is its that is triggering it, and what lifestyle or dietary changes you can make to ameliorate it.
Sensitive skin reactions can be a result of your immune system going into overdrive from a perceived threat. This is often the case with skin conditions such as psoriasis.
When the skin begins to feel sensitive, it's a sign that your skin barrier has been weakened- either from external factors like climate or pollution, or internal changes like stress or fatigue. You can always feel it before you can see it.