Sensitive skin: why it happens and how to treat it

Sensitive skin

This week’s skin type is – Sensitive skin! This can be a difficult skin type to have as many products won’t be okay with this and could further irritate the skin! If it’s a skin type, keep reading to find out why it happens and how you can treat it.

What causes sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin occurs when the skin’s natural barrier is broken down by things like dirt, pollution, weather changes, hard water, etc. This can make the skin more sensitive. It can also be caused by the skincare/cosmetic products you use that irritate the skin. It could even be due to dehydration of the skin. The truth is there are many things that can make your skin sensitive, all you can do is treat it accordingly and Pay attention to things that might increase his sensitivity to try to get to the root of the problem.

How do you identify sensitive skin?

  • Redness
  • sensitive to touch
  • Burning sensation/irritation when applying the product
  • Drought
  • Itching/spots

Note that you may experience these symptoms on some areas of your face and not others, this may mean that you have combination skin. The cheeks are a very common place for sensitive skin.

How can I treat sensitive skin?

  • Look for hypoallergenic products as these are less likely to cause a reaction
  • Avoid products containing parabens and fragrances
  • Cleanse twice a day with a gentle cleanser
  • Avoid using hot water on sensitive areas
  • Always be sure to wear a Daily SPF
  • Moisturize twice a day with a nourishing moisturizer (often sensitivity can be linked to dryness)

What ingredients will benefit sensitive skin?

  • Hyaluronic acid – Helps draw moisture to skin tissue, helping with dehydration
  • Anti-oxidants – Helps protect the skin from the environment, helps retain moisture levels
  • Amino acids – Helps lock in moisture while being gentle on the skin
  • Vitamin C – It helps brighten skin tone and prevent oxidative damage
  • Aloe Vera – It helps to soothe sensitive skin and it is completely natural

Note that for best results, you should use this article in conjunction with my other articles!

  1. Skin care basics
  2. Oily Skin – Why It Happens And How To Treat It
  3. Dry skin – Why does it happen and how to treat it

It’s all for this week ! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll be back next week with everything you need to know about a “normal” skin type! Until there… ,