Be careful, sensitive skin!

It pulls, it heats, it itches… here is another product that you should avoid. If your skin seems to be acting up at every turn, it is probably the sensitive type. Learn how to take care of it so that it softens.

SENSITIVITY ON EDGE

Whether we call it delicate, reactive, intolerant, irritable, or even downright allergic, sensitive skin remains a daily battle when we want to look good. Since it is a phenomenon often without visible signs of irritation such as redness, we may hesitate before talking about it. However, this problem is more widespread than you might think: it is estimated that up to 50% of women and 40% of men show signs of it. Itching, burning, tingling and discomfort are all symptoms described by people who report having more temperamental skin.

THE LITTLE IRRITANTS…

So-called “sensitive” skin reacts in an exaggerated manner to a factor that is not normally irritating. As the exact cause of this overreactivity is not known, one way to manage the situation is to recognize the triggers and avoid them. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Here are some factors that can be considered aggressors:

  • everyday products: cleansers, makeup, creams, etc.;
  • medications for topical use;
  • environment: sun, cold, temperature change, excessive heating, pollution, second-hand smoke, etc.;
  • emotions (e.g.: stress);
  • hormonal changes (e.g. pregnancy).

SPECIAL CARE

More sensitive skin often requires more care than so-called “normal” skin. Here are some beneficial strategies:

  • Cleanse your skin morning and evening using a gentle cleanser, preferably one for sensitive skin. Avoid soaps.
  • Moisturize your skin morning and evening. Choosing a moisturizing product should not be taken lightly; ask your pharmacist or cosmetician to help you make a wise choice.
  • Protect your skin from the sun in summer and winter. Use a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 30. It is important to apply it at least 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours and after swimming.
  • Test new products on a small area of ​​your skin (such as the forearm) before using it on a larger area.
  • Avoid microdermabrasion, exfoliants, purifying masks and any other unnecessary treatments or products. Sometimes, caring can mean giving skin a break. Use makeup sparingly. The fewer products you use, the better your skin will be!
  • Finally, be loyal! When you find a product that works for you, stick with it.

WHICH PRODUCTS TO CHOOSE?

There are so many cosmetic products available on the market that it can sometimes be difficult to navigate. If you have sensitive skin, look for the following on product labels:

  • “unscented” or “fragrance-free”;
  • ” alcohol-free “;
  • ” soft “;
  • ” non-comedogenic “;
  • “hypoallergenic”;
  • “formulated for sensitive skin”.

Many manufacturers offer a range of products aimed at sensitive skin. Sometimes it is worth investing in a slightly more expensive, but better quality product.

What if managing your baby skin wasn’t so complicated after all? Of course, sensitive skin requires a little more attention. So take the opportunity to pamper her! You will thus be able to avoid unpredictable mood swings in your skin.

Abbas Jahangir

I am a researcher and writer with a background in food and nutritional science. I am the founder of Foodstrend.com, our reputable online platform offering scientifically-backed articles on health, food, nutrition, kitchen tips, recipes, diet, and fitness. With a commitment to providing accurate and reliable information, we strive to empower our readers to make informed decisions about their health and lifestyle choices. Join us on Foodstrend.com's journey toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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