Sensitive Skin 101: How To Treat And Relieve
If you’re curious about your sensitive skin, you should know first the types of sensitive skin and how you can treat it. Learn the dos and don’ts of having sensitive skin.
If your skin reacts badly to skin products, weather, and temperature, in the form of rashes, bumps, and redness, then you know you probably have sensitive skin. That’s because sensitive skin is the result of the nerve endings in the top layer of skin being irritated by triggers. The skin’s natural barrier breaks down.
Knowing that your skin is sensitive to certain chemicals or elements is an important part. However, did you know that there are different types of skin sensitivities? Let’s go over them and find out which skin-care ingredients you should avoid as well as which ingredients are safe for those with sensitive skin.
Are There Different Types of Sensitivity?
Sure, sensitive skin is annoying and uncomfortable to have. However, it could get worse: you could have an underlying skin condition like rosacea or eczema, or you could have an allergic reaction.
There are varying skin types, but did you know that there are different types of skin sensitivities?
One person may be affected by their environment like their cold climate, and some may only react to certain skin products.
The four main types of skin sensitivity are:
Environmentally Sensitive Skin: This is a type of skin sensitivity that is triggered by the environment you’re in. This might include sun exposure or air pollution. Or, you could be triggered if there is a lot of cigarette smoke in your environment. Whatever bad air environment your skin comes into contact with, you are more prone to react to it.
Naturally Sensitive Skin: People who have usually sensitive skin often have genetic skin sensitivity and may have a risk of inflammatory skin problems such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema. These skin conditions often come with age and out of the blue. Be sure to confirm with your doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Reactive Skin: This is the type of skin sensitivity that comes from being exposed to an irritant, causing red and inflamed irritated skin. You may see papules or pustules in the area that became irritated by the product.
Thin Skin: This skin sensitivity often comes with age as the skin naturally thins out, which makes it easier to become irritated.
Which Skin-Care Ingredients Should Sensitive Skin Avoid?
There are many different degrees of skin sensitivity, as well as causes associated with skin sensitivity. Though you should always consult with a dermatologist to figure out what kind of skin sensitivity type you fall under, you might want to consider avoiding skin products with fragrances and dyes.
You may also need to change your laundry detergent. A heavily scented detergent may cause your skin to react with a rash or itchiness. Look for detergents that have formulas noted for those with sensitive skin.
Make sure you find products that do not contain sulfates, exfoliants such as glycolic or salicylic acid, retinoids, or creams with many unfamiliar ingredients. And when you are applying these skin products, do not scrub or rub as washing too often or too deep may irritate your skin or cause it to dry out.
Which Ingredients Should Sensitive Skin Use Then?
Sensitive skin-friendly ingredients should nourish as well as maintain your skin barriers. Look for products made with glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter. These ingredients, humectants, and emollients, specifically draw in and seal in moisture. Fatty acids and ceramides help replenish your lipid bilayer of your skin.
As far as makeup products are concerned, try products that will not trigger irritation, such as mineral makeup and silicone-based foundations. Try to go for cosmetics with a short ingredients list. Avoid waterproof cosmetics as you may need a unique cleanser to remove them, which may include harsh chemicals. Also, try to avoid liquid eyeliners that contain latex, a known allergy-causing ingredient. Opt for pencil eyeliners instead. Throw away cosmetics that may have exceeded their expiration date.
If Skin Problems Persist, See a Dermatologist
By now, hopefully, you’ve identified the type of skin sensitivity you are prone to and what the proper solutions are for your skin sensitivity. Remember always to remove products from your skin with cold water if you see it to be a trigger.
If you find your skin generally uncomfortable and your problems become severe, it is always a good idea to see your doctor or a dermatologist so they can get to the bottom of your skin sensitivities. The doctor will be able to do tests to determine which ingredients are to be avoided. They will also educate you on how to care for your specific sensitive skin.
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