You may have sensitive skin

In sensitive skin, the barrier function of the upper skin layer is often weakened, making it more prone to be easily damaged. With atopic skin, symptoms include redness, itching and dryness of the skin on the body and face. Skin can also flare up when you come into contact with dust, animal hair, pollution and certain fabrics like wool and synthetics.

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 using dermatologically tested products that soothe irritations, repair the skin barrier and gently nourish your skin on a daily basis.

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Facts about Sensitive Skin

Fact 1

Sensitive skin can affect all areas of the body, although it most commonly flares up around the elbows, hands, knees, and cheeks.

Fact 2

People who suffer from any skin sensitivity usually have periods where they won't show any symptoms. However it's important to seek advice from a dermatologist when symptoms become more pronounced to find out how to properly care for it.

Fact 3

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 eczema and psoriasis.

Fact 4

When the skin begins to feel sensitive, it's a sign that your skin barrier has been weakened – by external factors like climate or pollution, or internal changes like stress or fatigue. You can often feel skin sensitivity before you can see it.

Your Routine

Step 1

While you can't control all the internal and external factors that trigger skin sensitivity, you can certainly control the products you use on your skin. Strengthen your skin's natural protective layer by using microbiome-friendly products that boost the skin's natural defenses and maintain its natural moisture level.

Step 2

Use products that contain minimal ingredients and that are specially formulated for sensitive skin. This inculdes the products you use both in the shower and in the bath. Keep in mind that lots of bubble bath and bath bombs can irritate your skin. Taking care when buying detergents and laundry products is also vital as some products can cause irritation and trigger skin reactions and even allergies.

Step 3

Underarm sensitivity can be treated by using specialised deodorants and avoiding aerosol sprays. For sensitive hands, wear gloves when doing the dishes or cleaning as hot water and harsh chemicals will further irritate your skin.