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Is your skin sensitive? Don’t worry, here we tell you how to take care of it. Surely you have heard that sensitive skin is the most annoying, the truth of that is that they are a little more complicated but all kinds of skin problems are annoying.
What is sensitive skin?
In fact, to get a diagnosis of “sensitive skin” it takes a long time to determine the symptoms caused by this type of skin. In 2013, the International Forum for the Study of Itch, chose a group of expert academic students who had to delve into the subject.
After 4 years of research, the experts found that the symptoms of
sensitive skin are:
● Redness(allergic type)
Each skin is different, even sensitive skin. Some people may develop all the symptoms and others may not. Sensitive skin can lead to other problems like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne. Although having sensitive skin is not something to be alarmed about, I mean that it does not put your health at risk, it should be much more careful than with normal skin. For example; not just any product will be great for your skin. Even products that are vegan, organic, and chemical-free can create some kind of reaction on sensitive skin. Usually, a test is done with a product that you want to buy on the neck or cheek to see if it produces any irregularity. Keep in mind that you will not always have an immediate reaction, but when you use the product for a certain time.
Remember that every skin is different, even sensitive skin.
The skin does not necessarily react to cosmetic products, sensitive skin also
reacts to cold water, hot water, sun, wind, makeup, perfumes, etc, etc etc.
It is believed that it is a multifactorial phenomenon in which 4 aspects influence:
● Weakness in the skin barrier
It is known for certain that people who suffer from sensitive skin have a greater loss of water, that is, they have a less effective barrier that maintains minus hydration. This may be due to the fact that the skin is thinner and thinner, that it contains less lipids, a lower level of NMF (Natural Hydration Factor) and that the repair mechanisms are less effective.
● Sensorineural dysfunction (sensitivity to pain)
It has been confirmed that people with sensitive skin suffer from certain alterations in sensorineural perception, that is, with a lower pain threshold.
● Vascular hyperreactivity (excessive vasodilation)
People with sensitive skin respond with more exacerbated vasodilation, which means that their skin quickly reddens to any stimulus.
● Nocebo effect
This characteristic, very curious by the way, is when you create the problem yourself just by thinking that something will happen to you. The opposite of the placebo effect. If you think that a product is going to hurt your skin, it is very likely that it is because you yourself are building that reaction in your mind.
The treatments to follow for vile skin can vary depending on the reactions that it has. But here we will leave you some factors that aggravate this problem.
● Exposure of the skin to irritating products containing alcohol, fragrances
and some essential oils.
● Using very aggressive skin care products. A cleanser that is gentle on the
skin should be used.
● Not moisturizing the skin daily aggravates the problem. The skin should be
● Solar exposition.
The sun is the biggest factor in creating skin problems, so you must be well protected from UV rays.
● Hormonal changes
Although sensitive skin varies in certain people, both women and men, this the problem can be predicted by certain factors, for example;
– In the phototype of each skin, lighter skins report more sensitivity more often than darker skins.
– Exposure to various cosmetic products can create sensitive skin.
– Lack of skincare, for example, not removing makeup before sleeping, touching the face with dirty hands, and not washing it properly. Soap is also a trigger in this problem.
– Certain foods such as spicy, coffee, soy, and very hot things are also a the problem for this type of skin.
Sensitivity in the skin usually occurs mostly on the face, although it can also occur in different parts of the body such as the neck, hands, legs, etc. On the face, redness appears on the chin, forehead, nose and cheeks.
You already know sensitive skin, you should avoid irritants. Alcohols, fragrances and everything that is aggressive on your skin.
It is also important to hydrate the skin daily, this will improve the skin problem in the short or long term, carry out a deep cleaning with products that are soft and preferably, add pre and probiotics, these are nutrients that will keep the skin flora balanced while that reinforce it at the same time. Protect yourself from the sun as much as possible and relax, because stress also has its consequences on your sensitive skin… as well as many other problems.
Salicylic acid, gluconolactone and bionic acids are great contributors in sensitive skin. First of all, a diagnosis from a specialist in dermatology is important. Stop experimenting with products and play it safe. I assure you that this will save you a lot of problems.