Skin sensitivity or skin sensitizes are a negative response of your immune system to a substance or to the environment.
When you use something on your skin, like an ingredient in your beauty and skin care routine, it can trigger a reaction.
This kind of reaction is known as an irritant contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin and it’s a very common condition that affects 1/3 of adults.
There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis, which affects sensitive skins and allergic contact dermatitis, which affects sensitized skins.
This article will cover how to know if you have sensitive or sensitized skin and how to deal with it.
Let’s start with Sensitive Skin 101: What it is, what it’s not, and why some people think they have it when they don’t.
Sensitive skin isn’t the same as skin that’s been sensitized. Sensitive skin is a physical trait found in about 20% of the population — their skin reacts more intensely to external stimuli.
Sensitized skin is an inflammatory condition caused by external factors such as irritation from acne treatments, harsh cleansers and products containing ingredients such as fragrance, dyes or alcohol.
Sensitive Skin Versus Sensitized Skin
The main difference between sensitive skin and sensitized skin is that “sensitive” means your skin has a low threshold for stimulation — it takes less caustic substances or friction to irritate your skin. This can be due to genetics (you were born this way), but more often, sensitive skin is brought on by environmental factors such as stress or climate change (your skin can become sensitive over time).
People with sensitized skin experience inflammation on their face due to chemicals in acne treatments and other skincare products. If you’ve ever had any sort of reaction (redness, burning sensation) after using a new product on your face, this could be why.
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There are a lot of reasons that your skin might be sensitive or sensitized, so I will discuss some of them.
Skin sensitivity is caused by too many things in your routine. However, you are less likely to develop sensitive skin if you choose products that are not irritating and you avoid harsh ingredients and irritating additives such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and other sulfates and parabens, alcohol, fragrance, phthalates and other harmful chemicals.
Treating skin sensitivity:
Once you have figured out what’s causing your skin to be sensitive, you can start treating it. The first step is giving up the products that are irritating your skin. I know this is easier said than done because we’re so used to using products that we think we need. But trust me on this one: You do not need any of those products. Your skin will clear up and won’t be irritated if you give them up for a few weeks. After that time, start very slowly reintroducing these products into your routine (I’m talking like one product every three days) just to see how your skin reacts. If it’s fine after a few weeks of use, then go ahead and use the product regularly again. If it’s still irritating though,
There are different categories of skin sensitivity. There is environmental skin sensitivity, which means that your skin reacts to certain environmental factors like the sun or harsh chemicals in beauty products. This kind of skin sensitivity is caused by prolonged exposure to those factors.
There are also skin sensitivities that are hereditary and usually start to show in early childhood. These types of sensitivities are usually triggered by topical ingredients such as fragrances or essential oils and these reactions can be very strong and sudden, as they’re not caused by prolonged damage but rather a single event.
Today, I want to talk about your skin. Specifically, your problem skin. If you have any kind of problem skin, this post will be helpful for you.
Problem skin can apply to anyone. Whether you are the type that gets acne, super dry skin, combination dry and oily skin, or anything else. We all have our own problems with our skin and today I am going to share with you how you can help improve your problem skin.
11 Ways To Improve Your Problem Skin:
1. Wear Sunscreen
2. Cleanse Your Skin Correctly
3. Use A Moisturizer
4. Avoid Bacteria & Keep Your Pores Clear
5. Protect Yourself From The Elements
6. Wash Clothes Separately
7. Stop Touching Your Face ( & other places on your body)
8. Be Careful With Makeup Removal
9. Don’t Over-Exfoliate
10. Keep Your Makeup Simple (And Learn How To Contour)… Or Don’t Wear Makeup At All!
11. Smile More
How to describe the skin? It’s a fence between me and the world, but it also protects. Let’s talk about the two functions of this protective layer – which are not always natural enemies.
Treating the skin with respect is an important component of the skin care routine. So let’s discover how to take care of this wonderful organ in order to enjoy more and more beautiful days, free of stress.