The sensitivity of the skin affects many people, who usually have difficulty adapting to beauty products, since they cause reactions. In addition, one of the main signs of sensitive skin is rosacea, a chronic disease that promotes redness, changes in skin temperature and that can be controlled with topical products, dermatological treatments and adequate nutrition. To leave your sensitive skin balanced, healthy and lush, check out the DermaClub tips!
Normally, dry skin has a greater tendency to sensitivity. However, this condition can happen with any type of skin, including oily skin – which appears, most of the time, due to the anti-acne treatment that makes the face more fragile, dry and temperamental.
Do you already know the DermaClub Advantage Club? With it, you will have much more reason to take care of your skin. Access the link, register in the program and enjoy the benefits!
What are the signs and symptoms of sensitive skin?
Red spots on the skin;
Itching in the irritated region;
Formation of wounds in more severe cases.
What causes skin sensitivity?
Know the factors that make skin sensitive
You are probably familiar with the physical skin barrier, which is the first and, by helping to retain water, maintains its fundamental function as a protective barrier. But when that barrier is weakened, its ability to function against external factors is diminished, which can induce or aggravate skin sensitivity and discomfort.
In addition, there is a second line of defense that should not be ignored, the skin microbiome . It provides an initial layer of protection, which must also be maintained. This additional barrier consists of the community of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem on the skin’s surface. External aggressors are able to unbalance it, worsening the skin’s sensitivity.
Vascular: when the blood vessel walls are weakened due to external factors – such as the ingestion of strong spices and alcoholic drinks;
Environmental: itching or burning caused by wind, dry air, sun exposure, excessive heat or cold and pollution;
Dermatological procedures: the skin may react to the application of poorly tolerated ingredients, in addition to very astringent soaps or acid treatments;
Atopy: it is a hereditary tendency in which the person develops allergic manifestations;
Skin diseases: rosacea and dermatitis can induce skin sensitivity.
Sensitive skin in winter
During the winter, we can see that the skin is one of the parts of the body that suffers the most with the change of season, becoming more dry and with a very fragile structure. This happens due to the drop in air humidity plus the decrease in water consumption, quite common at that time. Thus, sensitive skin ends up being more affected throughout this season.
Sensitive skin during pregnancy
Pregnancy causes many changes to the woman’s body and skin due to hormonal changes. This process ends up leaving the skin of the pregnant woman very sensitive in this period. In addition, for women who already have conditions, such as dermatitis, hives and psoriasis, these problems may be aggravated.
Sensitive skin and rosacea
Those with a tendency to sensitivity are also at risk of rosacea – a chronic skin disease of unknown origin. It leaves the face more sensitive, with red spots and other more aggravating symptoms, depending on the condition, such as the formation of nodules and irritation in the eyes. The problem is more common in women with fair skin.
Hair removal on sensitive skin
Who has sensitive skin can do hair removal , but need to follow some precautions before, during and after the procedure to prevent the appearance of reactions: clean the area to be manipulated, choose the best method of hair removal and finish with a soothing product, like thermal water.
Sensitive skin vs. hot bath
For sensitive skin, avoiding hot baths is best when it comes to hygiene. Always prefer water in warm or cold temperature without taking too long in the shower. In this way, it is possible to prevent the formation of red spots and dryness on the skin.
How to treat skin sensitivity?
Stop using any product that causes discomfort or burning;
Gently dry the affected area and avoid friction with clothes, towels and scrubs;
Choose products suitable for sensitive skin, without fragrances and, for the scalp, shampoos without irritating attractants;
– Avoid hot baths and too much steam in the bathroom;
– Use sunscreen with SPF 30, at least, and broad spectrum;
– Reduce the consumption of alcohol, peppers, coffee and spicy foods;
– Use neutral soaps, without parabens, fragrances, alcohol or any other type of reactive substance;
– Moisturizers are mandatory because they nourish, reduce irritation, and restore the skin barrier. It is important to reapply during the day, especially when you are exposed to a very extreme climate, such as heat or cold – including air conditioning;
– For the rebalancing of the skin’s natural ecosystem, the microbiome, it is interesting that the product also provides a prebiotic action, that is, that it provides food for the proliferation of beneficial bacteria on the skin, and thus strengthen the second natural skin protection too .
Products and assets for sensitive skin
To take care of sensitive skin, it is necessary to invest in some care:
– Neutral soaps without parabens, fragrance, alcohol or any reactive substance;
– Bet on a cream or lotion with moisturizing actives, such as shea butter, glycerin, ceramides and vitamin B5;
– Do not forget to apply the sunscreen with a wide spectrum;
– Use thermal water at will!
Myths and truths of sensitive skin
Who has sensitive skin can not get sun
Myth! Of course, you can catch the sun, but in moderation and always using a SPF 30 protector, at least, and a wide spectrum. Sensitive skin ends up becoming more fragile with high sun exposure.
Those with sensitive skin need to constantly moisturize their skin
Truth! Hydration is the key word to keep sensitive skin soft, smooth, without red spots, allergies and peeling. In this case, the ideal is to bet on a product with assets that help to nourish, calm and restore the hydrolipidic barrier.
Sensitive skin cannot do deep skin cleansing.