Skin sensitivity is becoming more common, and the causes of red, stinging, itchy and uncomfortable skin vary from person to person.
Regardless of skin type, the skin can become temporarily sensitized due to many different causes, for example harsh climate, sun exposure, pollution or bad skin care habits. Normally, it’s a temporarly and managleble disturbance in the skins balance. However, it’s important to try to figure out what causes the irritation in order to prevent the condition to continue and worsen.
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Sensitive skin type
Someone with “truly” sensitive skin is born with a predisposition for blushing and allergies, redness, itching, burning and stinging sensation. Often, other family members have similar problems.
It’s common to overreact to things that work for those with “normal” skin. This is of course frustrating and affects the quality of life.
Common causes of skin irritation and redness:
No matter what skintype, skin concern, age, gender or race, our skins well being depends largely on a healthy skin barrier. However, today’s complicated skin care routines often do more harm than good. We tend to overwhelm the skin with harsh skincare products and procedures in the pursuit of constantly flawless and “fresh” skin. This can result in dehydration, skin damage and premature skin ageing.
Many people associate dead skin cells with dull and dirty skin, thinking they have to remove all of these “useless” cells to get a radiant and youthful looking complexion. This couldn’t be more wrong. Even though theese skin cells are non-living, they play a crucial role in the skin’s self-defence and self-repair.
The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin, and function as a protective wall. It’s composed of dead skin cells that are held together by a mixture of lipids.
This protective barrier shields the skin from bacteria, UV and toxins, while preventing too much moisture from evaporating from the skin surface.
It’s coated by a slightly acidic mixture of sweat and sebum, which creates a healthy environment for skins own bacteria.
Excessive exfoliation of the skin removes the protective layer of dead skin cells and exposes immature skin cells. These “baby” cells are simply not mature enough to protect the skin from environmental damage or dehydration. This results in easily irritated, inflammed and dull skin. With frequent exfoliation, the skin has no chance to recover, which often leads to constant redness and dryness. In the long run, this also accelerates the aging of the skin.
It’s important to remove impurities and exessive sebum to avoid skin irritation and clogged pores. However, washing the face too often damages the skins protective barrier, leaving it dry, vulnerable and uncomfortable.
It’s common to associate effective cleansing with rich and dense lather. That kind of soaps often contain strong surfactants that disrupt the skin’s moisture- and pH balance. Our xxx
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Pollutants irritates and deplets the skin of nutrients, especially if the skin is already dehydrated and weakened.
Whether outdoors or indoors, dry air draws moisture from the skin, making it more fragile and prone to irritation. Especially winter time is extra stressful, as the dry air and cold winds wear on the skin.
There are few things that are as relaxing as a long, hot shower. Unfortunately, it dries out the skin, as the hot water “melts” and washes away skin’s own oils. Shorter, warm but not hot showers or baths reduce the risk of dehydration.
As we age, the skin gets thinner and is no longer able to hold water as effectivly as it used to, making the skin barrier more fragile and easily irritated.
is a inflammatory condition characterized by hypersensetivity, mainly affecting ächeeks, nose, chin and forehead.
In rosacea affected skin the barrier is weakened, which causes dehydration and sensitivity.
Flushing and redness due to increased blood flow and dialated capillaries are typical symptoms, as well as uneven skin texture with acne-like break out.
Identifying your triggers is key. Minimize exposure to exessive sun exposure, cold wind, stress, alcohol, hot showers, spicy food and bad skincare habits.
Rosacea affected skin often reacts with sensitivity to skincare products, especially acids, mechanical peelings, toners with alcohol and products containing perfume.