Sensitive Skin

In the industry of skin care, esthetician’s have become aware of the types of skin that individuals have, and people develop particular skin types. Evidently, there are four types of sensitivity that are most common. It’s significant to remember that a person can go through more than one of these sensitivities at a given time. The Four Types of Sensitive Skin helping individuals better understand and address their unique skincare needs.

Allergic Sensitivity

An allergy takes place when the body’s immune system notices a substance as destructive and dramatizes to it. Since anyone can attain an allergy, all skin types can go through this type of sensitivity. It can be a response to a product applied topically or it can be something internal. Your skin additionally functions as an excretory system to eliminate things that the body doesn’t comply with. For example, food allergies can take place on the skin. A food sensitivity can take place near the mouth, neck, or face — pretty much anyplace food has come into close quarters with your skin.

It can be hard to treat an allergic sensitivity since in the end you must find what is causing it. This is where a bit of digging and searching comes into play. Since allergic reactions usually occur within 24 hours of interaction with an allergen, it’s a wise choice to review your steps. Remember, when it comes to topical products, it’s rare to all of a sudden react to a product you’ve been using continually, so keep in mind if you brought anything new in that time period.

Features of Allergic Sensitivity

  • Redness
  • Skin Rash
  • Swelling
  • Hives
  • Skin feels warm

Well-Known Reasons for Getting an Allergic Sensitivity

  • Internal inflammation from skin reactions activated by birth control, IUDs and food allergies from consuming such things like shellfish, strawberries, soy and peanuts.
  • Specific plant composites originating in skincare products (a common item is a chamomile and azulene)

How to Cope with Allergic Sensitivity

  • Stay away from using so-called allergens. This pertains to skincare products and particular foods.
  • Make things easier with your routine and emphasize on calming the skin. Focus on the essentials, such as a cleanser and moisturizer, and steer clear of using active ingredients, such as retinoids and exfoliating acids.
  • Use ice pack on affected areas.

Breakout-Prone Sensitivity

If skincare products have the habit of bringing upon clogged pores or breakouts, then you could have breakout-prone sensitivity skin. A breakout can happen when a person’s skin constructs an abundance of thick, sticky oil. This, unfortunately, traps dead skin cells in the pores and retains oxygen that mixes through the pore. This builds the ideal space for bacteria to come alive. The root source of attaining breakouts is difficult to pinpoint as it can range from genetics to just bad luck. But there are certain things you can do to diminish this type of sensitivity.

How to Deal with Breakout-Prone Sensitivity

  • Use lightweight skincare products. Dodge products that are too thick in texture as well as hefty oils and sunscreens.
  • Don’t use trial and error with products excessively. This will only place you at a hindrance for clogged pores and breakouts.

Heat-Activated Sensitivity

Some individuals have skin that is sensitive to heat. This is due to the fact that heat causes a boost in blood flow to the capillaries. This allows for capillaries to dilate and increase in size, which allows them to become more visible and causes the skin to appear red. Once the skin is cooled down and the internal temperature is decreased, capillaries will tighten again, and the redness will disappear.

How to Handle Heat-Activated Sensitivity

  • Steer clear of having your skin in close contact with heat. This comprises of avoiding hot water, rigorous exercise like hot yoga and even consuming spicy foods.
  • Search for products with soothing ingredients like red marine algae, licorice extract or sea whip. Another ingredient to also search for is green tea.
  • Bring your skin temperature down manually by using an ice compress

Dry/Dehydrated Sensitivity

The fundamental cause of nearly any dry/dehydrated sensitivity is a delicate moisture barrier. When the skin’s moisture barrier is negotiated, it allows for microscopic cracks to open up. These permit moisture to discharge from the skin and irritants to enter easily. This can at times produce the skin to sting, which is an inflammatory response to something that has been placed topically on the skin with an interrupted moisture barrier.

Well-known Causes of Dry/Dehydrated Sensitivity

  • Dry climates or airplane travel
  • Changing seasons, example from fall to winter.
  • Ingredients like fragrances and perfumes.
  • Products that are harsh and dry on the skin such as foaming cleansers and prescription acne treatments.
  • Over-exfoliating with acids.

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