Is your skin feeling sensitive? Taking care of this skin type can be difficult, and picking the appropriate skin care products can feel risky. One blunder could worsen your irritable complexion, resulting in a slew of unpleasant symptoms. Here's everything you need to know about sensitive skin, including how to keep it happy and calm.
How Do You Know if You Have Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin manifests differently for everyone due to its vast range of symptoms. From mild discomfort and severe reactions, to sporadic flare-ups or everyday sensitivity, many people describe their reactions as hot, stinging, burning or tingling. In a 'normal' skin type, these types of stimulation would not normally cause such a reaction.
A genetic propensity to skin sensitivity and irritation results in sensitive skin. It's also a typical symptom of psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea, which are all inherited disorders. You can't change your skin type, but you can manage its symptoms by changing your everyday behaviours and skin care routine.
Sensitive Skin Signs and Symptoms
The range of symptoms may occur minutes to hours after contact with a particular ingredient or environmental trigger. Here are five telltale signs of sensitive skin:
1. Your Skin Easily Reddens: Your skin turns red after cleansing. This redness is due to an inflammatory response from your immune system. In an attempt to heal, blood rushes to the surface of your sensitive skin.
2. Prone to Rashes and Bumps: When sensitive skin on the face is subjected to a trigger, a red, flaky, or bumpy rash is common.
3. Your Skin Becomes Itchy: Sensitive skin may feel itchy and tight, in addition to rashes and pimples, especially after cleansing with products that include harsh chemicals or artificial smells. Dryness and/or dehydration are frequently present, leaving skin prickly and parched.
4. You Experience Stinging or Burning: If the majority of the products you use on your skin sting or cause redness, you have sensitive skin.
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Do you suffer from sensitive skin? Check out this step-by-step skin care routine designed for your skin type.