Sensitive skin

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Sensitive skin is most frequently combined with capillary and dry skin types. The signs that indicate sensitive skin can actually occur at any age and are often caused by improper care and various factors, both external and internal, which impact the skin.

Such skin responds very quickly to stimuli with an allergic reaction or a change in its colour – the expansion of blood vessels causes immediate, noticeable redness.

The golden rule in sensitive skin care is to use products dedicated to sensitive skin types (i.e. mild, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free) and SPF sunscreens.

SENSITIVE SKIN CHARACTERISTICS:

  • prone to erythema
  • reacts to high and low temperatures by turning red
  • changes its colour due to stress, wind, and sun
  • reacts to hot spices by turning red

HOW TO RECOGNISE SENSITIVE SKIN? ASK YOURSELF SEVERAL QUESTIONS:

  • Does your skin immediately turns red and your face is “burning” when you leave a cold room and walk into a warm one, or the other way round, or does it react to wind and sun?
  • How often does it feel tight and itchy?
  • Does your skin react with tingling and burning after using an unsuitable cosmetic product?
  • Is your skin rough and unpleasant to the touch?

If your answers are positive, you may have sensitive skin.

CAUSES OF SKIN HYPERSENSITIVITY:

External factors with a negative influence on sensitive skin may include:

  • detergents contained in skin cleansing products
  • fragrances
  • sunrays
  • strong wind
  • low and high temperatures
  • wide temperature fluctuations
  • air pollution

Internal factors with a negative influence on sensitive skin may include high intake of:

  • alcohol
  • caffeine
  • theine (contained in black tee)
  • spices