Over the past years increasingly more people struggle with the problem of sensitive skin that is very demanding and its proper care is a challenge. Skin of this type is constantly vulnerable to strong reactions to cosmetics and external factors, and therefore it needs exceptional attention and proper care. Sensitive skin is prone to irritation, redness, dryness, peeling and burning or itchiness. Oversensitivity of skin is related to the damage of its surface, and of its natural lipid layer among others.
Sensitive skin – reasons
Constant exposure of skin to factors that cause irritationand use of cosmetics that are inappropriate for a particular skin type makes skin defenseless. Such treatment leads to the damage of a natural lipid layer that makes a protective barrier on the surface of skin. Its damage causes accelerated water loss from the surface of epidermis and deteriorates the look of skin.
Sensitivity can be caused by:
- Environmental (wind, frost, UV radiation, temperature fluctuations)
- Dietary substances
- Hard water
- Genetic predispositions
Sensitive skin deprived of proper care, lack of protective barrier and constant irritation can result in severe consequences. Therefore, it is substantial to provide proper care to sensitive skin, which will consequently improve its look and minimize its oversensitivity. With this skin type it is recommended to use gentle cosmetics that contain substances that fortify blood vessels, have sothing properties and calm its irritation.