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Treating Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is a fairly common condition. It falls into four categories: acne, rosacea, burning and stinging, and contact dermatitis. They all have one thing in common – inflammation.

If you have sensitive skin, you already know that finding skin care and beauty products that your skin can tolerate involves some trial and error, and often, the expertise of a dermatologist is required to identify proper care routines.

Shira’s Chamomile Azulene line is excellent collection for treating sensitive skin. It products are rich in properties that reduce erythema (redness), soothe skin that is inflamed, and help protect delicate skin.

The tips below provide guidelines for those with sensitive skin:

  • Look for products that are labeled “hypoallergenic” and “fragrance-free”
  • Wash your face with a mild, soap-free (non-sudsing) cleanser
  • Use an alcohol-free toner or skip toner altogether
  • Avoid ingredients like lactic, glycolic, benzoic and alpha hydroxy acids, Vitamin C, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, preservatives and fragrances
  • Wear sunscreen made with physical blockers like titanium or zinc oxide, which are less irritating than chemical blockers (common chemical sunscreens are avobenzone, octinoxate and mexoryl)
  • Switch to fragrance-free laundry detergent and wear rubber gloves when you clean

 

Skin Condition

Description

 

Rosacea

Rosacea can present as a red rash on cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, facial swelling (particularly the nose), visible blood vessels, as well as bumps and pimples. While genetics, bacteria, sun exposure and vascular instability are all suspected factors, the exact cause is unknown. 

 

Burning and “Stingers”

Stingers are painful sensations that result when beauty products are applied. They often show no visible signs of irriation. Their cause is unclear but may be related to neural sensitivity.

 

 

Contact Dermatitis

Skin becomes red, itchy, chafed or swollen when certain chemicals or conditions damage the skin faster than it can repair itself. Some people are sensitive to sweat, extreme heat or cold, high or low humidity, or even sunlight. Others react to household products like detergents or bleach. Friction, for example from shaving or scrubbing, can also inflame sensitive skin.

 

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