Sensitive skin is a condition where certain factors cause the skin’s natural barrier to weaken and break down. When this happens, the nerve endings at the top layer of the skin become sensitive and irritated.
Dermatologists generally diagnose sensitive skin by looking for areas of dryness, red patches, stinging or tightness accompanied by pustules, erosion, and bumps. Although it is best to have a dermatologist diagnose sensitive skin, if you experience any of the common symptoms listed below, you are likely to fall into this category:
- Tight/Uncomfortable skin
- Skin that is tender to touch
- Tendency towards redness
- Uneven texture, dry, flaky skin
- Itchy skin, often after wearing clothes made up of synthetic fabrics
SKINCARE ADVICE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
If you have, follow a consistent skincare regimen that is suited to your skin type. Don’t forget that your skincare routine must include application of sunscreen with at least SPF30 to protect you from the harsh UVA/UVB rays, all year round. Also, try not to touch or scratch your face, since this will only make the sensitivity worse.
Try to stay away from products that contain alcohol, additives, perfume, or sulfates, since such ingredients tend to strip the natural skin barrier away leading to irritation, dryness, itching, redness or excess oil production.
Instead, opt for products that contain rose oil, oatmeal, and chamomile since they have anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin. MZ Skin’s Hydra-Bright Golden Eye and Hydra-Lift Golden Facial Treatment Masks are dermatologically tested to suit your sensitive skin. They contain complex active ingredients that help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation to give you a youthful, timeless appearance whilst soothing and restoring skin.
Lastly, remember that sensitivity occurs differently on your face and differently on your body, so only use tailored made products to help protect and calm these areas.
SKINCARE ROUTINE TO FOLLOW