HOW TO RECOGNISE SENSITIVE SKIN?

HOW TO RECOGNISE SENSITIVE SKIN?

 

Everyday activities can cause and irritate sensitive skin. Showing, contact with perfumes, exposure to sunlight and even a stressful day at work can cause skin to flare up. For more information on how to recognise sensitive skin, see some of the common symptoms below.

SENSITIVE SKIN SYMPTOMS

If you’ve experienced the feeling of sensitive skin before, then you know it’s hard to miss. You may be familiar with common sensitive skin symptoms such as:

  • A feeling of stinging
  • Itching skin
  • Burning sensations can be felt
  • Dryness and peeling of the skin
  • Redness or bumps on the skin

Sensitive skin can happen anywhere on the body, but is generally more pronounced on delicate areas like the face, armpits, elbows or groin. Unfortunately, the face is the most exposed area and often receives the brunt of the symptoms.

Dry skin is often linked to sensitive skin. Because dry skin’s barrier is already impaired and flaky, moisture is lost through the skin. This compounds any damage to the skin’s barrier and irritants can more easily penetrate the surface.

Sensitive skin can happen anywhere on the body, but is generally more pronounced on delicate areas like the face, armpits, elbows or groin. Unfortunately, the face is the most exposed area and often receives the brunt of the symptoms.

Dry skin is often linked to sensitive skin. Because dry skin’s barrier is already impaired and flaky, moisture is lost through the skin. This compounds any damage to the skin’s barrier and irritants can more easily penetrate the surface.

THE RIGHT CARE PRODUCTS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

If you’re prone to sensitive skin, you should make sure you use particularly mild and gentle skin cleansing products. Do not use regular alkaline soap, which can further dry out the skin’s protective acid layer, especially for the face. Instead, use products that have been developed for sensitive skin, like NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Gentle Cleansing Cream Face Wash.

Products with natural ingredients are perfect for nurturing your skin without the complications. Ingredients such as organic aloe vera and argan oil provide gentle yet intensive moisture. You can find them in natural products such as NIVEA Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream.

The more mature of us often have sensitive skin due to a reduced thickness of the dermis wall. While products like NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Energising Day Cream do wonders to reduce wrinkles and nourish sensitive skin, it’s entirely possible to have too much of a good thing. Apply your day creams or moisturisers with moderation to avoid over stimulating your skin.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.