Sensitive Skin refers to thin or a fine-textured skin. This type of skin reacts quickly to both heat and cold; therefore, it sunburns and windburns easily. It is commonly dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions. Temperature changes, some detergents, cosmetics and alcohol (used on the skin), shaving, aesthetic procedures and stress can all cause irritation, leaving the skin red and blotchy, with visible surface veins. Your skin can feel discomfort without any visible signs.
Sensitive skin needs special care which means that you have to watch your intake on spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine.
MediSpa Tips: If you have this type of skin, use sun-screen lotions or creams. Choose products that do not contain potential allergens such as fragrance or PABA sunscreens. Wash your face with mild baby soap, rinse thoroughly and pat the skin dry with a soft towel; do not use products that contain exfoliates and rough towel, loofahs, and brushes. Never use any makeup or perfume without first trying a little of it on the inside of your wrist to see the reaction of your skin to it, for very few items of makeup agree with a sensitive skin. Every night apply home-made moisturizing cream on your face before retiring for the night. Amazing essential oils that you can use is Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, Rose and Sandalwood.
Many people are affected by the redness, dry skin, acne, sunburn, hives and other bumps and blemishes caused by sensitive skin. The exact cause of the condition itself may vary, as some attribute certain symptoms to genetics, while others blame food, cosmetics and other environmental factors. Treating Sensitive Skin will depend on which symptoms are present, and may also be influenced by the cause of symptoms.