- 1 Skincare Guide and Beauty Routine For Sensitive Skin
- 1.1 Learn everything in this manual that we prepared!
- 1.2 The vigilant cells
- 1.3 Why does the skin enter this hyperactive state of defence?
- 1.4 How to identify sensitive skin?
- 1.5 How to choose cosmetics for sensitive skin?
- 1.6 When in doubt, you can do a touch test:
- 1.7 But the care doesn’t stop there. If your skin is sensitive:
Skincare Guide and Beauty Routine For Sensitive Skin
Everything you need to know to deal with this most common condition for all skin types at any stage of life.It is estimated that half of the world’s population has sensitive skin, a condition that can affect any skin type – from the oiliest to the driest – at any stage of life.If your skin gets symptoms of redness and breakout even when applying a moisturizer, here’s a basic beauty routine for sensitive skin!
Giving your skin more fat, in the form of moisturizers and oils, will create a tighter bond between your cells and make it less vulnerable to irritants. If your skin isn’t too oily, try using a face oil instead of a moisturizer at night. Coconut oil is a light, all-purpose oil that works well all over your body.But how do you know if your skin is sensitive, and what care should you take?
Learn everything in this manual that we prepared!
First, we must remember that the skin is a protective organ. It has an innate and spontaneous biological engineering that works 24 hours a day to defend our internal organs, serving as an interlocutor between our body and the world.
It warns us when the temperature drops (so we feel cold). When the sun is too hot (we feel a burning sensation), it tells us when something strange wants to enter (or has already entered!), triggering allergies, inflammatory processes, irritations, infections.Sensitive skin is a widely reported condition where there is subjective cutaneous hyper-reactivity to environmental factors.
To protect us, the skin is always on alert. However, insensitive skin, all the natural defence tools are hyperactive, working much more intensively.
The vigilant cells
The Langerhans cells are first to warn that something foreign has come into contact with the skin. Responsible for cutaneous immunosurveillance, they sound the first alarm, saying, “Oops! There’s something strange here!”
The danger message reaches another group of cells, the mast cells—faithful sentinels check which foreign substance (or microorganism) is trying to get in.
If mast cells don’t recognize the invader, they understand that the intruder will harm us. To defend us, they trigger cascades of inflammatory ingredients that come into action to destroy the enemy.
Now imagine all of this working intensely, non-stop. Sensitive skin is like that, with dangerous radars and defence mechanisms working hard, at very high levels, in hyperactivity.
Why does the skin enter this hyperactive state of defence?
The reasons are diverse. They range from climatic conditions (a harsher winter, for example) to the needs of modern life, which expose us to a series of harmful stimuli: pollution, stress, poor nutrition, in addition to numerous chemical and synthetic substances that conflict with the senses of the natural pharmacy that our organism possesses.
How to identify sensitive skin?
It’s pretty simple: you felt discomfort. It’s a sign of sensitivity.
Some characteristics are easily noticeable: redness, itching, burning, tingling, tightness, or tightness of the skin. Do you know when your skin gets itchy? It is also an indicator that she is sensitive.
How to choose cosmetics for sensitive skin?
The first step is to check if the product is recommended for this skin condition.
When in doubt, you can do a touch test:
apply a little of the product to the inner crease of the elbow;
bend the arm and wait 10 minutes;
if there is a feeling of discomfort, the product should not be used.
But the care doesn’t stop there. If your skin is sensitive:
I prefer formulas with hypoallergenic or fragrance-free fragrances.
Avoid cosmetics that have dyes.
Look for formulas that do not have potentially allergenic preservatives like parabens, methylchloroisothiazolinone, isothiazolinone, and DMDM hydantoin.