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The Science of Sensitive Skin: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

The Science of Sensitive Skin: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Sensitive skin is a common issue that affects many people, which can frequently cause discomfort and irritation. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the science of sensitive skin, outlining the causes, symptoms and provide solutions that help manage this common skin concern. 


What Causes Sensitive Skin?


Sensitive skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and the use of harsh skincare products. People with naturally dry skin are also prone to sensitivity, as are those with pre-existing skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) or rosacea. 


What are the Symptoms of Sensitive Skin?


Some common symptoms of sensitive skin include redness, itching, dryness and flaking. Sensitive skin can also become easily irritated by certain skincare products, such as moisturizers cleansers and toners. Moreover, sensitivity can also cause the skin to feel tight and uncomfortable.


What are Solutions to Sensitive Skin?


If you are experiencing symptoms of skin sensitivity, incorporating products that specifically target sensitivity can help. Incorporating products that are fragrance-free, gentle and alcohol-free are always best. Making sure to moisturize daily, avoiding hot water (which can strip the skin of its natural oils), eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and healthy fats, as well as ample sun protection with SPF can all help manage and reduce skin sensitivity.