…check the ingredients in your products
If your skin gets easily flushed, itchy or inflamed when exposed to cosmetics or environmental factors like cold weather, the sun or pollution, you may have sensitive skin.
However, many people who think they have sensitive skin may simply be allergic to ingredients in their skin care products.
They may also just have skin that’s too dry or injured to protect nerve endings, which causes skin to react adversely to cosmetics or environmental factors.
…pH balanced products
Our skin naturally has a pH of around 5, and the products that you use should be pH balanced, to a similar level. This is especially important for sensitive skin.
All our Moisturisers are pH balanced.
…as you get older your skin becomes more sensitive.
Ageing can also increase skin’s sensitivity, especially when the humidity level drops, but simply using different skin care products or moisturising regularly may prevent these symptoms.
- Only a dermatologist can determine if your sensitive skin is a reaction to cosmetics or an indication of a more serious condition, such as rosacea or eczema. These diseases are sometimes confused with sensitive skin, but they’re actually chronic skin conditions that cause itching and inflammation.
- If your skin seems unusually sensitive, you can help relieve your symptoms by avoiding harsh cleansers, moisturizing regularly and using cosmetics with fewer and gentler ingredients. Be sure to read the ingredient labels on each skincare product you buy.
- Make sure you use pH balanced moisturisers.
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