Sensitive skin syndrome
28 April 2020 Estimated time: ~2 min.
If your face turns red in the cold or heat and reacts negatively to most cosmetic products, then you may have a sensitive complexion.
Sensitive skin syndrome affects about 50% of the population and is triggered when you spend a lot of time in the open air, in a polluted environment or if you suffer from certain allergies. It is a myth that only very light complexion can be sensitive - any skin colour may face this problem, but in the case of darker skin, reactions are less visible and therefore more difficult to diagnose.
Signs to consider
Any type of skin can have problems sometimes, and that doesn’t necessarily make it sensitive. You can conclude (confirmed by a dermatologist) that you have sensitive skin if:
• You have very thin skin, with a fine texture;
• Your face becomes red as soon as there is cold, heat, wind or dust in the atmosphere;
• You have Cuperosis (red veins on the surface of the skin);
• Many creams or makeup products cause you itching;
What to do
First, avoid over-spiced foods - they can cause rashes. Then, drink enough water, for a good hydration of the tissue that will be more resistant to irritation. Regarding cosmetic and skincare products, keep in mind the following rules:
• Use cosmetic products specially dedicated to sensitive skin;
• Wash your face with baby soap and avoid wiping it with rough towel;
• Before applying new makeup or creams, test the product on a small surface of skin. If your skin is goind red or itch appears, ditch it!