Get to know sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is a fairly common phrase in the skincare world, whether it’s used in beauty headlines, product labels, or just in conversation about someone’s skin problems. Many people say they have sensitive skin, maybe because their skin has a strong reaction to the chemicals, dyes, and fragrances found in a product and comes in direct contact with the skin.
However, according to the dermatology clinical trial site, “Although most dermatologists have a general idea of you having sensitive skin, this is not a clinical diagnosis.”
In contrast, a dermatologist will consider your skin to be more reactive than average. This means skin that is easily irritated, either by environmental things such as sun, wind, cold, or topical products, such as lotions or fragrances.
Signs of sensitive skin
Observing the signs of sensitive skin and identifying the cause is very important so that you can find the right skin care. Here’s how to find out the signs of sensitive skin according to dermatologists:
1. Reactive skin
If you have sensitive skin, you may notice that soaps, detergents, fragrances, perfumes, skin care products, and household products can cause your skin to react like itching, dryness or redness. Apart from that, exposure to cold, sun, and wind can also trigger your skin.
2. Appears redness
Most people with sensitive skin experience redness. This can be a red rash, red bumps, redness or even dilated and red blood vessels. Usually, the redness will go away after removing the irritant or treating the reddish skin.
3. Dry skin
Dry skin and sensitive skin can go hand in hand. Apart from that, this dry and sensitive skin problem can also cause pimples and chapped skin if you are in cold and dry weather or when you are exposed to the wind. For that, a gentle moisturizer is needed, which can protect your skin to overcome dry and sensitive skin problems.
4. Frequent rashes
Sensitive skin can react and cause a red, dry, scaly, or bumpy rash when exposed to a trigger that causes the skin to react. This also applies to products that are left on your skin, such as face creams. You may develop a rash very quickly after direct contact. Additionally, the rash can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and stubborn.
5. Prone to acne
If you have sensitive skin, you are also prone to pimples that look like pimples with red bumps and pustules.
6. Easily burns the sun
Sensitive skin is also more susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun. If the skin is already irritated or peeling, this can put your skin at a higher risk. For that, you should always wear sunscreen when you are outside, especially on your face. Since some of the ingredients in sunscreen can cause an allergic reaction, look for those that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Also, choose a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum and has an SPF of 30 or higher.