Have you developed a sensitivity or sensitized skin? Is it a skin ailment or a skin type? Even so, is there a distinction? Yes, there is!
We hope that this advice will assist you in understanding the distinction between sensitive and sensitized as well as how to properly take care of your skin in the long run.
Do you try countless skincare products that say they are aimed at sensitive? Only to find that they cause more irritation and dryness and are not supporting it and its needs. Fresh Face Skin wants to educate everyone on their skin behaviors and what it’s trying to say to you because it will always tell you what it’s needing!
First, let’s take a look at the different skin types and skin conditions.
Understanding the Difference
The sensitive type is the one. It is the region where people are kinpredisposed to irritation, inflammation, redness, and pain by nature. Although it is frequently genetic, it can also be brought on by internal and external environmental factors, including stress, certain foods, pollution, the weather, and strong ingredients in skincare products.
The epidermis layer and the barrier are often thinner in those with sensitive skin, which makes it simpler for irritants and allergens to permeate the skin. Touch-sensitive, itchiness, burning, and dryness are a few signs that might appear. People with sensitive skin are frequently predisposed to respiratory conditions like asthma as well as other issues like eczema, rosacea, and contact dermatitis.
On the other hand, irritated is a problem that might worsen with time. This occurs when it is damaged and reactive, and it can be brought on by excessive exposure to environmental elements like pollution, harsh weather, or UV radiation. Its sensitivity can develop over time as a result of utilizing harsh skincare products and over-exfoliating with chemical and manual exfoliants.
It may be controlled with the correct products and lifestyle decisions, unlike sensitized, which can be treated and/or resolved.
Both sensitive and sensitised skin have similar irritations and need similar products to counteract, heal and calm. Gentle recovery and maintenance products will help reduce sensitivity, leaving your skin feeling much healthier and happier, with fewer sensitised flare-ups.
Identifying common triggers for sensitive and sensitised skin
Identifying the triggers for sensitive and sensitised skin can be a challenge, but it is important to understand what causes to react in order to avoid further irritation and give you control and its health, long term.
Common triggers for sensitive and sensitised can be anything from air pollution to certain foods. Extreme temperatures (going from indoor hot environments to outside cold environments) can cause it to become irritated, feeling sore or inflamed. As well as jewellery, preservatives in beauty products, and rubber and/or latex.
It is important to pay attention to reactions and adjust your skincare products and daily skincare routine accordingly, to ensure that your skin is supported and protected, able to calm and heal. Once you are aware of the triggers influencing it. It is important, if possible, to avoid that trigger altogether, to ensure it is able to rebuild and maintain a healthy function, without the constant flare-ups, which can get in the way of your skin’s overall health and function, the long term.
Choosing the right products for your skin type or condition
It is essential if you want to repair and strengthen your skin, to choose the right products. Additionally, it’s also important to patch-test any new products before applying them all over your face to avoid any potential reactions.
For sensitive skin, look for products that are fragrance-free, and free of harsh ingredients like alcohol and sulphates. Reviving its natural barrier will increase overall moisture and hydration levels and once this barrier is repaired, it will allow other skin concerns to be corrected, more effectively, over time, as it will be able to tolerate the active ingredients needed to correct these concerns.
Creating a gentle skincare routine
If you have sensitive or sensitised skin, it is important to create a gentle care routine to avoid further irritation, dryness, redness etc. Start by using a gentle cleanser that is free of harsh ingredients and fragrances and is milk or oil based, such as our Soother cleanser, so it can nourish and nurture your natural oil content, while cleansing it of surface impurities. Follow by applying a lightweight serum that focuses on surface hydration, such as our hydration booster, designed to boost hydration levels to bring balance back to it and its functions.
Last, apply an oil based product that focuses on calming, nourishing and strengthening it, such as our Soother treatment – giving it the best possible chance of healing and strengthening, while supporting it barrier for extra support and protection from external irritants.
When choosing sensitive skincare products, look for those that are specifically formulated to support and relieve sensitive skin. Products with naturally sourced ingredients will give it a fighting chance to look and feel healthy again – without any heavy synthetic ingredients.
Although sensitive and sensitised one occur for different reasons, they both manifest similarly and have near identical irritations. Finding the right products designed for these concerns will leave you feeling relieved – relieved that it no longer screams and pulls at you, and relieved that you’ve finally found something that works!
It’s comforting to know that with some understanding it and its specific needs, you can find the products and solution, to help support it, long term. Focusing on simplicity, while using natural ingredients, all aimed at calming and strengthening its barrier, will work in synergy to bring back that healthy glow.
Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you are struggling with sensitive or sensitized issues. At Fresh Face Skin, we believe that everyone deserves to have great skin and wear them with confidence! With over a decade of experience working within it and skincare industry. Fresh Face Skin has developed products for every skin concern and is here to educate you and empower you along the way!