When it comes to sensitive skin, a specific skincare routine is essential to avoid triggering reactions like redness, breakouts, eczema or psoriasis. Knowing your skin type will allow you to make a conscious choice. And to keep your skin balanced and avoid such reactions.
What is a sensitive skin?
A variety of factors can influence sensitive skin. Which can be characterised by burning, stinging, itching, tenderness and redness.
The cause of sensitive skin is usually due to a structural damage in your protective barrier. This can be a result of sun damage, chemical burns, side effect of antibiotics/ other medications, auto immune disease, skin allergies etc. The conditions that cause sensitive skin can be any of one of the following; eczema, psoriasis, acne, dry skin, rosacea, redness or dermatitis. But sensitive skin can also happen after you suffer damage to the skin that can’t heal properly.
So what can you do to avoid irritation when you have sensitive skin?
You should avoid harsh cleansers, toners and physical exfoliation products. Also stay away from ingredients such as retinoids, glycolic acids, acidic antioxidants and perfumes. These carry enhanced risks of irritation in those with sensitive skin.
How to choose skincare for sensitive skin?
- Pick your products carefully – Avoid products that contain fragrance and even the ones that are antibacterial as they contain drying ingredients such as alcohol. Instead you should opt for skin care that’s rich in moisturisers to keep your skin balanced. During the cold winter months especially make sure you keep your skin hydrated and moisturised.
- Be cautious of products that include natural and organic ingredients. Some of these may be still rich in fragrance that can irritate your skin.
- Use testers – If you prone to react to skin care, you should apply it first on a small patch of your skin and test for at least 72 hours for any possible flare ups or reaction. If your skin tolerates the product well you can apply on the full area.
- Book a skin health check – At Skin Perfection London we can help you eliminate triggers, prescribe skincare to calm your skin and reduce inflammation. As well as recommend Clinical treatments which are effective to treat your condition.
To learn more about your skin, and how to take better care of sensitive skin, why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will look after you?
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.