SENSITIVE SKIN

  • Is my skin sensitive!!!
  • Very often we ask this question. We stay in anxiety and stress , confused and apprehensive about the treatment to opt.We need put our apprehension and fear at rest and have a clear under standing of our skin condition and have best suitable treatment.
  • Before we treat a sensitive skin we need to understand what is sensitivity , root cause of sensitivity, features of sensitivity and finally how to treat a sensitive condition in best possible manner.
  • WHAT IS SENSITIVITY:-

  • Sensitivity is a reaction to specific stimuli.In context of skin ,the reaction of skin towards product , temperature , climate etc
  • WHAT IS A SENSITIVE SKIN:-

  • It is a type of skin which shows signs of irritations that normally other skin does not when subjected to product , climate or temperature.
  • FEATURES OF A SENSITIVE SKIN:-

  • Most of the sensitive skin shows the following signs
  • 1.Redness
  • 2.Dry patches
  • 3.Rashes
  • 4.Burning
  • 5.Stinging
  • 6.Slightly inflamed
  • 7.Itchiness
  • WHAT TRIGGERS SENSITIVITY:-

  • There are two major factors responsible for triggering the sensitivity
  • 1.External
  • 2.Internal
  • External factors:

  • 1.Sun exposure.
  • 2.Wind.
  • 3.Climate.
  • 4.Product.
  • 5.Spicy food.
  • 6.Infection .
  • 7.Humidity.
  • 8.Pollution.
  • 9.Allergens.
  • 10.Temperature .
  • Internal factors:

  • 1.Genetic conditions .
  • 2.Immune system disorder.
  • 3.Medication.
  • HOW TO CHOOSE PRODUCTS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:-

  • 1.Avoid alcohol based product . It will further dry our skin and increase irritation.
  • 2.Use products which will add hydration to the skin
  • 3.Avoid sulphate base cleanser ,it strips our natural oil
  • 4.Use fragrance free products, fragrance based products contain chemicals which may irritate the skin
  • 5.Avoid aromatic essential oils like tea tree, citrus , bergamot. These oils can irritate the skin
  • 6.Alpha hydroxyl acid pH lower than 3.5 should be avoided.High concentrated n low pH can irritate the skin.
  • 7.Avoid hot water bath and also too cold water
  • 8.Exfoliation with brush or granular scrubs
  • 9.Paraben free products should be advised because the preservatives can irritate the skin.
  • 10.Retinoids should be avoided as it makes the skin very dry
  • ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

  • 1.Always do a patch test before buying a product. Patch test should be done at back of the ear or inner part of wrist.Wait for 72 hours to see for any reaction
  • 2.Use mild and hydrating products
  • 3.Use soap free cleanser, sulphate free cleanser
  • 4.Use paraben free product
  • 5.Avoid hot bath
  • 6.Use broad spectrum sunscreen with titanium dioxide n zinc oxide.
  • 7.Use mist or lotion based moisture
  • 8.Ensure everyday cleansing , toning and moisturising
  • 9.Avoid Alcohol based toner
  • 10.Ensure to remove make up and let the skin breath
  • HOMECARE:-

  • Step1– Cleanse the face with raw milk or green tea decoction.
  • Step2-Tone with coconut water .
  • Step3-Mild circular massage with coconut milk or fruit juice (cucumber) .
  • Step4– Apply cooling fruit mask of cucumber.
  • SALON CARE:-

    Simpler the better is the rule!!!

  • Step1-Gently cleanse the face with a hydrating, fragrance free cleansing milk.
  • Step2-Use non alcohol based toner.
  • Step3– A very brief steam with a hydrating fluid on the face.
  • Step4-Dis incrustation with galvanic for a very short period of time ie 2 to 3 mins.
  • Step5– cool compression or spray using herbal toner.
  • Step6– Gentle massage with non fragrance hydrating fluid.
  • Step7– Apply cream based pack .
  • Step8– Apply hydrating serum and broad spectrum SPF.
  • AESTHETICS TREATMENT:-

  • Chemical peels: – Lactic acid 15 to 30% with pH over and above 3.5
  • Always we must remember the right treatment with right choice of product after a through analysis of our skin can bring an amazing result for a sensitive skin.
  • Kakali Ray

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