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Tell your face to “Keep Calm”! Don’t be so sensitive.

By Rafael Giralda
August 18th, 2020
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Overcome sensitive and reactive skin to reveal a strengthened and balanced complexion.

Why am I experiencing red, irritated or sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is extremely common with between 50-90% of the population experiencing skin sensitivity at some point in their lives. Those suffering tend to be more reactive to everyday agents, resulting in redness, stinging and irritation of the skin.

In many cases, the skin can become sensitised due to environmental and lifestyle factors. In this situation there may be damage that has occurred to the protective barrier of the skin.

However, a small percentage may experience sensitivity due to genetic and immune factors are usually allergy prone. For these people a simple approach to skin care is ideal.

To reduce sensitivity the skin needs to be strengthened and protected. This will ensure that the skin integrity can gradually be increased.

Possible causes of sensitive skin are:

  • Physical damage to the skin’s natural barrier
  • Climate (air conditioning, extreme changes in climate, flying)
  • Pollution
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Illnesses and immunity
  • Diet (low in essential fatty acids and high in processed foods)
  • High alcohol consumption
  • Overdoing caffeinated beverages, e.g. coffee and energy drinks (also full of sugar)

Some lifestyle tips to de-sensitise:

  • Avoid abrasive exfoliating products.
  • Avoid soaps and harsh cleansers that can strip the skin’s natural barrier.
  • Less is best – keep your homecare regime simple.
  • Eat a diet rich in essential fatty acids to help combat inflammation (e.g. Avocado, olive oil, salmon, tuna, walnuts, flaxseeds/linseeds, chia seeds).
  • Exercise regularly to encourage efficient blood flow and nutrient supply to your skin.
  • Avoid inflammatory foods such as high sugar foods, white refined breads and pastries, fried foods and processed meat.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Be wary of hot or spicy food, which can aggravate.

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