Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is on the increase

A large percentage of the population consider themselves to have sensitive skin for various reasons. Research indicates that in 2014 sensitive skin represented 25% of total skin care types, compared to 15% in 2009, this is a staggering increase.

Sensitive Skin IntroThere are many and varied reasons for the increase in sensitive skin.

If you are in this group it means you should find our why this is and how to take more care in looking after your skin.

It is important to understand the issues that affect you and also be better informed in the selection of sensitive skin care products to use and ensure they don’t irritate you.

There are various types of skin sensitivity, including:

Atopic Skin or Eczema – People with atopic skin also have the possibility of getting asthma and hay fever as all three conditions are linked. This is something that a person is born with, and is not curable. Eczema and dermatitis are words often used to describe the itching, redness and dryness that can be associated with eczema.

Rosacea is a skin condition usually associated with facial redness and sometimes pimples or bumps. The precise cause is unknown but people with Rosacea often have very sensitive skin and so need to be extra careful with skin products and treatments.

Acne prone skin is also inclined to be sensitive and often require products that are different to those used for dry or normal skin. Acne damaged skin still needs to be moisturised but with products that are oil free as well as being soothing and healing to acne scars.

Skin Allergies and Contact Dermatitis are often triggered by reactions to fragrances, preservatives and colours in skin products. The cause is often different in different people, and it is therefore sometimes a matter of trying different products with small patch test until you find one that works for you.

There is a move toward gentle skin care, which reflects the increased concern and awareness regarding what people put on their skin. There is also a shift towards natural skin care products. One in four consumers now seek products which contain natural and beneficial active ingredients.

Consumers today also better informed and are actively seeking products that are free from certain potentially harmful ingredients and also seeking products that are designed for sensitive skin

Fortunately to meet this need there are more and more products being developed with combinations of natural ingredients that enhance the health and wellness of your skin and are also aimed to be safe and convenience.

We endeavour to provide the information to help you better understand sensitive skin and focus on current thinking on skin care issues and skin care.

Please take the opportunity to explore and gain from this information to help you to better protect your skin.

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