Sensitive Skin: What is it? How to care for it.

We recently covered the 5 commonly categorised skin types and what type of products you should be using to care for them.

Today we are diving a bit more into the sensitive girls club. 

Blush Essentials was born because founder Jess has experienced problematic and sensitivity skin concerns since she was a young girl.

The Blush Essentials entire range is specifically designed to care for all skin types including sensitive.

So your sensitive???

Your skin often experiences irritation, inflammation and redness. Your skin is often more sensitive and reactive to products and environmental factors. Sound like you?? 

What is sensitive skin???

Sensitive skin refers to a range of conditions, from genetic conditions such as rosacea and eczema, to even more severe allergies.
While many people experience skin reactions at some point wether it be to a product or ingredient, those with persistent issues are classified as having sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin reactions are caused when the nerve endings in the top layer of the skin become irritated. The irritation occurs when the skin's natural barrier becomes weakened.

What triggers sensitive skin reactions??

Those with sensitive skin are generally more reactive to soaps, detergents, dyes, and fragrances in topical products, and using the wrong ones can result in itchiness, dryness, and redness in the skin.
A sensitive skin type responds well to products that do not contain harsh chemicals and ingredients and requires products that are gentle, calming and protective.

 

Other potential triggers can include hormones, lack of sleep and diet. When exposed to these possible triggers sensitive skin may burn or sting, turn red, or otherwise feel very uncomfortable.

Sensitive skin is even more vulnerable to the elements and will benefit from a proper skin care schedule using gentle products packed with healing and nourishing ingredients.

Tips for caring for sensitive skin:

 

  • showers with warm — not hot — water
  • keep your skincare routine simple and consistent
  • avoid harsh astringents, exfoliants and toxic ingedients
  • use a gentle natural ingredients on the skin
  • read your product labels
  • choose your cosmetic carefully 
  • be sun smart
  • use a gentle, fragrance-free laundry detergent
  • try using organic cleaning supplies
  • gentle hands, no rubbing or dragging of the skin. 
  • gently pat yourself dry after a shower (instead of rubbing) and apply moisturiser right away
  • test new products on a discreet area of skin at least one day before trying a full-application

Natural ingredients that are great for sensitive skin:

You want products with natural ingredients that are packed with non irritants and anti- inflammatories. Ingredients to nourish, heal and protect your precious skin barrier.

Some of our favourite natural ingredients for sensitive skin are:

Aloe vera

Calendula extract

Chamomile extract

Shea butter

Jojoba oil

Oatmeal

You can find all these amazing ingredients throughout the Blush Essentials range.

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