Sensitive skin refers to a range of conditions from genetic ailments like rosacea and eczema to severe allergies and can include a variety of symptoms, such as burning, itching, redness and peeling. While many people can have a skin reaction at some point or another to a product or ingredient, those with persistent issues are classified as having sensitive skin. When skin acts up, it’s best to listen and try to find the real reason behind your symptoms. Read our articles below to get dermatologist approved skin care tips and recommendations.
With about half the population claiming to have experienced some sort of skin irritation—redness, burning, itching and peeling—at some point in their lives, it’s no wonder most people identify their skin type as sensitive. But according to Beth Bialko, Associate Director of Global Curriculum at the International Dermal Institute, far fewer people actually do have this skin type.
While treatments for sensitive skin and rosacea are seldom permanent, the good news is that there are things you can do to alleviate its symptoms. Here, Dr. Magovern share some tips on how to address redness and take care of your skin if you have this condition.
If you have sensitive skin—easily irritated by chemicals and fragrances, or prone to redness, rashes and irritation—it’s essential to steer clear of harsh ingredients and opt for both gentle products and methods.
For those with sensitive skin, finding the right moisturizer that won’t leave your face red or itchy is a battle all its own. Who wants their skin to suffer the consequences of endless amounts of trial and error? Luckily, there are now a variety of moisturizers formulated for those specifically with sensitive skin, with benefits that go beyond hydration.
Face oil is one of those products you’ve heard about but likely have been too intimidated to try—especially if you have sensitive skin. Believe it or not, face oils can actually do quite a bit of a good—even for the most sensitive skin.
Face masks are a lot of fun. But, as with almost any type of skin care product, you want to ensure you select a mask made with your skin type in mind. That said, sensitive skin is perhaps the one you need to be extra cautious about, as certain ingredients can cause sensitivities to heighten and make skin feel inflamed and irritated.
Much like skin care application, there are tips and tricks to mastering the art of an #motd—especially if your skin errs on the side of sensitive or redness-prone. Thanks to easy irritation, applying makeup over sensitive or redness-prone skin requires a certain level of technique to help neutralize some of the discolorations for a more even-looking complexion.
If you have rosacea, choosing a good foundation that won’t worsen your condition can be a real nightmare. You might want to cover some of the more embarrassing flare-ups, but you definitely don’t want it to clog your pores or aggravate your symptoms.