Skin care tips for sensitive skin
People with sensitive skin often worry and wonder how to take care of their skin. The skin care tips for sensitive skin serve as a guide for you to help yourself.
A gentle daily skin care routine will help you alleviate the symptoms of sensitive skin. Our recommendations aim to gently promote hydrated and healthy looking skin.
It's important to determine if you have sensitive skin in order to find the right routine. We'll show you what the consequences are if you suffer from sensitive skin, and give you a number of skincare tips worth knowing.
What is sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is the result of excessive reactions of the skin to external factors. In short, it is a syndrome that actually affects many people. Each person's skin has a condition that predisposes it to this hypersensitivity. For example, hormonal changes during puberty or menopause have a significant impact on sensitive skin. In any case, the hyperreactivity of the skin depends on several factors that influence it significantly.
Is sensitive skin a skin type?
Sensitive skin is a set of symptoms that occur together and are characteristic of a particular pathological condition. This is called neuro dermatological and has to do with the skin and the nervous system.
Extremely sensitive skin has crossed the threshold of aesthetics and cosmetology. It is a complex interaction of various factors with different manifestations. In some cases, e.g. should symptoms be inflammatory or painful, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist. This is usually referred to as very irritated skin, which shows persistent redness and scaling.
Factors responsible for sensitive skin
There are two main factors you need to consider: internal and external.
Internal ones refer to the fact that the epidermis has a low tolerance to external factors. External ones refer to sudden temperature changes that cause skin disorders. The use of certain cosmetics or perfumes are also triggers for sensitive skin symptoms. These two factors lead to drying of the skin and cause the unpleasant symptoms of irritation, redness, itching and dryness.
Possible consequences of sensitive skin
Adults seem to be more affected by sensitive skin than young people. In fact, 39% of the female population in Europe suffers from sensitive skin.
The consequences are physical and emotional. Redness, itching, burning, inflammation and dryness need to be treated. The point is not to let sensitive skin get worse.
Sensitive skin makes the skin look old and neglected. This can lead to an unfavorable self-image and thus resulting in self-esteem issues.
Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate and regulate sensitive skin in the long term. We definitely recommend taking a holistic approach and not just focusing around skincare with cosmetics. Meditation is an important component to helping your skin. Regular relaxation can help regulate the body's inflammatory processes and initiate regenerative processes. In our article on meditation as part of a holistic skin care routine, you can learn more about the background and benefits of relaxation for your skin.
How do you know if you have sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, there are some signs that probably sound familiar. If not, you can use this test to determine if you have sensitive skin.
Does your skin turn red quickly due to temperature changes?
When you are exposed to the sun or cold, does your skin feel dry quickly or react with redness?
Does your skin react with redness when you apply lotion?
Are you going through puberty or menopause?
Does the use of synthetic substances cause skin reactions?
Do perfumes cause burning or itching?
Does almost any product you use, including soap, cause an allergic reaction? For example, do you have red patches on your body or face?
Does your skin flake frequently?
Does your skin swell when you use certain cosmetics or perfumes?
Does your skin often feel dry and tight?
If most of your answers are positive, you probably have sensitive skin. Still, know that you can take many simple steps to regulate your skin in the long run, stabilize your skin's protective barrier, and achieve resilient skin.
Tips for a sensitive skin care routine
One way to promote healthy and resilient skin is to use simple and essential products that strengthen the skin's protective barrier and do not damage it. This mild approach to skin care is all about building practical routines that gently stimulate cell regeneration while adding moisture and lipids.
The path to your skin's well-being is unique, and in the case of irritated skin, it requires patience and understanding. By treating your skin gently, simple products that focus on the essentials can make a big improvement.
Your skin care for sensitive skin, should perform two basic functions:
- Strengthen the protective barrier to increase the skin's tolerance and ability to regenerate.
- Prevent and relieve inflammation and skin irritation. Adequately hydrate, regulate, protect and nourish to protect the skin from effects of external environmental factors.
What to avoid:
- Products with many irritating ingredients.
- Harsh cleansers, products with alcohol, fragrances, dyes and lanolin.
- Exposure to direct sunlight.
- Exposure to severe cold and sudden temperature changes.
- Excessive skin cleansing.
What you should consider:
- Use mild, fragrance-free products with soothing ingredients.
- Cleanse your skin as mildly as possible and moisturize it.
- Read the labels of your beauty products and check if the products are suitable for sensitive skin.
- Don't just rely on claims, but use your knowledge.
- Create a daily sensitive skin care kit that includes all the essential steps for your sensitive skin.
What should a care routine for sensitive skin contain?
You are now familiar with the most important tips for caring for sensitive skin. Let us now introduce you to a few products from our LIPID GLORY skin care line for sensitive skin.
Our skin care set for sensitive skin consists of mild and effective products. All raw materials used come from controlled organic cultivation or are ecologically responsibly obtained. The skin care line is designed to regenerate your protective barrier, moisturize it and keep it supple with plant lipids.
What products does Craft & Care offer for sensitive skin?
Craft & Care offers a variety of products that are suitable for all skin types. Here are our products for sensitive skin.
Our mild Cleansing Balm with organic oils, white clay and gentle emulsifiers reliably dissolves makeup, sunscreen, sweat and dirt. It can be used day and night and cleanses without irritating the skin's protective barrier.
The Cleanser reacts with water immediately to form an emulsion that washes off with lukewarm water without leaving any residue. The skin feels clean, hydrated and soft afterwards. Remember to dry the skin very gently after use. Small dabs with a clean soft towel are recommended.
Hydrating serum and balancing toner
Our Hydrating Serum and Balancing Toner are part of our Moisturizing Kit and are ideal for sensitive skin.
The Balancing Toner is lightweight and absorbs instantly. It contains niacinamide, which has the ability to regulate, hydrate and protect the skin. Niacinamide is known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, pimples and enlarged pores.
The Hydrating Serum provides intense moisture. It contains hyaluronic acid and other ingredients that help retain water in the skin. It is oil-free, easily absorbed and leaves a pleasant feeling as it increases elasticity due to the intense moisturizers.
The application of our Intensive Lipid Glory Balm contains ingredients that soften, nourish and protect the skin and support cell regeneration. The mild balm helps to protect the skin from environmental influences and prevent transepidermal water loss.
This balm contains numerous nourishing components with its organic ingredients, vegetable oils and beeswax. These ingredients provide softness, suppleness, protection and care.
Your way to more patience and gratitude with your skin
We believe in holistic skin care for the well-being in your skin and your relationship to it. Caring for sensitive skin and restoring the skin barrier is a process that takes time and patience.
Our goal is to accompany you in this process with products carefully designed for your gentle care. We wish you much well-being and patience in your daily care routine.