3 Facts regarding sensitive skin
- People with sensitive skin are born with this skin condition. This "sensitive skin code" is attached to a specific site on a chromosome within their DNA.
- Sensitive skin has a greater number of nerve ending in the top layer of the skin (=stratum corneum). More nerve endings mean more excitable/reactive skin and not in a good way. This is not the norm for individuals that do not have sensitive skin.
- Sensitive skin is most common in people of Northern European ancestry.
Steps to undertake to Maintain healthy skin & prevent PPE related skin trauma.
- Cleanse with a gentle, soothing cleanser. These are products that do not produce a lot of foam or suds, and they are less stripping.
- Tone with a calming, moisturizing toner to help rehydrate and soothe the skin.
- Apply serums and use hydrators rich in hyaluronic acid or glycerine. Allow these products to absorb into the skin.
- Now reach for an exceptional anti-oxidant/peptide serum to layer on top. Pat this gently into the skin until it is absorbed.
- Add a small amount of moisturizer.
- Remember the sun protection.
- Apply a thin film of Aquaphor or Vaseline to areas irritated by mask friction.
Steps to care for sensitive & sensitized skin to combat current PPE trauma.
- Cleanse with a gentle, soothing cleanser.
- Use Aquaphor or Vaseline on compromised areas.
- Apply an anti-oxidant/peptide serum to help protect the skin, but avoid using on areas of trauma as it will be too stimulating. Be sure to avoid any product that is "active".
- Pat on a creamy moisturizer.
- Finish with sun protection.
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