Do you know what sensitive skin is? Sensitive skin
is a skin that reacts to certain product or external factors.
Everyone has different triggers for sensitive skin reactions. There are some who are fine when their skins are exposed to pollution but react when their skin contact with certain chemical. There are some who are fine when their skins contact with certain chemical but react badly when there are extreme weather changes.
Basically, the causes of sensitive skin are
1. Exposure to sun and air pollution
2. Frequent and drastic changes in temperature
3. Cold, harsh weather or very hot water
4. Lack of sleep and regularly staying up late at night
5. Hormonal changes during menstrual period.
6. High stress level
7. Dry skin and dehydration
8. Skin care products with fragrance, alcohol, and ethanol
Besides what mentioned above, excessively changing your skincare product can also cause the sensitive skin reaction. Sensitive skin will react to certain active ingredient which can disturb the skin barrier causing the skin prone to those factors.
When you have sensitive skin, it’s advised to use skincare without added fragrance, strong active ingredient such as retinoid or glycolic acid, and less preservatives. Choose the product with gentle formula and made specifically for sensitive skin.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is suitable for sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain excessive foam and added fragrance. For the moisturizer, you can use the lightweight Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. And don’t forget to protect your sensitive skin from sun radiation by applying Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50.
However, the sensitive skin trigger can change as time goes by. Therefore, you also need to consult your skin condition to your dermatologist for the optimal care.