1.Do you have sensitive skin?
Many people complain of sensitive skin.
2.Who has sensitive skin?
75% are women, 40% men
Frequent use of tioletaries like soaps, perfumes, cosmetics is an exaggerating factor
They have redness, burning, stinging, tightness of skin & pruritis
Young adults have more compared to age above 50 years
In body face is common sensitive area
Product with sodium laurel sulphate ,paraben can cause sensitive skin
3.Why do we have sensitive skin ?
Thin skin, dry skin
Sensitive nerve endings
Reduce skin barrier function Atopic Dermatitis, Rosacea, Photodermatitis are more susceptible
4.Test for sensitive skin are
Lactic cid test
Calamine, zinc oxide
Cosmetic <10 ingredients
Water soluble cosmetics Use minimal cosmetics
Fragrance free products
Paraben free products
Remove make up as early as possible
Toiletries like soap,foundation,lipsticks
No product with sodium laurel sulphate
No cosmetics with more than 10 ingredients
No nail polish
No hair dyes
Reduce exposure to sun and heat..(cooking)
Sensitive skin -Mental frame of mind
Poor social adjustment skills
Holding on to anger, hurt emotions
Stay calm, peacefull at mind so your skin will relax and glow.