3 Ways to Tell You’re Causing Sensitive Skin and What To Do About It
Many people believe they have sensitive skin when really they are the cause. But how can you tell you have it, or cause it; and how to stop? Less than one minute in front of the bathroom mirror can tell you if you have sensitive skin. As for how to stop causing your own sensitive skin – you’ll have to keep reading to find out.
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3 Ways to Tell if You Truly Have Sensitive Skin:
What Products Are You Using?
The biggest indicator that you have sensitive skin is by evaluating your skin after trying new products. Do they cause redness, itching that causes you to scratch until you break the skin, or a burning sensation? If so, you may be the proud owner of sensitive skin.
Does your skin often flake?
What this means is that, not only is your skin sensitive, but the cause of that sensitivity is more than likely eczema, psoriasis, or a similar condition that falls under the same category. You’ll recognize this if products and rubbing clothes cause red bumps, itching, and flaking of the skin.
Look in the Mirror.
To identify if you have sensitive skin in under 1 minute, look in the mirror. "Brush your fingers across the side of your face with light to medium pressure," suggests celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas. "If the skin turns red, it's sensitive." It’s that simple. But what if you’re the cause of that sensitive skin?
Are You the Cause of your own Sensitive Skin?
When you read the back of your shampoo bottle the familiar phrase, “lather, rinse, and repeat” stands out. Jokes abound at the continuous loop of possibilities here, but what if that ‘repeat’ is the cause of all your problems. If you have dry skin (most people do in colder weather) you may not need to repeat that 'lather'. Doing so could further dry your skin, and encourage oil production that continues a vicious sensitivity cycle. The solution to this is simply said, but often not simply done. Stop repeating. Your hair or skin may feel oily for the first month, but when it adjusts not only will the dry skin clear up, but your hair won’t be overly oily either.
Speaking of colder months, frigid temperatures and harsh winds are often the cause of skin irritation. You don’t have sensitive skin in this case. You are experiencing what many do throughout the holiday season – a free radical raid. The solution to this is to cover up. Most people suffer the most on their hands. Wear gloves. It’s harder to use your cell phone with them on, but you might save some cash on expensive night creams if you do.
Are You Aging?
Probably, most of us are. But did you know that those anti-aging products could be the cause of your overly sensitive skin. Not just that, but damaged skin ages faster than healthy skin. Microdermabrasion treatments, frequent facials, excessive Botox – you might look great until the next treatment, but keep track of how often you get that treatment and how extensive. You might find that those anti-aging procedures run longer each time and become more frequent. So, what to do? Age gracefully? I can hear you through the interwebs “Not a chance in Hell!”. This is the culture we live in, so my advice is to tone it down and go for the more natural options. This could provide you the best of both worlds.
Now you know. Either you really do have sensitive skin, and you already know how tough it is to find great products that help instead of hinder your skin health. Or, you’ve just realized that you’re the cause of that sensitive skin. You could stop the suffering right now. Either way, sensitive skin products won’t hurt you, but they are difficult to find. I hope I provided you with some valuable insight into the health of your skin, and how to change its fate.
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