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What Causes Sensitive Skin?

And more importantly, how can you soothe it?
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Having sensitive skin makes it hard to keep calm and carry on. There are so many triggers that cause this reactive type of skin to become irritated, and even painful. Luckily, special attention and care to what causes sensitive skin and how it can be treated are available.


What causes sensitive skin?
The various causes of sensitive skin include environmental factors, ingredients in everyday products, and food.


Environmental factors

  • Sun
  • Wind
  • Cold
  • Heat


Ingredients in everyday products

  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Lotions
  • Cosmetics



  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Spice
  • Gluten


How does sensitive skin react?
The signs of sensitive skin appear in a variety of ways. Redness, itchiness, and flakiness are common symptoms of sensitive skin that may happen individually or together when interacting with the causes listed above. Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis or rosacea affect sensitive skin by causing tenderness, burning, swelling, rashes, and more.


How can sensitive skin be treated?
Treating sensitive skin depends on the cause of the symptoms and which symptoms are present. Soothing and calming ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerol draw and seal in must-have moisture sensitive skin needs and craves. We recommend Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum, as its powerful ingredients restore moisture to dry, tight, irritated skin. Hyaluronic acid and glycolipids allow skin to attract and retain vital moisture, while lecithin, chamomile, and arnica improve skin moisture and suppleness.

There is hope for sensitive skin, and with the proper attention, care, and products, it can be managed well. It’s key to use as few products at a time as possible, and with the fewest amount of ingredients. When it comes to what causes sensitive skin, keeping a skin diary can help identify your unique triggers. As you figure out what works for your skin and what doesn’t, remember to be gentle, patient, and sensitive to your sensitive skin throughout your skincare journey.

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