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Sensitive Skin and Skin Inflammation
Are you someone who suffers from sensitive skin? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a study done by Miranda Farage, 70% of the population possess the characteristics that fall under sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can affect you in several different ways. It can be itchy, inflamed, or red, just to name a few. While sensitive skin is more difficult to deal with, there are fortunately many ways to avoid sensitive skin inflammation. Before we get into that, let's first talk about the different things that can happen to sensitive skin and why they happen.
Since every person’s skin is different, there isn’t one universal fix for redness of the face. The most common reason that your face can look red is acne. But that isn’t the only reason for facial redness. Rosacea is a skin condition that leads to redness and sometimes pimples on the face. This condition is often mistaken for acne but can be triggered by anything from hot temperatures to foods that have that extra kick in there. Another condition that causes facial redness is eczema. This is when the skin shows up as red, itchy, and dry. Although the cause of this is still unknown, studies have found that gut health and stress can have something to do with it. Contact dermatitis also causes facial redness, and this is when you have an allergic reaction to something that you applied directly onto your skin. And lastly, over-exfoliation can make your skin appear to be red and raw.
Avoiding Facial Redness
The best advice about controlling facial redness is knowing your triggers. That way, you can avoid those things as best you can. Some more tips to reduce facial redness include:
What to do when you are experiencing redness
While there are ways to prevent redness, no one’s skin is perfect, and redness does still happen. By using products that contain soothing ingredients you can give your skin some relief. Any products that contain niacinamide, allantoin, caffeine, licorice root, chamomile, aloe, and cucumber can aid in reducing redness. If you can pinpoint a specific product in your routine that could be causing irritation, it is best to stop using that product and pay attention to any differences in your skin. Facial redness differs from person to person, and while a little red skin never hurts anyone, it is important that you are actively taking note of what normal redness looks like for you. Facial icing, using a ice facial ice roller on and offer for a few minutes also can take down redness and inflammation. Make sure you never leave it stationary in one spot-, always keep it moving and stop if area becomes numb. Mirabella make a wonderful ice roller, easily sanitized and has a extra roller head for quick changes. If your redness is starting to look out of the ordinary, you should talk to a professional.
At Anikabeauty we offer several options in clean beauty formulations that can help soothe and treat any irritation, redness, or inflammation that people with sensitive skin often suffer from. Some of the best products include:
Also, for those of you who live in the local area southern NH or Massachusetts. Teresa Paquin- Owner & Licensed Esthetician offers Facial skincare treatments for all skin types including sensitive skin. Appointment only. Call 603-595-0224 to schedule.