Sensitive skin is caused by nerve endings in the top layer of skin becoming irritated. This occurs because your skin’s natural barrier function is weakened and has broken down due to a trigger. Common causes of sensitive skin can include:
• Sun exposure • Exposure to air pollution • Frequent changes in temperature • Very hot water • Lack of sleep • Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle or pregnancy • Stress and late nights • Chlorine in swimming pools • Dry skin • Dehydration
Always wear sun cream
Everyone knows that skin redness caused by a sunburn is bad, but what some people don't realize is that simply tanning is extremely damaging to the skin. Damaged skin is easily irritated, which spells out trouble for those with chronically sensitive skin.
Avoid your triggers
Many sensitive skin causes, like using skin care products with harsh ingredients, drinking too much coffee or alcohol, smoking, not getting enough sleep and more can be avoided or minimised. Knowing your skin and what can trigger a sensitivity false up is key to help soothe both naturally sensitive and temporarily sensitised skin.
Strengthen your skin's barrier
Sensitive skin is weakened skin - that's why ordinary skin care products, poor daily habits and the environment can cause irritation and dryness. Look for products that help strengthen the skin's barrier, to calm reactivity and diminish signs of overactivity.
Protect against pollution
92% of the world's population is breathing polluted air and live in an area where outdoor air quality fails to meet their guidelines for safety. Skin exposed to daily toxic pollution becomes prematurely aged, weakened, dull, dehydrated and sensitised. Always use anti-pollution products, like ALPHA GLOW FLASH FACIAL, to protect skin.
The skin under our eyes is very thin and delicate, therefore it can get damaged and wrinkled over time more so than the rest of our face. Also, with aging the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling.
Use a cool compress
Low temperatures enhance blood circulation, encouraging toxins drainage and boosting oxygen and nutrients to the eye area. As a result, metabolism of skin cell regrowth is enhanced, revealing a tightened, brightened and smoothed appearance.
When you don't get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, and you'll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more "elastic," and less likely to wrinkle.
Invest in a good eye cream
Using an eye cream rich in Hyaluronic Acid will help to stimulate collagen and keep the skin plumped.