More than half of the population in Europe claim to have sensitive skin and other first world countries show similar statistics. In our opinion, this is due to the products that are being used for skin care, home cleaning, our clothing, etc. And it shows that there is a systemic degradation in the condition of the skin. If your skin reacts to a product, you should look carefully at the ingredient list to find out what caused the reaction. Remove any aerosols you may be using, including perfumes, cleaning sprays, hair sprays, etc. Consider that the reaction may be to your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, or detergent. Its fabric softener is worth looking at as well, since when we sleep our face is permanently in contact with pillowcases and sheets.

Our diet can also influence the different reactions, since if we have any intolerance to any food, this can be reflected in our skin.

Skin shows prolonged redness after applying sensitizer
Tendency to blush easily, even with hand contact
When under stress, it tends to become sensitized or the skin feels attacked
You can get marks and scars easily
Possible causes

These are some of the factors that may be contributing to skin reactions

Excessive cleaning and sterilization with antimicrobial products
Alterations in the microflora of the skin
Immune system of the skin in an overactive state
The barrier function of the skin is impaired
Allergy to individual ingredients
Genetic factors
Essential fatty acid deficiency due to a fat-free diet
Excessive exposure to UV rays
Menopause or hormonal imbalance
Topical application of vitamin A and its derivatives
Lifestyle recommendations

Our tips on lifestyle changes, which should have a balancing effect on your skin

Avoid abrasive scrubs
Use non-drying masks
Avoid excessively hot baths or showers and apply moisturizer immediately after bathing
Take gentle sun exposure to a large part of the body at least once a week. Cover sensitive skin with physical protection – which means covering with clothing or using a mineral sunscreen
Take an omega-3 supplement with at least 400 mg of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA).
Make sure you are not allergic to fish oil – symptoms include facial swelling and a skin rash
Take a good quality ingestible probiotic and apply a skincare treatment with probiotics that contain live strains of beneficial microbes to improve the skin barrier
The pH of ALL products must be in the range 4.5 – 5.5
Avoid excess coffee and alcohol
Avoid dry atmospheres due to air conditioning

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