Sensitive skin is a skin condition that afflicts more and more people.
Some reasons for skin sensitivity to occur or pick up are the following:
- Climatic conditions (north wind, air-conditioning, sun, pollution).
- Skin color and thickness (usually white and thin skins show various sensitivities).
- Unknown reasons.
A sensitive skin shows:
- Redness (angiotelectasis)
- Feeling of burn
- Feeling of tension
A sensitive skin needs:
Ingredients for hydration, rejuvenation and lubrication for the retention of the skin’s hydro-lipid layer (hyaluronic acid, azulene, aloe, alantoine etc.).
Anti-oxidant substances (vitamins Α, C, Ε, b-carotene, amino acids e.g. methionine, L-cysteine and L-carnitine, enzymes and co-enzymes e.g. alpha-linolenic acid and Q10) to fight against free radicals which are responsible for damaging the skin’s healthy cells.
Antiseptic substances (e.g. tea tree oil) due to the frequent appearance of minor abrasions and the possibility of skin infection.