Understanding sensitive skin and my personal journey
Sensitive skin can be a daily challenge, causing discomfort, irritation, and frustration. It's important to identify the underlying causes and adopt a skincare routine that promotes healing and nourishment. In this blog post, we will explore the common causes of sensitive skin and discuss how natural products can offer a gentle and effective solution.
- Environmental Factors:
Exposure to harsh environmental elements such as pollution, extreme temperatures, and UV rays can trigger sensitive skin. These external factors can disrupt the skin's natural barrier, leading to irritation and inflammation. An example of this would be sunburn, the skin is exposed, dehydrated and stripped off its natural protection of oils and waters.
- Allergens and Irritants:
Certain ingredients commonly found in conventional skincare products, such as fragrances, preservatives, and harsh detergents, can trigger allergic reactions and irritate sensitive skin. Furthermore, natural products do contain potent ingredients and should always be used with caution just as much as a synthetically made product.
- Skin Conditions:
Individuals with skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis often experience heightened skin sensitivity. This can often cause frustrations depending on how severe the condition is and finding that perfect barrier cream to soothe, nourish and hydrate at the same time without further irritating the skin.
- Chemical Sensitivity:
Some people have a higher sensitivity to certain chemicals commonly found in skincare products, such as sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Chemical sensitivity can also be a cause from being around certain strong chemicals such as bleach or even everyday cleaning products, as they do produce 'fumes' that can actually cause chemical burns even though you may not be physically touching it.
In my experience I suffered sensitive skin where I would often feel a burning sensation when I would apply any moisturisers. In my case, I was only using coconut oil at the time but my skin desperately needed hydration, as skin needs a balance of both moisture (oil) and hydration (water), my skin was only getting one and caused the imbalance of my skin structure.
In conclusion, sensitive skin requires special care and attention to ensure its well-being. By understanding the causes of sensitivity and opting for natural products like PELE our Vitamin B Serum which is completely fragrance free and hydrating for all skin types, we can provide our skin with the care it truly deserves. Embracing gentle and nourishing solutions can help soothe irritation, restore the skin's natural balance, and enhance its overall health.
Remember, everyone's skin is unique, so it's essential to listen to your skin's needs and find the right natural products that work best for you.