Addis Ababa Medical College – Hargeisa Branch

Sensitive Skin Needs

March 29th, 2015

Are you afraid of trying to find a cosmetic because you know it's likely that its going to make your skin burn and turn red? Do you have a bathroom cupboard full of creams and lotions that you have used only once or twice because they reacted badly with your face? Then you have sensitive skin which is probably the skin type of frustration to have. So how to deal with it? The main problems with sensitive skin are redness, burning, tightness, dryness and irritation. This skin type can also be prone to dermatitis, eczema or acne. The first course of action would be to see if the allergy is causing the problem. A dermatologist can perform a patch test to see if they are susceptible to one of the most common allergens. It can be an ingredient in a cosmetic, can even be a food allergy or food intolerance. If allergy is ruled out, then the problem is genetic and there are still several things you can do to help the situation.

When purchasing any Cosmetic always looking for "hypo allergenic on the label. This does not guarantee that will not react to the skin but it does mean that some or most common allergens are omitted from the product, such as sulphates, perfumes and some colors, check label, if you are unsure. Preservatives used to increase the life of a product can be some of the main irritants. Put some in a small patch of skin before spreading across the face.