Sensitive skin is hypersensitive to any stimuli due to increased permeability of outer layer of skin and accelerated nerve response. It occurs when skin’s natural barrier function is compromised, causing water loss and causing skin to become susceptible to external irritants, such like bacteria, chemical substances, allergens or others.
Some people don’t show visible symptoms initially but as the level of sensitivity increases; symptoms become more profound with frequent breakouts, prolonged redness/burning/swelling and scaling leading to skin being categorised as hypersensitive.
Dr. T. K. Gupta (MD, Skin)
DIET & SUPPLEMENTS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Step-1: CLEANSING (face wash/cleansers)
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Step-3: EXFOLIATING (face scrubs)
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Step-4: MOISTURIZING (cream/lotion)
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IF YOU have any skin concerns like (uneven skin tone, acne, post acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, dullness, stubborn blackheads, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, enlarged pores, complexion enhancement, dark spots, sun spots, rosacea, melasma, skin allergies etc) then in addition to your daily regime you will require TARGETED TREATMENT regime which is specific for your skin concern but at the same time is also mild on your skin (eg milder forms of retinoids/pigment reducing ingredients etc).CLICK TO GET A DETAILED FACE CARE REGIME DEVISED EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE/ CONCERNS/ NEEDS
Step-5: PROTECTING (sunscreens)
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Step-6: PAMPERING (with face packs/masks)