Causes of sensitive skin

I believe that when your skin is unstable, you are always very confused about the various symptoms on your face. You don’t know if you just have a simple “skin allergy” or if you have “sensitive skin”. However, sensitive skin and allergic skin reactions are very similar and are often confused by everyone, but they are actually different.

Sensitive skin (fragile skin) is caused by damaged epidermal cuticles and excessive reaction of sensory nerves. The skin's epidermis is usually thin and has poor water retention and moisturizing capabilities. It is a common skin type. When seasons change or there are other external stimuli, the patient's skin is prone to redness, itching, stinging, burning or scaling. Especially on the cheeks, not only are dry flakes common, but they are also prone to flushing and even rashes. Skin allergy is an inflammatory reaction caused by skin contact with "specific allergens", mainly redness, swelling, itching, and rash. Common allergens include fragrances, preservatives, dust, dust mites, etc. However, patients can find out the allergens through medical screening and avoid them.

Sensitive muscles are divided into two categories: congenital and acquired.

Congenital: Affected by genetic inheritance and natural constitution, the patient has a constitutionally sensitive skin. The patient's skin has poor physiological metabolism, the skin epidermis is thin, the protective power is weak, and the capillaries are significantly expanded. Skin allergies often cause rashes and facial flushing. Hot.

Acquired: Affected by external environmental factors, the skin is prone to allergic reactions. The so-called external environmental factors include many,

For example:

1. Environmental and air factors: dust, air pollution, pollen, mold, plant allergens, etc.

2. Climate: Seasons change, with wind, sun, and rain.

3. Diet: spicy food, tobacco, wine, seafood.

4. Living habits: sleep, emotions, stress, staying up late.

5. Skin care products: exfoliating products, excessive massage or friction, irritating products such as A acid and fruit acid, irritating makeup products, etc.

It is recommended that patients with sensitive skin use skin care products with simple ingredients, no fragrance or coloring, no preservatives, and soothing and moisturizing products.

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