Yes, skin is rarely sensitive everywhere. In general, the problem is limited to the face or certain areas of the face.
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Yes, that’s possible. That’s why it’s important to be cautious, but skin sensitivity can also decrease or even disappear.
Yes. Well, it’s possible, although nothing has been proven. But, it’s important to remember that skin sensitivity is an individual problem more than anything else. Water that is too acidic or that contains too many pesticides can exacerbate skin sensitivity.
Allergic skin is skin that is allergic to a very specific product. It is an immunological phenomenon. On the other hand, hyperreactive skin reacts too intensely to very different things, as we said earlier. This type of skin is also called hyper-sensitive, reactive or intolerant. But there is no immunological phenomenon.
Yes, maybe. You should limit the use of cosmetics and be sure to use high-tolerance cosmetics.
Yes, that’s right. We know, for example, that stress can trigger skin hypersensitivity.
It all depends on the type of sensitivity. You could cleanse your skin with water or water and ultra-rich soap, or else with a micellar lotion such as Sensibio H2O, depending on what you tolerate.
The first thing to do is know what factors you are sensitive to. But in general, you should try to avoid anything that could be irritating and use cosmetics intended for sensitive skin.
Yes, that’s right. But you don’t need to be afraid of fragrances because some are tolerated quite well. Unfortunately, you can only know by testing them.
No. They aren’t tolerated better or worse than any others.
Yes, of course, but fortunately it’s very rare.
It is best to leave your skin alone as much as possible. But of course you should cleanse it daily with the least irritating products you can find.
You can cleanse your skin with micellar lotions that can be used without rinsing.
A wide range of factors may trigger skin sensitivity. But it is an individual response that still remains poorly understood. This hyper-reactivity is likely caused by hyper-activation of the skin’s keratinocytes (skin cells) and nerve fibres.
The signs are exactly the same, but permanent sensitive skin simply lasts longer. Temporary sensitive skin only last a few hours. This might be a good opportunity to review what sensitive skin is: it is skin that either has stinging, burning, itching or pain, or becomes red in response to a wide range of factors. These include contact with water, cosmetics, cleansing products, wind and cold or hot weather, as well as during menstruation or in the presence of stress or other factors that may vary depending on the subject.
You can use soothing products. If the pain persists, you should see your dermatologist.
We don’t really know. Probably because some cosmetic products contain irritating factors.