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What is sensitive skin?
The term ‘sensitive skin’ generally refers to skin that is more prone to inflammation or reactions, due to the nerve endings in the upper layers of the skin.
There are many different things that can cause flare ups, both internal and external. If you suffer from sensitivities, you’ll understand that even the everyday occurrences like hot showers, spraying your favourite perfume or a stressful day in the office can be enough to cause discomfort.
Having some form of sensitive skin is very common, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can greatly impact confidence and mental health.
Although many conditions can’t be cured, there are many ways of treating and controlling it. Making some minor changes to your routine and finding products you can trust can make your world a better place.
Top to toe tips.
Fragrance is one of the biggest triggers for those with skin sensitivities, especially for children’s delicate skin. Always use fragrance-free laundry products to wash clothing and bedding
Dress your child in light clothes that “breathe” such as cotton. Avoid anything heavy like wool or nylon that may cause irritation
Keep fingernails short to prevent damage from scratching. You can always try your child in comfortable light gloves if a problem during the night
Remove the risk of other possible allergens in the household, like pollen and pet hair
Stress can make eczema much worse. Help your child understand their emotions and find new ways to deal with problems (deep breathing, family walks, or talking to a close friend or family member)
Don’t scratch – we understand its difficult, but scratching skin will create further inflammation
Apply emollients regularly, they can reduce redness and avoid skin cracking
Drink more water and try to keep skin hydrated
Review the products you use around your home, including soaps, washing up liquid and laundry detergents. Keep a log of everything you use to try and pinpoint the trigger
Emotional stress has a direct link to eczema. Try and find ways to relax in times of stress, make sure you get enough sleep and give yourself some ‘me time’
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