Sensitive Skin Awareness Week
Tips, tricks and must-know advice on how to identify, treat, and take the best care of the largest organ on your body
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
March 22, 2021
Cetaphil is the #1 dermatologist-recommended facial skincare brand and March 22-28 is their first-ever, Sensitive Skin Awareness Week. In fact, 70% of Americans self-diagnose as having sensitive skin. In honor of the week we are dropping tips, tricks and must-know advice on how to identify the condition, treat it, and take the best care of the largest organ on your body.
The 5 Telltale Signs
Dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness, or a weakened skin barrier are the signs you can be on the lookout for to decipher if you may have sensitive skin.
There are three main factors that cause sensitive skin. First, is genetics – we inherit skin issues from our family and sensitive skin is unfortunately something that can get passed down through our genes. Second is the environment – dry weather, polluted air, wind and cold can all contribute to skin sensitivity. Lastly, the wrong skincare products – poor quality or expired products, harsh ingredients, etc. can exacerbate skin conditions and actually worsen the quality of your skin.
The Best Products to Treat It
Besides seeing a dermatologist, the best thing you can do is make sure you are using the right products that are specifically designed for sensitive skin and are free of irritating ingredients to help bring skin back to a healthier state. Cetaphil has a wide range of products made specifically for sensitive skin.
What Else Should You Do?
•Avoid using very hot or very cold water while showering or washing your face.
•When you do, use a gentle, hydrating cleanser twice a day for at least 60 seconds each time – opt for a gentle, hydrating body cleanser in the shower too.
•Pat your skin dry after cleansing – don’t rub it as this could cause irritation.
•Apply face and body moisturizer to damp skin instead of dry skin to help with moisture retention - even if you have oily skin, still moisturize.
•Use a satin pillowcase and change it at least once per week to remove bacteria, germs, residue, etc. – the same goes for your sheets!