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Sensitive Skin Treatment

 

Even though the sensitive skin embody such a wide group of skin conditions, the principle involved is quite amazingly the same. Get rid of or avoid the irritant contact agents or factors. If that fails, take preventive medication early. If that fails again, take the targeted prescriptive medication at the earliest after the onset of skin irritation.

 

 

 

 

 

Sensitive Skin Treatment: Whenever possible, avoid the triggering agent/factor(s). Once the allergic process is triggered, then focus on arresting or preventing further histamine release. Management may also include keeping skin barrier intact, such as those listed here: Soap-free cleansers. This can keep the skin barrier layer intact without being wash off by the "hard" soap. Non-irritating moisturisers and emollients. Usually use a very plain moisturiser without any additive such as coloring, preservative and aroma agent. Sun protection. This will help photosensitive skin and also the speed of skin drying up.

Sensitive Skin Treatment:
Whenever possible, avoid the triggering agent/factor(s).
Once the allergic process is triggered, then focus on arresting or preventing further histamine release, and also block the histamine that has been released. ==> Management may also include keeping skin barrier intact, such as those listed here:
Soap-free cleansers: –> This can keep the skin barrier layer intact. It is a mild soap that do not totally wash off the sebaceous oil completely. A “hard” soap will completely wash off any traces of friendly protective oil layer on the skin. 
Non-irritating moisturisers and emollients: –> Usually use a very plain moisturiser without any additive such as colouring, preservative and aroma agent.
Sun protection: this will help photosensitive skin and also the speed of skin drying up.

 

 

 

Treatment of sensitive skin

How is sensitive skin treated?

Usually, the treatment is aimed at the underlying conditions and avoidance of irritants.

Whenever possible, avoid the triggering agent/factor(s).

Once the allergic process is triggered, then focus on arresting or preventing further histamine release. Management may also include keeping skin barrier intact, such as those listed here:

  • Soap-free cleansers.
    • This can keep the skin barrier layer intact.
    • It is a mild soap that do not totally wash off the sebaceous oil completely.
    • “hard” soap will completely wash off any traces of friendly protective oil layer on the skin.
  • Non-irritating moisturisers and emollients:
    • For people with sensitive skin, –> it is usually advisable to use a very plain moisturiser.
    • The moisturiser should have no additive such as
      • colouring,
      • preservative and
      • aroma agent.
  • Sun protection:
    • This will help photosensitive skin and
      • also prevent the speed of skin drying up.
    • Under the heat and the hot sun,
      • skin dry up very fast. In so doing, it becomes more sensitive.

 

Sensitive Skin Treatment: Whenever possible, avoid the triggering agent/factor(s). Once the allergic process is triggered, then focus on arresting or preventing further histamine release. Management may also include keeping skin barrier intact, such as those listed here: Soap-free cleansers. This can keep the skin barrier layer intact without being wash off by the "hard" soap. Non-irritating moisturisers and emollients. Usually use a very plain moisturiser without any additive such as coloring, preservative and aroma agent. Sun protection. This will help photosensitive skin and also the speed of skin drying up.

Sensitive Skin Treatment:
Sunscreen applied generously.
Sun protection: This will help photosensitive skin and also prevent the speed of skin drying up.

 

Resources

For any products, head to Dr David Ling, Cosvera.