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5 Tips for Caring for Sensitive Skin

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Sensitive skin is caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the top layer of your skin and happens because its natural barrier function has been weakened for one reason or another. Some of the things that are known to trigger sensitivity include: Exposure to sunlight and air pollutionTemperature fluctuations (going from a hot office to the cold outdoors for example)Cold, windy and wet weatherUsing water with a higher mineral contentCleaning your skin with very hot waterNot getting enough sleepHormonal changes – pregnancy, menstruation and menopauseStressLate nightsChlorine in swimming poolsDehydrationNaturally dry skin A recent European study found that up to 52% of people surveyed reported that they had a skin sensitivity of some kind. This can be anything from an occasional flare-up to the kind of extreme sensitivity that can make life (and skincare) difficult. An everyday sensitive skin can leave you with dry, flaky patches, itchiness and discomfort, blemishes and redness, and th…