When skin is so sensitive that it just no longer can handle a lot, we call it intolerant skin in some cases. While intolerant skin can seem like a purely cosmetic skin condition, it actually needs the correct topical treatment. In the following article, we will explore how to treat this kind of super sensitive skin.
They say that sometimes skin cannot even tolerate water. This is a little bit of a misnomer. Water is something that comprises most of our body weight. To say that the body cannot tolerate water is to say that you are almost allergic to life. Instead, skin that is not tolerant of water usually means that it either needs a more gentle cleanser or a better moisturizer.
Some people prefer micellar water as a topical treatment to the skin. You simply put it on like a toner and then take it off with a cotton pad in one swipe. This is not necessarily a solution to sensitive skin, but some people prefer this to cleansers.
Cleansers that are foaming tend to be more irritating. If you opt for a foaming cleanser, then you should get one that is geared towards sensitive skin. Gel cleansers are the next best thing. However, you should again find one for sensitive skin.
Once you use something once or twice, you can evaluate it. If it makes you itchy and gives you red, inflamed skin, then you know it’s not for you. You can look at the ingredient’s list and check what might be a culprit.
For example, I have sensitive skin and I know that squalene is a moisturizing agent that I don’t tolerate well. Even if a skincare provider tried to sell me a lotion with squalene, I would decline it. This is because squalene is something that makes me feel itchy and is generally a bad pick for my skin, based on my past experience.
When you first start the evaluation process, you may feel overwhelmed. It might feel as though you are never going to figure out one of the great mysteries in life, your sensitive skin. However, you can take heart. There are so many formulations out there that are vying for your attention. Also, just because one brand’s cream didn’t work for you, don’t write off the whole brand. You can still try other creams in that line and they may work for you.
According to dermatologists, it takes about 24 hours for cream and residue to evaporate from your face. With this in mind, if you try something you are allergic to, try to wait 24 hours before remedying it. You can wash it off, but then just let your skin rest.
If you have to go to work, you can put the foundation on to cover up the redness and possible flaking. If you are at home and you have a reaction to a topical treatment, you might want to leave your skin bare and let the redness die down.