Skin is the primary protection of the body, covering nearly its entirety. Just about everything in your environment encounters the skin from ultraviolet rays, pollutants, chemicals, pollen, really anything can produce a reaction; not to mention products you willing use on your skin such as makeup, cleansers and problem-targeting products that may contain a host of ingredients you have no idea may react negatively with your skin. Sensitive skin can often feel like a delicate balancing act, requiring the right products to provide nourishment without causing irritation. When you experience dryness, redness, allergic reaction in the form of bumps, breakouts, blisters or flaking, and even stinging or burning pain on the skin, seek the expert opinion and solution strategy of a board-certified dermatologist. In the meantime, sensitive skin SOS tips and products recommended by dermatologists should provide rescuing relief. 

People with sensitive skin are susceptible to irritation, itching, inflammation and discoloration. Skin conditions like eczema, dry skin, irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, contact urticaria, physical urticaria, photo dermatoses, cutaneous mastocytosis and aquagenic pruritus cause sensitive skin reactions. Overexposure to environmental factors such as sun, wind, heat or cold can also cause sensitive skin problems. Genetics is also a main cause of sensitive skin as such people are exposed to easily triggered inflammatory responses and overproduction of the compound called histamine. Knowing what may trigger your skin is the best form of prevention. Stay clear of alcohols, dyes, parabens, sulfates, fragrances, chemicals in sunscreen, exfoliants, polyethylene glycols, methylisothiazolinone and essential oils. 

Choose fragrance-free, sensitive skin specific, gentle cleansers, moisturizers and serums as part of your simple skincare routine. Should you experience any inflammation or irritation from products, discontinue use right away. Home remedies are an immediate and beneficial resource for calming reactions to sensitive skin. Cold compresses can be made at your home by dampening a towel, keeping it in a sealed bag and storing it in the freezer for around 15 minutes. You can use this in sensitive areas like the eyes. This remedy relieves pain, swelling and dryness. An over-the-counter antihistamine may reduce pain and alleviate any swelling or added sensitivity to the skin. Moisturize the skin with a gentle cream your skin has already been proven to tolerate. If irritation persists, contact a dermatologist right away. 
Navigating the world of skincare with sensitive skin requires thoughtful consideration of product ingredients and formulations. Dermatologist-approved sensitive skin products prioritize simplicity, avoiding unnecessary additives that could trigger irritation. Whether it’s cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, serums, makeup or treatment products, there are excellent options available to nurture and protect sensitive skin. By incorporating these dermatologist-recommended products into your skincare routine, you can achieve a calm and healthy complexion that stands up to the test of sensitivity. Remember to consult with your dermatologist for personalized recommendations tailored to your specific skin needs. You can do so by contacting THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or WEBSITE.