10 Signs You May Have Sensitive Skin
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10 Signs You May Have Sensitive Skin

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The word sensitive is used to describe skin so frequently in the world of healthcare and beauty that every other person you’ll encounter will describe their skin as sensitive. To be fair, there is no proper scale of measurement that can tell you whether your skin comes under sensitive or not.

It is not a medical term. However, generally, sensitive skin is defined as skin that gets irritated very easily by the Sun, creams, face washes and other skincare products.

If you believe you have sensitive skin but are not entirely sure, check out these ten signs of sensitive skin below!

  • Your skin reacts a lot! The slightest amount of product on your skin can call for a massive reaction involving burning, itching, tingling and other sensations. You can avoid this by using natural organic skincare and beauty products.
  • The sun is your worst enemy, not that girl wearing the same outfit as yours or crushing on the same guy as you. (How dare she, though?)
Exposure to the sun can cause redness, itching and even sunburn in severe cases of sensitive skin.
  • Excessive dryness. A lot of people with acne-prone sensitive skin actually have dry skin instead of oily skin. The problem worsens in winter and in extremely dry weather. Try using natural and organic moisturizers to encounter this problem!
  • Your worst nightmare, breakouts. Sensitive skin is more prone to breakouts just like oily skin. However, breakouts on sensitive skin mean adding oil to fire. They’re very hard to treat and people often try to treat them with harsh acne products. These harsh cleansers and creams only flare up the skin, even more, worsening the condition. If you believe you have sensitive skin and breakouts that are worsening by the use of acne products, please see a dermatologist who will guide you as to what products you should use for your skin type.
  • If you’ve ever been called a tomato because of how red your skin becomes and how easy it is to achieve that state, then, my friend, you have sensitive skin.
  • Itchy here, itchy there, itchy everywhere. Sensitive skin flares up more easily than other skin types and itchiness often accompanies those flares.
  • It is easy to offend your skin. It starts stinging and burning with the application of any skincare product! Avoid harsh chemicals and stick to natural organic beauty products.
  • Your skin very frequently visits rash-land! You get those red rashes more often than people with normal skin. So, stay away from things you definitely know you’re allergic to!
  • Your skin breaks up into flakes and starts shedding. Yes, skin is supposed to shed. In fact, your entire skin replaces itself once every month! However, visible flakes aren’t the way to go and in fact, this is a sign that your skin may be sensitive.
  • You have visible broken capillaries and tiny blood vessels under your skin, especially the area around your nose and cheeks.

Precautions to take with Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin calls for a more carefully controlled skincare routine. You need to make sure you don’t use harsh products that have damaging ingredients. Otherwise, your skin will flare up, become itchy and may even start to bleed if aggravated more.
Incorporate products with more plant-derived ingredients into your skincare routine. Not only will it take care of your sensitive skin but it will also keep your health in check!

Natural Ways to Help Sensitive Skin

  • Look for the USDA or organic labels whenever purchasing skin care products
  • Use natural aloe vera gel on your sensitive skin.
  • Use an organic sunscreen whenever you go out, even if it’s not sunny outside.
  • Cleanse using natural and organic cleansers that are gentle on the skin.
At the end of the day, sensitive skin requires minimal care if you treat it right from day one!


*Beedewy cannot be held responsible for any actions made, implied or expressed by anyone as a result of this guidance. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are in no way intended to heal, prevent or treat any illness. Please consult your doctor if you are seeking medical advice.