Skin Concern: Sensitive Skin

Using the wrong skincare is the biggest cause of sensitive skin. Continue using the same routine and your sensitive skin will get worse. It will age quicker, it will become reddened and inflamed, it will be hypersensitive, reactive and stingy. Most people don’t realise skincare can cause and aggravate sensitive skin. Don’t be one of them. 

Why do you have sensitive skin?

Your skin has one very vital function: to act as a barrier to the environment. In fact your skin is a vital organ all of its own. It helps stop ageing pollution particles from penetrating your skin, it defends against irritants like pollen, and it stops skin-plumping hydration from leaving.

You have a sensitive skin type because your skin’s barrier function is not performing at 100%.

This means your skin is extremely reactive. If you leave it untreated, it will feel itchy, dry and tingly, it will look red, patchy and coarse, and it will give you sensations of stinging, burning and heat.

However, if you take the right action to help rebuild your skin’s barrier function, you will help effectively reverse your sensitive skin symptoms. Your skin will not react to skincare, it will feel smooth, soft and comfortable, and it will look hydrated, youthful and even.

Which choice are you going to make?

You have sensitive skin as a result of one of these reasons;

  • Use of harsh cleansing products/over cleansing
  • Hard water
  • Sun exposure without the correct sunscreen
  • Taking long, hot showers/over washing
  • Swimming frequently
  • As a result of low air humidity/extreme temperatures
  • Stress
  • Hormone changes
  • Dry or dehydrated skin

Which cause is the driving reason for your sensitive skin? Can you pick it out easily?

Ask yourself these questions;

Does my skin feel ultra-sensitive, tight, taut and itchy as soon as I’ve used a cleanser?

If yes, at this very moment you’re using a too-strong-for-your-skin cleanser. Cleansing products can remove layers of your skin’s barrier function. Teeny, tiny cleansing particles quickly insert themselves between your skin cells, causing irritation, dryness, and sensitivity. Take control and replace with a sensitive skin friendly cleanser.

Did my sensitive skin begin when I moved house? When I started showering at the gym or away from home?

If yes, your sensitive skin has been caused by hard water. Hard water has a high pH, which is not matched to your skin pH. Washing with hard water upsets the biology, which allows your skin’s barrier function to form. Using a water softener alongside pH balanced skincare will help reverse your sensitive skin.

Does your skin feel most sensitive after spending time outside?

If yes, you have sensitive skin because of sun exposure. UV light is stressful to your skin’s barrier function. You need to use sunscreen and antioxidant-rich skincare.

Is my skin most sensitive after showering? Do I shower for more than 5 minutes a day?

If yes, your sensitive skin is caused by over-washing. Meaning you are currently removing your skin’s barrier in the shower. Fix it by reducing your shower time, your shower temperature and by using richly conditioning skincare.

Did my skin sensitivity begin when I started swimming regularly?

If yes, your sensitive skin is caused by chlorine in swimming pool water. Chlorine is a skin irritant and it can easily upset your skin’s barrier. You need to wash gently with a pH balanced cleanser to remove it and use barrier restoring skincare to avoid its effects.

Does my skin sensitivity flare up at certain times of the year?

If yes, you have skin sensitivity because of extreme temperature and humidity changes. You need to change your skincare seasonally to compensate.

Do my sensitive skin episodes happen when I’m very busy?

If yes, your sensitive skin is being flared by stress, which is using up your immune system, allowing your sensitive skin to flare. You need to improve your skin routine to protect your barrier function.

Did my sensitive skin develop when I was pregnant or went through menopause?

If yes, the cause of your sensitive skin is hormone changes and you need to take action to overhaul your skincare routine now.

Did my skin first become dry, then sensitive?

If yes, dry and dehydrated skin is the reason for your sensitive skin. Dry skin also has poor barrier function and can quickly cause sensitive skin. Make changes by using pH balanced skincare rich in deeply nourishing oils and skin protecting butters. 

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Understanding the cause or causes of your sensitive skin is the first step to helping resolve it. Ignore your cause and you’ll experience sensitive skin forever more. Treat your cause now and your sensitive skin may permanently refind normal.

Don’t believe these common sensitive skin myths

  1. Using too many cosmetic products is the cause of your sensitive skin

Sensitive skin is not caused by using too many cosmetic products, instead, it’s caused by using the wrong skincare products. Use no skincare and your sensitive skin will get worse. Use skincare which is not sensitive skin friendly or pH balanced and your sensitive skin will get worse. However, use the right skincare and cosmetics and your sensitive skin can get better.

You have sensitive skin because you’re using the wrong skincare for your skin type and lifestyle.

Using no cosmetic products will not fix it. Using the right skincare products will.

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  1. Having sensitive skin means you have an allergy

Sensitive skin is a skin condition which can be temporary. Having an allergy is a lifelong medical condition. Your sensitive skin is caused by an unhealthy skin barrier. A skin allergy is caused by an inappropriate immune response.

How can you tell the difference? An allergy usually comes with a rash and sometimes comes with swelling and difficulty breathing. An allergic reaction is quick and severe.

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  1. Hypoallergenic skincare is best for sensitive skin

Remember how having sensitive skin does not mean you have a skin allergy? This is the first reason why hypoallergenic skincare is not best for your sensitive skin.

The second is this. There is no standard test to make sure skincare is hypoallergenic. It has very different meanings depending on the skincare company who use it.

Bottom line: Hypoallergenic does not guarantee sensitive skin friendly. Instead choose pH balanced skincare, rich in skin similar oils and butters.

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  1. If you have sensitive skin, you shouldn’t wear makeup

Your skin is sensitive because it has a poor barrier function. Well-chosen skincare and cosmetics can help rebuild your skin’s barrier function. Skincare does this by reconditioning, and makeup does this by forming a second protective layer.

Wear the right makeup i.e. a natural mineral makeup and you could help relieve your sensitive skin. While using the right skincare will help reverse sensitive skin, using the right makeup will help temporarily relieve symptoms.

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Which ingredients help fix sensitive skin?

You now know using the wrong skincare with the wrong ingredients can cause and make your sensitive skin worse.

Right now, you have a skin routine which is aggravating your sensitive skin.

How do we know this?

Because having sensitive skin means you have a poor barrier function and a poor barrier function can effectively be repaired with the right skincare.

Continue using your current skin routine and you’re going to experience;

  • Increasingly reactive and sensitive skin
  • Constant irritation which feels itchy, tight and taut
  • Redness and ageing inflammation
  • Flaky, patchy, rough skin tone
  • Dull, dry and dehydrated skin
  • Persistent sting and burn sensations

Change your skin routine now to avoid. Relax knowing you’re using the right skincare ingredients.

This includes barrier repairing ingredients which help protect skin;

  • Shiitake extract
  • Natural Vitamin E
  • Grapeseed extract

>> Find all 3 in griffin+row Nourish Natural Skin Moisturiser

Skin-soothing botanicals and hydrators;

  • Aloe vera
  • Glycerin
  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium PCA

>> Find all 4 in griffin+row Hydrate Skin Hydration Spray

Barrier conditioning butters and natural oils;

  • Macadamia oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Shea butter

>> Find all 4 in griffin+row Enrich Antioxidant Night Cream

Imagine freedom from sensitive skin. Imagine a life without a tight, itchy, tingly, burning face.

Choose the griffin+row 5-step skincare system and this could be your today.

  • 5 simple steps packed full with sensitive skin helping ingredients
  • High in nourishing plant oils
  • Barrier repairing
  • Calming and protective
  • Sensitive skin correcting

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Step 1 – Cleanse

griffin+row Cleanse Skin Cleanser will leave your skin more supple and moisturised than before you used it. Because of this, it helps protect and restore your skin barrier helping you prevent sensitive skin flares. Being pH balanced griffin+row Cleanse keeps your skin biology healthy so it can independently repair and renew.

When to use: Use nightly to remove makeup and impurities.

Step 2 – Exfoliate

griffin+row Exfoliate Natural Exfoliant Cloth helps you relieve the appearance of sensitive skin which has developed a rough, uneven, scaly skin tone. The natural and environmentally friendly cloth will improve your skin’s radiance while also preparing your skin to absorb steps 2, 3 and 4.

Exfoliate is a non-scratchy soft muslin cotton making it perfect for sensitive skin exfoliation.

When to use: 1 to 2 x a week.

Step 3 – Hydrate

griffin+row Hydrate Skin Hydration Spray will help make your sensitive skin comfortable, supple and moisturised. With skin-identical natural moisturising factors, water is naturally attracted and locked into your skin, preventing tight feeling sensitivity and promoting a fresh, healthy skin tone.

A vital step for all sensitive skin types, especially sensitive skin types caused by dry and dehydrated skin.

When to use: 2 x a day.

Step 4 – Nourish

griffin+row Nourish Natural Skin Moisturiser helps rebuild and replenish a stressed skin barrier to help your skin naturally protect itself. Full of conditioning natural plant oils and protecting botanical butters with daily use your skin barrier can be remade healthy.

When to use: Morning.

Step 5 – Enrich

griffin+row Enrich Antioxidant Night Cream quickly helps soothe and calm sensitive skin by immediately creating a second skin barrier while also providing your skin with ingredients to nurture its own.

A must for sensitive skin types.

When to use: Evening.

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