WHAT CAUSES SKIN SEN­SI­TIV­ITY?

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HOR­MONAL IS­SUES

Hor­mones af­fect women at an early age. When skin con­di­tions arise due to hor­monal causes, pro­fes­sion­als need to treat them with in­gre­di­ents that are not overly ag­gres­sive to avoid in­creas­ing sen­si­tiv­i­ties. Hor­monal break­outs should be treated with low doses of sal­i­cylic acid, en­zymes, light al­pha hy­droxy acids (AHAs), or gly­cyrrhetinic acid.

AGRES­SIVE IN­GRE­DI­ENTS

Sen­si­tive skin can be ag­gra­vated by over-ap­pli­ca­tion of ag­gres­sive prod­ucts, as well as over-ex­fo­li­at­ing with peels and phys­i­cal ex­fo­liants, which may cause the skin to de­velop Cos­met­ics In­tol­er­ance Syn­drome (CIS). A client that im­me­di­ately shows signs of red­ness and in­flam­ma­tion af­ter the ap­pli­ca­tion of a skin care or cos­metic prod­uct may be at the be­gin­ning stages of CIS. If left un­treated, con­tin­ued prod­uct us­age could lead to the worst form of CIS – Sta­tus Cos­meti­cus, a con­di­tion that re­sults in a client en­coun­ter­ing se­vere re­ac­tions to all skin care and cos­metic prod­ucts.

EN­VI­RON­MENT

Peo­ple tend to for­get that the en­vi­ron­ment they work and live in could be a con­tribut­ing fac­tor to skin sen­si­tiv­ity. Pho­to­sen­si­tiv­ity, cold or hu­mid cli­mates, and even var­i­ous oc­cu­pa­tions may even­tu­ally lead to skin con­di­tions, caus­ing it to re­act in a man­ner that is hard to man­age and con­trol. In­dus­tries that tend to foster skin sen­si­tiv­ity and skin dis­eases, such as con­tact der­mati­tis, in­clude man­u­fac­tur­ing, food prepa­ra­tion, automotive, and even the skin care in­dus­try. It is im­por­tant that skin care pro­fes­sion­als wear gloves, so as to pre­vent skin ir­ri­ta­tion caused by the con­tin­u­ous ap­pli­ca­tion of var­i­ous prod­ucts and in­gre­di­ents.

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