The facts about Sensitive Skin
The facts about Sensitive Skin
Understanding your skin is the first step to taking the best care of it. Did you know that all skin can be sensitive at times, and when your skin is sensitive you’ll need to take extra care. Click through to help identify if you have sensitive skin.
The Structure of Skin Read more
- The Stratum Corneum – or ‘the barrier’ as we call it.
- The Epidermis – we like to call this the ‘middle layer'
- The Dermis – the ‘bottom layer'
What is Sensitive Skin? Read more
At Simple, we believe that all skin is sensitive skin from time to time. Sensitive skin is not a skin type which is restricted to a few people, we can all experience sensitive skin occasions, sometimes when we least expect it. After all, our skin has to tolerate a lot – the weather, air conditioning, stress, pollution to name just few. It's inevitable that with all this, your skin might seem to have a mind of it's own and become upset from time to time.
The impact of PH Balance on your skin Read more
Your barrier can cope with changes in pH at the surface but regular or big changes in pH can cause the cement to weaken, or not form properly and will impact its effectiveness at keeping irritants out and therefore can result in you experiencing sensitive skin.
How hormones and stress impact your skin Read more
It is vital for the skin to have these hormones as they are needed to keep it healthy. It is the job of hormones to tell every cell in your body what it should be doing. Most of the time the hormones message for you skin is the same – “just keep doing today what you were doing yesterday” – just as it is for much of the rest of your body. However, there are times when there are sudden and dramatic changes in your hormones, particularly for women and teenagers.
Your skin's reaction to harsh chemicals Read more
What causes Skin Sensitivity? Read more
Not ideal when you want to look and feel your best - but don’t worry, with the right products & right routine you can actually reduce the sensitivity of your skin. It’s possible to break the reasons for skin sensitivity down into distinct groups. Some of them may surprise you.
Can age affect skin sensitivity? Read more
For example younger people are more likely to say stress causes skin sensitivity while cold weather affects those of us mid-life. Hot weather and rough fabrics can aggravate older skin. Needless to say, hormonal changes can affect all of us, regardless of age!
Skin type, ethnicity and skin sensitivity Read more
Caucasian skin tends to have more visual symptoms and can be more sensitive to changes in climate such as wind, Asian skin is more likely to react to certain foods such as spicy foods whereas black skin is less sensitive to UV light because it contains more melanin.
Men and sensitive skin Read more
To reduce the impact of shaving, shave after a shower so that the warm water cleanses the pores and hair follicles making it easier to remove the hair – it’s less abrasive! Always follow with a shave balm or moisturiser to replace lost moisture.
Sensitive skin terminology Read more
Our Top Tips for Sensitive Skin Read more
Reduce the sensitivity of your skin Read more