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Difference between Sensitive Skin and Sensitised Skin | Effects of Overstimulation

Are you following a lengthy Korean skincare ritual every day? Also, maintaining consistent alternate day masks. And yet your skin is aggressively acting up, while you are wondering what you are doing wrong. Chances can be that too many products and activity on your face have sensitised your skin. Even worse if your skin was already under the sensitive category.

Now, you must be thinking about the difference between the two. Well, sensitive skin is the one that you are born with. If your skin flares up easily and reacts to mild products, then you have sensitive skin.  Probably, your genetic makeup is responsible for conditions like Psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. You need special sensitive skincare to take care of redness and breakouts.

Read and learn how you can incorporate LED Light Therapy Face Mask by Mello Beauty in your routine to heal your sensitive skin from within. The LED face mask can help you achieve crystal clear skin of your dreams with its multiple benefits.

Talking about sensitized skin, we are our own culprits with all the vast skin care and dry skin treatment available. The at-home skincare is quite a gamble for your skin if you know too little. All the products like retinol, skin serums and peeling acids are invasive for the skin. Moreover, not knowing enough about the reactivity of the products with each other can be dangerous. 

We can conclude that these chemicals can sometimes do more harm than good to the skin. Precautions like avoiding sun after applying heavy chemicals or not mixing your Vitamin C serum with retinol isn’t always followed. This can result in sensitized skin with a weak barrier. 

What happens when your skin is sensitised?

Sensitized skin is way different than sensitive skin in appearance and reactivity. The good thing is it is temporary and can be fixed with a few steps. One way to identify sensitised skin is to check if you are experiencing any new redness or rash or itching over your face. Is your skin breaking out too much lately and taking longer to repair? 

Basically, it is your skin reacting after being triggered by all the products, stress, unhealthy food, and hormonal imbalance. The influence of changing weather and pollution can make it worse for your skin to cope. Your skin might act in defense by making it sensitive to touch, sunlight, and your go-to skincare products. 

The skin condition often leads to damage in your natural lipid barrier, which results in your skin becoming defenseless. Your skin is less likely to produce collagen and heal itself. Thankfully, you can revive your skin with the right products and treatments targeted to repair the barrier. 

For an effective sensitive skin acne treatment, you can start by reducing the use of all the aggressive chemicals. Gradually, introduce mild products like a milk-based cleanser, alcohol-free toner, and an oil-free moisturizer. You can also try a derma roller or an LED facemask to boost collagen growth in your skin. 

A major difference between sensitive skin and sensitized skin is that the latter is a form of an injury to the skin from all the overstimulating skincare. While sensitive skin is a permanent condition that can only be managed but not cured. They both are similar in a way if we talk about the management of the temporary flare-ups. 

How to Manage Sensitised Skin?

The redness in your sensitized skin can be managed with the use of a cleanser that is free from harsh chemicals, SLS, and peeling substances like retinol. Avoid any harsh face scrubs or electrical brushes while repairing the broken barrier of your skin. Apply a layer of soothing moisturizer rich in antioxidants after toning your face with a hydrating mist.

If you are going out, apply a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30. Your skin needs time and patience to heal over this period, so make sure you are eating well and staying hydrated. This will help your skin regenerate the collagen and remove the free radicals from the body.

If you are still tempted to use AHAs and BHAs, pick a mild substance like Mandelic Acid or glycolic acid. You can also introduce Vitamin C gradually into your skincare after your skin has healed. Additionally, to hydrate your skin, you can apply a layer of hyaluronic acid-based gel to lock the moisture.

LED Mask to the Rescue!

With the use of an LED face mask treatment, you can further help your skin to heal faster. The LED mask uses different light wavelengths to repair the skin and detoxify it from within.

There will be an improvement in the pore size and texture of your skin with the regular use of an LED mask. This is an effective at-home treatment to enable collagen production while your skin is repairing its barrier. The mask is easy to use and customizable for problems like acne, blemishes, and redness in the skin. 

Moreover, it is a noninvasive process to heal your sensitised skin without the use of chemicals. This is exactly what your skin requires after the overstimulating skincare products. LED penetrates deep within to make your skin softer while delaying the signs of aging and early wrinkles. You can also target your old acne marks with the LED face mask.

The aftermath will be brighter and younger-looking skin sans any redness or itching.

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